Wednesday, October 26, 2022


Motion made by Councilperson Cornwell to open the Public Hearing for the Tax Cap Override Law 2022-2, 2nd by Councilperson Johnson at 6:47PM

There was no public comment by the public present

Motion to Close the Public Hearing made by Councilperson VanDerwerker 2nd by Councilperson Cornwell public hearing closed at 7:00PM


The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday October 13, 2022 with meeting called to order at 7:00PM by Supervisor Garretson

Pledge to the Flag was said

Roll call of Officers was taken:
Tom Garretson-Supervisor P
Jim Johnson-Councilperson P
Ed VanDerwerker-Councilperson P   
Mark Cornwell-Councilperson P
Holly Waterfield-Excused
Highway Superintendent Marty Field-P
Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk-P

Reading of last month’s minutes will be dispensed of and minutes accepted as presented and or corrected.    

Presentation of invoices and payments:
94 Ricoh USA Inc $72.87pd
95 Ricoh USA Inc $17.80pd
96 Quill Corporation $263.43pd
97 American Wholesalers $175.30pd
98 Optimizer Systems Inc $283.84pd
99 Spectrotel $286.84pd
100 National Grid $186.35pd
101 Constellation Newenergy Inc $326.68pd
102 Public Goods Pool $10.00pd

226 Millers Cleaning Service $842.40pd
227 Cardmember Service $38.88pd
228 Bruce Hall Corp $342.96pd
229 Sportee Designs $1,297.92pd
230 Spectrotel $402.30pd
231 Casella Waste Services $442.48pd
232 Cintas Corporation #121 $328.83pd
233 Charter Communications $89.95pd
234 Spectrum Enterprise $74.95pd
235 National Grid $267.74pd
236 Constellation Newenergy Inc $160.38pd
237 Tri-County Communications Inc $179.10pd
238 Excellus BC/BS $301.25pd
239 Therjo Snyder $1,519.41pd
240 April Armini $263.73pd
241 United Healthcare $17.65pd
242 Amy Garretson $534.08pd
243 American Wholesalers $102.85pd
244 Jeff Stiles Contractor $4,830.17pd
Voided check #14812

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (224-228)
Item 3 (526-535)
Item 4 (176-177)

Councilperson Johnson made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as presented, Councilperson Cornwell seconded the motion.  The invoices and payments have been presented and accepted.   All in favor 4 yes 0 no

Presentation of Invoices and Payments:
•    Budget reviewed as well as NBT Account balances.

Misc. information to the Town Clerk:
•    Otsego County Sales Tax and Traffic Diversion Program for the month of AUG $9,188.65
•    Nick Jordan from Cobleskill College and he will be working with Mark Cornell looking for the last remaining trout in the Cherry Valley Stream.

Community Center Alden Field and Park:
•    Rentals are up and Biddy Basketball practices will begin in December
•    Dog training class is going on now.
•    Jeff Stiles and Don Brigham did a nice job with the remodel of the kitchen area.

Community Facilities Corp/Old School
•    All the apartments are occupied and there is a waiting list.


•    Town and Village Board Minutes and info-

Town Planning Board:
•    NA

Highway Department:
•    Henderson is offering a lock in price, which will expire in 30 days of $163,000
•    The Grisley racks are almost done.
•    Gearing up for winter.

•    Dave Bliss County Rep gave an update on County business. 
•    Discussion held regarding the recyclable bins.  Brian Laraby (sp?) has the capability to do both garbage and recyclables with one truck.  Brian was not able to be at the meeting tonight to present his idea for the recyclables.

Local Law 2022-2 The Property Tax Cap Override will be presented at the November meeting for approval.

Supervisor Garretson presented the Preliminary Budget to the Board for review.

Public Questions, Comments and concerns…………..2 minute limit per request

Phil Durkin, on behalf of the Route 20 Association, would like to thank the Highway Department for installing the marker at the Tepee.  There is still an issue with the ATV’s being driven across posted land.

Motion made by Councilperson Cornwell to adjourn the meeting 2nd by Councilperson VanDerwerker

There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:44PM.

Next Town Board meeting will be Thursday, November 10, 2022 7:00PM

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk
Town Board meeting was recorded



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