TOWN OF STETSON
Date: February 9, 2011
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was opened 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 26, 2011
Upon motion by Terry White, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve the January 26, 2011 minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Payroll Warrant – Approve warrant # 42 & # 43
Upon motion by Terry White, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #42 as amended to fix the error in Catherine Fisher’s check.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #43.
2. Expenditures – Approve warrant # 44
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Terry White, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #44.
Upon motion by Terry White, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to transfer $18,000.00 from the undesignated account to the checking account to cover the Warrants.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Don Carroll addressed the Board with the concerns of the mobile home located by the Exeter line. The owner followed the proper procedure, and the trailer will be removed by May.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Upon motion by Terry White, seconded by Don Carroll, it was voted 4 to 1 to add (item #4) under letter (b) USE OF SICK LEAVE on page 8 of the Personnel Policy. George Hockstadter voting No.
Item #4 to read “ Sick pay hours are for current, active full-time and part –time employees, have no cash value and are not paid to employees upon termination.”
III. NEW BUSINESS
1. Everett’s Landing
Don Carroll explained to the Board that he had spoken with the Town Attorney and the attorney recommended to “Not Touch” the trees at this time. The Town did take ownership by prescription, but ONLY the portion maintained. That would be only the driving surface, nothing outside of that.
The Town can request permission from the owners for a right-of-way, or the town can take the land by eminete domain and would require compensation. The Board should consider inviting the Land owners to a meeting and discussing these options. Eminete Domain could take up to 2 years. The Town is only responsible to maintain to safe and passable standards. The Town would need 8 to 10 feet on each side of the road to do the proper ditching.
2. Tax Acquired Property Bids
There were 3 bids:
Kyle Allard $8,500
Donald Bubbar $7,500
Stoneridge Farm (Charles Craig) $5,001
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to accept Kyle Allard’s bid of $8,500. It was also explained to Mr. Allard that he would be issued a “Quit Claim Deed” only.
3. Calendar of Upcoming Dates
Diane distributed a time line of upcoming events dealing with Elections and Town Meeting.
Don Carroll expressed the need to make decisions on the contracts in town. Don stated even if the decision of going out to bid goes before a Town Meeting vote, it will not be in time for this year’s budget. Don feels the contracts should be extended for another year.
Richard Webber being present, stated that his contract would have an increase of 6 ½ % to 7 %. Don stated he would talk to Jerry at Sullivan Waste.
IV. COMMITTEE REPORT
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Nothing.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Don Carroll stated there is a meeting scheduled in Stetson to discuss the school funding on 2/28/2011 at 7p.m.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Nothing.
J. MEETINGHOUSE The issue of double week-end booking is creating issues with the possibility of not being left clean for the next booking. The board will consider a contact person when these issues arrive, and Lois Hawes will notify the office on Mondays as to whether a deposit should be returned.
K PARKS & RECREATION Don Carroll spoke with Dennell Hamm and informed her that the residents of NFI would be available for volunteer work in town, such as help with the fields this spring.
L. PLANNING BOARD There will be a meeting this month 2/17/2011.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER The Road Commissioner was not present, but there were no issues.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. MEMORIAL COMMITTEE Nothing.
Terry White stated that a big tree has fall on the fence located at the Cemetery on the Lapoint Road
Planning Board and Appeals Board Training Announced.
VI. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Marlene Webber reported on Stetson Days and announced that there would be parades, acts, bounce house, dunk tanks, etc. They have spent $1,524.00 thus far.
VII. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
VIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to go into Executive Session at 7:40 p.m. for Discussion of Confidential Records / 1 MRSA sec 405(6)(F).
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Terry White, it was unanimously voted to come out of Executive Session at 7:55 p.m.
Consensus of the Board as the result of Executive Session was to proceed with the possible dangerous building issue in town.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Terry White, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.m.
Minutes recorded by;