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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. Howard Buttel – Councilperson
  3. Tim LaTourette – Councilperson
  4. Peggy Backus – Councilperson
  5. Carl Stuendel – Councilperson

 

Others:

  1. Ronald VanValkenburg – Hwy Superintendent
  2. Michelle Phoenix – Town Clerk
  3. Nancy Roberts – Bookkeeper to the supervisor
  4. Joe Tarantino – Town Resident
  5. John Shelton – Town Resident
  6. Duane Spilde – Town Resident

 

Pledge to the flag was led by Peggy Backus

 

Guest Speakers:
 
John Shelton – Town Resident
John approached the board questioning if the board would approve the Shelton’s haying the fields behind the Store and Creamery. On motion by Layton, seconded by LaTourette, it was moved to approve Shelton’s haying this summer season behind the Store and Creamery.

Vote: All AYE’s – Motion Carried

 

Joe Tarantino – Town Resident
Mr. Tarantino approached the board questioning what their decision was with putting dust oil on Chamberlin Brook Rd. After much discussion between the board and Mr. Tarantino it was decided that Ron will follow up on questions and will come back to board with the options available at that time Bill Layton will report to Mr. Tarantino on the decisions.

 

Duane Spilde
Duane introduced himself to the board. Duane is a resident of Granton Mountain Rd off of Faulkner Rd.

 

Minutes Approval:

On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve the minutes of the Board meeting held on May 14, 2012.

Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried.

 

 

Monthly Financial Reports:

Town Clerk’s Report:

On motion by Backus, seconded by LaTourette, it was moved to receive, approve and place on file the Town Clerk’s monthly report for May 2012.

Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

 

Supervisor’s Report:

The Town’s monthly financial report was presented by Nancy Roberts and reviewed by the board

On motion by Buttel, seconded by LaTourette, it was moved to receive, approve and place on file the Supervisor’s June 11, 2012 Financial Report.

Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

 

Other Reports:

Report – Planning Board
None

 

Report – Assessor
None

 

Report – Highway Superintendent

  1. East view Rd. and Higley Rd. are ready to have a two inch topping of pug mill laid down.
  2. Pipes have been changed; running boom mower; a phone box was hit while using boom mower on Higley Rd.
  3. Hauled gravel from Afton
  4. Some odd jobs have been done.
  5. Working on Readburn and had replaced a pipe.
  6. Fixed a head wall on Mormon Hollow Rd.
  7. Purchased stacking stones for walls from Tim Bennett.
  8. Ron questioned if there was a way to find out if the water softener unit could supply water to the bays. When washing trucks, they have noticed water spots and can’t remove them.  He thinks the spotting could be mineral residues coming from the untreated water.  The board suggested that Ron test his hypothesis (wash a few trucks with treated water to see if the spotting is eliminated) before we change any plumbing in the shop.
  9. New truck is at Wayne’s Welding.
  10. Summer help – Morgan Layton and Tyler Brizzee will be starting on June 25th.
  11. Ron questioned if there was money in budget for sealing roads cost will be apx. $17,000 per mile.
  12. Graydon Dutcher (Stream Program Coordinator at Delaware County SWCD) stated that there will be 5 road projects paid for through EWP and they will be done in the fall
  13. Received FEMA paperwork (blue book) for two Tropical Storm Lee projects totaling $18,000.

 

Report – Dog Control Officer

  1. Received a report of a missing dog on Upper Loomis.
  2. Picked up a dog on June 3rd on Dryden and took it to Crescent Pet Lodge (Oneonta). The owners redeemed the dog. Questioned on who will bill the fee for picking up dogs. Board agreed the Town Clerk would do this.
  3. Tried numerous times to contact the Judge to discuss the summons that may be going out for unlicensed dogs. Unable to make contact.

