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The regular monthly meeting of the Town of Tompkins Town Board was called to order at 7:05 pm in the Town meeting room, Trout Creek, NY. With Buttel leading 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. Nancy Roberts – Bookkeeper to supervisor
  3. Ron VanValkenburg – Highway Superintendent
  4. Mary Cisafulli – The Reporter
  5. Elliana Rodriquez – BOCES student for Web Design
  6. Kerry Mack – BOCES Teacher / Web Design

Floor Time/Guests: Elliana Rodriguez (Teacher – Kerry Mack) was present to explain how she came up with the design for the Fire Tower Patch, she answered any questions the board had with her details for the patch and the card that will be handed out to hikers when they hike to the fire Tower.

Mary Crisafulli (The Reporter) interviewed Elliana Rodriquez and her Teacher Kerry Mack on the design of the patch and card. 

RESOLUTION # 48 APPROVALS OF MINUTES
A motion was made by Albanese, seconded by LaTourette, approving the minutes of the Regular meeting held on May 10, 2022. With changes to spelling error and date of next meeting to be corrected.
Vote: in favor, Buttel, LaTourette, Albanese, Layton – Backus, Abstain.

RESOLUTION # 49 ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS
On motion by Albanese, seconded by Backus, it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for June 14, 2022 as follows:
General Fund: $18,738.26
Highway Fund: $34,624.80
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

Monthly Financial Reports:
RESOLUTION # 50 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 May 2022.
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION # 51 SUPERVISOR MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT
On motion by Albanese, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve and place on file the supervisor’s monthly financial reports as of May 31, 2022 dated 6/14/2022.
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION # 52 SEWER DISTRICT ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS
On motion by Backus seconded by LaTourette to approve the sewer districts Abstract of Claims for June 14, 2022 as follows: $3,723.09
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #53 – SEWER DISTRICT FINANCIAL
On motion by Albanese seconded by Buttel it was moved to approve and place on file the sewer districts monthly financial reports as of May 31, 2022 dated 6/14/2022.
Vote: All in favor, Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS:
None

NEW BUSINESS:
None

REPORTS:
Sewer District workers report – Provided May’s report  

Assessor – None

Planning Board – None. 

Dog control Officer – None

Highway Superintendent

  1. Reported the men have been out working roads
  2. Reported they have helped the Town of Deposit
  3. Reported they have worked on breakdowns
  4. Reported 2 trucks are at Allegiance for repairs
  5. Reported they have been hauling gravel
  6. Reported they have received two interest students for summer help and has hired them. Upon hiring them he received another interest student. The board agreed to hire the 3rd summer help. All will be paid at a rate of $14.00/ hr.

Supervisor –

  1. Layton reported that with the passing of Roberta Dunker from the union the new representative that is taking her place is reviewing all the files before he sets up an appointment for negation’s. 
  2. Layton reported there are many electronics’ and items in the creamery laying around that have not been used for some time. The Board agreed to have summer help gather the items up for disposal.
  3. Layton reported that he needs to board to decide if they want him to contact lawyer to come up with another solution for the access of repairing the fire tower. The current Land owner has changed the agreement again. The board discussed further options and will look into that before contact with the lawyer is to take place.
     

Other: On approval by LaTourette, seconded by Backus it was approved to send Danielle Miller to the 2022 4-H camp.
Vote: All in Favor – Motion Carried

Correspondence:
None

Meeting adjourned at 8:40PM
Next meeting to be held on July 12, 2022 at 7PM
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Date: June 14, 2022
Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins Town Clerk

The regular monthly meeting of the Town of Tompkins Town Board was called to order at 7:05 pm in the Town meeting room, Trout Creek, NY. With Layton leading in the Flag salute.

Present:          

  1. William Layton- Supervisor – Supervisor
  2. Brian Albanese – Councilperson   
  3. Howard Buttel – Councilperson   
  4. Peggy Backus – Councilperson – Absent
  5. Tim LaTourette – Councilperson – Arrived at 7:25

Others:                                                                             

  1. Michelle Phoenix – Town Clerk
  2. Nancy Roberts – Bookkeeper to supervisor
  3. Ron VanValkenburg – Highway Superintendent
  4. Wendy Layton – Assessor

Floor Time/Guests: None

RESOLUTION # 42 APPROVALS OF MINUTES
A motion was made by Buttel, seconded by Layton, approving the minutes of the Regular meeting held on April 12, 2022.
Vote: In favor – Layton, Buttel; Abstain – Albanese – Motion carried

