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The regular monthly meeting of the Town of Tompkins Town Board was called to order at 7:05 pm in the Town meeting room, Trout Creek, NY. With Buttel leading in the Flag salute.

Present:          

  1. William Layton – Supervisor
  2. Brian Albanese – Councilperson   
  3. Howard Buttel – Councilperson   
  4. Peggy Backus – Councilperson
  5. Tim LaTourette – Councilperson

Others:                                                                             

  1. Michelle Phoenix – Town Clerk
  2. Nancy Roberts – Bookkeeper to supervisor
  3. Ron VanValkenburg – Highway Superintendent
  4. Mary Cisafulli – The Reporter
  5. Elliana Rodriquez – BOCES student for Web Design
  6. Kerry Mack – BOCES Teacher / Web Design

Floor Time/Guests: Elliana Rodriguez (Teacher – Kerry Mack) was present to explain how she came up with the design for the Fire Tower Patch, she answered any questions the board had with her details for the patch and the card that will be handed out to hikers when they hike to the fire Tower.

Mary Crisafulli (The Reporter) interviewed Elliana Rodriquez and her Teacher Kerry Mack on the design of the patch and card. 

RESOLUTION # 48 APPROVALS OF MINUTES
A motion was made by Albanese, seconded by LaTourette, approving the minutes of the Regular meeting held on May 10, 2022. With changes to spelling error and date of next meeting to be corrected.
Vote: in favor, Buttel, LaTourette, Albanese, Layton – Backus, Abstain.

RESOLUTION # 49 ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS
On motion by Albanese, seconded by Backus, it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for June 14, 2022 as follows:
General Fund: $18,738.26
Highway Fund: $34,624.80
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

Monthly Financial Reports:
RESOLUTION # 50 TOWN CLERKS MONTHLY REPORT
On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Buttel it was moved to receive, and place on file the Town Clerks, monthly report for May 2022.
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION # 51 SUPERVISOR MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT
On motion by Albanese, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve and place on file the supervisor’s monthly financial reports as of May 31, 2022 dated 6/14/2022.
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION # 52 SEWER DISTRICT ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS
On motion by Backus seconded by LaTourette to approve the sewer districts Abstract of Claims for June 14, 2022 as follows: $3,723.09
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #53 – SEWER DISTRICT FINANCIAL
On motion by Albanese seconded by Buttel it was moved to approve and place on file the sewer districts monthly financial reports as of May 31, 2022 dated 6/14/2022.
Vote: All in favor, Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS:
None

NEW BUSINESS:
None

REPORTS:
Sewer District workers report – Provided May’s report  

Assessor – None

Planning Board – None. 

Dog control Officer – None

Highway Superintendent

  1. Reported the men have been out working roads
  2. Reported they have helped the Town of Deposit
  3. Reported they have worked on breakdowns
  4. Reported 2 trucks are at Allegiance for repairs
  5. Reported they have been hauling gravel
  6. Reported they have received two interest students for summer help and has hired them. Upon hiring them he received another interest student. The board agreed to hire the 3rd summer help. All will be paid at a rate of $14.00/ hr.

Supervisor –

  1. Layton reported that with the passing of Roberta Dunker from the union the new representative that is taking her place is reviewing all the files before he sets up an appointment for negation’s. 
  2. Layton reported there are many electronics’ and items in the creamery laying around that have not been used for some time. The Board agreed to have summer help gather the items up for disposal.
  3. Layton reported that he needs to board to decide if they want him to contact lawyer to come up with another solution for the access of repairing the fire tower. The current Land owner has changed the agreement again. The board discussed further options and will look into that before contact with the lawyer is to take place.
     

Other: On approval by LaTourette, seconded by Backus it was approved to send Danielle Miller to the 2022 4-H camp.
Vote: All in Favor – Motion Carried

Correspondence:
None

Meeting adjourned at 8:40PM
Next meeting to be held on July 12, 2022 at 7PM
________________________________
Date: June 14, 2022
Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins Town Clerk

The regular monthly meeting of the Town of Tompkins Town Board was called to order at 7:05 pm in the Town meeting room, Trout Creek, NY. With Layton leading in the Flag salute.

