Wednesday, February 22, 2023

TB MEETING February 09, 2023

TB MEETING February 09, 2023


The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday February 09. 2023 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:


1  Spectrotel $274.62pd

2  Ricoh USA, Inc $63.45pd

3  RL Parsons Inc $1,256.13pd

4  National Grid $140.77pd

5  Quill Corporation $708.93pd

6  Constellation Newenergy Inc $274.86pd

7  Otsego Telephone Systems Inc $615.00pd

8  Ricoh USA Inc $19.00pd

9  Laurie Spencer $65.84pd

10 Quill Corporation $84.11pd

11 Public Goods Pool $19.00pd



1  Philadelphia Insurance Co $862.00pd

2  Allen Tunnel Tax Services $1,100.00pd

3  Millers Cleaning Service $842.40pd

4  State Comptroller $7,835.00pd

5  Charter Communications $164.90pd

6  Spectrotel $397.46pd

7  Cardmember Service $97.20pd

8  United State Treasury $721.07pd

9  RL Parsons Inc $4,122.41pd

10 Bruce Hall Corp $596.76pd

11 Hummel’s Office Plus $457,71pd

12 The Daily Star $525.00pd

13 National Grid $395.50pd

14 Cintas Corporation #121 $267.30pd

15 Hummel’s Office Plus $34.08pd

16 Emerson Testing LLC $25.00pd

17 US Postal Service $170.00pd

18 Commissioner of Taxation Financial $52.98pd

19 Excellus BCBS $310.28pd

20 Jeff Stiles Contractor $4,076.59pd

21 Deb Whiteman $1,000.00pd

22 Sue Miller $370.00pd

23 Cherry Valley Emergency Squad $300.00pd

24 American Legion Post 1360 $560.00pd

25 Cherry Valley Historical Association $10,200.00pd

26 Cherry Valley Fireman’s Auxiliary $150.00pd

27 CV Fish and Game Club $300.00pd

28 Cherry Valley Fire Dept Co. 1 $300.00pd

29 Cherry Valley Facilities Corp $3,600.00pd

30 Artworks $2,050.00pd

31 Lyman and James Johnson $3,000.00pd

32 Cherry Valley Fire District $96,955.00pd

33 Constellation Newenergy Inc $561.33pd

34 Town Tax Collector $105.00pd

35 Gates Cole Associates $35,367.28pd

36 US Postal Service $74.00pd

37 United Healthcare $17.65pd

38 Williamson Law Book Company $903.00pd

39 State Comptroller $5,033.00pd


Highway Vouchers:

Item 1 (236)

Item 3 (577-584)

Item 4 (185-187)


Councilperson VanDerwerker 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 DEC $12,290.61
  • St. Pauly Textile, Inc report for clothes donations from the drop off near the recyclable bins
  • Thank You card from the Cherry Valley Historical Association


Community Center Alden Field and Park:

  • Biddy Basketball program
  • Pickle ball Tuesday nights
  • Soccer Friday nights



  • Town and Village Board Minutes and info-
  • Supervisor Garretson spoke with the mayor regarding expanding the parking lot for the Community Center


Town Planning:

  • Frank McGrath and Cierra Utter attended the Board meeting to update current board status
  • New temporary acting chairperson will be Cierra Utter.
  • Karen Walker and Lorraine Bosma resigned their positions on the Joint Planning Board
  • Need some further clarification on the Town’s Solar Law as it pertains to personal solar projects
  • Requesting WIFI booster for conference room and would like to order a projection screen.
  • Comprehensive Plan is in need of review


Highway Department:

  • Sold truck to Town of Minden
  • A new email fax machine will be ordered for the Town Highway
  • HSF expects the new loader to arrive in March
  • AED is ready to be installed in the Court.  Chris and Nicole will need to take the AED course.
  • New Town Employee will be starting
  • Equipment is still 2 years minimum for truck replacement


There will be a Public Hearing at next meeting for Volunteer Fire Fighter and Ambulance Property Tax Exemption


Resolution 2023-2 Removal of a Town Justice Position


The Town of Cherry Valley has determined that it will be in the best interest of the Town to reduce the number of Town Justices in the Town from two Justices to one Justice.  The term of the Justices in the Town is for four years and shall remain the same.


WHEREAS, the Town Board has determined it is in the best interest to reduce the Town Justice  to one position for a four year elected term;


WHEREAS, the Town Board is empowered to approve this change by resolution under Section 60-a Removal of Town Justices from Town Board,


NOWTHEREFORE it is further:


RESOLVED, that the Town of Cherry Valley shall reduce the number of Justices in the Town from two to one Justice with a term of four years.


RESOLVED, that this shall take place at the end of the current term of the current Town Justices or at the resignation of a Town Justice which ever shall happen first.


Motion to approve Resolution 2023-2 Removal of Town Justice Position is made by Councilperson Cornwell and 2nd by Councilperson Waterfield.  Roll Call vote is taken:

Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson VanDerwerker-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes and Councilperson Waterfield-yes.

5-yes 0-no Motion duly carried.


There will be a Public Hearing at next meeting for Local Law 2023-1 Volunteer Firefighter and Ambulance Worker Property Tax Exemption


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 8:13PM.


Next Town Board/Public Hearing meeting will be Thursday, March 09, 2023 7:00PM


Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk

Town Board meeting was recorded











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