TOWN OF STETSON
Date: FEBRUARY 08, 2017
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was opened by Don Carroll.
A. ROLL CALL
Don Carroll, Brenda Clark, George Hockstadter, Charles Leighton, and Danny Withee.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve February 08, 2017 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was voted 4 to 0 to approve the February 8, 2017 Meeting Minutes. (Don Carroll did not vote as he was not present for the meeting)
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 15
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #16.
2. Expenditures # 18
Don Carroll question the Barriault bill for sand and hauling. The bill was not only very expensive per yard ($17.50) but not broken down of what was the cost for sand, and the cost for trucking.
Danny Withee informed the board that is the bill was to be broken down, it would cost the town an additional $1,100. Charles Leighton stated that sand is more expensive to get this time of year.
It was noted that the original contract said was $10.25 per yard (delivered), and George Hockstadter stated he called Mr. Noyes and if the sand had been available, the cost would have been $11.00 per yard delivered.
It was also noted to turn done the heat at the salt and sand shed building that is in place because of the increased electric cost per month from $30.00 per month to last month $350.00 and this month $400.00.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #19.
Consensus of the Board was to transfer $70,000 from the undesignated account to the checking account.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
II. OLD BUSINESS
III. NEW BUSINESS
1.Discussion of Old Town office going out to bid.
In discussion, it was noted that there are still contents to be removed and with the mold issue, it needs to be done safely. Also a question of a minimum bid to be discussed.
Don stated that the abutting property owner may be the only one interested that building as there is no piping, etc in the building.
2. Set Dates for Budget Hearings.
March 6th at 9:00 am.
Katelyn Matthews (Parks and Rec Director) requested that the ball fields be included in the Municipal Mowing contract and will be in part paid with Park and Rec funds.
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 The Kimball sub-division has been settled and the deed will be filed.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Not present.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Don Carroll reported the retiring of Judy Dorr and how she will be missed.
Q. TREASURER Diane informed the board that Perc would like to attend the next meeting to discuss where the town is headed in the future with recycling.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
Coming up in Augusta.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Brent Dorman stated that he believes others would be interested in bidding on the Old Town office also. There are others uses for the building. Brent requested that the Board
does not give the intent of the use of the building being only useful to the abutter and let the bid process work fair for all.
Marc Karum questioned why the board opens and awards the bids in the same night. It was explained that the bids must be opened in a public meeting and they are not always awarded the same night.
Jody Lyford questioned if the bid process for the Old Town office was going to be delayed 2 weeks.
Don Carroll responded yes because of getting together breathing apparatus and man power to remove what needs to be removed.
V. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
George Hockstadter reminded the Board that the large safe that is presently in the building belongs to him and needs to be removed.
VI. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 6:40 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by;