Present:          

  1. William Layton- Supervisor – Supervisor
  2. Brian Albanese – Councilperson   
  3. Howard Buttel – Councilperson   
  4. Peggy Backus – Councilperson – Absent
  5. Tim LaTourette – Councilperson – Arrived at 7:25

Others:                                                                             

  1. Michelle Phoenix – Town Clerk
  2. Nancy Roberts – Bookkeeper to supervisor
  3. Ron VanValkenburg – Highway Superintendent
  4. Wendy Layton – Assessor

Floor Time/Guests: None

RESOLUTION # 42 APPROVALS OF MINUTES
A motion was made by Buttel, seconded by Layton, approving the minutes of the Regular meeting held on April 12, 2022.
Vote: In favor – Layton, Buttel; Abstain – Albanese – Motion carried

RESOLUTION # 43 ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS
On motion by Albanese, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for May 10, 2022 as follows:
General Fund: $8,360.95
Highway Fund: $43,576.27
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

Monthly Financial Reports:
RESOLUTION # 44 TOWN CLERKS MONTHLY REPORT
On motion by Albanese, seconded by Buttel it was moved to receive, and place on file the Town Clerks, monthly report for April 2022.
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION # 45 SUPERVISOR MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT
On motion by Albanese, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve and place on file the supervisor’s monthly financial reports as of April 30, 2022 dated 5/10/2022, with the following noted – The Town Clerk report was not included and there will be changes in codes for payrolls in the future supervisor’s reports. Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION # 46 SEWER DISTRICT ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS
On motion by Albanese, seconded by Layton to approve the sewer districts Abstract of Claims for May 10, 2022 as follows $608.43
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

RESOLUTION # 47 SEWER DISTRICT FINANCIAL
On motion by Albanese seconded by Buttel it was moved to approve and place on file the sewer districts monthly financial reports as of April 30, 2022 dated 5/10/2022.  
Vote: All in favor, Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS –
Letter received from Emile Bregenborg to attend 2022 4-H Camp. On motion by Layton, seconded by LaTourette to approve Emilee Bregenborg for payment of the 2022 4-H Camp frees.
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried

NEW BUSINESS –
Wendy Layton spoke as a Town Resident as to interest into making walking trails in Trout Creek around Sewer District beds. The board discussed this and made Wendy into the chairman of a Walking Trail Committee and she will come back to the board with more information.

Layton handed out a letter that was sent to NYSERDA on the New York State Climate Action Council Draft Scoping Plan. The Town of Tompkins Board disagrees with this plan and is in Support of Delaware County Board of supervisors Resolution to submit comments. On motion by Layton, Seconded by Buttel to support Delaware County Resolution to submit comments on the New York Climate Council’s Draft Plan for New Yorker’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (The Climate Act).
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

REPORTS:
Sewer District workers report – Provided Aprils report  

Assessor – None

Planning Board – None. 

Dog control Officer – None

Highway Superintendent –

  1. Ron reported a pipe has been changed on Finch Hollow
  2. Ron reported that they are still cleaning up downed trees from the heavy snow storm we last had.
  3. Ron Reported that the 2006 International got them through the last snow storm but started running bad. The new truck to replace it is finally on the line but it will be some time before we get it. Ron explained that he does not want to put a lot of money in the 2006 before its will be replaced.
  4. Ron reported he received word on how much CHIPS money the Town will get in 2022
  5. Suit Kote prices will be starting off at $21,532 but it’s expected to raise with the price in oil.

Supervisor –

  1. Layton reported Tim Bennett has completed the Board of Assessment review training.
  2. Layton reported that Roberta Dunker of the union has passed and someone will be filling her place for the negotiations.
  3. Layton reported that the roof is complete and looks good. The board suggested that snow guards are at least put over the doors for safety purposes. A Discussion took place on replacing the court room roof so it matches the new roof, DA Construction already submitted a quote for this replacement.
    RESOLUTION # 48 – REPLACE THE COURT ROOM ROOF BY DA CONSTRUCTION
    On Motion by Albanese, seconded by LaTourette to replace the roof over the court room with metal and to have snow guards put in place by DA Construction with his quote of $2,600 for labor and the Town to purchase all materials from Jess F Howes.
    Vote: All Ayes – Motion Carried.
  4. Layton reported that he received word from the Lawyer for the Fire Tower that the land owners want more confirmed for a right of way, Layton will contact the Lawyers office and see if they have any other ideas as to a right of way and get back to the Board.

Other: Albanese reported that he has received complains on cleanliness of properties and dangers they cause. He spoke with the board on what can be done. 

