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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 W. Layton leading the Flag salute.

Present:          

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

Others:                                                                             

  1. Michelle Phoenix – Town Clerk
  2. Ron VanValkenburg – Highway Superintendent
  3. Nancy Roberts – Bookkeeper  

Floor Time/Guests: None

RESOLUTION # 72 APPROVALS OF MINUTES
On motion by Buttel, seconded by Backus, approving the minutes of the Regular meeting held on September 13, 2022.
Vote: in favor, – Motion Carried.

RESOLUTION # 73 ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS
On motion by Backus, seconded by Battel, it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for October 11, 2022 as follows: General Fund: $6,272.37
Highway Fund: $424,578.86.
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

Monthly Financial Reports:
RESOLUTION # 74 TOWN CLERKS MONTHLY REPORT
On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Backus it was moved to receive, and place on file the Town Clerks, monthly report for September 2022.
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION # 75 SUPERVISOR MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT
On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Buttel it was moved to approve and place on file the supervisor’s monthly financial reports as of September 30, 2022 dated 10/11/2022.
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION #76 SEWER DISTRICT ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS
On motion by Layton seconded by LaTourette to approve the sewer districts Abstract of Claims for October 11, 2022 as follows $2,526.67
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

RESOLUTION # 77 – SEWER DISTRICT FINANCIAL
On motion by Buttel seconded by LaTourette it was moved to approve and place on file the sewer districts monthly financial reports as of September 30, 2022 dated 10/11/2022.
Vote: All in favor, Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS –
On motion by LaTourette, seconded by Backus to approve the 2023 tentative Town and SD budget and making them the 2023 Preliminary budget’s and to set up a public hearing to be held on November 10th 2022 at 7PM.
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS –

REPORTS:
Sewer District workers report – It was reported Brett that Shane completed the annual septic tank inspections. Brett spoke Michelle about the tank owned by D.Siniscalchi on ST Hwy. 206. The tank is once again covered by gravel and is unable to be inspected on the inlet side of the tank. Last year this was a problem and was addressed with the owner. Layton reported he will speak with owner.

Quotes need to go out for plowing of SD properties for the 2022-2023 snow season

The board agreed to let the SD workers purchase a new computer. They would like to get a a lap top to be able to take it to the SD Buildings.

Assessor – None

Planning Board – None

Dog control Officer – None

Highway Superintendent –

  1. Reported the gravel bank permit in Afton has been sent for approval.  
  2. Reported they have helped other Towns
  3. Reported boom mower has been used.  
  4. Reported gravel has been hauled from Afton.  
  5. Reported roads have been worked.  
  6. Reported the new 10-wheeler is here and has been used.  
  7. Reported pot holes have been filled
  8. Reported roads have been sealed
  9. Reported the latest CHIPS paperwork has been sent.
  10. Reported the 2006 is still here for pickup, expecting the man who purchased it will be here tomorrow to get truck. The guy also purchased the plow equipment for $2,000.
  11. Reported an employee is going out on surgery and will possibly be out all winter. Reported depending on the health of the Superintendent he is unsure if he will be able to also plow. That could possibly bring the highway crew down 2 men for the winter season.
  12. Reported the Truck committee has had some issues advertising the new truck for bid. They will try again.

Supervisor –

  1. Reported that Dave Stanton approached him asking for permission to have extra vehicles park at Town hall for republican party he is holding on October 22, 2022. The board agreed to allow extra vehicle parking.  
  2. Reported waiting to receive the new union contract from the union for approval and signing by the board.

Other – None   

Correspondence –
Planning Board received a thank you letter from Tarantino’s for the Planning Boards help.

Meeting adjourned at 8:33PM

Next meeting to be held on THURSDAY November 10, 2022 at 7PM
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Date: October 11, 2022 
Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins Town Clerk

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