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Monthly Archives: July 2009

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.


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


  1. Ronald VanValkenburg-Hwy Superintendent
  2. Nancy Roberts – absent

Pledge to the flag was led by Ron VanValkenburg

On motion by  Buttel seconded by LaTourette it was moved to approve the minutes of the May 11,2009  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.


Bullock Hill Rd approximately 25pipes were changed. Ditching is done. Concrete blocks, price was right 3’ $25 and 6’ $50.Tim Bennets check, Supervisor will put a stop payment on said check and issue a new check. On 6/12/09 Tim LaTourette will oversee the cutting and chipping of branches by the  ballfield. Mark Layton came and changed the lights in the Hwy Building. Stone is all here. We got the blue book o the ice storm $74,646.61. The gravel bank, they are now crushing gravel after a few problems were solved.

Reports- Planning Board- re Town Clerk

Separate paper no report

Reports- Supervisor:

  1. Terms of office 2-4 yrs.  On motion by LaTourette seconded by Backus it was moved to have individual propositions for the term change from 2-4 yrs for Supervisor, Town Clerk, Tax Collector and Hwy Superintendent.   Vote All AYEs  Motion carried.
  2. On motion by LaTourette seconded by Backus it was moved to appoint Angela Porpora to the Planning  Board.  Vote: 4 AYEs  1 proxy AYE   Motion carried.
  3. Adding on to our Building.   Tabled until next meeting.
  4. Summer help 1-2?   The  Board decided on 2 people for summer help.
  5. Signs for the Town Hall and Town Hwy Building  Tabled until next meeting.

Talked about the desk in my office.

Supervisor Layton will call Russ Thurston about the painting of the doors..

The Board decided to put the Cannonsville Cemetery money into a 3 month CD.

Ron VanValkenburg will look at N Dry Brook Cemetery washout.


Supervisor Layton read a letter that Wayne Marshfield (Hamden Supervisor)wrote to the youth Bureau about the reduction of money received from the State.

The Town of Tompkins will turn over their money that we get from the State to the Tri Town  Boys and Girls club.

Union negotiations have been changed to June 23,2009 @ 5:30pm.

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

General Fund: $10,054,03

Highway Fund:$56,139.71

Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

Reading back of the minutes:

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

Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:25pm.

Sandra M Gardepe

Town Clerk

Next meeting will be on July 13,2009 at the Town Meeting Room, Trout Creek,