TOWN OF STETSON
Date: FEBRUARY 28, 2018
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was called to order by Charles Leighton leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Charles Leighton, Brenda Clark, George Hockstadter, and Danny Withee were present. Millard Butler was out of State.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve February 14, 2018 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve the February 14, 2018 Meeting Minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 17
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve the Payroll Warrant #17.
2. Expenditures # 21 / 22
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant # 21 and 22.
It was noted to bill Far & Beyond $88.29
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
II. OLD BUSINESS
1 Continued Discussion / Update Elementary School
The Ad for the Scope of Work has been placed in the Bangor Daily Newspaper and the Rolling Thunder.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1.Budget Process Meeting Dates - March 7, 2018 at 9:00 am
2. Report / Update (Senior Citizen Game Day/ Get togethers) Brenda Clark
Brenda Clark reported that there were again around 14 people and they played Bingo and had an excellent time.
Diane gave an update on the new Harris SQL changes such as web programs and increased prices over the next 2 years.
Nomination papers are available as of March 5, 2018 for:
1 School board member
1 Road Commissioner
Papers are due back April 10 by the close of business.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Nothing.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Al Tempesta has spoken with Mr. Ogden about clean-up on the Tasker property and Mr. Ogden stated that clean-up will start this week.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Both Kim Tracy and Karl Tracy were present. Kim stated that he has been with Stetson for 26 years and will be retiring in June.
Kim feels that involvement in the Department is getting worse, as the department has only 4 members who live in town. Although Kim feels that Karl Tracey would make a good Chief,
he feels that Karl is not ready at this time. Also a concern that Karl lives in Hermon.
Brent Dorman stated that the town cannot maintain enough man power and that we are already relying on other towns for our calls.
Etna, Carmel and Levant border our town; Levant is a full time department. Brent felt that it is time for the hard discussion of maybe paying another town to respond to Stetson as mutual
Aid is a free response and any town’s financing could be used up in mutual aid responses, and that disorganization and Regionalization may be what is needed.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Nothing.
K. PARKS & RECREATION it was reported that Katie has resigned and now lives in Corinna.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER William Barraiult was not present, but it was noted that there have been many complaints on the Coboro Road and Burleigh Road. I
t was noted that the Road Commissioner needs to do his job….Pot holes need to be filled and tamped; money is being wasted by just throwing cold patch in, “Bump” signs need to place where needed.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Consensus of the Board was to allow a transfer of funds if needed. Diane would get it signed by Mr. Leighton if needed.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
See Road Commissioner…
V. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Brenda Clark questioned if the Board should appoint a committee with one Selectman on the committee to look at the ideas and work at the Elementary School.
Consensus was, until funds are approved at Town Meeting, no work can be done.
VI. EXECUTIVE SESSION
When needed per statue
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 6:45 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by;