Saturday, October 21, 2023


Motion made by Councilperson Cornwell to open the Public Hearing for the Tax Cap Limit Override at 6:46PM 2nd by Councilperson Johnson


No comments by the public present


Motion to close the Public Hearing made by Councilperson Cornwell 2nd by Councilperson VanDerwerker.  Closed at 7:00PM


The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday October 12, 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 Excused

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:



80 Ricoh USA Inc $72.86pd

81 Medicare Part A $48.00pd

82 Quill Corporation $721.21pd

83 Optimizer Systems Inc $283.08pd

84 Spectrotel $308.66pd

85 Quill Corporation $152.53pd

86 Constellation Newenergy Inc $122.88pd

87 National Grid $170.12pd

88 Bassett Healthcare $48,647.98pd

89 Bassett Healthcare $46,931.96pd

90 Quill Corporation $92.56pd



192 Tri-County Communications Inc $317.36pd

193 Elan Financial Services $102.60pd

194 Amy Garretson $642.60pd

195 Miller’s Cleaning Service $842.40pd

196 Bruce Hall Corp $655.94pd

197 Williamson Law Book Company $377.90pd

198 Spectrotel $442.17pd

199 Hometown Hauling $43.25pd

200 Charter Communications $99.95pd

201 Charter Communications $84.95pd

202 Constellation Newenergy Inc $163.68pd

203 National Grid $360.78pd

204 Tri-County Communications Inc $179.10pd

205 Cintas Corporation #121 $419.88pd

206 Common Ground Electric $264.60pd

207 Kevin Flint Lettering $40.00pd

208 Excellus BC/BS $312.68pd

209 State Comptroller $5,985.00pd

210 United Healthcare $17.65pd

211 Hummel’s Office Plus $255.08pd

212 JB Supply $369.99pd


Highway Vouchers:

Item 1 (279-284)

Item 3 (668-677)

Item 4 None


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 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 and Traffic Diversion Program for the month of $10,389.84
  • Phones at the Village and Town Clerk’s office are back online currently caller ID needs to be turned back on.


Community Center Alden Field and Park:

  • Biddy Basketball will be starting up in November
  • A couple of rentals for the month of October




Highway Department:

  • CHIPS paperwork has been submitted
  • Trucks are getting ready for winter
  • Volvo and Mack are on strike.  Don’t expect repairs in a reasonable time frame.


Local Law 2023-2 Tax Cap Limit Override is presented to the Board:


Motion to enact Local Law 2023-2 Tax Cap Limit Override as presented is made by Councilperson Cornfield and 2nd by Councilperson Johnson.  Roll call vote is taken:  Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes and Councilperson VanDerwerker-yes.  4-yes 0-No  Local Law 2023-2 is adopted.


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


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


TheriJo Snyder, Cherry Valley Springfield Superintendent, is requesting use of the Community Center gym for the modified basketball team practices for the months of November, December, January and a couple of weeks in February, due to limited gym time at the school.  The JV and Varsity basketball practices take up much of the time and space currently.  She is asking for practice time from 3-4:45 M-Th only when school is in session.  Mary Beth Flint, Community Center Director will work with TheriJo to get these practices scheduled as well as a fee for the time used.


She is also asking to have sand bags placed on the goals down on Alden Field so the goals do not blow away and or fall over.  Referred her to Jonathan Ackerman to address this issue.


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


There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:25PM.


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


Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk

Town Board meeting was recorded











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