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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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