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The regular monthly meeting of the Town of Tompkins Town Board was called to order at 7:20 pm in the Town meeting room, Trout Creek, NY.

Present:
1. William Layton-Supervisor
2. Carl Stuendel-Councilperson
3. Peggy Backus-Councilperson
4. Howard Buttel-Councilperson
5. Timothy LaTourette-Councilperson

Others:
1. Ronald VanValkenburg-Hwy Superintendent
2. Nancy Roberts
3. Gale Neale
4. Mike Jastremski
5. Amy Glerum
6. Michelle Phoenix

Pledge to the flag was led by Carl Stuendel.

The public hearing on the Local Law #1-2009 was called to order at 7:00pm.

The public hearing was opened for discussion of the Local Law #1-2009 –changing terms for Supervisor, Town Clerk, Tax Collector and Hwy Superintendent.
As no one from the public present motion to approve Local Law #1-2009 changing terms for Supervisor, Town Clerk, Tax Collector and Hwy Superintendent from 2 years to 4 years was made by LaTourette seconded by Stuendel.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

Local Law #1-2009 now has to be submitted to the voters of the Town of Tompkins in the November General Election, then sent to Albany to be filed. When filed, it will become law.

Motion to close public hearing #1 was made by Stuendel seconded by Buttel and to call public hearing #2 to order at 7:05pm.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried.

Public hearing #2
Gale Neale and Mike Jastremski presented the resolution for the adoption of the West Branch Delaware River Stream Corridor Management Plan to the Board.

On motion by LaTourette seconded by Stuendel it was moved to adopt the resolution for the West Branch Delaware River Stream Corridor management Plan.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried.

On motion by LaTourette seconded by Backus it was moved to approvethe Memorandum of Understanding (Soil and Water).
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

Motion was made by Stuendel seconded by LaTourette to close public hearing #2 and call the regular meeting to order at 7:20pm.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

On motion by LaTourette seconded by Buttel it was moved to approve the minutes of the April 11 2009 meeting as each member had received a copy.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried.

On motion by LaTourette seconded by Buttel it was moved to receive, approve and place on file the Supervisor’s and the Town Clerks monthly reports.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

Amy Glerum and Michelle Phoenix came to the meeting to ask if they could use the old jail for the celebration on July 25-26. The Board OKed it. The committee will talk with everyone involved in the celebration so that everyone is on the same page.

Rich Otis and Ivan Orisek came to get an application for special use road permit signed.  The Board rejected the permit.

On motion by Backus seconded by Buttel it was moved to reject the Road Rally in the Town of Tompkins.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

Correspondence
Letter from Assemblyman Cliff Crouch in response to a letter from the Town was read by the Supervisor in short the Board of Elections has the say over the Kelsey voting district #1.

Reports-Planning Board-re Town Clerk
Separate paper

Reports-Superintendent
Chips money is $129,573.75 Superintendent got a letter of confirmation. Did cold patch-cut brush- did ditch work and changed pipes. Worked on the baseball field. Truck boxes were sand blasted and painted. Took two trucks to Stadium – fixed the air conditioning in one, and sent the other to Milton Cat. The engine on the Broom went out again (120 hours) sent to Northeast Cummings, Syracuse. Ron brought to the Boards attention the fact that he has to do a ditch along beside Dave Gatje’s garage down to our road, to save our road from washing out.

Reports- Planning Board- re Town Clerk
Separate paper

Reports- Supervisor
Talked about lawn mowing. We got the check (537) for Mang Insurance for over charging us. Should we add on to the Town Hall- Supervisor Layton got the OK to have some sketches done.
Signs for the Town Hall and Hwy Department Ron will check on a name for use.

Nancy Roberts went over the financials with the Board.

On motion by Backus seconded by Buttel it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for May 2009 as follows;
General Fund: $ 3,101.93
Highway Fund:$23,578.19
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

Reading back of the minutes:
On motion by Backus seconded by Stuendel it was moved to accept the minutes as read back.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

Motion was made by Buttel seconded by Backus to adjourn.
Vote:All AYEs – Motion carried

The meeting was adjourned at 9:05pm.

Sandra M Gardepe
Town Clerk

Next meeting will be on June 8, 2009 at the Town Meeting Room, Trout Creek, NY.

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