Albanese asked what opinions and the entailment of changing the Town name to “Trout Creek” from “Town of Tompkins”.

Correspondence: None

Meeting adjourned at 8:25PM                       
Next meeting to be held on June 14, 2022 at 7PM
________________________________
Date: May 10, 2022
Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins Town Clerk

The regular monthly meeting of the Town of Tompkins Town Board was called to order at 7:04 pm in the Town meeting room, Trout Creek, NY. With Layton leading in the Flag salute.

Present:
William Layton – Supervisor – Supervisor
Brian Albanese – Councilperson – Absent
Howard Buttel – Councilperson
Peggy Backus – Councilperson
Tim LaTourette – Councilperson

Others: 
Michelle Phoenix – Town Clerk
Nancy Roberts – Bookkeeper to supervisor
Ron VanValkenburg – Highway Superintendent

Floor Time/Guests: None

RESOLUTION # 35 APPROVALS OF MINUTES
A motion was made by Buttel, seconded by LaTourette, approving the minutes of the Regular meeting held on March 8, 2022.
Vote: in favor – Motion carried

RESOLUTION # 36 ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS
On motion by Backus, seconded by LaTourette, it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for April 12, 2022 as follows:
General Fund: $10,652.26.78
Highway Fund: $74,136.09
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

Monthly Financial Reports:
RESOLUTION # 37 TOWN CLERKS MONTHLY REPORT
On motion by Layton, seconded by Buttel it was moved to receive, and place on file the Town Clerks, monthly report for the March 2022.
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION # 38 SUPERVISOR MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT
On motion by Buttel, seconded by Backus, it was moved to approve and place on file the supervisor’s monthly financial reports as of March 31, 2022 dated 4/12/2022
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION # 39 SEWER DISTRICT ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS
On motion by Backus, seconded by Buttel to approve the sewer districts Abstract of Claims for April 12, 2022 as follows $4,944.33
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #40 – SEWER DISTRICT FINANCIAL
On motion by Backus seconded by Buttel it was moved to approve and place on file the sewer districts monthly financial reports as of March 31, 2022 dated 4/13/2022.
Vote: All in favor, Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS:
RESOLUTION #41 – APPROVAL OF  2022 LAWN CARE MAINTENANCE FOR TOWN AND SEWER DISTRICT.
On motion by Layton, seconded by Buttel to award the quote received by Phillip Hanley for the 2022 SD Bed and lawn care with trimming of SD Properties of $135.00 per mow and the weekly Lawn care and trimming of all the Town properties at a rate of $65 per mow. Motion Carried – All in favor

NEW BUSINESS:
Received letters of interest from Caysin Gardner, Elaine Gardner, Ella Beers, Emma Beers, Lily Beers, Levi Macdonald and Kendyll Macdonald to attend 2022 4-H Camp.
On motion by Backus seconded by LaTourette to approve payment of Caysin Gardner, Elaine Gardner, Ella Beers, Emma Beers, Lily Beers, Levi Macdonald and Kendyll Macdonald to attend 2022 4-H Camp.
Vote: All in Favor, Motion Carried

REPORTS:
Sewer District workers report – Provided March’s report  

Assessor – None

Planning Board – None. 

Dog control Officer – None

Highway Superintendent

  1. Ron reported they have been out repairing minor damages from wind and rain events.
  2. Ron Reported equipment repairs have been done
  3. Ron Reported the 2013 is back from repairs and in hopes of using it soon for hauling
  4. Ron Reported they have been out plowing
  5. Ron reported the plows have been taken off the trucks, cleaned, painted and put away.
  6. Ron reported he spoke with a salesman on the status of international dump trucks and was told that the town will have to get on a waiting list. And he was told the Town does not need to bid out a truck they can just go off a bid from Onondaga county.
  7. Ron reported he will be stopping at Matthews to see if and when they will have new trucks in so he can order.

Supervisor –

  1. Layton reported Tim Bennett has completed the Board of Assessment review training.
  2. Layton reported that the Town has agreed to accept the terms that lawyer has sent to gain access to the fire Tower, waiting to hear the response from the lawyer.
  3. Layton reported that the Town has insurance coverage was raised to up to $5,000,000.
  4. Layton reported that he called the union to set up negations and found that Roberta Dunker was out with medical issues.
  5. Layton Reported that an application for 2 grants for the Fire Tower repairs.

