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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. Tom Evans
4. Mike Jastramski
5. Gale Neale

Pledge to the flag was led by Carl Stuendel

On motion by LaTourette seconded by Buttel it was moved to approve the minutes of the March 9,2009 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.

Tom Evans, Mike Jastremski and Gale Neale.
Tom and Mike from the County Planning Board and Gale from Soil and Water Commission.
Tom and Mike did a presentation and discussed the West Branch Delaware River Stream Corridor Management Plan – then Gale presented more information on said plan.
Tom Evans then talked about Wind Tower regulations-the Town Board and the Planning Board will do a workshop at the Planning Board meeting on may 13th with Tom as Coordinator.
The Town Board needs to think about a Cell Tower.

Opening of the bids for lawn-mowing and trimming
1-Daniel Gehl $49.00 per mowing
2 Nathan Glerum $40.00 per mowing

On motion by Buttel seconded by Stuendel it was moved to accept the low bid of Nathan Glerum for lawn-mowing and trimming of the Town lawns including Town Hall lawn, 50’ by 206 side of the salt Shed, School House lawn and Town Hwy Garage lawn.
Vote: All AYEs Motion carried.

Reports-Superintendent
Cannonsville Dam boat ramps- our Town Hwy Employees are drawing gravel for the ramps .Diesel fuel is down in price. Prices of boom mower 74,00 approximately and 79,00 approximately(4 wheel drive). Ron says CHIPS money is the same as last year $129,408.,28. It was decided to do 2.2 miles on Bullock Hill Rd. Have to stay within $10,000 of what the CHIPS money is.
On motion by Buttel seconded by LaTourette it was moved to do 2.2 miles on Bullock Hill Rd and to stay with in $10,000 of what the CHIPS money is.
Vote: All AYEs Motion Carried.

Reports- Planning Board- re Town Clerk
Separate paper

Reports- Supervisor
1 Resolution to approve West Branch Delaware River Stream Corridor Management Plan was tabled until next meeting
2-4 year term for Supervisor, Town Clerk, Tax Collector,and Hwy Superintendent. Town Clerk to put public hearing for May 11,2009 meeting in paper.
3-Painting doors and wood on Town Hall
On motion by LaTourette seconded by Stuendel it was moved to give Russ Thurston $15 per hour to paint doors and wood on the Town Hall.
Vote:All AYEs. Motion carried.
4 Generator is all done.

Opening of bids for crushing gravel
Clark Co $2.99 per ton
Carver Sand & Gravel $3.00 per ton
E&R Popes Excavating LLC $2.97 per ton
On motion by Backus seconded by Buttel it was tentatively moved to accept the bid of E&R Popes Excavating LLC to crush gravel.
Vote: All AYEs Motion Carried.
After some discussion by the Board they decided to pass this motion.
On motion by Stuendel seconded by LaTourette it was moved to have E&R Popes Excavating LLC crush the gravel for $2.97 per ton.
Vote: All AYEs Motion carried.

On motion by Backus seconded by Stuendel it was moved to pass Resolution #8 2009 transferring the Cannonsville Cemetery from the Cannonsville Cemetery Association to the Town of Tompkins.
Vote All AYEs Motion carried.

Other- James Fox and Russell Thurston to the Planning Board.
On motion by LaTourette seconded by Buttel it was moved to appoint James Fox as Chairman ( to replace Everett Rhinebeck) and Russell Thurston( to replace Carl Stuendel) to the Planning Board. Term to be 5 years.
Vote: All AYEs. Motion carried.

On motion by Stuendel seconded by Backus it was moved to have Ron Valkenburg ask if the Town Hwy employees will donate their time to drain the baseball field for the Fire Company.
Vote: All AYEs Motion carried.

On motion by Backus seconded by Stuendel the Town of Tompkins is considering to put in the paper about clean up days in May.
Vote: 3 AYEs 2 NAYs Motion carried

On motion by Stuendel seconded by Buttel it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for April 2009 as follows;
General Fund: $ 2,735.99
Highway Fund:$87,589.27
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

The meeting was adjourned at 10.25pm..

Sandra M Gardepe
Town Clerk

Next meeting will be on May 11 2009 at the Town Meeting Room, Trout Creek,
NY.

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One Comment

  1. Hey Carl,
    The site looks great, keep up the good work.It is nice to see someone putting an extra effort into something outside of the box.


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