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The regular monthly meeting of the Town of Tompkins Town Board was called to order at 7:01 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. Brian Albanese – Town Resident


Pledge to the flag was led by Tim LaTourette.


Guest Speakers:
Brian Albanese – Present for observation


Minutes Approval:
On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve the minutes of the September 9, 2013 Board Meeting.
Vote: 4 AYEs – Buttel, LaTourette, Backus & Layton
1 Abstain – Stuendel
Motion Carried.



Monthly Financial Reports:
Town Clerk / Tax Collector Report:
On motion by Buttel, seconded by Backus, it was moved to receive, approve and place on file the Town Clerk/Tax Collector monthly report for September 2013.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.


Supervisor’s Report:
On motion by Buttel, seconded by Backus, it was moved to receive, approve and place on file the Supervisor’s monthly financial Audit dated October 15, 2013.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.



Other Reports:
Planning Board – Planning Board minutes for June, July and August were presented to the board for review.  [cfs: Click HERE for a PDF that contains the June 13, July 11, and Aug 8, 2013 PB minutes.]


Assessor – October’s Monthly report was provided for board to review.


Highway Superintendent –

  1. County snow plowing agreement has been received from the County. Ron stated he spoke with Wayne Reynolds and told him he feels the Town does not get paid enough for the winter road maintenance that is done.
  2. The 2004 one ton needs to go out for bid. Ron will get all specs and quotes on what it is worth. Tim, Howie and Ron will get together to come up with a sales price and to discuss what steps should take for the sale.
  3. Working roads – Readburn had 126 loads of gravel placed which did not cover the entire road but made it smoother then it was.
  4. Carroll Hill – Rip Rab and gravel of about 250-260 ft had been placed. Received the stone from Tim Bennett. The job is done and should be covered by FEMA.
  5. Roods Creek – Boarding Deposit line, ditching and gravel has been put down.
  6. Working of roads is most likely done for this year due to weather change. If weather permits there is a possibility of putting a pipe in on Dry brook.
  7. All the roads that had had 2 inch put on are now all sealed.
  8. All Gravel is crushed
  9. The new 2014 Truck should be put into use within the next couple of days.
  10. Discussion took place about talking with LaFever to ask them to replacing the 6 loads of crushed gravel that the Town of Tompkins used to repair the damage on Chamberlin Brook road, from the time when LaFever did repairs on Chamberlin Brook (EWP Project) and damaged the road.


Report – Dog Control Officer –
3 Calls in September:
1 was a complain about a dog in a garbage
1 was about a dog chasing cattle
1 was about a missing dog.
All calls were settled.


Report- Supervisor –

  1. Board reviewed the tentative budget and before passing it as a Preliminary budget there were some questions for Nancy. Bill will call board with a date to meet again including Nancy to answer the questions.
  2. Reviewed the equipment schedule.



Received a thank you card from the Del. Co. Fair 5k run for sponsorship



* Discussion about Fire District coverage

* Proposal Letter from LVDV Operations Inc.
On motion by Buttel to accept and sign proposal from LVDV, 2nd by Backus
Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried

*Motion to accept and sign Change order #5 for the CWMP and Stormwater Retrofit Backus, Seconded by Layton
Vote: All AYES – Motion Carried

*Motion to pay approve and sign pay application #10 for CWMP by Layton, Seconded by Buttel
Vote: All AYES – Motion Carried



Abstract of Claims
On motion by Layton, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for September 9, 2013 as follows:
General Fund: $118,087.49
Highway Fund: $110,594.19
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.


Meeting adjourned at 9:37PM


Next month’s meeting will be changed to Thursday November 7, 2013 at 7:00pm.

Date: October 15, 2013
Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins
Town Clerk

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