TOWN OF STETSON
Date: JANUARY 13, 2016
TIME: 6:00 P.M.
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was opened with Don Carroll leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Donald Carroll, Charles Leighton, Brenda Clark, Priscilla Dorman, and Danny Withee were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve December 23, 2015 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve the December 23, 2015 Meeting Minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
The Board signed the Quit Claim Deed for Mrs. Dorman so it can be filed. Mr. Schmidt has requested to wait a few days to allow time for him to preview the deeds.
He also requested from the Board that he be allowed to purchase the Mullen Road Property that did not receive a successful Bid during the last bid process. Consensus of the Board was to notify Mr. Schmidt that the Mullen Road Property will be going out to bid again in the Spring.
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 14
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #14
2. Expenditures # 19 (20)
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Expenditures Warrant #20.
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Brenda Clark, It was unanimously voted to transfer $50,000 from the Undesignated Account to the Checking Account to cover the Warrants.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Request in the amount of $783.00 (taxes) recommended from Assessing Agent Danielle Smith with supporting documents.
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was voted 4 to1 to grant the Abatement. (Priscilla Dorman voting No)
II. OLD BUSINESS
1 .Signatures on Transfer tax forms for Deeds of Foreclosed properties.
See notes from Quit Claim Deeds
III. NEW BUSINESS
Contractor, Ben of Dirt Diggers was present and expressed his apology for the road concerns dealing with an emergency situation (Car crash) over the past weekend in which Kim Tracy stated his concerns.
Kim had contacted Penobscot dispatch stating Stetson could not respond as he could not get off the Coboro Road due to road conditions. That call to Dirt Diggers was placed at 8:30 am and sand truck did not show up until 1:30 p.m..
Ben gave Kim his direct cell phone line and informed him if there is ever another emergency situation, call him directly to get the issue resolved.
The Board also questioned a bill from William Barriault dealing with some road plowing and culvert work he had done. The Board questioned why he was doing any plowing.
Barriault (whom was present) stated with the amount of complaints he had received, he took it upon himself to plow the complained about areas.
Ben of Dirt Diggers stated that he should not be plowing and he will not have to deal with that again. The consensus of the Board was to not be paying plowing wages to another vendor unless pre -approved.
The culvert work was due to problems with beavers plugging the culvert.
Brenda Clark also questions the large rocks on the roads when sanding is done. Ben informed her that there are some large rocks mixed in due to the pushing of the sand in from the parking lot area
and that they would be more cautious as the large rocks also jam up the equipment.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Nothing.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER The Board requested that Al Tempesta check a Camper on the Pelkey property.
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 Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION It was noted there is a lot of information to be reading up on with the upcoming changes.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Was present for previous discussion.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Prepare copies of audit.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Marc Karun questioned Priscilla Dorman on why she voted No on the above abatement request. Priscilla stated that she is not sure the recommendation received was from a qualified source.
V. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Danny Withee noted the sand being used in Exeter is very nice grainy sand and seems to be working very well on their roads. Danny also questioned the timer on lights at the meeting house.
VI. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by;