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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

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Others:

  1. Ronald VanValkenburg-Hwy Superintendent
  2. Nancy Roberts Bookkeeper to the Supervisor
  3. Brenda Thurston Dog Control Officer

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Pledge to the flag was led by Timothy LaTourette

On motion by LaTourette   seconded by Stuendel     it was moved to approve the minutes of the           2010 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 Town Clerk’s monthly report.

Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

Reports – Superintendent

  1. Pat Hanley gets $63 per hour for repairs. This was in answer to the question about the bill on the 1995 Chevy.
  2. Work done- changed pipes, cut brush, did repairs, weed eating, and painted posts.
  3. Next week (19th) will be putting down 2 inches of pug mill mix on S Dry Brook Rd should take 2 days.
  4. Helped Masonville put down pug mill mix 7-12-2010.
  5. Readburn Rd ditching, cutting trees and brush.
  6. Put down gravel on Alger Rd, Carroll Hill Rd, Beers Rd, and Fletcher Hollow Rd.
  7. Took out a gravel bar by the bridge on Carroll Hill Rd.
  8. 3 Trucks went to Hanley’s to fix the AC. Broom AC needs fixing. Massey new clutch and bearings.
  9. Worked on Lookout Rd. Widened the entrance from Herrick Hollow Rd, took out a stone wall for better vision. Took out trees and made the turn around bigger and put down gravel.
  10. Put all brand new pipes on Lookout rd.
  11. The Superintendent will take the old computer over to the Hwy Department. We will check to see if there is a wireless connection available.

Dog Control Officer – Brenda Thurston spoke about the over population of dogs. The Delhi Shelter gave us some vouchers for spay and neutering. Need to have some fund raisers for more of the vouchers .Brenda needs permission from the Board to hold the fund raisers.  On motion by LaTourette seconded by Stuendel it was moved to give Brenda permission to hold the fund raisers for additional vouchers for spay and neutering.    Vote: All AYEs       Motion carried.

The money that is raised goes to the Delhi Shelter and they give out the vouchers.

On motion by Stuendel seconded by Layton it was moved to advance to Brenda up to $200 for gas for enumeration and trouble calls if necessary. Brenda will begin using a form for Enumeration and Trouble Calls and will turn in a monthly report.

Reports- Planning Board- re Town Clerk

The reports from May 13, 2010 and June 10, 2010 were read

Reports – Supervisor

  1. The Town’s Financial Statements and Budget Report were reviewed with the Board by Nancy Roberts, Bookkeeper to the Supervisor.  June Bank statements were not available as of now. There are potential shortfalls in Highway Dept income from Delaware County and NY City of an estimated $20,000 due to less snow plowing during the winter.  Potential budget overrun in Highway Equipment Repair.     On motion by Backus, seconded by LaTourette, it was moved to receive, approve and place on file the Supervisor’s report.   Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.
  2. Grant for the new addition- The Court Clerk gave the Supervisor a letter about a grant that the Town can apply for the new addition and courtroom equipment.  Court Clerk Lynne Carlstrom will do the paperwork for the grant when it becomes available.  On motion by Stuendel seconded by Layton it was moved to file for a grant from the Justice Department for new addition and courtroom equipment when it becomes available.    Vote: All AYEs       Motion carried
  3. Walton Fair Board sent a thank you letter to the Town for our donation towards the new horse barn.
  4. Teague land- the owner paid the taxes owed.
  5. The Supervisor told Mr. Wagner about what the Assessors said at our special meeting.
  6. On motion by Backus seconded by Stuendel it was moved to pay Charles Koehler $25 for trying to serve a summons.    Vote: All AYEs            Motion carried.
  7. Correspondence – None
  8. The summons on the property (tax map #227.1-1-11) that Mr. Koehler attempted to serve was discussed at length by the Board.

On motion by Backus seconded   by LaTourette   it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for July 12, 2010 as follows:       General Fund: $ 4,933.95        Highway Fund:$23,012.82

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.

On motion by Layton seconded by Buttel the meeting was adjourned at 8:45pm.

Sandra M. Gardepe

Town Clerk

Next meeting will be on August 9, 2010 at the Town Meeting Room, Trout Creek, NY.

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The special 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. Nancy Roberts –  Bookkeeper to the Supervisor
  2. Joseph Reynolds-Bldg. Inspector
  3. Joyce Ottens-Assessor
  4. Walt Ottens

The Board asked the Assessor Joyce Ottens several questions regarding how property is assessed. Joyce Ottens will be at the next grievance day.

a-      The assessment rate is 6%.

b-      For example 6 acres split from a 50 acre parcel. The assessment will not be a percentage it will be based on what the person paid for the 6 acres.

c-      Assessment for a new building includes cost of the building and materials used, well, septic, foundation and electric. Assessment will be what the cost to build was.

The Building Inspector may pick up differences in houses when he inspects.  Property (tax map #248.-1-12.2) is assessed at $90,000 and was the subject of comparison to other homes at the Grievance Day meeting. This may have been a partial assessment and will be revisited. After July 1, 2010 when the final roll has been filed for the property cannot be changed. Class codes do not really mean a lot regarding the assessment. If a land owner takes their assessment to court, the assessor goes to represent the Town.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30pm.

Sandra M Gardepe

Town Clerk

Next meeting will be on July 12, 2010 at the Town Meeting Room, Trout Creek, NY.