RESOLUTION # 43 ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS
On motion by Albanese, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for May 10, 2022 as follows:
General Fund: $8,360.95
Highway Fund: $43,576.27
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

Monthly Financial Reports:
RESOLUTION # 44 TOWN CLERKS MONTHLY REPORT
On motion by Albanese, seconded by Buttel it was moved to receive, and place on file the Town Clerks, monthly report for April 2022.
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION # 45 SUPERVISOR MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT
On motion by Albanese, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve and place on file the supervisor’s monthly financial reports as of April 30, 2022 dated 5/10/2022, with the following noted – The Town Clerk report was not included and there will be changes in codes for payrolls in the future supervisor’s reports. Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION # 46 SEWER DISTRICT ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS
On motion by Albanese, seconded by Layton to approve the sewer districts Abstract of Claims for May 10, 2022 as follows $608.43
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

RESOLUTION # 47 SEWER DISTRICT FINANCIAL
On motion by Albanese seconded by Buttel it was moved to approve and place on file the sewer districts monthly financial reports as of April 30, 2022 dated 5/10/2022.  
Vote: All in favor, Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS –
Letter received from Emile Bregenborg to attend 2022 4-H Camp. On motion by Layton, seconded by LaTourette to approve Emilee Bregenborg for payment of the 2022 4-H Camp frees.
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried

NEW BUSINESS –
Wendy Layton spoke as a Town Resident as to interest into making walking trails in Trout Creek around Sewer District beds. The board discussed this and made Wendy into the chairman of a Walking Trail Committee and she will come back to the board with more information.

Layton handed out a letter that was sent to NYSERDA on the New York State Climate Action Council Draft Scoping Plan. The Town of Tompkins Board disagrees with this plan and is in Support of Delaware County Board of supervisors Resolution to submit comments. On motion by Layton, Seconded by Buttel to support Delaware County Resolution to submit comments on the New York Climate Council’s Draft Plan for New Yorker’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (The Climate Act).
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

REPORTS:
Sewer District workers report – Provided Aprils report  

Assessor – None

Planning Board – None. 

Dog control Officer – None

Highway Superintendent –

  1. Ron reported a pipe has been changed on Finch Hollow
  2. Ron reported that they are still cleaning up downed trees from the heavy snow storm we last had.
  3. Ron Reported that the 2006 International got them through the last snow storm but started running bad. The new truck to replace it is finally on the line but it will be some time before we get it. Ron explained that he does not want to put a lot of money in the 2006 before its will be replaced.
  4. Ron reported he received word on how much CHIPS money the Town will get in 2022
  5. Suit Kote prices will be starting off at $21,532 but it’s expected to raise with the price in oil.

Supervisor –

  1. Layton reported Tim Bennett has completed the Board of Assessment review training.
  2. Layton reported that Roberta Dunker of the union has passed and someone will be filling her place for the negotiations.
  3. Layton reported that the roof is complete and looks good. The board suggested that snow guards are at least put over the doors for safety purposes. A Discussion took place on replacing the court room roof so it matches the new roof, DA Construction already submitted a quote for this replacement.
    RESOLUTION # 48 – REPLACE THE COURT ROOM ROOF BY DA CONSTRUCTION
    On Motion by Albanese, seconded by LaTourette to replace the roof over the court room with metal and to have snow guards put in place by DA Construction with his quote of $2,600 for labor and the Town to purchase all materials from Jess F Howes.
    Vote: All Ayes – Motion Carried.
  4. Layton reported that he received word from the Lawyer for the Fire Tower that the land owners want more confirmed for a right of way, Layton will contact the Lawyers office and see if they have any other ideas as to a right of way and get back to the Board.

Other: Albanese reported that he has received complains on cleanliness of properties and dangers they cause. He spoke with the board on what can be done. 

Albanese asked what opinions and the entailment of changing the Town name to “Trout Creek” from “Town of Tompkins”.

Correspondence: None

Meeting adjourned at 8:25PM                       
Next meeting to be held on June 14, 2022 at 7PM
________________________________
Date: May 10, 2022
Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins Town Clerk

The regular monthly meeting of the Town of Tompkins Town Board was called to order at 7:04 pm in the Town meeting room, Trout Creek, NY. With Layton leading in the Flag salute.

