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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.


  1. William Layton – Supervisor
  2. Howard Buttel – Councilperson
  3. Tim LaTourette – Councilperson
  4. Peggy Backus – Councilperson
  5. Carl Stuendel – Councilperson



  1. Ronald VanValkenburg – Hwy Superintendent
  2. Michelle Phoenix – Town Clerk
  3. Nancy Roberts – Bookkeeper to the supervisor
  4. Willy & Ann Wood – Town residents
  5. Chris Yacobucci – Lamont Engineers
  6. Chris Slonker – Mang Insurance Group


Pledge to the flag was led by Peggy Backus


Guest Speakers:
Chris Slonker – Supplied the board with the 2013 Commercial Insurance proposal for the board to review.
Chris Yacobucci – Chris discussed with the board the status of the waste water management project.


Minutes Approval:
On motion by Stuendel, seconded by Backus, it was moved to approve the minutes of the Board meeting held on November 8, 2012.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried.


Monthly Financial Reports:
Town Clerk’s Report:
On motion by Stuendel, seconded by Backus, it was moved to receive, approve and place on file the Town Clerk’s monthly report for November 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 Stuendel, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to receive, approve and place on file the Supervisor’s December 10, 2012 Financial Report.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.
On motion by Stuendel to 2nd by Buttel to transfer $2815.83 from the TA200 to the General fund.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.


Other Reports:
Report – Planning Board – Copy of the September 13, 2012, was presented to the board to review.
[Click HERE for a PDF of the PB Meeting Minutes.]

Report – Assessor – A copy of the December’s report was presented for the board to review.

Report – Highway Superintendent

  1. Colchester has picked up the 1989 International and paid $18,000.
  2. The Sander has been purchased by Deposit for $3200.00
  3. Done hauling grit for this year and have only spent half the budget for grit.
  4. All trucks have been washed and waxed and minor repairs done.
  5. Equipment has been put in the creamery.
  6. Dana Wagner is going to make some corner post for the dump boxes that are rusting out.
  7. Ron would like to have the boxes and frames painted on the 4 trucks and use the money from the sale of the 1989 international, Ron will get quotes.
  8. Ron would like to replace both 1 tons.
  9. The 2006 International (John’s Truck) the waste gate on the turbo went and they are awaiting parts.

Report – Dog Control Officer

  1. Received a call from a resident stating she had seen a black and white dog running around on their property and was trying to get a hold of it for the DCO.  Never heard anymore back.
  2. Resident on Pines Swamp called stating they were missing a Great Dane
  3. Received a call from Del. Co. Sheriff Dept. requesting DCO assistance if needed with dogs, Sheriff called back stated no need for DCO assistance.
  4. Received another call from owners of missing Great Dane stating they feel neighbors up the road have their dog. They were told to contact Masonville DCO because the neighbors are not in Town of Tompkins District.
  5. Received a call from Resident on Dryden about their missing dog.

Report- Supervisor

  1. Received a letter from Bob Beebe stating that Mr. Paparella will be having a meeting soon about the litigation issues and issues will be resolved. Board members discussed that they need to make a decision soon on if they wanted to go with Beebe’s proposal or the CWC’s.
  2. Linda Ramsey advised Bill that employees have the option to use direct deposit if desired.
  3. 1 of the new “welcome to the Town of Tompkins” signs has been installed and is across the road from Lloyd Backus residence on 206. Bill has contacted the Walton Reporter to have a story and picture done with the sign and Hanna Wagner.
  4. Resolution 26-2012 – On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Backus. to adopt the amended subdivisions regulations after having conducted a SEQR review asserting there will be no environmental impact that result from these amendments.
    Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.




Correspondence: – None


Town Clerk stated that she has received the new Town Clerk and Tax Collection software and training from BAS and was pleased with what she has done so far with the program. Michelle will not officially start using the program until January 1, 2013


Abstract of Claims
On motion by Buttel, seconded by LaTourette, it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for December 10, 2012 as follows:
General Fund: $12626.98
Highway Fund: $35982.85
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.


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


Meeting Adjourned at 10:15pm

The meeting for January 14, 2013 will be held at the Town Meeting Room, at 6:00pm Trout Creek, NY


Date: December 10, 2012
Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins
Town Clerk

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