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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:
William Layton – Supervisor – Supervisor
Brian Albanese – Councilperson
Howard Buttel – Councilperson
Peggy Backus – Councilperson
Tim LaTourette – Councilperson

Others:
Michelle Phoenix – Town Clerk
Ron VanValkenburg – Highway Superintendent
Kyle McLaughlin – Highway Employee
Tim Oralls – Highway Employee
Brian Backus – Resident  

Floor Time/Guests: Tim Oralls – questioned the board as to if there was an issue with purchasing work boots and clothing at different places. Upon discussion it was decided at this time the employees would purchase the boots and submit receipts for reimbursement until an account can be set up somewhere.

RESOLUTION # 102 APPROVALS OF MINUTES – November’s Regular Meeting
A motion was made by LaTourette, seconded by Layton, approving the minutes of the Regular meeting held on November 4, 2021.
Vote: in favor – Motion carried

RESOLUTION # 103 ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS
On motion by Albanese, seconded by Backus, it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for December 14, 2021 as follows:
General Fund: $64,342.86
Highway Fund: $83,331.93
All in favor – Motion carried.

Monthly Financial Reports:
RESOLUTION # 104 TOWN CLERKS MONTHLY REPORT
On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Buttel it was moved to receive, and place on file the Town Clerks, monthly report for the month of November 2021.
All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION # 105 SUPERVISOR MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT
On motion by Albanese, seconded by LaTourette, it was moved to approve and place on file the supervisor’s monthly financial reports as of November 30, 2021 dated 12/14/2021.
All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION # 106 SEWER DISTRICT ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS
On motion by Albanese, seconded by Buttel to approve the sewer districts Abstract of Claims for December 14, 2021 as follows
$7670.60
All in favor – Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #107 SEWER DISTRICT FINANCIAL
On motion by Albanese seconded by LaTourette it was moved to approve and place on file the sewer districts monthly financial reports for November 30, 2021 dated 12/14/2021.  
All in favor, Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS:
RESOLUTION #111-2021 – Hiring of Nate Sramek as building inspector / code enforcer
Received one application for Town of Tompkins Building Inspector / Code Enforcer
Application submission from Nate Sramek.
On motion by LaTourette seconded by Buttel it was moved to approved the application from Nathan Sramek and to hire him as the Town of Tompkins Building Inspector / Code enforcer.
All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION #112-2021To continue to pay Joe Reynolds on a month-to-month basis at the pay rate he currently receives to train Nathan Sramek
On motion by Layton, seconded by LaTourette to keep Joe Reynolds employed at a month-to-month basis at his current pay rate until Nathan Sramek us trained for the building inspector/code enforcer.
All in favor – Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS:
RESOLUTION # 113-2021 – 2021 Sexual Harassment policy & Workplace violence policy.
On motion by Albanese, seconded by LaTourette to approve the sexual harassment & Workplace violence policy. To require all employees to receive the training and sign sheets when training is complete.
All in Favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION #114-2021 – Discontinue the Town Website.
On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Buttel to discontinue the use of the Town Website.
All in Favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION #108-2021 TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF TOMPKINS IN SUPPORT OF DELAWARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISOR RESOLUTION NO.  162
On motion by Albanese, seconded by Layton supporting resolution #162 from Delaware County. DELAWARE COUNTY REQUESTS THAT A MORATORIUM ON NEW PURCHASE CONTRACTS FOR FEE TITLE AND DEP CONSERVATION EASEMENTS, BE IMPLIMENTED IN DELAWARE COUNTY PENDING A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE LAND ACQUISTION PROGRAM TO IDENTIFY THE NEED FOR THE CONTINUATION OF LAND ACQUISTION, THE BENEFITS OF LAND ACQUISTION, THE IMPACT OF LAND ACQUISTION ON COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY AND THE OTHER TOOLS AVAILABLE TO ACHIEVE MOA LAND ACQUISTION OBJECTIVES. (See copy of complete resolution)
All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION #109-2021 ADOPTION OF THE DELAWARE COUNTY MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL ALL-HAZARDS MITIGATION PLAN UPDATE  
On motion by Albanese, seconded by LaTourette to adopt the Delaware County Multi – jurisdictional all hazard mitigate updated plan, as this jurisdictions Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, and resolves to execute the actions in the Plan.
All in favor – Motion Carried

REPORTS:
Sewer District workers report – November and December 2021 provided for review

Assessor – None

Planning Board – None. 

Dog control Officer – None

Highway Superintendent
1. Kyle and Ron explained that the 2013 International is back at Allegiance for loss of power and loss of antifreeze. They think it may be a head issue. They also think that a new motor or fixing the old one. Ron stated the estimate he received for the motor to be replaced is $51,450.80. The board would like to look into using the COVID funds to pay for this purchase.
RESOLUTION 110 – 2021 To replace motor on 2013 International and start bidding process for new truck
On motion by Buttel, seconded by LaTourette to have the motor replaced and for Ron to start the bidding process for a new truck.
All in favor – Motion Carried
2. Working roads.
3. Been out plowing
4. Plow equipment is ready and has been used.
5. Questioned the Shared service contracts. Michelle states they are done just need to be sent out.
6. Had a small wind damage event and some branches had gone down, all roads were cleared  

Supervisor –
1. Have spent $4,000 thus far for legal fees on the fire tower. Bill provided the board with an agreement from Pape’s for access through their property to the tower.
2. Bill had Nancy write a letter to Cintas asking them to only fill medical cabinet with OSHA required materials.
3. Bill explained that there was almost an accident on windfall road and 206 intersection. Ron will fix the stop sign at the end of Windfall Road to be in a better sight of view.
4. Bill explained it is to late to opt out of the adult use cannabis and on site consumption site. The law has to be done by December 31, 2021
5. Received quotes on roof repair for town building from Dale McCall and Greg Kole. Greg gave a quote, for shingles. Dale McCall quoted $7,000 with the Town supplying supplies. The board questioned if McCall had liability insurance.
6. Bill received a quote from Floor Fool for the Town hall floors to be waxed.
RESOLUTION #113-2021
On motion by Albanese, seconded by LaTourette to hire the Floor Fool to strip and wax the Town hall floors at the quote he provided.
All in favor – Motion Carried  

Other:
Brian Backus asked if the Highway crew can fence off the pile of gravel at the creamery to keep snowmobiles off the piles. Ron stated they will do something to keep them off.

He also stated he fenced off the sewer beds the best he could.

The board agreed that the January meeting will start at 6pm

Correspondence: None

Meeting adjourned at 8:42pm

Next meeting to be held on January 11, 2022 at 6PM

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Date: December 14, 2021
Michelle Phoenix 
Town of Tompkins Town Clerk

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