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

Others: 
Michelle Phoenix – Town Clerk
Nancy Roberts – Bookkeeper to supervisor
Ron VanValkenburg – Highway Superintendent

Floor Time/Guests: None

RESOLUTION # 35 APPROVALS OF MINUTES
A motion was made by Buttel, seconded by LaTourette, approving the minutes of the Regular meeting held on March 8, 2022.
Vote: in favor – Motion carried

RESOLUTION # 36 ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS
On motion by Backus, seconded by LaTourette, it was moved to approve the Abstract of Claims for April 12, 2022 as follows:
General Fund: $10,652.26.78
Highway Fund: $74,136.09
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

Monthly Financial Reports:
RESOLUTION # 37 TOWN CLERKS MONTHLY REPORT
On motion by Layton, seconded by Buttel it was moved to receive, and place on file the Town Clerks, monthly report for the March 2022.
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION # 38 SUPERVISOR MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT
On motion by Buttel, seconded by Backus, it was moved to approve and place on file the supervisor’s monthly financial reports as of March 31, 2022 dated 4/12/2022
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION # 39 SEWER DISTRICT ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS
On motion by Backus, seconded by Buttel to approve the sewer districts Abstract of Claims for April 12, 2022 as follows $4,944.33
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #40 – SEWER DISTRICT FINANCIAL
On motion by Backus seconded by Buttel it was moved to approve and place on file the sewer districts monthly financial reports as of March 31, 2022 dated 4/13/2022.
Vote: All in favor, Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS:
RESOLUTION #41 – APPROVAL OF  2022 LAWN CARE MAINTENANCE FOR TOWN AND SEWER DISTRICT.
On motion by Layton, seconded by Buttel to award the quote received by Phillip Hanley for the 2022 SD Bed and lawn care with trimming of SD Properties of $135.00 per mow and the weekly Lawn care and trimming of all the Town properties at a rate of $65 per mow. Motion Carried – All in favor

NEW BUSINESS:
Received letters of interest from Caysin Gardner, Elaine Gardner, Ella Beers, Emma Beers, Lily Beers, Levi Macdonald and Kendyll Macdonald to attend 2022 4-H Camp.
On motion by Backus seconded by LaTourette to approve payment of Caysin Gardner, Elaine Gardner, Ella Beers, Emma Beers, Lily Beers, Levi Macdonald and Kendyll Macdonald to attend 2022 4-H Camp.
Vote: All in Favor, Motion Carried

REPORTS:
Sewer District workers report – Provided March’s report  

Assessor – None

Planning Board – None. 

Dog control Officer – None

Highway Superintendent

  1. Ron reported they have been out repairing minor damages from wind and rain events.
  2. Ron Reported equipment repairs have been done
  3. Ron Reported the 2013 is back from repairs and in hopes of using it soon for hauling
  4. Ron Reported they have been out plowing
  5. Ron reported the plows have been taken off the trucks, cleaned, painted and put away.
  6. Ron reported he spoke with a salesman on the status of international dump trucks and was told that the town will have to get on a waiting list. And he was told the Town does not need to bid out a truck they can just go off a bid from Onondaga county.
  7. Ron reported he will be stopping at Matthews to see if and when they will have new trucks in so he can order.

Supervisor –

  1. Layton reported Tim Bennett has completed the Board of Assessment review training.
  2. Layton reported that the Town has agreed to accept the terms that lawyer has sent to gain access to the fire Tower, waiting to hear the response from the lawyer.
  3. Layton reported that the Town has insurance coverage was raised to up to $5,000,000.
  4. Layton reported that he called the union to set up negations and found that Roberta Dunker was out with medical issues.
  5. Layton Reported that an application for 2 grants for the Fire Tower repairs.

Other: None

Correspondence: None

Meeting adjourned at 8:00PM 
Next meeting to be held on May 10, 2022 at 7PM
________________________________

Date: April 12, 2022
Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins Town Clerk

There were no changes to the March draft minutes. They were approved at the April 12th meeting. Please read the March 8, 2022 draft minutes (posted March 15, 2022) as the approved minutes.

There were no changes to the February draft minutes. They were approved at the March 8th meeting. Please read the Feb 8, 2022 draft minutes posted Feb 18, 2022 as the approved minutes.

The regular monthly meeting of the Town of Tompkins Town Board was called to order at 7:17 pm in the Town meeting room, Trout Creek, NY. With Albanese leading in the Flag salute.

