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The regular monthly meeting of the Town of Tompkins Town Board was called to order at 7:00 pm in the Town meeting room, Trout Creek, NY. With Tim LaTourette leading in the Flag salute.
 

Present:         

  1. William Layton – Supervisor
  2. Howard Buttel – Councilperson
  3. Peggy Backus – Councilperson
  4. Brian Albanese – Councilperson
  5. Tim LaTourette – Councilperson

 

Others:

  1. Michelle Phoenix – Town Clerk

 

Minutes Approval:
On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve the minutes of the regular board meeting held on July 14, 2014 and the special meeting held July 17,2014
Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried.

 

Monthly Financial Reports:
Town Clerk:
On motion by Buttel, seconded by Backus, it was moved to receive, approve and place on file the Town Clerk monthly report for July 2014.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

Supervisor’s Report:
On motion by Backus, seconded by LaTourette, it was moved to approve and place on file the supervisor’s financial report, dated July 31, 2014.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.
 

 

Other Reports:
Planning Board – None

Assessor – None
 

Highway Superintendent

  1. 2 inch has been done on Windfall and Dry Brook Road. Also did portions of Bobs Brook and Dryden Road.
  2. More Ditch work, Boom mowing, and Cold Patch has been done on various roads. Also have hauled more gravel.
  3. Summer help has been weed eating, painted the picnic table by the school house and have washed and painted the fuel bay.
  4. Scotts 10 wheeler is at cat getting the turbo fixed
  5. Sam’s truck has had the rear suspensions rubber blocks replaced.
  6. Turbo lines on one of the 2006 have been changed
  7. The A/C on the Excavator needed recharging and the only place to get it done was in Binghamton.
  8. Noticed that some roads this past year have gotten low spots and have been repaired.
  9. 3/10 of a mile on road by Rainbow is getting repaired.
  10. Ron requested looking into purchasing an Athey Machine for shoulder work on roads.
  11. Dealing with some issues with FEMA for the rain event that damaged Carrol Hill Road.

 

Report – Dog Control Officer

  1. Received 3 dog calls all have been resolved.

 

Report- Supervisor

  1. Tentative Budget will be worked on and turned into the Clerk’s office by 9/30/14.
  2. Ogden reality will be used for putting the creamery on the market.
  3. Public hearing is set for September 8, 2014 for abandonment of a portion of Rock Rift Mountain road.
  4. A lengthy discussion took place on the procedure with the Court when it comes to unlicensed dogs. The DCO will contact the court to discuss the way they would like tickets wrote out.
  5. From here on out all Sub contractors will have to sign a hold harmless release and an Independent contractor statement.
  6. Mr. Engleman from BOCES Science class will be in the stream behind the stone pile on 206 to do sampling.
  7. Discussion took place on if the Highway crew would be interested in plowing and shoveling around the pump stations for the winter season. Ron will think about it and let the board know.
  8. Bill showed the board a letter for Roberta Dunker with the agreement from negotiations   meeting held 8/17/14. The board agreed with the letter and agreed to have it sent off to Roberta.

 

Correspondence: – Received a letter from NYMER stating they have applied for a rate Decrease.

 

Other – There will be a sewer district informational meeting held at the Town building for any residence on the system to be held September 11, 2011 at 7:00 PM

 

Sewer District:
On motion by Albanese, Seconded by Layton it was moved to approve and for the supervisor to sign pay application #16.
Vote – All Ayes

On motion by LaTourette, Seconded by Backus to approve the Abstract of Claims for August 19, 2014 for the sewer district in the amount of $1575.64
Vote – All Ayes

The invoice received by Ben Reynolds Construction in the amount of $8,200.00 has been paid and the work has been done at the fire hall.

 

Abstract of Claims
On motion by Backus, seconded by LaTourette, it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for August 19, 2014 as follows:
General Fund: $5270.93
Highway Fund: $15,388.88
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.
 

Meeting adjourned at 8:50PM
 

Next Meeting to be held on September 8, 2014
________________________________
Date: August 19, 2014
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 7:00 pm in the Town meeting room, Trout Creek, NY. With William Layton leading in the Flag salute.

