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The regular monthly meeting of the Town of Tompkins Town Board was called to order at 7:00 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. Brenda Thurston Dog Control Officer

Pledge to the flag was led by Supervisor Layton.

On motion by Buttel seconded by Stuendel it was moved to approve the minutes of the January 12, 2009 meeting as each member had received a copy.

Vote: All AYEs

Motion Carried.

On motion by Buttel seconded by LaTourette it was moved to receive, approve and place on file the Supervisor’s and the Town Clerks monthly reports.

Vote: All AYEs

Motion carried.

Reports-Superintendent:

  1. Superintendent gave a price from Blue Ox for a generator. Need to have the Board members check for more price quotes for generators.
  2. Checked with NOCO about oil.
  3. Presented a paper from Town of Sanford about road damage from gas leasing companies.
  4. Christina from County Planning Board will meet with Ron Feb 11, 2009.
  5. Talked about abandoning a road- Seasonal part of Rock Rift Rd- Barbour Brook Rd above Waldo Bonkor’s.
  6. RMS will crush gravel for $3 per ton at our location.
  7. Superintendent brought in pictures of damage done to our road by Dave Stanton.
  8. The road crew has been maintaining and plowing roads.

Reports- Planning Board- re Town Clerk

Separate paper

Reports- Supervisor:

  1. Financial update- Nancy went over the financials with the Board. The 2008 Annual Update Document was filed with the State electronically on 1/30/09.
  2. Amerigas let us run out of propane in the Town Hwy Garage- They came and filled the tank. The Supervisor will ask for a rebate because they let us run out.
  3. Teamsters sent us an Impasse request- Supervisor Layton mailed back the Impasse request on 2/20/09.
  4. On motion by LaTourette seconded by Stuendel it was moved to pay for the notary course. Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.
  5. Wastewater Planning study was passed out to the Board to read and bring back to the next meeting.
  6. Delaware Planning Department (wind towers) at the next meeting.
  7. We got a rebate from Mang Insurance for charging us twice for 1 truck.
  8. On motion by Buttel seconded by Layton it was moved to give the Legion $400 and ask them if they would take care of the flags in Town.

Vote: All AYEs

Motion carried.

  1. We got a check from the County for plowing $6842.33 for 12/17/08 thru 12/31/08.

Brenda Thurston DCO was at the meeting to as about raising the fees for the dog licenses. She will check into that.

On motion by LaTourette seconded Buttel it was moved to approve Resolution 2009 #7 concerning Planning Board members getting paid.

Vote: All AYEs

Motion carried.

On motion by LaTourette seconded by Buttel it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for February 2009 as follows;

General Fund: $124,552.83

Highway Fund:$ 24,348.41

Vote: All AYEs

Motion carried.

Discussed the fact that Judge Backus needs a high speed internet connection for his computer.

Reading back of the minutes:

On motion by LaTourette seconded by Buttel it was moved to accept the minutes as read back.

Vote: All AYEs

Motion carried.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:45pm.

Sandra M Gardepe

Town Clerk

Next meeting will be on March 9 2009 at the Town Meeting Room, Trout Creek,

NY.

The Town Council and Planning Board want to keep you up-to-date by posting minutes and inviting your comments.

We look forward to your take on events here and around the Town.