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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. 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
2. Ron VanValkenburg – Highway Superintendent
3. Nancy Roberts – Bookkeeper

 

Guest Speaker: None

Minutes Approval:
On motion by Albanese, seconded by LaTourette, it was moved to approve the minutes of the regular meeting for October 8, 2019
Vote: All Ayes

Abstract of Claims:
On motion by Albanese, seconded by Backus, it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for November 7, 2019 as follows:
General Fund: $18,187.31
Highway Fund: $64,134.55
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

Monthly Financial Reports:
Town Clerk:
On motion by Albanese, seconded by Backus, it was moved to receive, approve and place on file the Town Clerk monthly report for October 2019.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

Supervisor’s Financial Report:
On motion by Albanese seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve and place on file the supervisor’s monthly financial report as of 10/31/2019 dated November 7, 2019.
Vote: All AYEs – Motion carried.

Sewer District Reports:
On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Buttel to approve the Abstract of Claims dated November 7, 2019 for the sewer district in the amount of $3,724.70
Vote – All Ayes – motion carried

On Motion by Buttel, seconded by Backus it was moved to approve the Trout Creek Sewer District, Monthly Financial Report dated 10/31/2019
Vote – All Ayes – Motion Carried

 

Other Reports:
Other Sewer District – On Motion by Layton, seconded by Backus it was moved to transfer $4500 from the SD Savings account to the Checking to cover invoices, money to deposited back into savings when NYC sends invoice payment.
Vote: All Ayes – Motion Carried

Sewer district workers report – No Report

Planning Board – None

Assessor – None

Dog Control officer – None

Highway Superintendent –
1. Ron send the P/O for the new truck to Robert Green. Albanese questioned if we are getting the extended warranty. We did not put in the bid specs for the extended warranty. Albanese suggested we look into adding that on.

2. Black top done on Tower Mountain

3. No more hauling of grit for 2019 per the boards explanation as to the budgeted amount for grit for 2019 has been met.

4. Cut tree limbs, trucks prepped for winter,

5. Scotts truck is at stadium for repairs

6. 2013 1Ton is at Scoville Meno for repairs to wheel barring’s and brake caliper.

7. Ron questioned how the 3-hour time off thing works for employees being able to vote during election.

Supervisor –
1. On Motion by Albanese, seconded by Backus to authorize Layton to execute the land sale to Ralph Shakarian in the amount of $ 1,667.00 and all closing costs to be paid by Mr. Shakarian.
Vote: All Ayes – Motion Carried

2. DTC as sent Bill an estimate on prices for the Highway Garage, school house and Town Bldg. Install date will be November 14 for Highway garage and Town Bldg. and November 15 for the School house.

3. 4- H Sent an email stating that the costs for 2020 will be increasing.

4. On motion by Albanese seconded by Backus to accept the 2020 preliminary budget and make it the Final 2020 budget.
Vote: All Ayes – Motion Carried

5. On Motion by Albanese seconded by Buttel to accept the 2020 preliminary SD budget and make it the Final 2020 budget.
Vote: All Ayes – Motion Carried

 

Other:
Albanese has received another request for additional paperwork to be completed and send for the creamery grant.

Albanese questioned if the sexual harassment has been completed by all the Town of Tompkins Employees. Ron stated his guys did it.

School House roof is good and payment can be made.

Nancy has received the asset tags. Anything costing over or a value of $500 will need to receive a tag.

Correspondence: None

Meeting adjourned at 8:29pm

Next meeting to be held on December 10, 2019 at 7PM
_______________________________
Date: November 7, 2019
Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins Town Clerk

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