Saturday, May 18, 2024





The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday May 09. 2024 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-Excused

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:


32 Ricoh USA Inc $20.33pd

33 Public Goods Pool $25.00pd

34 Ricoh USA Inc $72.86pd

35 Medicare Part A $193.00pd

36 Leona Johnson $100.00pd

37 Spectrotel $334.57pd

38 Bassett Healthcare $60,254.26pd

39 Bassett Healthcare $60,512.22pd

40 Quill Corporation $79.96pd

41 National Grid $287.54pd

42 Ricoh USA Inc $20.33pd

43 Public Goods Pool $114.00pd

44 US Postal Service $12.40pd

45 Leona Johnson $120.00pd

46 Quill Corporation $242.63pd



84 US Postal Service $84.00pd

85 Millers Cleaning Service $842.40pd

86 Elan Financial Services $21.59pd

87 Hometown Hauling $43.25pd

88 RL Parsons Inc $2,611.59pd

89 Charter Communications $99.95pd

90 Charter Communications $84.95pd

91 Spectrotel $414.53pd

92 Daily Food Pantry $500.00pd

93 Cintas Corporation #121 $265.08pd

94 National Grid $841.92pd

95 Excellus BC/BS $312.68pd

96 Constellation Newenergy Inc $0.73pd

97 State Comptroller $6,785.00pd

98 United Healthcare $17.65pd

99 American Wholesalers $137.34pd

100 Allison Gridley $1,024.78pd

101 Kaitly Kraham $779.36pd

Voided check 15540


Highway Vouchers:

Item 1 (298-303)

Item 3 (740-747)

Item 4 (216-217)


Councilperson Cornwell made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as presented, Councilperson VanDerwerker 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 MAR $9451.30
  • Otsego County Traffic Diversion Prog 2/24 $1,500.00
  • Otsego County Traffic Diversion Prog 3/24 $1,050.00
  • Henderson AR Credit $5,420.80


Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:

  • So far 6 rentals for May
  • There was a problem with the septic and was fixed by Jeff Stiles in a very timely manner which was much appreciated.
  • Little League and Softball using gym during inclement weather for practices


Village: Town and Village Board Minutes and info-

  • Village Mayor/Trustee-Update


Town Planning:

Cierra Utter and Frank McGrath gave an update on the Carson Solar project and its progression.  They are working closely with Nan, planning advisor.  They are still looking for an Assessor to do evaluation on connecting property values.  Also still pursuing a Code Enforcement Officer.  Councilperson Cornwell inquired about road preservation and residential disturbance?   Is this being addressed in the Local Law?  Cierra will be speaking with Nan tomorrow and bring this forward.  There is a section regarding road maintenance in the Law. 



Highway Department:

Dietsche Road bridge is going to be reinforced for maintenance purposes.  Part of it is $50,000 and part of it is $30,000 environmental part is $10,000.


Motion to accept estimates to proceed with Dietsche Road bridge maintenance is made by Councilperson Vanderwerker 2nd Councilperson Johnson.  All in favor 4-yess 0-no  Motion carried.


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



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


There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:30PM.



Town Board meeting will be Thursday, June 13, 2024 7:00PM


Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk

Town Board meeting was recorded










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