Saturday, November 26, 2022





Motion made by Councilperson Johnson to open the Public Hearing for the Preliminary Budget for 2023, 2nd by Councilperson Waterfield at 6:45PM


There was no public comment by the public present


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




The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday November 10, 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-P

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:


103 Ricoh USA Inc $21.64pd

104 Spectrotel $269.78pd

105 Bassett Healthcare $39,779.01pd

106 Bassett Healthcare $59,976.79pd

107 National Grid $145.88pd

108 Constellation Newenergy Inc $190.98pd

109 Quill Corporation $633.83pd

110 Ricoh USA Inc $72.87pd

111 American Wholesalers $308.64pd

112 Quill Corporation $151.25pd

113 Ricoh USA Inc $17.80pd



245 Miller’s Cleaning Service $842.40pd

246 Hummel’s Office Plus $84.32pd

247 State Comptroller $1,333.00pd

248 RL Parsons Inc $1,907.87pd

249 Bruce Hall Corp $326.32pd

250 Spectrotel $398.28pd

251 Cherry Valley Hardware LLC $516.63pd

252 Charter Communications $89.95pd

253 Spectrum Enterprise $74.95pd

254 The Daily Star $62.14pd

255 National Grid $260.07pd

256 Constellation Newenergy Inc $304.76pd

257 Cintas Corporation #121 $267.70pd

258 Excellus BCBS $301.25

259 Mary Beth Flint $200.00pd

260 United Healthcare $17.65pd

261 Hummel’s Office Plus $104.12pd

Voided check 14834

Voided check 14835


Highway Vouchers:

Item 1 (229-232)

Item 3 (536-548)

Item 4 (178-180)


Councilperson Cornwell made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as presented, Councilperson Johnson seconded the motion.  The invoices and payments have been presented and accepted.   All in favor 5 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 for the month of SEP $14,182.04
  • Otsego County Traffic Diversion Prog 9/22 $1,000.00
  • Otsego County Snow and Ice (fringe) $4,004.21


Community Center Alden Field and Park:

  • Biddy Basketball program starting up
  • Dog training classes (5 sessions)
  • Pickle ball Tuesday nights
  • Soccer Friday nights






Town Planning Board:

  • NA


Highway Department:

  • HSF would like to run another ad for vacant highway maintainer position
  • Pricing quotes on a pickup truck were distributed 4-5 month wait when placing an order
  • Having electrical issues with the loader need to price out a new loader
  • Motion made by Councilperson VanDerwerker to authorize Highway Superintendent Field to purchase a Volvo Loader 2nd by Councilperson Cornwell all in favor 5-yes 0-no



  • N/A


Motion to accept Local Law 2022-2 Override Tax Levy Limit made by Councilperson Cornwell 2nd by Councilperson Waterfield Roll call vote taken:  Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson VanDerwerker-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes and Councilperson Waterfield-yes  5-yes 0-no Motion carried


Motion made by Councilperson VanDerwerker 2nd by Councilperson Johnson to approve

Resolution 2022-6 Adoption of the 2023 Town of Cherry Valley Budget


Roll call vote taken:

Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson VanDerwerker-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes and Councilperson Waterfield-yes  5-yes 0-no Motion carried


Brian Larrabee of Home Town Hauling stated he can handle the recycling while he is there from 8-11AM on Saturday mornings.  He presents the price increase information to the Board.  He suggests putting up gates to lock the bins and not leave them open for public to access anytime of the day or night.  The bins would be accessible during certain times of the day so they can be monitored.  The Board held a discussion and all agreed to putting up gates and signage regarding the impending change.


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


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


There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:58PM.


Next Town Board meeting will be Thursday, December 08, 2022 7:00PM


Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk

Town Board meeting was recorded










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