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Clerk, Tax Collector, & Registrar of Vital Statistics:
Michelle Phoenix

(607)  865-5694
Office hours:
Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00am – 3:00pm
Call First to make sure Michelle is there.
Though we are still very much concerned about the current Covid-19 situation the Town Clerk’s office is open to the public.
Deputy Town Clerks and Deputy Registrar:   No one at present.

Board Members:                               Bill Layton    Supervisor
(607)  865-9121
2                                                                 Howie Buttel   Deputy
3                                                                 Peggy Backus
4                                                                 Tim LaTourette
5                                                                 Brian Albanese

Highway Superintendent:                Ron Van Valkenburg
(607) 865-4979

Justice:                                             Harry Johnson
(607)  865-4949

Court Clerk:                                      Linda Scott

Planning Board:                               Paul Bartholomew   Chairman
(607) 637-5409

2                                                                 Angela Porpora
3                                                                 Tim Bennett
4                                                                 Nancy LaTourette
5                                                                 Charles Kohler – Alternate

Code Enforcement Officer:              Nate Sramek
(607) 865-8341 (Office and Fax)

Assessor:                                          Wendy Layton
(607) 865-6967 (Office)
Office Hours: leave a message on her machine,
she’ll return your call &
set up a time convenient for you both

Office Location: Town Hall
PO Box 137, Trout Creek, NY 13847

Dog Control Officer:                         Chris Bodo
(607) 464-4223

Historian:                                          Lynne Van Valkenburg
Lynne prefers contact via email, but if you don’t have access
to the internet, she can be reached at (607) 865-3176.

Health Officer:                                  Dr. Eric Dohner
(607) 865-5800

Payroll Clerk:
Linda (Ramsey) Bourn

Bookkeeper to the Supervisor:
Nancy Roberts

FEMA Administrators:
Ron VanValkenberg & Nancy Roberts

Sewer District Bookkeeper/Admin:
Michelle Phoenix

Trout Creek Sewer District Operations & Maintenance:
Brett French

(607) 437-9564

The town board has retained LVDV Operations to Operate & Maintain the Trout Creek Sewer District facilities completed September 2014.  Brett French has been placed in charge of O&M in Trout Creek.

These are the gentleman you’re likely to see in our hamlet: Brett French (right) and assisting him is Shane Nordberg.


    • Barbara Rotzler & Paul Rotzler
    • Posted March 1, 2012 at 4:03 pm
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    Do we have to apply for the STAR program?

    • Barbara and Paul,
      The only folks who need to reapply for the STAR exemption are people who are over the age of 65. If you are under the age of 65 and have not yet applied for the basic star, you will need to apply for the first time. March 1st is the deadline to apply for exemptions so for this year it is too late. If you have already signed up for basic star you do not need to reapply til you reach the age of 65. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me at the e-mail address on this website.
      Joyce Ottens
      Assessor, Town of Tompkins

  1. As a town resident I wanted to thank Helen S. Zandt for her years of service as the Town Historian.
    I’d also like to welcome Lynne Van Valkenburg who was appointed to this position in January 2015.

  2. Hello, I spoke on the phone with Nate Sramek last week but I don’t have his email address. Any chance someone might be able to provide me with it?
    Keith Perry

    • Nate had asked us to post his office number only. If you haven’t already gotten it, you’ll have to call him again.

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