TOWN OF STETSON
Date: January 26, 2011
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was called to order by Don Carroll leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Don Carroll, Brenda Clark, Lois Hawes, George Hockstadter, and Terry White.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes of January 13, 2011
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Terry White, it was unanimously voted to Approve the January 13th minutes with the following corrections:
1. Page 2, Item III #1: “voted 4 to 0 with 1 abstaining”
2. Page 2, Item IV Letter F. “Take out last sentence “Yes it would be turned back over.”
3. George Hockstadter also noted that the previous $2,000 deposit received by Jim Brown would not apply to any new bid on the property.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Payroll Warrant – Approve warrant # 38 & # 40
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrants #38 and #40.
2. Expenditures – Approve warrant # 39 & # 41
Upon motion by Terry White, seconded by George Hockstadter it was unanimously voted to approve Warrants #39 and #41.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Terry White, it was unanimously voted to transfer $48,000.00 from the Undesignated Account to the Checking Account to cover the expenses of the Warrants.
It was also NOTED that Town Checks are not to be paid to individuals if involving a Business. Ie, AA Alarm Company.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Assessing Agent Danielle Smith had 3 Abatements and 3 Supplementals for the board to consider and sign:
Raymond Fletcher $73.67 Raymond Fletcher $55.60
Raymond Fletcher $163.29 Christi Carton $156.18
Charles Henward $24.66 Charles Weeks $143.85
II. OLD BUSINESS
George Hockstadter addressed the Board his concerns dealing the Personnel Policy:
George feels that unused Sick Time Benefits should be paid to the employees at the end of the Year as an incentive to not use sick time and as a benefit to the employees for some extra income at the end of the year.
Terry White stated this is definitely something for the Board to consider and asked that the board be given some time to think about it.
George Hockstadter also stated that Vacation Time should be held to a maximum of 3 weeks no matter how many years of Service.
The Board felt the allotted time in the policy is pretty much standard and would leave as is in the policy.
III. NEW BUSINESS
IV. COMMITTEE REPORT
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 Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER The Road Commissioner was not present.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP Don Carroll attended the meeting in Augusta and the biggest discussion was on the new Building Code. Also discussed was; Discouraging Illegal Dumping sites, a bill for schools to follow one design, a bill to extend the school year an additional 20 days, an Excise tax bill, a bill to prohibit carrying a concealed weapon even with a permit into public meetings, and also a bill to prohibit sex offenders from being within 2500 feet from a school instead of the present 750 feet.
Don also mentioned to Richard Webber the proposed law “Cut Curb Law” on the minor and major collector roads.
Q. TREASURER Diane reported that there were 63 certified mailings dealing with Automatic Foreclosures, approximately 20 of those were to Mortgage Holders.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Diane reported that General Assistance is very busy right now with the cold temperatures.
S. MEMORIAL COMMITTEE It was noted that there are no fresh snowmobile tracks since the “No trespassing” signs have been put in place.
No training, but it was noted the new Real Estate Sketch Program is in place and working well.
VI. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Marlene Webber noted that Nancy Watson has passed her test. The Board stated that they were aware of that. Marlene also inform the Board that there is now a Committee for Stetson Days in place, and that they have had their first meeting.
Stetson Days is scheduled for July 30, 2011
Marlene stated that there is a problem getting access to electricity for Stetson Days. There is no longer power at the yellow building adjoining the Post Office. Don Carroll stated he would call CMP and see if there is a possibility of temporary poles.
The new Committee Members for Stetson Days are as follows:
1. Marlene Webber
2. Rita Alee
3. Gerald Button
4. Theresa Barriault
5. Nancy Watson
6. Temi Kosciusko
Robert Frappier questioned why the fence has not been repaired at the Local Junk Yard in Town. Frappier stated that fixing the fence was a condition of the permit and should be done. Don Carroll stated he would check on the status of the fence.
Mrs. Frappier questioned if the Town of Stetson foresees a “pay as you go” trash program as some other towns have gone to? Don Carroll stated that it may be worth some looking into.
VII. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Lois Hawes stated “that she would like to bring to the attention of the Board that we have hired Diane to run this office, and office related issues should be addressed with Diane, not with one of us.” The Board agreed that the running of the office was Diane’s responsibility unless there was a need for the Board to step in.
VIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Terry White, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m.
Minutes recorded by;