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The regular monthly meeting of the Town of Tompkins Town Board was called to order at 7:05 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. Joyce Ottens – Town of Tompkins Assessor
5. Walt Ottens
6. John Scofield – Town resident
7. Chris Yaccubucci – Lamont Engineers
8. Henry Lamont – Lamont Engineers

Pledge to the flag was led by Carl Stuendel

Guest Speakers:
John Scofield – John addressed the board with questions on if approval was needed for him to start a small engine repair shop on Dryden Road. The Board advised John there was no ordinance in the Town of Tompkins and there is nothing further he would need to do with the Town to start his business.

Joyce Ottens – Joyce advised the board she would be retiring on December 1, 2012, and that the board would needs to start looking for a person to replace her position.

Henry Lamont & Chris Yaccubucci – Lamont Engineers
Henry advised the board that they would need to start looking into hiring individual/company for operation and maintenance of the sewer system before its completion in 2014. Henry provided a brochure of a company he would recommend.

Minutes Approval:
On motion by Stuendel, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve the minutes of the Board meeting held on August 21, 2012.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried.

On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Layton, it was moved to approve the minutes of the Special Board meeting held on August 28, 2012.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried.

Monthly Financial Reports:
Town Clerk’s Report:
On motion by Backus, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to receive, approve and place on file the Town Clerk’s monthly report for August 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 LaTourette, seconded by Backus, it was moved to receive, approve and place on file the Supervisor’s September 10, 2012 Financial Report.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

Other Reports:
Report – Planning Board – None

Report – Assessor
Letter was presented by Joyce to each board member for their review.

Report – Highway Superintendent
1. $134,504 taken in by FEMA as of 9/4/2012
2. Spent a lot of time on Tower Mountain cutting limbs, boom mowing, cleaning ends of pipes and changed a driveway pipe.
3. Cold patching has been done in places
4. Hauled gravel from Afton to shop
5. Discussed how to get rid of 88 International
6. Bridge Street Bridge was taken over by the County.
7. Windfall and Abe Boice Road have had blacktop on end by RT 206
8. At the intersection of Gray and Finch Hollow Roads blacktop has been put on top of pipes.
9. Eastview and Higley Road have had gravel placed alongside of road.
10. The 2004 1 Ton engine light came on and complaints from the guys it’s not running correct so it’s been taken to Scoville Meno.
11. Chamberlin Brook, calcium had been spread on 7/12/2012 but has not been able to get the second shot done yet.
12. The new truck has arrived but has oil leak and has been sent to Oneonta to get that fixed.
13. Received a report from Councilman Buttel about a complaint from a land owner on Higley road, stating that when mowing alongside the road the crew had mowed 15 feet into the land owner’s field. Ron stated he knew his guys did not mow 15 feet into field.

Report – Dog Control Officer
Received one call in past month about lost dogs.
Harboring letters have been sent out.

Report- Supervisor
1. Town Signs – ½ the payment for the signs has been sent out.
2. LaFever would like to rent out rooms in creamery and the modular building.
3. Privacy fence at Town Building – Bill asked the Board’s thoughts on getting bushes.
4. County Pictrometry will cost the town $628.00
5. Assessor position will be put in the paper with requirements and run for one week and have resume submitted to Town Clerk prior to interviews. Interviews set up for October 9, 2012 at 6:00pm

Correspondence – None

Other:
Abstract of Claims
On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for September 10, 2012 as follows:
General Fund: $4152.22
Highway Fund: $21,039.95
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

Reading back of the minutes:
On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Backus, it was moved to accept the minutes as read back.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried

The meeting was adjourned at 9:48 pm

Next Regular meeting will be October 9, at7:00 in the Town Meeting Room, Trout Creek, NY.

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Budget meeting was called to order at 9:52PM

Tentative budget was presented by Nancy Roberts – Bookkeeper to the supervisor

On Motion by Buttel, seconded by LaTourette, it was moved to accept the tentative budget with marked changes made by the board.
Vote: All AYE – Motion Carried.

Bookkeeper will give the Town Clerk the tentative budget with changes to place on file.

Meeting adjourned at 12:06AM [Sept 11, 2012].

Date September 10, 2012
Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins
Town Clerk

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