Present:

  1. William Layton – Supervisor
  2. Howard Buttel – Councilperson
  3. Peggy Backus – Councilperson
  4. Brian Albanese – Councilperson
  5. Tim LaTourette – Councilperson


Others:

  1. Michelle Phoenix – Town Clerk
  2. Nancy Roberts – Bookkeeper

 

Opening of mowing bids for sewer district/award:
Received 3 bids.
On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to accept lowest bid of $599 per mow from Luther Higley J.R.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried.

Mr. Higley will need to sign a Hold Harmless agreement prior to work being started.

 

Minutes Approval:
On motion by Buttel, seconded by Backus, it was moved to approve the minutes of the regular board meeting held on June 9, 2014.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried.
 

Monthly Financial Reports:
Town Clerk –
On motion by Backus, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to receive, approve and place on file the Town Clerk monthly report for June 2014.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

Supervisor –
On motion by Albanese, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve and place on file the supervisor’s financial report, dated July 14, 2014.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.
 

 

Other Reports:
Planning Board – None

Assessor – July 2014 Monthly report was provided for Board to review.

Highway Superintendent –

  1. Some roads have received cold patch.
  2. Magnesium Chloride has been put on all dirt roads and extra was put on in front of homes.
  3. Windfall and Dry Brook are ready to have 2 inch put on. There may a delay on Windfall due to clear cutting of pines being done on a property on the road. Ron doesn’t want the equipment to damage the new stone.
  4. Damage from recent storm was minimal with exception of [Carcass Brook and Carroll Hill].
  5. Preparation and cutting back brush has been done on the road from Rainbow lodge to city property to prepare it to get redone.
  6. Summer help has been weed eating, washed outside of Town building, Stained deck at Kelsey house.
  7. 2.6 miles on Dryden Rd needs to be resealed.
  8. Next year Ron would like to seal roads, Depending on funds received from CHIPS. They have gotten behind with the sealing of roads. Ron estimates the cost to be someone where around $16,000 – $17,000.
  9. Ron requested the summer help to be able to continue to work an addition 3.5 weeks. On motion by LaTourette, Seconded by Backus to approve an addition 3.5 weeks of work for the summer help. Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.
  10. Ron discussed with the Board the need for an additional Employee; Ron stated things are getting behind because of not having enough men to finish jobs.

 Dog Control Officer –

  1. Received [two] calls this past month.
    • There keeps being an issue with the same dog on Dryden being picked up and taken to the pound.
    • Received a call about a missing pit bull / lab mix – Dog was found by someone in Walton.
  2. Received the HCHS 2014-2015 contract – Michelle will call them about unanswered questions.

 

Supervisor –

  1. Received an agreement from CWC for the Town of Tompkins to sign for reimbursement of fees, and expenses of professional consultants and/or attorneys retained by the Town to review, analyze and/or assist in the administration of real property taxes paid by NYC or City-owned land up to Four Thousand Four Hundred Dollars$4,400.00 On motion by Albanese, seconded by LaTourette, to make said agreement Resolution 9-2014 and have William Layton sign and to act on behalf of The Town of Tompkins. Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried.
  2. Flood committee meeting is set up for Tuesday July 15th 2014.
  3. A Grant has been applied for to help purchase a truck.

 

Correspondence: – NONE

  

Other:
The Cannonsville Reservoir reunion will be held at the Town of Tompkins Town hall on July 27th 2014.

 

 

Sewer District:
On motion by Layton, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve change order #9.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried.
 

On motion by Layton, seconded by LaTourette, it was moved to approve and for the supervisor to sign pay application #15.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried.
 

On motion by Layton, seconded by Backus, to approve the Abstract of Claims for July 14, 2014 for the sewer district in the amount of $313.19.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion Carried.
 

The invoice received by Ben Reynolds Construction in the amount of $8,200.00 will not be approved until the work is completed at the Fire hall. Bill will inquire about this issue. After the work is complete the bill will be sent to CWC to be paid.
 

 

Abstract of Claims
On motion by Backus, seconded by Layton, it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for July 14, 2014 as follows:
General Fund: $4396.33
Highway Fund: $23406.37
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.
 

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:58PM

 

Next Meeting to be held on [Tuesday August] 19, 2014

________________________________
Date: July 14, 2014
Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins
Town Clerk