Saturday, September 23, 2023





The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday September 14, 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 Excused  

Mark Cornwell-Councilperson P

Holly Waterfield P

Highway Superintendent Marty Field P

Mary Beth 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:



72 American Wholesalers $161.70pd

73 Quill Corporation $360.57pd

74 Spectrotel $284.33pd

75 Constellation Newenergy Inc $179.75pd

76 National Grid $192.21pd

77 Quill Corporation $549.98pd

78 Medicare Part A $37.00pd

79 Ricoh USA Inc $24.17pd



175 Elan Financial Services $102.60pd

176 NYS Association of Towns $900.00pd

177 Miller’s Cleaning Service $842.40pd

178 Bruce Hall Corp $25.47pd

179 The Daily Star $43.70pd

180 Charter Communications $84.95pd

181 Charter Communications $99.95pd

182 US Postal Service $82.00pd

183 Spectrotel $378.62pd

184 Constellation Newenergy Inc $220.68pd

185 Hometown Hauling $43.25pd

186 Cintas Corporation #121 $318.32pd

187 National Grid $377.81pd

188 Excellus BC/BS $312.68pd

189 April Armini $198.97pd

190 Sportee Designs $1,456.00pd

191 United Healthcare $17.65pd


Highway Vouchers:

Item 1 (273-278)

Item 3 (653-667)

Item 4 None


Councilperson Cornwell 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 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 for the month of JULY $10,157.46


Community Center Alden Field and Park:

  • No new news
  • Some rentals coming up


Health Center:

  • There is an individual coming from Bassett to shadow Sue in regards to making improvement to the billing system.


Town Planning:

  •  Councilperson Cornwell worked with Nan in regards to the interpretation of the Solar Law.  Amendments will need to be addressed and or reworded.  Town Board needs to come up with a mechanism or tool for the Joint Planning Board to use and a schedule of fees.
  • Once the Town opts out of the tax-exempt status set forth by NYS and the Town can negotiate a PILOT program with the three taxing entities, Town, County and School.





  • Snow and Ice agreement was presented to HS Fields.


Highway Department:

  • New truck is being bumped up the list for next year and will probably be ready in the summer of 2024
  • Highway Superintendent would like to purchase a woodchipper with the money left over from the CHIPS program.  Motion is made by Councilperson Cornwell to have the HS purchase a woodchipper 2nd by Councilperson Johnson.  All in favor 4-yes  0-no
  • Getting truck fleet ready for plowing
  • CHIPS paving is completed for this year.  There are new rules in place for paving roads through the CHIPS program next year.


Resolution 2023-5 Cherry Valley Town Court JCAP Grant is presented to the Town Board


WHEREAS, The Town Court is requesting authorization from the Town Board to apply for funding from the Justice Court Assistance Program during the upcoming grant cycle


AND WHEREAS, One required component of that application is a resolution from the Town Board authorizing the Town Court to apply for this funding




BE IT RESOLVED THAT, The Board of the Town of Cherry Valley authorizes the Cherry Valley Town Court to apply for a JCAP grant in the 2023-24 grant cycle up to $30,000.00


Motion to accept Resolution 2023-5 as presented is made by Councilperson Waterfield and 2nd by Councilperson Johnson.  Roll call vote is taken:  Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes and Councilperson Waterfield-yes.  4-yes 0-No


Tentative Budget for 2024 is presented to the Town Board for review.


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


Phil Durkin encountered a Spectrum employee on Palmer Road who was trying to determine the Town lines. 


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


There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:45PM.


Next Town Board meeting will be Thursday, October 12, 2023 7:00PM


Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk

Town Board meeting was recorded










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