Other: None

Correspondence: None

Meeting adjourned at 8:00PM 
Next meeting to be held on May 10, 2022 at 7PM
________________________________

Date: April 12, 2022
Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins Town Clerk

There were no changes to the March draft minutes. They were approved at the April 12th meeting. Please read the March 8, 2022 draft minutes (posted March 15, 2022) as the approved minutes.

Draft Minutes
The regular monthly meeting of the Town of Tompkins Town Board was called to order at 7:06 pm in the Town meeting room, Trout Creek, NY. With Layton leading in the Flag salute.

Present:          

  1. William Layton- Supervisor – Supervisor
  2. Brian Albanese – Councilperson
  3. Howard Buttel – Councilperson   
  4. Peggy Backus – Councilperson
  5. Tim LaTourette – Councilperson

Others:

  1. Michelle Phoenix – Town Clerk
  2. Nancy Roberts – Bookkeeper to supervisor
  3. Ron VanValkenburg – Highway Superintendent
  4. Kyle McLaughlin – Deputy Highway Superintendent
  5. Delana Wood – Resident
  6. Richelle Wood – Resident

Floor Time/Guests: Delana & Richelle Wood came to hand in their letters of interest to attend 4-H Camp in 2022 and to give the board a dessert. The board thanked the girls for their interest and dessert.  

Bid Opening for Stone – Received two bids one from Carver & one from Cobleskill stone – See Resolution 31-2020 for approval of bid.  

RESOLUTION # 24 APPROVALS OF MINUTES
A motion was made by Albanese, seconded by Layton, approving the minutes of the Regular meeting held on February 8, 2022.
Vote: in favor – Motion carried

RESOLUTION # 25 ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS
On motion by Backus, seconded by LaTourette, it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for March 8, 2022 as follows:
General Fund: $19,231.78
Highway Fund: $33,417.75
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

Monthly Financial Reports:
RESOLUTION # 26 TOWN CLERKS MONTHLY REPORT
On motion by Backus, seconded by Albanese it was moved to receive, and place on file the Town Clerks, monthly report for the February 2022.
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION # 27 SUPERVISOR MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT
On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Backus, it was moved to approve and place on file the supervisor’s monthly financial reports as of February 28, 2022 dated 3/08/2022
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION # 28 SEWER DISTRICT ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS
On motion by Backus, seconded by Buttel to approve the sewer districts Abstract of Claims for March 8, 2022 as follows $3883.27
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #29 – SEWER DISTRICT FINANCIAL
On motion by Backus seconded by Albanese it was moved to approve and place on file the sewer districts monthly financial reports as of February 28, 2022 dated 3/08/2022.  
Vote: All in favor, Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS –
RESOLUTION #31 – APPROVAL OF CRUSHED LIMESTONE BID.
On motion by Buttel, seconded by Albanese to award the bid received by Carver sand and Gravel as the primary supplier, to also allow Ron VanValkenburg to use Cobleskill stone products with the bid price they provided in emergency purposes.
Motion Carried – All in favor

NEW BUSINESS –
RESOLUTION #30 – APPROVAL FOR TOWN OF TOMPKINS TO PAY FOR TOMPKINS YOUTHS TO ATTEND 4-H CAMP IN 2002
On Motion by Layton seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approval to pay for the Town of Tompkins youth to attend 2022 4-H Camp with the requirement that each youth send a letter of interest in attending.
Vote: – All in Favor – Motion Carried

Received letters of interest from Cierra Allen, Delana Wood, Richelle Wood

On motion by LaTourette seconded by Buttel to approve payment of Cierra Allen, Delana Wood and Richelle Wood to attend 2022 4-H Camp. 
Vote: All in Favor, Motion Carried

REPORTS:
Sewer District workers report – Provided February’s report  

Assessor – None

Planning Board – None. 

