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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.



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



  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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