June 2020 Meeting Minutes


June 15, 2020


Meeting opened at 7:00 PM by Mayor Guido with the Pledge to the Flag.  In attendance were Mayor Louis A. Guido, Trustee Ian Feulner, Trustee Edward Harvey, Amy Herr, Clerk-Treasurer and Taylor Miles, DPW Superintendent.  Also present were Alice Hurwitz, JoAnna Gray and Dana Dawson.


Approval of the May minutes as members received in written form.  It was upon motion of Trustee Feulner, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried, to accept the minutes as written.




Checking Account


06/01/20 Balance







Total Fund



Trust & Agency



Savings Accounts      


06/01/20 Balance

Water System Repair Reserve



Cemetery Capital Reserve



Unemployment Insurance Reserve



Water Debt Service Reserve



Parks & Recreation Reserve



Sidewalk Repair & Replacement Res



General Fund Savings






Taxes Unpaid 5/1/2020

Water Unpaid 5/1/2020




Paid in May



Billed in May



Unpaid 6/1/2020



It was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Feulner, unanimously carried, to accept the report as given.




DPW Superintendent Miles presented information to contract with a sidewalk company to replace some sidewalk.  It was decided by the Board to have the Village DPW do the work as more sidewalks can be replaced by them for the same amount of money.  A culvert needs to be replaced on Church Street, cost for the culvert to be charged to the homeowner.  Top soil and grass seed needs to be done at 8 Lancaster Street.  Catch basins are to be cleaned.  There are trees that need to be worked on.  Nate Waterfield and Charlie Gaughan will be contacted to get the work done.




            Discussion was held regarding sharing a Health Officer with the Town of Cherry Valley.  Motion made by Trustee Feulner, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried,




            WHEREAS, in an effort to share municipal services, the Village of Cherry Valley (hereinafter referred to as the “Village”) and Town of Cherry Valley (hereinafter referred to as the “Town”) have identified an opportunity to have Maureen Kuhn, FNP-C, serve as Local  Health Officer for both the Village and the Town; and

            WHEREAS, Maureen Kuhn, FNP-C, agrees to act as Local Health Officer for both the Village and the Town, thereby eliminating the need for the Village to appoint and pay an individual health officer; and

            WHEREAS, via this resolution, the Village Board of the Village of Cherry Valley (herein after referred to as “Village Board”) intends to eliminate the Village position of Local Health Officer and to share the service with the Town’s Local Health Officer, as may be appointed by the Town of Cherry Valley; and

            WHEREAS, it is understood and agreed that the Town’s Local Health Officer, in furtherance of this resolution, will investigate complaints of public health nuisances arising in the Village and when necessary to resolve said nuisances will present the facts and recommendations to the Village Board for their decision and enforcement action; and

            WHEREAS, the Town of Cherry Valley Town Board has reviewed the process and recommends adoption of this resolution consistent with the Town’s resolution dated June 11, 2020 to consolidate the position and share services with the Village, which the Village Board fully supports; and

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to New York Public Health Law §320, it is mutually agreed between the Village Board and the Town Board that Maureen Kuhn, FNP-C, shall, as the appointed Local Health Officer for the Town of Cherry Valley, fulfill the duties of the Local Health Officer for the Village of Cherry Valley, as a shared municipal service, during the term of her appointment by the Town of Cherry Valley; and

            BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, the Village Board hereby directs the Village Clerk to send a certified copy of this resolution to Otsego County Representative David Bliss, the Otsego County Public Health Director, and the Town of Cherry Valley Town Clerk.




            The Board reviewed the Vacant Property Law as presented.  Motion made by Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Feulner, unanimously carried to table action on the law until the Board had more time to review it.




            Alice Hurwitz and JoAnna Gray brought up a problem with a culvert on JoAnna Gray’s property.  The DPW will check on it.  Alice Hurwitz also discussed concerns of Japanese Knot Weed on the property at 8 Lancaster Street.  This is an aggressive plant that is difficult to get rid of.  She is working on cutting it down and has contacted Cornell for any direction they can give in eradicating it.


            Dana Dawson discussed his concerns with the speed of vehicles on Lancaster Street.  He would like some signage put up to slow down and the radar signs put on Lancaster Street.  Mayor Guido requested that rumble strips be purchased to try to slow traffic and to purchase brackets for the radar signs.  Dana Dawson also had questions on the frequency of water testing in the Village.  He was advised that it is done monthly and the Annual Water Quality Report is on the website.




            After review by the board, it was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Feulner, unanimously carried to make payment on bills and budget amendments and modifications as follows:


General Fund

Ch. #’s 14102-14126


Water Fund                                            

Ch. #’s 14102-14126


Total Fund

Ch. #’s 14102-14126


Trust and Agency Fund

Ch. #’s 1950 & Auto deductions



General Fund

Ch. #’s 14127-14144


Water Fund                                            

Ch. #’s 14127-14144


Total Fund

Ch. #’s 14127-14144


Trust and Agency Fund

Ch. #’s & Auto deductions






Village General

Balance 5/31/2020                                          $62,661.68

Appropriated Fund Balance                           $18,000.00

Amend to 2020-2021 Budget                         $44,661.68



Balance 5/31/2020                                          $15,407.15

Appropriated Fund Balance                           $  5,850.00

Amend to 2020-2021 Budget                         $  9,557.15


Budget Modifications for 2019-2020

To                                                                    From                                                              



Budget Amendments for 2020-2021 Budget

From                                       To                                            To                                             

2019-2020 Budget                  A1990             $44,661.68      A2770             $44,661.68

2019-2020 Budget                  FX1990           $9,557.15        FX2770           $9,557.15




            The meeting adjourned at 7:48 PM upon motion of Trustee Feulner, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried.


Respectfully Submitted,



Amy S. Herr, Clerk-Treasurer

June 22, 2020 

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