Dog control Officer – None

Highway Superintendent

  1. Ron reported the 2022 Agreement for expenditures of highway monies and the list of roads he would like to repair in 2022. With the sum being $175,000 and to include 78 miles of Town highways, including sluices, culverts and bridges having a span of less than 5 ft and boardwalks or the renewals thereof. RESOLUTION #32 – AGREEMENT FOR EXPENDITURES OF HIGHWAY MONIES FOR 2022 – On motion by LaTourette seconded by Buttel to approve the 2022 Agreement for expenditures of highway monies in the sum of $175,000. All in Favor, Motion Carried.
  2. Ron Reported that the Delaware County Watershed sent a letter approving the reinforcement of Dry brook.
  3. Ron Reported that the bidding process and purchase is still delayed due to no availability of trucks. As he is still on the lookout for production.
  4. Ron Reported that he still has not heard on when he will receive the new 10-Wheeler
  5. Ron stated that whenever the new 10-wheeler comes in that the Board should look into bidding out for another 10-wheeler.
  6. Ron Reported that it was 17 yrs. ago this day that the Town Highway Garage had its fire.
  7. Kyle Reported that the crew has been working on trucks, cutting brush, doing maintenance to the equipment
  8. Kyle Reported that there was a small fire on the 2006 pickup and was extinguished quickly with minor damage.
  9. Kyle Reported that he has been told that the new motor has been put in the 2013 but they are still waiting for completion on the repair.

Supervisor –

  1. Layton reported Tim Bennett is in the process of taking the Board of Assessment review training.
  2. Layton reported that the school house committee will contact someone when the school house has an event so that the snow removal is done prior.
  3. Layton reported that the Town has agreed to accept the terms that lawyer has sent to gain access to the fire Tower, waiting to hear the response from the lawyer.
  4. Layton reported he found that the Town has insurance coverage up to 3 million for all locations and the Town shed building was appraised in 2021 for $997,000. Albanese spoke with insurance agent and to raise our coverage to 5,000,000 total coverage a year the cost would be an additional $2,300. With the cost of goods and services going up it would be advisable to raise our coverage limit to protect the towns financial interest in the event of a total loss. RESOLUTION #33 – APPROVAL OF RAISING THE INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR ALL TOWN LOCATIONS On motion by Albanese Seconded by LaTourette to was approved to raise the Towns insurance coverage to $5,000,000. All in favor, Motion
  5. Layton reported he spoke with other Town Supervisors on who they have do their audits. Layton and Albanese will look into getting more quotes.
  6. Layton reported that Delaware County has raised their mileage rate to $58.5 a mile. RESOLUTION #34 APPROVAL TO RAISE THE MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT TO $58.5 On motion by Buttel seconded by LaTourette to raise the Town of Tompkins mileage reimbursement to $58.5. Vote – All in Favor, Motion carried.
  7. Layton reported that he called the union to set up negations and found that Roberta Dunker was out with medical issues. Layton will find out who else can represent the union for negations and get back to the board.
  8. Layton Reported that he spoke with Frank Morgan and he will repair small repairs at the Town Hall, he agreed to paint, repair drafts around windows, fix eves, patch cracks in walls/Ceilings.  But would not be able to do any of the following until after the roof is repaired. 

Other – Albanese reported that summer maintenance of the Town and sewer district properties needs to be advertised. Upon further discussion it was found that the Town only needs quotes. Board will ask the businesses that did it the prior year if they are interested and if so to send in a quote

Correspondence – None

Meeting adjourned at 8:26PM                       
Next meeting to be held on April 11, 2022 at 7PM
________________________________
Date: March 8, 2022
Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins Town Clerk

There were no changes to the February draft minutes. They were approved at the March 8th meeting. Please read the Feb 8, 2022 draft minutes posted Feb 18, 2022 as the approved minutes.

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Draft Minutes

The regular monthly meeting of the Town of Tompkins Town Board was called to order at 7:06 pm in the Town meeting room, Trout Creek, NY. With Layton leading in the Flag salute.

Present:         

  1. William Layton – Supervisor
  2. Brian Albanese – Councilperson
  3. Howard Buttel – Councilperson   
  4. Peggy Backus – Councilperson
  5. Tim LaTourette – Councilperson

Others:

  1. Michelle Phoenix – Town Clerk
  2. Nancy Roberts – Bookkeeper to supervisor
  3. Kyle McLaughlin – Deputy Highway Superintendent
  4. Brett French – SD Worker    

Floor Time/Guests: None

RESOLUTION # 18 APPROVALS OF MINUTES – January’s Regular Meeting, Yearly audit of books meeting, Health officers Meeting, and Re-organizational meeting.
A motion was made by Albanese, seconded by Buttel, approving the minutes of the Regular meeting held on December 11, 2022.
Vote: in favor – Motion carried