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

Others:
Michelle Phoenix – Town Clerk
Nancy Roberts – Bookkeeper to supervisor
Ron VanValkenburg – Highway Superintendent
Kyle McLaughlin – Deputy Highway Superintendent          

Floor Time/Guests: None

RESOLUTION # 1 APPROVALS OF MINUTES – December’s Regular Meeting
A motion was made by Albanese, seconded by Buttel, approving the minutes of the Regular meeting held on December 14, 2021.
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried

RESOLUTION # 2 ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS
On motion by Albanese, seconded by Backus, it was moved to approve
the Abstract of Claims for January 11, 2022 as follows:
General Fund: $17,334.47
Highway Fund: $63,027.58
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

Monthly Financial Reports:
RESOLUTION # 3 TOWN CLERKS MONTHLY REPORT
On motion by Backus, seconded by Albanese it was moved to receive, and place on file the Town Clerks, monthly report for the December 2021.
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION # 4 SUPERVISOR MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT
On motion by Albanese, seconded by Buttel, it was moved to approve and place on file the supervisor’s monthly financial reports as of December 31, 2021 dated 1/11/2022.
Vote: All in favor – Motion Carried

RESOLUTION # 5 SEWER DISTRICT ABSTRACT OF CLAIMS
On motion by Albanese, seconded by Buttel to approve the sewer district’s
Abstract of Claims for January 11, 2022 as follows:
$2852.82
Vote: All in favor – Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #6 SEWER DISTRICT FINANCIAL
On motion by Backus seconded by Layton it was moved to approve and place on file the sewer districts monthly financial reports for December 31, 2021 dated 1/11/2022.  
Vote: All in favor, Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS:
RESOLUTION #17-2022 – Hiring of McCall to repair Town Hall Roof
On motion by Albanese seconded by Buttel it was moved to approved the quote received by Dale McCall pending receiving Insurance forms.
All in favor – Motion Carried

The Floor Fool will start the stripping and waxing of the Town Hall floors in January. It was found that the Highway garage has cement floors so they do not require stripping and waxing. Bill will call Floor Fool and advise them of so and to ask the to take off the quote for the Highway garage floors.

NEW BUSINESS:
A letter was received from Joe Reynolds for his resignation and was read out loud to the board.

REPORTS:
Sewer District workers report – January’s provided

Assessor – None

Planning Board – None. 

Dog control Officer – None

Highway Superintendent
1. Kyle stated he had ordered the new motor and it will be covered under a 1 year warranty.
2. Highway crew has been out Plowing, Sanding, and cutting brush.

Supervisor –
1. Received a letter from Del Co Soil and water stated the Town has been approved for the stream bank improvement on Dryden Road.
2. Robert Gibson came and replaced the donation check he had originally donated for the fire tower with a new one in the same amount.
3. Haulers are now getting prevailing wage and this will reflect on Towns.

Other:  None

Correspondence: None

Meeting adjourned at 8:11pm                         

Next meeting to be held on February 8, 2022 at 7PM
________________________________
Date: January 11, 2022  
Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins Town Clerk

The Appointment of Health Officers Meeting of the Town of Tompkins Town Board was called to order at 7:16 pm in the Town meeting room, Trout Creek, NY.

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

Others:
Michelle Phoenix – Town Clerk
Nancy Roberts – Bookkeeper
Kyle McLaughlin – Deputy Highway Superintendent

RESOLUTION #16 APPOINTMENT OF HEALTH OFFICERS FOR 2022
On Motion by Albanese seconded by Layton it was moved to appoint Peggy Backus and Timothy LaTourette as the 2022 Health officers.
Vote: All AYES; Motion Carried

Meeting adjourned at 7:17 pm                        

Michelle Phoenix
Town Clerk, Town of Tompkins
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Date: January 11, 2022
Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins Town Clerk

The annual audit of books meeting of the Town of Tompkins Town Board was called to order at 6:14 pm in the Town meeting room, Trout Creek, NY.

