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The Public Hearing concerning amending the Subdivision rules was called to order at 7:00pm. On motion by Buttel seconded by Backus it was moved to amend the Subdivision rule on design standards for screened gravel with a 4” base. Also to add October 20, 2009 to the front of the Subdivision rules.   Vote:All AYEs    Motion carried

 

Addendum – this has to be approved by the County Planning Board to be final.

 

On motion by Stuendel seconded by LaTourette it was moved to close the Public Hearing and open the regular meeting at 7:10pm.

 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town of Tompkins Town Board was called to order at 7:10 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
  4. Mary Lou and Charles Koehler
  5. Sabastian D’Agate

 

Pledge to the Flag was led by Peggy Backus

 

On motion by LaTourette seconded by Backus it was moved to approve the minutes of the September 28, 2009 meeting as each member had received a copy.

Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried.

 

On motion by LaTourette seconded by Layton 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. Been working on Dryden Brook Rd- Cutting trees, clearing stumps and ditching.
  2. Trucks are equipped with winter tires.
  3. Truck radiator, got the leak fixed. New radiator prices are aluminum $800 Copper $1000-1100.
  4. Dana is still working on the broom.
  5. Garbage- trying to stay within fire regulations. Ron VanValkenburg will check with Al Negrin to see if he will pick up the garbage.
  6. Supervisor Layton will ask John Reynolds about abandoning Rock rift Rd.
  7. Motor oil-should we change suppliers. Superintendent will get prices.
  8. Needs pad 14’x20’ (approximately $3690) for our cold patch- On motion by Buttel seconded by LaTourette it was moved to build the pad.  Vote: All AYEs  Motion carried.
  9. DEC came and inspected the Highway garage and fuel tanks for contaminants. Fuel tanks needed to be cleaned.

 

Reports- Planning Board- re Town Clerk

Separate paper No report.

 

Reports- Supervisor

  1. Signs for cemeteries- cancel until next year.
  2. Cleaning person-  On motion by Stuendel seconded by Buttel it was moved to hire both applicants Chris McLaughlin and Vickey Hornbeck if Carol Seward doesn’t want to come back. Vote: All AYEs  Motion carried.
  3. Signs are up and Deb Fleming is sending back $100 as she made a mistake and charged for 2 double sided signs instead of 1 single and 1 double sided.
  4. Supervisor Layton and the Board sent Helen Zandt a letter about the school house and a letter from the Delaware County Historical Society—See attached letters.
  5. On motion by Layton seconded by Buttel it was moved to send Nancy Roberts to school for Advanced Government Accounting.  Vote: All AYEs  Motion carried.
  6. We received $900 – Money for fuel from the Fire Department
  7. October 26, 2009 at 7:00pm meeting with the Board, Supervisor Brenda Thurston DCO and Town Clerk.
  8. Nancy Roberts looked up prices for property tags—300 for $60 per hundred.

 

Nancy Roberts went over the financials with the Board.

 

Other- Budget for 2010  On motion by Buttel seconded by Stuendel it was moved to approve the Preliminary Budget for 2010.  Vote: All AYEs    Motion carried.  There will be a public hearing to approve the Budget for 2010 on Nov 5, 2009 at 7pm.

 

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

General Fund: $  7,982.71

Highway Fund:$97,860.37

Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

 

Reading back of the minutes:

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

Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00pm.

 

Sandra M Gardepe

Town Clerk

 

Next meeting will be on Nov 5, 2009 at the Town Meeting Room, Trout Creek, NY.

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