TOWN OF STETSON
Date: JANUARY 11, 2017
TIME: 6:00 P.M.
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was opened by Don Carroll leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Don Carroll, Brenda Clark, Charles Leighton, George Hockstadter, and Danny Withee were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve December 28, 2016 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Danny Withee, it was voted 4 to 0 to approve the December 28, 2016 meeting minutes. (Charles Leighton abstained as he was not present at that meeting.)
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 13
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #13.
2. Expenditures # 15
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #15 with the amendment of voiding the
Penobscot Energy Recovery check because of a duplicate entry and creating a new warrant with the correct amount.
George Hockstadter also questioned the town paying “tax” on the Salt bill. Consensus was to try and set up an account with the salt company to prevent paying tax on purchases.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
II. OLD BUSINESS
1 An update and reminder was given for the up-coming Planning Board Meeting on the 19th.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1 Protocol for when power is out and the generator needs to be started up for warming facility.
Diane explained she had talked to Kim Tracy about this and he stated that there needs to be a “Shelter Committee” in place so that there is someone present at all times while the shelter is opened to the public.
Don Carroll will speak with the Nevin and Catherine Miller to see if they would be willing to head up the shelter if needed.
Brenda Clark was excused at this time.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Nothing.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Nothing.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Nothing.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Meeting on the 19th
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Don Carroll reported the proposed MMA budget is available for print.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Not present
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Don Carroll reported that the proposed MMA budget is available for print and requested a copy be given to all board members.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Diane questioned where wood for heating source could be purchased close by…..the name Pat Hainey was mentioned.
Diane reported there will be an upcoming training in Augusta for all staff that will require closing the office.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
V. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
George Hockstadter stated he is still not happy with the condition of the roads and would like that noted. Don stated that the town is doing all they can do.
Additional salt has been purchased to try and help the ice problems. Don stated that everyone messed up on the first storm and now we have the problems of ice build-up.
Brenda Clark stated that Mr. Pleasant Road is really bad.
Don Carroll stated he will be out of town for the next meeting. Don also stated that the mowing contracts should be on the first meeting in March.
Danny Withee presented the 2 different samples of salt, the bulk supply that was purchased was and is all powder, and the recent purchase is small pebbles
which should make a major difference. Danny also mentioned the clause in the Plowing contract and municipal officials,
Danny stated that the only concern, is the individual would not be covered under Workman’s Comp. MMA does not recommend doing it,
but states that a lot do unless there is a formal complaint or court action.
VI. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 6:45.
Minutes are recorded by;