 

Report- Supervisor

  1. Joe Reynolds provided a list of new fees for building permits to Bill Layton. After much discussion the board feels they can’t approve them at this time.
  2. New Flags have been purchased and hung through Town.
  3. Emergency Response Plan has been submitted to the town from Judy Pangman/Lamont. After much discussion the board could not approve it at that time.
  1. On motion by Backus, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve resolution 21-2012 for the Town to allow property tax map # 227.-1-5.00 located off of State Highway 206 to be used for the Wastewater Treatment Facility provided that the Town receives $38,500 from the Tompkins Sewer District pursuant to CWC and the subject property will be used and maintained by the Tompkins Sewer District. The fund used to complete this transaction is surplus funds pursuant to Town law Section 82. Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried
  2. Town Signs – Received an email mail from Deb Flemming with sign layouts designed by Hanna Wagner. Deb would like to set up a meeting with Hanna to discuss the designs.
  3. Picture’s – Bill Contacted Rachel’s Framing in Delhi and explained what the Town was looking for. She will contact Bill back with prices.

 

 

Correspondence
None

 

Other
None

 

Abstract of Claims

On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Backus, it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for June 11, 2012 as follows:
General Fund: $4651.23
Highway Fund: $14,167.08

Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

 

Reading back of the minutes:

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

Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried

 

The meeting was adjourned at 9:07pm

 

Next meeting will be at 7:00 pm on July 9, 2012 at the Town Meeting Room, Trout Creek, NY.

 

Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins
Town Clerk

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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. Howard Buttel- Councilperson
  3. Tim LaTourette – Councilperson
  4. Peggy Backus – Councilperson
  5. Carl Stuendel – Councilperson

 

Others:

  1. Ronald VanValkenburg – Hwy Superintendent
  2. Michelle Phoenix – Town Clerk
  3. Nancy Roberts – Bookkeeper to the supervisor
  4. Rosemary Roberts – Representative for J & P Decker
  5. Tiffany Hood – Student of Walton Central School
  6. Morgan Layton – Student of Walton Central School
  7. Carolyn Butler – Student of Walton Central School
  8. Joe Tarantino – Town Resident
  9. Mike Beers – Student of Walton Central School

 

Pledge to the flag was led by Morgan Layton

 

Minutes Approval:

On motion by Stuendel, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve the minutes of the Board meeting held on April 9, 2012.

Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried.

 

Monthly Financial Reports:

Town Clerk’s Report:

On motion by Buttel, seconded by LaTourette, it was moved to receive, approve and place on file the Town Clerk’s monthly report for April 2012.

Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

 

Supervisor’s Report:

The Town’s monthly financial report was reviewed by the board

On motion by Stuendel, seconded by LaTourette, it was moved to receive, approve and place on file the Supervisor’s May 14, 2012 Financial Report.

Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

 

Guest Speakers:

Joe Tarantino – Town Resident

Mr. Tarantino addressed the board with issues of dust that is covering his residence on Chamberlain Brook. Mr. Tarantino stated in the past couple year’s calcium has been applied to control the dust but it does not seem to be working and it is getting costly to clean the dust off his buildings, he asked why the Town couldn’t go back to using oil. He stated he is not looking for the town to spend a lot of money on the road just a remedy to the dust issues. Ron stated that for some reason oil is not being used much anymore by any towns. Ron also stated he would check with Suit Kote but will not guarantee anything else can be done. Bill suggested Ron get a price comparison between calcium and oil and the town could then see what the best cost effective resolution to this matter could be.

 

Rosemary Roberts – Representative for Paula and John Decker

Rosemary approached the board with maps she had received from the County and stated that she has not been able to come across a Title for the property that was sold to the state from the county.

After much discussion the board advised Rosemary Roberts to contact the state and see if they had the title she was looking for. Bill also advised Rosemary Roberts she would have to contact Rob Panasci and Chris Yaccobuci with any further matters that involve the sewer system.

 

 

Other Reports:

Report – Planning Board

Planning board Minutes for April 12, 2012 where provided for all board members to review.

(Click HERE for PDF of PB Meeting Minutes.)

