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Monthly Archives: July 2011

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. Howard Buttel-Councilperson
  3. Tim LaTourette – Councilperson

 

Others:

  1. Ronald VanValkenburg-Hwy Superintendent
  2. Michelle Phoenix- Town Clerk
  3. Stacie Sovocool – Town Resident
  4. Shelly Johnson – Delaware Co. Planning
  5. Antoine Faison – New Town Resident

 

Pledge to the flag was led by Tim LaTourette

 

Minutes Approval:

On motion by Buttel, seconded by LaTourette, it was moved to approve the minutes of the Board meeting held on May 9, 2011.

Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried.

On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve the minutes of the Public Hearing regarding Proposal of establishment of Sewer District in the Hamlet of Trout Creek held on May 23, 2011.

Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried.

On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve the minutes of the Public Hearing regarding the Sewer Use Law held May 23, 2011.

Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried.

On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve the minutes of the Public Hearing regarding Proposed resolution 2011-14 regarding disallowing NYC/DEC Acquisition of land in fee and acquisition of conservation easement within the 1997 MOA Designated Hamlet area of Trout Creek held  May 23, 2011. [See below for passage of Resolution 2011-14.]

Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried.

 

Monthly Financial Reports:

Town Clerks Report:

On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to receive, approve and place on file the Town Clerk’s May’s monthly report.

Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

Supervisor’s Report:

On motion by LaTourette seconded by Buttel it was moved to receive, approve and place on file the Supervisor’s Financial Report.

Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

Guest Speakers:

Shelly Johnson – Delaware Co. Planning

Shelly appeared in front of the board to inquire on their decision on resolution 14-2011.  After further discussion a motion was made by Buttel seconded by Layton to approve resolution 14–2011

Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried

 

Stacey Sovocool – Town Resident

Stacey stated that the Village of Walton is now charging non-Walton residents for swimming lessons.  She asked the board if the Town would be willing to pay for Town of Tompkins’ children to attend these classes with the cost of $45 per session per child.  After much discussion a Motion was made by Buttel seconded by LaTourette to check into this issue and to authorize Layton to make final decision on whether the Town would pay for Town of Tompkins’ children to attend swimming lessons for summer of 2011, due the fact that lessons start before next regular Town Board meeting

Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried

Other Reports:

Report – Planning Board

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Report – Assessor

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Report – Highway Superintendent

  1. There was no auction in Otego so the old York rake was put online for an internet auction
  2. White 1 Ton is running good at this point; some of the work has been paid through General Motors but not all.
  3. 2005 went to country club for a check engine and service air bag light being on.
  4. International is at Ben Funk for valve adjustments and other repairs
  5. Started laying down Calcium on roads
  6. Flood damage – Declared disaster for April 26 – May 8th 2011, working on damage figures
  7. Hauled gravel – Board should consider putting in budget, crushing more stone in 2012
  8. Doing ditch work, fixing signs, mowing, chipping and cold patching.
  9. Work being done on Higley Rd, Higley Spur and Bobs Brook Rd.
  10. Have received the permits for the pipe work needing to be done on Pine Swamp and Gray Rd.
  11. Questioned on hiring summer help. After much discussion a Motion was made by Buttel seconded by LaTourette to allow Ron to hire 2 employees for the summer of 2011 season.

Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried.

  1.  Tractor and Mower are not in yet.
  2. Grit Pile – need to build it back up.

 

Report – Dog Control Officer

1. Enumeration is Complete

 

Report- Supervisor

  1. Questioned Ron if all stone has come in, Ron stated Yes
  2. NAPA in Delhi gives discounts to County and Towns, Advised Ron to check in to this next time needing to place order through NAPA
  3. Addition will not be completed by BOCES by the end of school year. Floors need to be done, after much discussion a motion was made by LaTourette, 2nd by Buttel to have Layton go ahead and get estimates and have flooring completed.

Vote: All Ayes – Motion Carried

  1. Linda Scott 60 days is up and she is doing a great job and states she is willing to stay, Motion to raise Linda’s pay to $12/hr by Layton seconded by LaTourette

Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried

 

Correspondence

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Other

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On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for May 9, 2011 as follows: General Fund: $ 5882.10, Highway Fund: $ 73,944.65,

Capital Fund: $ 5248.20

Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

Reading back of the minutes:

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

Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to adjourn meeting at 8:15 pm.

Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

Next meeting will be at 7pm on July11, 2011 at the Town Meeting Room, Trout Creek, NY.

