TOWN OF STETSON
Date: February 08, 2012
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was opened with Don Carroll leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Donald Carroll, Brenda Clark, George Hockstadter, Charles Leighton, and Terry White were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve Meeting Minutes of January 25, 2012
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Terry White, it was voted 4 to 0 to approve the January 25, 2012 minutes. (Don Carroll abstained as he was not present at that meeting)
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Payroll Warrant – ADVANTAGE PAYROLL #9
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Advantage Payroll #9.
2. Expenditures – Approve warrant # 34
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #34.
Noted: the Fire Department would have $2,000 in grant money to put back into their budget. (MMA grant for Hearing devises)
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
The Board signed the 2012 Assessors Return for Penobscot County.
II. OLD BUSINESS
1. Review of Contracts.
The board reviewed the contracts:
Noted Changes were:
Refuse and Recycle Contract: Remove amounts on pg 9, and on the last page, remove the statement “If at the end of this contract period, both parties are satisfied, the contract can be continued.”
Winter Plowing: Add “Stetson Elementary School” to page 2, #8.
The Add for the Bid process on both Contract will be put in the Rolling Thunder on Feb. 20th and 27th, and be due back for the March 14, 2012 Selectmen’s Meeting.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1. Update of Budget Workshop.
Don Carroll reported that at the previous Budget Workshop on February 1st, the expense column spreadsheet was read backwards and the Board would like the Diane to be present for all other Budget Workshops. The next workshop date will be Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 6:00.
2. Recall Ordinance Discussion.
Consensus of the Board was develop at Recall Ordinance for the Town of Stetson, and to have it voted on by the residents either at the Municipal Elections or at Town Meeting.
IV. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL
1. Reminder a $25.00 Late Fee started on Dogs as of Feb. 1st Announced.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
D. CEMETERY Don Carroll informed the Board that the Sherriff’s Departments Crew will be cleaning the cemeteries on May 14th thru May 17th.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Kim Tracy was present and informed that board that he has looked for a new rescue vehicle and has not been able to find anything in a good price range. Kim would like to get the present rescue vehicle fixed and inspected and has an estimate of $1,225 to have that work completed. Kim would like to take those funds from the Maintenance Sub Account. Consensus of the Board was to allow the transfer from the sub account to have the work done, but also requested that Kim get an estimate from Brian’s garage. Kim also requested permission to give the OK for the work to begin on the Fire Truck and it was noted that at “No time” would the truck be out of service. The Board granted permission to have the work on the truck started. Kim questioned the “election” of Officers for the Fire Department. Consensus of the board was that it is up to the department how they elect their officers because the Final Appointment comes from the Board of Selectmen.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT
J. MEETINGHOUSE The Sherriff’s Department crew will be in Stetson to do some work on the Meetinghouse in October.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER William Barriault was present AND INFORMED THE Board that the Road sign requested for the “School bus turn-a-round” would have to be requested by the School and installed by the State as it is a State maintained road. Mr. Barriault has the “heavy load limit” signs and an estimate for paving the Merrill Road. Don will drive around to check pot holes and culverts that may need attention.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
Written Complaint from Paul Miller dealing with Mail box. (see attached)
V. TRAINING Nothing.
VI. PUBLIC COMMENTS
VII. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
VIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Terry White, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:12p.m.
Minutes recorded by;