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The special Budget meeting meeting of the Town of Tompkins Town Board was called to order at 6:02 pm in the Town meeting room, Trout Creek, NY.

 

Present:

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

 

Others:

  1. Nancy Roberts – Bookkeeper to the supervisor
  2. Michelle Phoenix – Town Clerk
  3. Brian Albanese – Town person
  4. Kevin Young – Young/Sommer Law firm

 

William Layton stated the discussion on the issues with Andrew Tomao under drain problems and the Water issue it is causing in Mr. Tomao’s basement.
It was decided that an agreement will be drawn up by Kevin Young stating that a drain pipe will be installed but if found in the future that it becomes an issue with Delaware County DPW the Town reserves the right to remove the pipe.

 

A discussion took place on the budget for the Sewer District. Some items needed to be changed with the budget that was presented in the past. After reviewing the budget and changing figures a motion was made by Buttel, Seconded by Layton to approved the O&M Budget and sewer rates for 2014.
ALL AYES – Motion Carried

Kevin also stated that there should be another person to work with the sewer district administrative paper work; the board agreed that the deputy Town Clerk would be that other person.

 

Kevin Young stated that the laterals that went out were made out incorrectly for the businesses and 2 family homes. They should have been charged a fee of $250 and were only charged $100.
After much discussion it was decided that a letter will be sent to those that received the wrong letter informing them that next year the fee will be the $250.00.
Kevin also stated his office and Lamont will pay the difference to the sewer district for the difference pertaining to those properties that were undercharged.

 

Kevin also discussed with the board the template for the litigation on the reservoir has still many unanswered questions from Beebe. Kevin stated he is still trying to get these questions answered and that until then the Town is not to sing agreement.

 

On motion by Layton, Seconded by Buttel to approve the purchase of the sewer Jetter with the cost of $39,690. This cost will come out of the Sewer District project.
ALL AYES – Motion Carried

 

Layton wanted to confirm that the FEMA hours to be paid by the Town per motion made at September 2013 was, Administration fees of $20.00 per hour after 10 hrs per event to the FEMA administrators.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:10
________________________________
Date: December 19, 2013
Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins
Town Clerk

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The regular monthly meeting of the Town of Tompkins Town Board was called to order at 7:02 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. Nancy Roberts – Bookkeeper
  2. Michelle Phoenix – Town Clerk
  3. Carol Zandt – Resident
  4. Brian Albanese – Resident
  5. Everett Burrows – Observer
  6. Chuck Smith – Observer

 

Pledge to the flag was led by Carol Zandt.

 

Guest Speakers: None.

 

Minutes Approval:
On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve the minutes of the November 11, 2013 Board Meeting.
Vote: 4 AYEs – Buttel, LaTourette, Backus & Layton
1 Abstain – Stuendel
Motion Carried.

 

On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve the minutes from the Public Hearing held on November 11, 2013
Vote: 4 AYEs – Buttel, LaTourette, Backus & Layton
1 Abstain – Stuendel
Motion Carried.

 

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

 

Supervisor’s Report: Reviewed with Nancy Roberts, Bookkeeper –
On motion by Stuendel, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to receive, approve and place on file the Supervisor’s monthly financial Audit dated December 9, 2013.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

 

Other Reports:
Planning Board – Provided for board to review.
[Click HERE for a PDF containing the September and October 2013 PB Minutes.]

 

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

 

Highway Superintendent – None

 

Dog Control Officer –

  1. Received a couple of calls about lost dogs.

 

Supervisor –

  1. Received an invoice from Bob Beebe in the amount of $818.00 with a voucher for CWC to apply for payment. Layton contacted CWC and was advised that the contract funding contract was exhausted and they would be unable to pay Mr. Beebe, CWC also sent a letter explaining this. After much discussion the Town will pay the Legal fees.
  2. A resolution was provided to the board to approve the settlement with the City of New York and to authorize the law office of Robert L. Beebe to sign the settlement on behalf of the Town of Tompkins. The Board discussed that during a meeting with Kevin Young about this resolution that there are still some unclear issues with the template and Kevin would address them and get back to the Board before signing. At this time the Board has not heard back from Kevin so they will not agree to the resolution.
  3. After much searching Michelle has been able to find a Deputy Clerk that would be able to help Michelle out when needed. In January the new Deputy Clerk will be appointed.

 

Correspondence: –None

 

Other:
A discussion took place on appointing an administrator of clerical work for the Trout Creek Sewer District. On motion by LaTourette, Seconded by Stuendel, it was moved to appoint Michelle Phoenix as administrator of the Trout Creek Sewer District.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried

 

A card was presented to Carl Stuendel from the Board thanking him for his years of service as Town Board Member. Carl did not seek reelection and his term will end on December 31, 2013. Brian Albanese will be taking Carl’s seat on the board.

 

 

Abstract of Claims
On motion by Backus, seconded by Stuendel, it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for December 9, 2013 as follows:
General Fund: $54084.26
Highway Fund: $93,973.57
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:51PM

 
January 13, 2014 meeting will be held at 6:00 PM

 

Date: December 9, 2013
Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins
Town Clerk

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