 

Report – Assessor

None

 

Report – Highway Superintendent

  1. Received from FEMA or will be receiving from FEMA for disasters declared in our town:
    DR-4031‑ Hathaway Pond, Franskevicz Rd, Dryden, Readburn, Chase Brook, and LaTourette Rd.
    DR-1993(May 2011 Ice Storm) – Received for Dry Brook & Gray Rd. 4020 received apx. $22,000. Have heard nothing regarding the Pine Swamp area PW.

    The project worksheets that have been presented to FEMA for DR-1993, DR-4020 (Hurricane Irene), and DR-4031 (Tropical Storm Lee) come to a total      of $83.628.35. Federal amount $62,721.28 (75%).  We have received $48,000 in payments as of 5/14/2012.

  2. Filled out paperwork from FEMA
  3. Equipment for last month that has been worked on is the Roller and Broom.
  4. Cold Patched
  5. Cut Brush
  6. Cleaned some roads with Broom
  7. 22 road cones were stolen from Eastview Rd. Since then12 were found in a ditch.
  8. All equipment has been waxed.
  9. Gravel has been crushed
  10. Two EWP projects 100% paid: Pine Swamp $265,326 and Chamberlin Brook $45,888.  Three projects (of which Town pays 25%) are
    two on Readburn for $29,464 and $62,128 and
    one on Rock Rift for $33,722.
  11. Brush cut, Ditch work, changed pipe and laid gravel on East view Rd.
  12. Summer help – Ron questioned Board as to if one or two people will be hired. Board agreed that they will hire 2 as in the past. The County may only pay for one.
  13. Chips – if town wants partial payment paperwork needs to be mailed by May 16.
  14. Del Co Emergency Services sent out a letter stating fire departments will now only be toned out to trees down if there is a life threat.

 

 

Report – Dog Control Officer

  1. Tried to contact the Judge about summons to be issued but has yet to make contact.

 

 

Report- Supervisor

  1. Ethics policy – Are being handed out and employees need to sign when they receive them
  2. Wood Policy – After much discussion the Board agreed to use a modified version of the county policy.  The policy will be wrote up and brought back to next month’s meeting.
  3. Town employees may be able to get discount glasses through a program through Leather stocking. When more info available Bill will provide it to employees.
  4. Printer – Nancy stated she called everybody and when she went to order the printer she found it was no longer on sale. The cost is $529. On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Layton it was approved to purchase the printer.  Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.
  5. The sign at the end of Cemetery Road was put up.
  6. Received a letter from a resident inquiring if the town would pay for their children to go to 4-H day camp for the summer with a cost of $175. The Board agreed this would be ok providing the same child going to the day camp does not also bill the town for swimming lessons.
  7. Pictures for Town Hall – Bill prices frames at AC Moore at $30 each. Bill will also check into Big M and the County Office Bldg and see where they have their pictures done and the cost.
  8. Flags – The town will purchase their own flags instead of going through the Legion.
  9. Health Insurance for Ron. On Motion by Stuendel, Seconded by LaTourette,  Ron’s contribution to health insurance will be 9% and that rate will be retroactive to the last pay period for Ron. Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.
  10. Bill will advise Linda of the new change in Ron’s insurance.
  11. The windows in the School house had been broke out, the people that had done it had been found and a letter was received from one of the persons with his apologies. The windows have been fixed.

 

 

Correspondence

Donation letter received from Delaware County Firefighters Association. After much discussion a motion by Layton, seconded by Stuendel to send $100 after Bill checks to see if it is Legal for Towns to send out donations. Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried.

 

Other

None

 

Abstract of Claims

On motion by Backus, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for May 14, 2012 as follows: General Fund: $7487.65, Highway Fund: $82,061.90

Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

 

Reading back of the minutes:

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

Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried

 

The meeting was adjourned at 9:15pm

 

Next meeting will be at 7:00 pm on June 11, 2012 at the Town Meeting Room, Trout Creek, NY.

 

 

Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins
Town Clerk