Saturday, March 18, 2023

TB MEETING March 09, 2023/Public Hearing


Public Hearing is opened at 7:00PM


No public present


Public Hearing closed at 7:05PM


March 09, 2023


The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday March 09. 2023 with meeting called to order at 7:05PM 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-Excused

Deputy Town Clerk Kevin Flint-P


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


Presentation of invoices and payments:


12 Quill Corporation $883.35pd

13 Ricoh USA Inc $77.86pd

14 Smile Makers $40.05pd

15 RL Parsons Inc $384.08pd

16 Constellation Newenergy Inc $147.90pd

17 Spectrotel $282.55pd

18 Quill Corporation $437.98pd

19 National Grid $154.76pd

20 Ricoh USA Inc $19.00pd

21 Bassett Healthcare $30,662.83pd

22 Public Goods Pool $20.00pd

23 Ricoh USA Inc $72.86pd

24 Quill Corporation $1,643.02pd



40 American Wholesalers $102.85pd

41 Millers Cleaning Service $842.40pd

42 Cardmember Service $121.20pd

43 Bruce Hall Corp $157.46pd

44 RL Parsons Inc $3,309.87pd

45 Constellation Newenergy Inc $336.16pd

46 Spectrotel $400.29pd

47 National Grid $424.93pd

48 Cintas Corporation #121 $358.51pd

49 Charter Communications $179.90pd

50 Emerson Testing LLC $70.00pd

51 Otsego County Hwy Superintendent Association $100.00pd

52 Excellus BC/BS $310.28pd

53 Shelter Point Life Ins Company $696.60pd

54 NYS Magistrates Association $85.00pd

55 United Healthcare $17.65pd


Highway Vouchers:

Item 1 (237)

Item 3 (585-597)

Item 4 (188-191)


Councilperson VanDerwerker made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as presented, Councilperson Waterfield 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 JAN $8,074.54
  • BAR will continue with the same three members, Lou Guido, Brian Haig and Ed Harvey.
  • Building Standards and Codes Report


Community Center Alden Field and Park:

  • Biddy Basketball Tournament
  • Spaghetti Dinner and Dance


Health Center:

  • Has a new practitioner



  Town Planning:

  • Frank McGrath is present at the meeting tonight and gave an overview of his meeting with Nan regarding the Solar Law and revisions that need to be made.  Also discussed the appeals board needing revised as well.


Highway Department:

  • County needs a copy of certificate of liability insurance
  • Keller road resident inquiring about speed limit for Keller Road.  There is a process to follow when requiring a speed limit posting.  SVF would like to see the entire road posted.  Process will be started and this can take up to 6 months to a year to complete.
  • Loader on backorder due to parts being on backorder.  Loader price is locked in.
  • Culverts need to be replaced especially on Barringer Road and Campbell Road.


Resolution 2023-3 Annual Examination of the Court Records

PROPOSED ACTION:  Required annual examination and audit of town justice court records and dockets


WHEREAS:  Section 2019-a of the Uniform Justice Court Act requires that town justices annually provide their court records and dockets to their respective town auditing boards, and that such records then be examined or audited and that fact be entered into the minutes of the board’s proceedings; and


WHEREAS:  Th town supervisor on behalf of the town justices has presented the court records and dockets to the town board for examination and audit; and


WHEREAS:  Record of this examination, audit and resolution will be forwarded to Joan Casazza, Internal Control Liaison, NYS Office of Court Administration, 2500 Pong View, Suite LL01, Castleton-on-Hudson, NY  12033; and


NOW, THEREFORE, BE ITRESOLVED:  The town board has conducted the required examination and audit of the court records and dockets of the Town of Cherry Valley for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022


Motion to approve Resolution 2023-1accept as presented is made by Councilperson Johnson 2nd Councilperson VanDerwerker  5-yes 0-no

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 Resolution 2023-1 duly carried.


Local Law No. 2023-1 The intent of this Local Law is to enact a 7.5% property tax exemption for volunteer firefighter’s and ambulance workers in the Town of Cherry Valley.


On file for review at the Town Clerk’s office.


Motion to accept as presented Local Law 2023-1 is made by Councilperson VanDerwerker 2nd Councilperson Cornwell. 5yes 0-no

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 Local Law 2023-1is enacted.


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


Al Konchar stated having the gates closed to the recyclables has been an inconvenience to him and other residents as well.  He is asking the Board to reconsider this situation concerning having the recyclable gates opened more frequently for Town residents.


Phil Durkin is inquiring about Spectrum availability for Town residents?  Why some have it and some don’t. TB recommends contacting Dave Bliss County rep for answers on this subject.


Andy Minnig brought up the recent huge grants for revitalization that have been received by other Villages and or Townships.  Wondering if it restricted to Villages?  Supervisor Garretson has been in search of a grant writer.


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


There being no further business meeting adjourned at 8:09PM.


Next Town Board meeting will be Thursday, April 13, 2023 7:00PM


Respectfully submitted,

Deputy Town Clerk Kevin Flint

Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk-Excused

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