TOWN OF STETSON
Date: February 27, 2013
I. OPEN MEETING
Brenda Clark opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Brenda Clark, George Hockstadter, Charles Leighton, and Danny Withee.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING APPROVAL
FEBRUARY 13, 2013
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve the February 13th minutes with the correction of spelling on the word “threw”.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Payroll Warrant #20
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #20.
2. Expenditures Warrant #27
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Expenditures Warrant #27.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSRORS
Diane informed the Board of a potential Abatement request coming from Jim Brown because of the recent fire at his property. Although compassion was felt by all, Assessment is placed on all properties effective April 1st of each year and the house was standing as of April 1st, therefore an abatement is not recommended. The same is true if a new home is placed on property April 2nd, the town cannot tax it until the following year.
II. OLD BUSINESS
1. Building Committee Update
No one was present and no update was given.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1. Old Town Office
The Board discussed the need for draining the pipes to prevent any further damage. Charles will contact someone to get a price on having the pipes drained.
2. Sand and Salt Shed Door
The Board discussed the cost of fixing the door and replacing the damaged panels, an estimate of $2,200 was presented from Overhead Door. Brenda Clark informed the Board that she knew of someone that would pick up the damages panels, return them for scrap and give the monies received back to the town. Consensus of the Board was to have Brenda contact that person to have it done and thank them. The Board also questioned the cost and would like a copy of contract to see just what the contract covers.
3. Set up dates for Budget workshops
Budget Workshop set up for March 20, 2013 at 9:00 am at the Library.
4. Possible Special Town Meeting
Diane presented the proposal of a Special Town Meeting to allow the Selectmen Term of Office to be staggered more evenly. Since the Town went from a 3 person board to a 5 person board, the present issue has not been affected. It is highly recommended to not have a “majority” elected in any one year.
Consensus of the board was to have the Special Town Meeting on March 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm to allow this change to be in effect this year, if voted for.
5. Signing of Bank Documents
Consensus of the Board was to sign the bank documents changing from an Interest bearing checking to a Non Interest bearing account to save the additional cost in fees.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Nothing.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Diane informed the Board that Al (CEO) will be issuing a “Notice of Violation” within the next week to the property of the Mullen Road.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Brenda Clark reported that the site for the new school has been determined to be beside the Country Side Restaurant in East Corinth.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Nothing.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Diane reported that she has spoken with Maynard Hawes about the paint that was used on the Meeting House floor and he stated without stripping and costing a lot of money, the floor is going to require constant touch-up
K. PARKS & RECREATION Rachel Martin will be at the next meeting to discuss Stetson Days.
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 “No Threw Signs” are ordered and work will continue in May.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Diane reported that the General Assistant Program will remain status quo for the up-coming year.
S. OTHER Diane reported that there were request from Mt. Pleasant Road to keep the large Trash trucks off the road because of the amount of damage that is being done. George will contact Sullivan’s to see what can be done.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
VII. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
VIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:10 p.m.
Minutes recorded by;