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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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