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The regular monthly meeting of the Town of Tompkins Town Board was called to order at 7:03 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. Rick Ostrander – Village of Hancock Fire Commissioner
  2. Jim Rotzler – Chief Hancock Fire Department

 

Pledge to the flag was led by Carl Stuendel.

 

Guest Speakers:
Rick Ostrander & Jim Rotzler questioned why the Town of Tompkins Fire District would cover their district that the Hancock Fire Department is currently being paid to cover by the Town of Tompkins. After much discussion it was decided that both parties would come up with information involving this issue and the Board would contact Mr. Ostrander and invite them to a Town Board meeting sometime in March or April 2014 to discuss this further.

 

Minutes Approval:
On motion by Buttel, seconded by Layton, it was moved to approve the minutes of the October 15, 2013 Board Meeting.
Vote: 4 AYEs – Buttel, LaTourette, Backus & Layton
1 Abstain – Stuendel
Motion Carried.

 

On motion by Backus, seconded by LaTourette, it was moved to approve the minutes from the Special Budget meeting held on October 20, 2013
Vote: 4 AYEs – Buttel, LaTourette, Backus & Layton
1 Abstain – Stuendel
Motion Carried.

 

 

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

 

Supervisor’s Report Reviewed with the by Nancy Roberts, Bookkeeper –
On motion by Buttel, seconded by LaTourette, it was moved to receive, approve and place on file the Supervisor’s monthly financial Audit dated November 7, 2013.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

 

 

Other Reports:
Planning Board – None
 

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

Highway Superintendent –

  1. 2001 1 Ton is being sold at Tietsworth online auction, the bidding will run from the November 5th to November 12th, 2013. The board has the right to reject bids up to 4pm on November 13, 2014. The Board agreed that if the bidding is not over $15,500 to allow Ron to reject the bids.
  2. 2014 1 Ton is now ready for use.
  3. Work on Roods creek is completed.
  4. The pipes in the area of Dry book that will be resurfaced in 2014 have been changed.
  5. FEMA paperwork has all been sent in for Carrol Hill.
  6. CHIPS paperwork has all been completed online.
  7. All the trucks except for that spare truck that is at Milton Cat for head gasket repair are ready      for winter.
  8. Equipment has been stored in Creamery.
  9. Unable to draw grit until November 12th.

 

Dog Control Officer –

  1. No Calls
  2. Summons for unlicensed dogs will be going out.

 

Supervisor –

  1. NYMER has requested a copy of our budget and one will be sent.
  2. A meeting to discuss the new sewer district budget will be set up for November 19. 2014 at 6:00 pm
  3. Floor repairs have been done by Rob Reynolds at the Kelsey School house to be safe for Election Day.
  4. Preliminary Budget – Discussion on changes
    A1001 – $214,451
    A3001 – $9976.00
    A599 – $20,723
    Hwy
    DA599 – $63,918
    On Motion by LaTourette, Seconded by Layton to accept preliminary budget with amended changes and to make it the Adopted budget
    Vote: All AYES – Motion Carried

    [Click HERE for a PDF of the Adopted budget.]

  5. Received an Email from Wayne Reynolds stating that Sidney did not sign the County winter road maintenance Contract and this is going to make a delay with road maintenance in the County during the winter months for all county roads.

 

 

Correspondence:
Received – Del. Co. Chamber of Commerce, a Ballot for board of directors. The board will do nothing with this due the fact the town is not a member.
Received – Del. Co. Chamber of Commerce a letter regarding updating Towns information for the director. The board will do nothing with this due the fact the town is not a member.
Received – Del. Co. Historical Association, a request for a donation of $500.00 or more. The Board is unable to donate due to the fact this is not a budget item.

 

 

Other:
Motion by Layton, Seconded by LaTourette to accept and sign Change order #6 for the CWMP and Stormwater Retrofit.
Vote: All AYES – Motion Carried

Motion to pay approve and sign pay application #11 for CWMP by Layton, Seconded by Backus
Vote: All AYES – Motion Carried

 

 

Abstract of Claims:
On motion by Backus, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for November 7, 2013 as follows:
General Fund: $8987.41
Highway Fund: $30,528.00
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8.58PM

Next month’s meeting is December 9, 2013 at 7:00pm.
________________________________
Date: November 7, 2013
Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins
Town Clerk

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