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Clerk, Tax Collector, & Registrar of Vital Statistics:
Michelle Phoenix

(607)  865-5694
Office hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday — call first
Other Times by Appointment

Deputy Clerk:                                   Carol Zandt


Board Members:                               Bill Layton    Supervisor
(607)  865-9121
2                                                                 Howie Buttel   Deputy
3                                                                 Peggy Backus
4                                                                 Tim LaTourette
5                                                                 Brian Albanese


Highway Superintendent:                Ron Van Valkenburg
(607) 865-4979


Justice:                                             Harry Johnson
(607)  865-4949

Court Clerk Linda Scott


Planning Board:                               Paul Bartholomew   Chairman
(607) 637-5409

2                                                                  Sabastian A D’Agati
3                                                                  Angela Porpora
4                                                                  Russ Thurston
5                                                                  Tim Bennett
6                                                                  Nancy LaTourette


Code Enforcement Officer:              Joe Reynolds
(607) 865-8341 (Office and Fax)
(607) 865-4393 (Home)


Assessor:                                          Wendy Layton
(607) 865-6967 (Office)
Office Hours: leave a message on her machine,
she’ll return your call &
set up a time convenient for you both

Office Location: Town Hall
PO Box 137, Trout Creek, NY 13847


Dog Control Officer:                         Julia Lockwood
(607) 369-3498


Historian:                                          Lynne Van Valkenburg

Lynne prefers contact via email, but if you don’t have access
to the internet, she can be reached at (607) 865-3176.


Health Officer:                                  Dr. Eric Dohner
(607) 865-5800


Payroll Clerk:
Linda Ramsey


Bookkeeper to the Supervisor:
Nancy Roberts


FEMA Administrators:
Ron VanValkenberg & Nancy Roberts


Sewer District Bookkeeper/Admin:
Michelle Phoenix


Trout Creek Sewer District Operations & Maintenance:
Brett French

(607) 437-9564

If Brett can’t be reached, please contact Mike Jonker at (518) 231-2713.


The town board has retained LVDV Operations to Operate & Maintain the Trout Creek Sewer District facilities completed September 2014.
Mike Jonker (right) in charge of operations at LVDV. On his right is Jim Nordberg; LVDV placed him in charge of O&M in Trout Creek.
In Spring of 2015 Jim stepped down, and LVDV placed Brett in his position.

These are the gentleman you’re likely to see in our hamlet: Brett French (right) and assisting him is Shane Nordberg (left).


    • Barbara Rotzler & Paul Rotzler
    • Posted March 1, 2012 at 4:03 pm
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    Do we have to apply for the STAR program?

    • Barbara and Paul,
      The only folks who need to reapply for the STAR exemption are people who are over the age of 65. If you are under the age of 65 and have not yet applied for the basic star, you will need to apply for the first time. March 1st is the deadline to apply for exemptions so for this year it is too late. If you have already signed up for basic star you do not need to reapply til you reach the age of 65. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me at the e-mail address on this website.
      Joyce Ottens
      Assessor, Town of Tompkins

  1. As a town resident I wanted to thank Helen S. Zandt for her years of service as the Town Historian.
    I’d also like to welcome Lynne Van Valkenburg who was appointed to this position in January 2015.

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