 

Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins
Town Clerk

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Town of Tompkins

Public Hearing Meeting

Proposed establishment of a Sewer District in the hamlet of Trout Creek

Date:  May 23, 2011

 

Attended by:

Bill Layton, Town Supervisor

Peggy Backus, Councilperson

Howard Buttel, Councilperson

Carl Stuendel, Councilperson

Michele Phoenix, Town Clerk

Gail Crane, Deputy Town Clerk

Nancy Roberts, Town Bookkeeper

Ron VanValkenburg, Highway Superintendent

Kevin Young, Attorney, Young Sommer

Nate Hendricks, CWC

Timothy Cox, CWC

Chris Kinney, Townsperson

Rhonda Stanton, Townsperson

David Stanton, Townsperson

Shelly Johnson, Delaware County Planning

Charles Koehler, Townsperson

Terry Lambrecht, Townsperson

Donald Dumond, Jr., Townsperson

Andy Tomao, Townsperson

Alberta Hornbeck, Townsperson

 

Meeting opened at:  6:00 PM by Bill Layton.

Pledge to flag led by Howard Buttel

Attorney Kevin Young read resolution to establish a Sewer District in the hamlet of Trout Creek.  He indicated the Pete Reynolds property was defined as community Septic System.   It was explained the Town would be responsible to pump tanks.  Tanks would be provided by CWC.  The Sewer District would be 100% funded by the CWC.  A Vote to adopt the Sewer District and resolution being adopted allows for septic tanks to be installed at the homeowner’s property.  Nothing is done without the homeowner’s permission.  Lamont will contact all homeowners regarding tank installation.

Chris Kinney voiced concern regarding the flooding that occurs in the proposed site A.  Chris was wondering if the repair of the creek is included in the plan.  Nate Hendricks, CWC indicated Lamont Engineering has the same concerns.  Problem with the creek started with the flood of 1996.  DEP storm water Wastewater Design Group has a meeting scheduled.  DEP will be reviewing their concerns with the flooding.  Nate assured everyone that nothing would go forward without the flooding problem being reviewed and analyzed prior to final plan being established.

Carl Stuendel made a motion, seconded by Howard Buttel, to pass a resolution to establish a Sewer District in the hamlet of Trout Creek.  [Resolution 2011-13]

VOTE:  All AYEs, Motion Carried

Meeting closed at 6:24 PM

 

Gail Crane
Town of Tompkins
Deputy Town Clerk

 

Town Of Tompkins

Public Hearing Meeting

Proposed establishment of a Sewer Use Law

Date:  May 23, 2011

[same attendees as listed above]

Meeting opened at:  6:25 PM by Bill Layton.

Pledge to the flag was performed in the earlier Public Hearing Meeting of 5/23/2011

 

In general, the adoption of local law 2011-1 Sewer Use Law as applicable to the Sewer District of the Hamlet of Trout Creek specifies the costs, design, and environmental requirements.

 

The floor was opened for discussion.  No comments made by the public.

 

Motion made by Carl Stuendel, seconded by Peggy Backus, to adopt local law 2011-1 Sewer Use Law for the Town of Tompkins.

 

Vote – All AYEs, Motion Carried

 

[July 5, 2011: According to the Town Clerk, Michelle Phoenix, there is a resolution, Resolution 2011-12, associated with the adoption of this local law.]

 

Gail Crane
Town of Tompkins
Deputy Clerk

 

 

Town of Tompkins

Agenda – Public Hearing Meeting

Proposed resolution to Disallow NYC/DEP’s Acquisition of land in fee and acquisition of conservation easements within the 1997 MOA Designated Hamlet Area of Trout Creek

Date:  May 23, 2011

[same attendees as listed above]

Meeting opened at:  7:00 PM by William Layton

Pledge to flag led by Howard Buttel was performed in the earlier Public Hearing Sessions.

 

Gail Crane read the meeting notice as was published in the Walton Reporter.

 

Kevin Young, Attorney explained the 1997 MOA and explained that NYC has been authorized to purchase 105,000 acres of additional lands.  The 1997 MOA defines the boundaries affecting the Hamlet of Trout Creek.  It was explained that this meeting is about whether or not NYC can purchase land within the Hamlet.

 

Andrew Tomao questioned what the Hamlet of Trout Creek included.  Shelly Johnson, Delaware County Planning, displayed a map of the Hamlet.

Discussion ensured with Donald Dumond, Jr. regarding his land which is partially located within the Hamlet and he was wondering if the hamlet was being extended.   Kevin Young indicated the sale of land in the Hamlet was determined by tax map number and if the tax map number was in the Hamlet then Mr. Dumond’s property is ruled by the map.

 

The comment period ends on May 27, 2011 on this Proposed Resolution.  The resolution may be adopted by the Town Board at the June Board Meeting.  Shelly Johnson, Delaware County Planning requires 3 certified copies of the resolution restricting NYC/DEP land acquisition in Hamlet once the resolution is passed.

 

Motion by Peggy Backus, seconded by Howard Buttel, to close meeting.  Meeting closed at 7:40 PM.

 

 

Gail Crane
Town of Tompkins
Deputy Town Clerk