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Monthly Archives: October 2019

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 Ron VanValkenburg leading in the Flag salute.

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

1. Michelle Phoenix – Town Clerk
2. Ron VanValkenburg – Highway Superintendent
3. Nancy Roberts – Bookkeeper
4. Brett French – TC Sewer District

Guest Speaker: None

Minutes Approval:
On motion by Backus, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve the minutes of the regular meeting for August 20, 2019
Vote: All Ayes

Abstract of Claims
On motion by Backus, seconded by Layton, it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for September 10, 2019 as follows:
General Fund: $8,333.33
Highway Fund: $185,138.94
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 August 2019.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

Supervisor’s Financial Report:
On motion by Backus seconded by Albanese, it was moved to approve and place on file the supervisor’s monthly financial report as of 8/31/2019 dated September 10, 2019.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

Sewer District Reports
On motion by Backus, seconded by Albanese to approve the Abstract of Claims dated September 10, 2019 for the sewer district in the amount of $2537.39.
Vote – All Ayes – motion carried

On Motion by Albanese, seconded by Buttel it was moved to approve the Trout Creek Sewer District, Monthly Financial Report dated 8/31/2019
Vote – All Ayes – Motion Carried

Other Reports:
Sewer district workers report – Report provided, Brett was here to discuss report and upcoming sewer budget. He stated he would like to purchase an air release valve to have as a backup, costing about $800. He stated that we should purchase a Flow meter because it’s becoming an obsolete part and it will eventually need replacing, the cost is between $5,000 and $6,000. Brett stated he has contacted Oneonta fence company to replace the fence door by the grit pile because its not closing properly. Brett has also scheduled the flow meter calibrations.
Snow plowing was discussed for the sewer district and it will be advertised in the paper.

Planning Board – January – August 2019 reports provided

Assessor – Nothing to report

Dog Control officer – none

Highway Superintendent
1. Ron has brought back prices from Radio shack in Walton for the refrigerator / cooler prices to replace the one that has gone bad over to the shop. Glass door one is $599 and the regular one is $549. The board agreed to let Ron purchase whatever one he wanted.
2. Roads sealed – Walton Mtn needs to be looked at again because it didn’t seal properly last year so he is seeing if it is covered under some warranty.
3. Pipe changed on Pine Swamp
4. Ditch work done
5. We may be able to get grindings from Deposit to use one Roods Creek and Hathaway Pond Rd.
6. Hauling grit. Ron stated he has $2715 left and questioned if he can use it or does he have to wait until next year.
7. Ron asked if he can hire someone to do boom mowing and they be paid $14.00/hr. Bill will look into it.
8. Ron asked if he could get a bigger door on the creamery so he can get the larger equipment in there.
9. Ron stated they need winter tires.
10. Dana has worked on the dozer. Should work good now.
11. Dana will be fixing one of the truck boxes.

1. Bill has not heard back from Delhi telephone yet. Tim stated they will be at the Trout Creek fire hall on the 21st for a meet and greet.
2. The little parcel of property on the white barn property must be sold for $1667. Bill is going to ask a couple more questions from Del Co planning then we will proceed with the sale.
3. OSC States we have to put asset tags on equipment.
4. Bill / Nancy provided the 2020 budget for review and if any questions bring back to next months meeting.
5. Sexual Harassment training needs to be done by October 9, 2019.

Other: None

Correspondence: None

Meeting adjourned at 8:37pm
Next meeting to be held on October 8, 2019 at 7PM

Date: September 10, 2019
Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins Town Clerk