Present: 
William Layton – Supervisor
Brian Albanese – Councilperson
Howard Buttel – Councilperson
Peggy Backus – Councilperson – Arrived at 6:54
Tim LaTourette – Councilperson – Absent  

Others:
Michelle Phoenix – Town Clerk
Nancy Roberts – Bookkeeper

Town Clerk

Code Enforcer

Tax Collector

Justice / Court

Sewer District

Supervisor

RESOLUTION #15 EXAMINATION / AUDIT OF OFFICE BOOKS FOR 2021
On Motion by Albanese seconded by Buttel it was moved to take notice of the fact that the 2021 reports of the above-mentioned officials were received and found to be satisfactory to the best of their knowledge.
Noted; The Town of Tompkins Court audit lacked the December 2021 report and will be added at a later date.
Vote: All AYES; Motion Carried

Meeting adjourned at 7:15 pm                        

Michelle Phoenix
Town Clerk, Town of Tompkins
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Date: January 11, 2022
Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins Town Clerk

The reorganizational meeting of the Town of Tompkins Town Board was called to order at 6:00 pm in the Town meeting room, Trout Creek, NY.

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

Others:
Michelle Phoenix – Town Clerk
Nancy Roberts – Bookkeeper

RESOLUTION #7 DESIGNATION OF BANKS
On Motion by Buttel seconded by Layton it was moved to designate:
a. Supervisor Layton – NBT and Community Bank
b. Justice Johnson – Community Bank NA
c. Town Clerk/Tax Collector Phoenix – Community Bank NA
d. Trout Creek Sewer District – Community Bank NA
Vote: All AYES; Motion Carried.

RESOLUTION #8 DESIGNATION OF THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER
On Motion by Albanese seconded by Buttel it was moved to designate The Reporter as the official newspaper during the year 2022 for the purpose of publishing legal matters. 
Vote: All AYES; Motion Carried.

RESOLUTION #9 APPOINTMENT OF TOWN OF TOMPKINS POSITIONS
On motion by Albanese seconded by Buttel it was moved to appoint the following people to their respective positions as follows:
a.  Building Inspector – Nathan Sramek
b.  Deputy Town Clerk’s and Deputy Registrar – To be filled
c.   Historian – Lynne VanValkenburg
d.   Dog Control Officer – Chris Bodo
e.   Health Officer – Dr. Eric Dohner
f.    Deputy Supervisor – Howie Buttel
g.   Court Clerk – Linda Scott
h.   Bookkeeper to the Supervisor – Nancy Roberts
i.     Payroll Clerk – Linda Bourn
j.     Assessor – Wendy Layton
k.    FEMA Administrator’s – Ron VanValkenburg & Nancy Roberts
l.     Trout Creek Sewer District Administrator – Michelle Phoenix
m.   Registrar of Vital Statistics – Michelle Phoenix
n.    Planning Board – Paul Bartholomew (Chairman), Angela Porpora,
Timothy Bennett, Nancy LaTourette, and Charles Kohler (Alternate)
o.    Board of Assessment Review – Paul Bartholomew, Angela Porpora, and Vacancy to filled at later date
Vote: ALL AYES; Motion Carried.

RESOLUTION #10 – DESIGNATION OF OFFICIAL RADIO STATION
On motion by Albanese seconded by Buttel it was moved to designate the Big Cat Country /92.1 as the official radio during the year 2022 for the purpose of local announcement to the Town Residents.
Vote: ALL AYES; Motion Carried.

RESOLUTION#11 – SALARIES OF THE 2022 TOWN OFFICERS
On motion by Albanese seconded by Buttel it was moved that the Salaries of the Town officers for the year 2022 are fixed in the budget and that the Supervisor is authorized to pay the approved salaries.
Vote: All AYES; Motion carried

RESOLUTION #12 – HIGHWAY EXPENDITURES
On motion by Buttel seconded by Albanese it was moved that Highway Superintendent to be authorized make purchases in 2022 as per the procurement policy.
Vote:  All AYES; Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #13 – 2022 OFFICIAL MEETING DATES
On Motion by Buttel seconded by Albanese it was moved to hold regular monthly meetings for 202 on the second Tuesday of every month at the Town Meeting Room Trout Creek, NY except for the November meeting which will be held the first Thursday following the General Election. 
Vote: ALL AYES; Motion Carried

RESOLUTION #14 – MILEAGE RATE REIMBURSEMENT
On motion by Buttel seconded by Albanese it was moved to set mileage rate at .56 cents per mile for use of private vehicle on Town Business.

Meeting adjourned at 6:13 pm                        

Michelle Phoenix
Town Clerk, Town of Tompkins
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Date: January 11, 2022
Michelle Phoenix
Town of Tompkins Town Clerk

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