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Call to Order:  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
  3. Peggy Backus-Councilperson
  4. Howard Buttel-Councilperson
  5. Timothy LaTourette-Councilperson


  1. Ronald VanValkenburg – Hwy Superintendent
  2. Nancy Roberts – Bookkeeper
  3. Brenda Thurston – Dog Control Officer
  4. Jennifer Wallens – County Planning Board
  5. Gale Neale – County Soil and Water
  6. Zack Thomas

Pledge to the flag was led by Ron VanValkenburg.

Minutes Approval: On motion by Buttel seconded by LaTourette, it was moved to approve the minutes of the April 12, 2010 meeting as each member had received a copy.

Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried.

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

Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

Delaware Watershed Stream Management Grant Program

Gale Neale and Jennifer Wallens spoke about the grant program. The Town will be the first to file for applications. After that landowners can contact the Town with their projects.

We need a primary person and a secondary person for the Project Advisory Committee (PAC).Howard Buttel will be primary and Ron VanValkenburg will be secondary temporarily. The Town figures that we have four (4) projects. Applications a due by June 1, 2010.

Reports- Highway Superintendent, Ron VanValkenburg

1 All the gravel from the gravel bank is now behind the Highway Building

2 The sweeping of the roads is all done

3 The 2010 pickup is now on the road

4 We have been hauling grit

5  Scott’s truck went to Milton Cat, they put a new turbo on it

6 Have been cutting brush on S Dry Brook Rd

7 Ron and his crew attended a mining permit class on May 102010 for 8 Hours

8  Sealing roads $14,000 per mile

1984 Truck Bids:

Zack Thomas                                                   $361.99    Accepted

Tim Oralls                                                        $327.10

Marty Built INC                                                $265.50

Dave Sabin                                                       $250.99

Bids for Crushing gravel: Price per ton:

RMS Gravel                                                   $2.65

Carver Sand and Gravel                              $2.83

E&R Popes                                                    $3.00

Seward Sand and Gravel                             $2.40   Accepted

Alec Cole Excavating and Paving                $3.17

Reports- Planning Board, by Town Clerk:

No report

Reports- Supervisor, Bill Layton

1-      Violence in the Work place    The policy has been posted in the Highway  Building and the Town Hall

2-      Addition- had a special meeting 4-27-2010     Tabled until further no0tice

3-      Kingsbury Summons status     Subject was granted another 30 days to cleanup

4-      Sharing Agreement Policy      On motion by LaTourette seconded by Backus it was moved approve the proposed Sharing Agreement Policy    Vote: All AYEs    Motion carried

5-      On motion by LaTourette seconded by Stuendel it was moved to donate $100 to the Delaware County Fair for the 4H Horse Barn fund       Vote: All AYEs      Motion carried

6-      NYS Suit against INTEL        On motion by Stuendel seconded by Buttel it was moved that we will not participate in the suit against INTEL     Vote: All AYEs  Motion carried

7-      Walton Hospital Grant        On motion by Backus seconded by Stuendel it was moved that the Supervisor and the Board sign the letter to approve the grant for Walton Hospital     Vote: All AYEs         Motion carried

8-      Delaware County Firefighter’s Association       On motion by Buttel seconded by Backus it was moved to donate $100 to the training fund       Vote: All AYEs

Nancy Roberts went over the financials with the Board

Abstract of Claims:

On motion by Backus seconded by Layton it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for May 2010 as follows:

General Fund:    $3,733.18

Highway Fund:  $ 58,972.48

Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

Reading back of the minutes:

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

Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

Adjourn:  The meeting was adjourned at 9:33 PM.

Sandra M Gardepe

Town Clerk

Next meeting will be on June 14, 2010, 7:00 PM, at the Town Meeting Room, Trout Creek, NY.

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