RESOLUTION # 19 ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS
On motion by Buttel, seconded by Albanese, it was moved to approve
the Abstract of Claims for February 8, 2022 as follows:
General Fund: $154,126.53
Highway Fund: $21,287.48
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

Monthly Financial Reports:
RESOLUTION # 20 TOWN CLERKS MONTHLY REPORT
On motion by Albanese, seconded by LaTourette it was moved to receive, and place on file the Town Clerks, monthly report for the January 2022.
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION # 21 SUPERVISOR MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT
On motion by Buttel, seconded by LaTourette, it was moved to approve and place on file the supervisor’s monthly financial reports as of January 31, 2021 dated 2/08/2022. Noting that $500.00 was placed in A1001 by mistake and was transferred into the correct account of 1620.4. findings were found in January and fixed in February. In addition, a discrepancy of $29.00 will be researched and be reported on at next board meeting
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION # 22 SEWER DISTRICT ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS
On motion by Backus, seconded by Buttel to approve the sewer district’s
Abstract of Claims for February 8, 2022 as follows $299.36
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #23 SEWER DISTRICT FINACIAL
On motion by Albanese seconded by Layton it was moved to approve and place on file the sewer districts monthly financial reports as of January 31, 2021 dated 2/08/2022.
Vote: All in favor, Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS
Nate Sramek reported he has started his training as building inspector. Nate explained to the board that he is slowly in the process of taking over building inspector/ code enforcer.

Linda Scott provided the amount she collected in court fees for December 2022 for information purposes.

NEW BUSINESS – NONE

REPORTS:
Sewer District workers report – Brett reported on how things were going with SD

Assessor – None

Planning Board – None. 

Dog control Officer – None

Highway Superintendent

  1. Kyle reported that there is an ongoing issue with the fire alarm and that after many attempts to fix it the only way to have it work correctly is to go back to Frontier communications. Delhi Telephone doesn’t have the type of lines to run the alarm and Frontier does.
  2. Kyle reported on the 2013 engine. It is at allegiance and they have started working on there are hopes it will be available for use next month.
  3. Kyle reported they have been out cleaning up trees from ice storm, maintaining roads, doing small repairs.
  4. Kyle would like for the stone bid to be advertised. Board agreed stone would be advertised with submission of bids being 12:00 on March 8th at 12:00 and opened at the regular board meeting on March 8, 2022 

Supervisor –

  1. Layton reported that he spoke with owner of floor fool on the number of times they come to clean the Town and highway building. It was decided they will limit the number of times they come in a month.
  2. Layton reported During the Co Board meeting it was found we can use the American rescue plan money on anything as long as we received under 10mil
  3. Layton called insurance company and found the Town has over 2.6 mil in coverage on all buildings the Town owns. Layton is going to ask how much the premium would increase to have 3million and 5 million in coverage?
  4. Layton spoke with Tim Bennett and he is willing the take the open position on the Assessment review board. On motion by Layton, seconded by Buttel to hire Tim Bennett to fill the position on the Assessment review board. Vote: All in favor, Motion carried.
  5. Layton has received the liability insurance papers from Dale McCall. He will start roof when weather breaks
  6. A person who has commenced, but not completed, the building safety inspector basic training program during such person’s basic training period perform building safety inspector enforcement activities on behalf of the local government, county or State agency by which such person is employed. On motion by Albanese, seconded by LaTourette it was approved to allow Nathan Sramek to administer Building permits while he is in the process of receiving his basic training courses. Vote: All in favor, Motion carried.
  7. On motion by Albanese, Seconded by Buttel to employee Joe Reynolds until the end of February 2022 at his full pay. Vote: All in favor, Motion carried.
  8. Layton reported he feels the Town should keep the website. On motion by Layton, seconded by Albanese, upon further investigation and the Town being able to comply with state legislation that the town of Tompkins will keep the Website until further notice. Vote: All in favor, Motion carried.
  9. Layton reported he is still in discussing with Lawyers and Property owners on an access road for repairs to the fire tower.

Other – Albanese and Layton both received a quote from Mostert, Manzanero & Scott CPA for a internal audit in the amount of $10,800. They will be contacted on clarification what the audit will cover and other quotes will be sought.

Layton brought up hiring a maintenance/janitor. Board members will ask around for an independent contractor with insurance to do the odd jobs.

