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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 T. LaTourette in the Flag salute.

Present:          

  1. William Layton – Supervisor
  2. Brian Albanese – Councilperson
  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  
  4. Josh LaTourette – TCFD Chief

Floor Time/Guests:
J. LaTourette was here to explain to the board the new Ambulance Contract that was approved by the County. J. LaTourette also explained his frustrations with the new communication system.

Bid Opening:
Tim LaTourette explained that the opening on the 2022-2023 1-ton truck went out to late and due to that issue, they will have to go out again for December’s meeting. Board agreed.

RESOLUTION # 78 APPROVALS OF MINUTES
On motion by Buttel, seconded by LaTourette, approving the minutes of the Regular meeting held on October 11, 2022.
Vote: in favor, – Motion Carried.

RESOLUTION # 79 ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS
On motion by Albanese, seconded by LaTourette, it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for November 10, 2022 as follows:
General Fund: $12,544.58
Highway Fund: $22,873.68.
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

Monthly Financial Reports:
RESOLUTION # 80 TOWN CLERK’S MONTHLY REPORT
On motion by Buttel, seconded by LaTourette it was moved to receive, and place on file the Town Clerks, monthly report for October 2022.
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION # 81 SUPERVISOR MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT
On motion by Backus, seconded by LaTourette it was moved to approve and place on file the supervisor’s monthly financial reports as of October 31, 2022 dated 11/10/2022.
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION #82 SEWER DISTRICT ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS

On motion by Backus seconded by Layton to approve the sewer districts Abstract of Claims for November 10, 2022 as follows $12,543.24
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

RESOLUTION # 83 – 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 as of October 31, 2022 dated 11/10/2022.
Vote: All in favor, Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS –
The board reviewed the 2023 Preliminary budget and made changes making it the 2023 Final Budget with the changes.
Resolution #84-2022 – 2023 Final Budget
On motion by Layton, seconded by Backus to approve the 2023 Preliminary Town and SD budget and making them the 2023 Final budgets.
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

Albanese spoke of the independent audit review quote via Mostert, Manzanero & Scott, LLP of $10,800.00. The Independent auditor explained in the quote what will be done during the audit.
On motion by Albanese, seconded by Layton to approve having independent audit by Mostert, Manzanero & Scott, LLP to audit the Town of Tompkins in the amount of $10,800.00
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

The Town received no bids for snow removal. Layton will contact Stanton Business services and see if they are interested.

NEW BUSINESS –
On motion by Layton, seconded by Buttel to change line item 1420.4 Attorney Personal from $4,000 to $12,000.
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

REPORTS:
Sewer District workers report – Michelle will speak with S.D. Workers and have them uncover the tanks again at the residence on St Hwy 206.

Assessor – None

Planning Board – None

Dog control Officer – None

Highway Superintendent –

  1. Reported the gravel bank permit in Afton has been approved. Gravel has been hauled
  2. Reported they worked roads, chipped, Boom mowed, Hauled grit
  3. Reported employee had surgery and will be out until February 5, 2023, Ron reported he is not sure what he can do so the hwy crew will be down men.
  4. Reported a repair man was here from Stevenson equipment and at that time a new price was given for a new boom mower with tractor of approx $80,000
  5. Reported a flair mower is wanted costing approx $34,000 also the tractor needs new tires and rims. A trade in may be needed to get both.
  6. Reported that other equipment is needed. Also, a new truck is needed and needs to be looked into.

Supervisor –

  1. Reported he has heard nothing new on the fire tower.
  2. Teamsters came and audited heath insurance and found only one issue of advice.

Other: Board discussed issues with the new union contract with changes that need to be made or explained. Albanese will speak with union rep about changes before contract will be signed.

Correspondence: None

Meeting adjourned at 9:45PM
Next meeting to be held on December 13, 2022 at 7PM
________________________________  
Date: November 10, 2022  
Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins Town Clerk

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