Wednesday, June 21, 2023




The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday June 15, 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-P

Guest Speaker:  Nick Jordan


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


Presentation of invoices and payments:


45 Spectrotel $286.25pd

46 US Postal Service $1,519.40pd

47 Quill Corporation $9.49pd

48 National Grid $142.41pd

49 Ricoh USA Inc $19.00pd

50 Public Goods Pool $160.00pd

51 Bassett Healthcare $44,562.97pd

52 Bassett Healthcare $44,409.35pd



98 Elan Financial Services $97.20pd

99 American Wholesalers $55.00pd

100 Miller’s Cleaning Service $842.40pd

101 Kassandra Cade-Laymon $89.79pd

102 RL Parsons Inc $1,505.96pd

103 Charter Communications $84.95pd

104 Charter Communications $99.95pd

105 Celia Rathbun $77.72pd

106 Spectrotel $394.54pd

107 Otsego Computer Experts $105.00pd

108 National Grid $422.61pd

109 Cintas Corporation #121 $320.46pd

110 Mary Beth Flint $43.19pd

111 Excellus BC/BS $310.28pd

112 Tri-County Communications Inc $528.47pd

113 Mary Beth Flint $17.99pd

114 Hummel’s Office Plus $605.30pd

115 United Healthcare $17.65pd

116 Jaird Johnson $836.40pd

117 Clark’s Sports Center $800.00pd


Highway Vouchers:

Item 1 (250-260)

Item 3 (623-637)


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 APR $8,033.96
  • Otsego County Treasurer mortgage tax distribution $5,243.90
  • Otsego County Treasurer snow & ice w/fringe (1/23-4/23) $44,546.77


Community Center Alden Field and Park:

·         Outdoor Games are the weekend of June 17


Dog Report is reviewed by the board.  April 2022 to April 2023


Health Center:

·         There is a vacancy on the board at present




Highway Department:

  • Paving is caught up
  • New loader should be here June 26
  • Current loader is losing antifreeze-spoke with the auction people and they said wait and see what Volvo says when they see what is going on.  This could potentially affect the price.  Warranty expired 4 months ago.
  • Mower is up and going.


Nick Jordan, recent graduate from SUNY Cobleskill in the Fisheries and Wild Life program, gave a presentation on the Cherry Valley Creek as well as the Pleasant Brook Creek.



  • Dave Bliss, County rep is present at tonight’s meeting.  He reports this end of the County will be getting Verizon on the Roseboom tower and have better service on the Southern part of Cherry Valley and Roseboom.  Spectrum will be installing in the Northern part of the town.  Cherry Valley ambulance no longer is in service.  County Route 32 will be paved in the near future.


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

No comments


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


There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:59PM.


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


Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk

Town Board meeting was recorded











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