October 2020 Meeting Minutes



October 19, 2020


Meeting opened at 6:30 PM by Mayor Guido with the Pledge to the Flag. In attendance were Mayor Louis A. Guido, Trustee Ian Feulner, Trustee Edward Harvey, Hyde Clarke, Attorney, Amy Herr, Clerk-Treasurer and Taylor Miles, DPW Superintendent.

Approval of the September 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


10/01/20 Balance







Total Fund



Trust & Agency



Savings Accounts      


10/01/20 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 9/1/2020

Water Unpaid 9/1/2020




Paid in September



Billed in September



Unpaid 10/1/2020




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




            DPW Superintendent Miles reported that the Leafer is not working.  He has been working on repairing it.  Norman Downing, Jr. wants to take down a tree at the Well House that is dead and take the wood.  DPW Superintendent Miles is to contact him and get proof of insurance coverage.  If he has the necessary insurance, then he can take down the tree and have the wood.  DPW Superintendent Miles will be calling the NYSDOT about trees on Main Street that need to be taken down that are in the State Right-of-Way.




            As Mayor Guido’s and Trustee Harvey’s terms will expire on the first Monday of April, 2021, it was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Feulner, unanimously carried

            RESOLVED that the Board of Trustees designates the following offices vacant at the end of the official year, March 31, 2021 without primary election:


Trustee - four year term

Mayor - four year term


            The polling place for the Village Election is at the Clerk’s Office, 2 Genesee Street, Cherry Valley, NY and will be held on March 16, 2021, hours 12 noon to 9 PM. 






            A deed for one cemetery lot that was purchased by Florence Reed was signed by Mayor Guido and Trustees Feulner and Harvey.




            The Cemetery will be closing on November 15, 2020.  Burials after that date will require the approval of the DPW Superintendent and the Mayor or a Trustee.




            Leaf pickup will begin as soon as the equipment is working.  No all-night parking started on October 1 and will run through May 1.  The hydrants will be flushed on October 29th.  Unpaid taxes will be sent to the county for reassessment at the beginning of November.  Trick or Treating will be held on Saturday, October 31st from 5:30-7:00 pm.  The Fire Department will be sponsoring a Trunk or Treating at the Fire House at the same time.




            Mayor Guido reported that it has been decided to get the Chevy Tahoe registered.  Mayor Guido reported that Tony Gentile, Otsego County Code Enforcement Officer suggested that the registration requirement in the Abandoned Housing Law be assigned to the Village Clerk-Treasurer.  In reviewing the text of the law this responsibility was assigned to the Building Inspector.  Attorney Clarke stated that the Building Inspector would maintain the list and file it in the Clerk’s Office.  Mayor Guido will speak to Jeff Stiles, Building Inspector to get a list ready for the next meeting.  




            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 14289-14324 & EFT #10


Water Fund                                            

Ch. #’s 14289-14324 & EFT #10


Total Fund

Ch. #’s 14289-14324 & EFT #10


Trust and Agency Fund

Ch. #’s 1957 & Auto deductions



Budget Modifications

To                                                                    From                                                              

A1420.4                      $300.00                       A1990                         $300.00

Budget Amendments

From                                       To                                            To                                             





            The meeting adjourned at 7:11 PM upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Feulner, unanimously carried.


Respectfully Submitted,


Amy S. Herr, Clerk-Treasurer

October 22, 2020

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