Correspondence: – None

Meeting adjourned at 9:30PM

Next meeting to be held on March 8, 2022 at 7PM
________________________________
Date: February 9, 2022
Michelle Phoenix 
Town of Tompkins Town Clerk

The regular monthly meeting of the Town of Tompkins Town Board was called to order at 7:17 pm in the Town meeting room, Trout Creek, NY. With Albanese leading in the Flag salute.

Present:
William Layton – Supervisor
Brian Albanese – Councilperson
Howard Buttel – Councilperson
Peggy Backus – Councilperson
Tim LaTourette – Councilperson – Absent

Others:
Michelle Phoenix – Town Clerk
Nancy Roberts – Bookkeeper to supervisor
Ron VanValkenburg – Highway Superintendent
Kyle McLaughlin – Deputy Highway Superintendent          

Floor Time/Guests: None

RESOLUTION # 1 APPROVALS OF MINUTES – December’s Regular Meeting
A motion was made by Albanese, seconded by Buttel, approving the minutes of the Regular meeting held on December 14, 2021.
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried

RESOLUTION # 2 ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS
On motion by Albanese, seconded by Backus, it was moved to approve
the Abstract of Claims for January 11, 2022 as follows:
General Fund: $17,334.47
Highway Fund: $63,027.58
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

Monthly Financial Reports:
RESOLUTION # 3 TOWN CLERKS MONTHLY REPORT
On motion by Backus, seconded by Albanese it was moved to receive, and place on file the Town Clerks, monthly report for the December 2021.
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION # 4 SUPERVISOR MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT
On motion by Albanese, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve and place on file the supervisor’s monthly financial reports as of December 31, 2021 dated 1/11/2022.
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION # 5 SEWER DISTRICT ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS
On motion by Albanese, seconded by Buttel to approve the sewer district’s
Abstract of Claims for January 11, 2022 as follows:
$2852.82
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #6 SEWER DISTRICT FINANCIAL
On motion by Backus seconded by Layton it was moved to approve and place on file the sewer districts monthly financial reports for December 31, 2021 dated 1/11/2022.  
Vote: All in favor, Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS:
RESOLUTION #17-2022 – Hiring of McCall to repair Town Hall Roof
On motion by Albanese seconded by Buttel it was moved to approved the quote received by Dale McCall pending receiving Insurance forms.
All in favor – Motion Carried

The Floor Fool will start the stripping and waxing of the Town Hall floors in January. It was found that the Highway garage has cement floors so they do not require stripping and waxing. Bill will call Floor Fool and advise them of so and to ask the to take off the quote for the Highway garage floors.

NEW BUSINESS:
A letter was received from Joe Reynolds for his resignation and was read out loud to the board.

REPORTS:
Sewer District workers report – January’s provided

Assessor – None

Planning Board – None. 

Dog control Officer – None

Highway Superintendent
1. Kyle stated he had ordered the new motor and it will be covered under a 1 year warranty.
2. Highway crew has been out Plowing, Sanding, and cutting brush.

Supervisor –
1. Received a letter from Del Co Soil and water stated the Town has been approved for the stream bank improvement on Dryden Road.
2. Robert Gibson came and replaced the donation check he had originally donated for the fire tower with a new one in the same amount.
3. Haulers are now getting prevailing wage and this will reflect on Towns.

Other:  None

Correspondence: None

Meeting adjourned at 8:11pm                         

Next meeting to be held on February 8, 2022 at 7PM
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Date: January 11, 2022  
Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins Town Clerk

The Appointment of Health Officers Meeting of the Town of Tompkins Town Board was called to order at 7:16 pm in the Town meeting room, Trout Creek, NY.

Present:
William Layton – Supervisor
Brian Albanese – Councilperson
Howard Buttel – Councilperson
Peggy Backus – Councilperson
Tim LaTourette – Councilperson – Absent  

Others:
Michelle Phoenix – Town Clerk
Nancy Roberts – Bookkeeper
Kyle McLaughlin – Deputy Highway Superintendent

RESOLUTION #16 APPOINTMENT OF HEALTH OFFICERS FOR 2022
On Motion by Albanese seconded by Layton it was moved to appoint Peggy Backus and Timothy LaTourette as the 2022 Health officers.
Vote: All AYES; Motion Carried

Meeting adjourned at 7:17 pm                        

Michelle Phoenix
Town Clerk, Town of Tompkins
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Date: January 11, 2022
Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins Town Clerk