COOPERSTOWN – Village Treasurer Derek Bloomfield has given notice, planning to leave his post at the end of May to manage his downtown Oneonta building.
Bloomfield said he will have served two years handling village finances, and thinks that enough. During that time, he has adjusted and streamlined the village’s portfolio, often receiving accolades from the trustees.
The treasurer said he owned 180-184 Main St. in Oneonta, which includes Tino’s Pizza and a hair salon on the Main Street side, and LEAF and another rented unit on the Water Street side, as well as six apartments.
His longtime caretaker is retiring, and it seemed like an ideal time to take over the duties himself.
Bloomfield had joined village government after a year as a visiting assistant professor of finance at Hartwick College. Raised in the Middletown area, he graduated from the University of Michigan with a finance degree. He resides in Otego with his wife and daughterr.