TOWN OF STETSON
Date: March 10, 2014
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was called to order by Charles Leighton leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Charles Leighton, Priscilla Dorman, Hal Hand, and Danny Withee. Brenda Clark was not present due to medical reasons.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve Meeting Minutes of February 26, 2014
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Hal Hand, it was voted 3 -1 to approve the February 26, 2014 minutes.
QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Payroll Warrant – Approve warrant # 21
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant # 21.
2. Expenditures – Approve warrant # 28
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Hal Hand, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #28.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
II. OLD BUSINESS
1. Public Comment Section of Agenda.
Priscilla and Diane will create a draft of a welcome flyer containing the rules of meeting and will present the draft at an upcoming meeting.
2. Update on Potential Grant funds
Diane reported that she attended the meeting and became part of the steering committee to review the potential sites for the grant. The focus of the grant is to clean up hazardous materiels and job creation. Also as a full part of the funds would include some green space. Diane stated that the Town of Stetson at this time is the only community’s application that would fall under green space. We will here more soon we hope.
III. NEW BUSINESS
IV. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Increase of Shelter Contract for the upcoming year will be $98.76.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
B. CEMETERY Bids have been coming in and Charles will contact Mr. Creaton.
C. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Diane reported that the town has received the funds for the December ballot clerks.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Bucky Morneault was present and stated that both him and Karl Tracy are attending Fire Instruction 1 & 2 classes. Priscilla Dorman questioned the Department of Labor concerns and Bucky stated that Barry Withee is dealing with the electrical issues and he is trying to chase the missing paperwork from previous years. Bucky again noted the need of the entrance door to be fixed.
J. MEETINGHOUSE The needed railings have been completed.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Diane requested that Jeannie McAlpine be appointed the Parks and Rec Director. Diane will check with Jeannie to verify she would take this roll.
L. PLANNING BOARD Meeting scheduled for March 20, 2014
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Mr. Barriault was present and stated the paving prices for 7/10 ths of a mile would be $56,000 and cost of prepping will be approximately $5,000. Diane reminded the Board and Mr. Barriault that any project cost over 5,000 needs to be put out to bid. Barriault also addressed the snow concerns on Everett’s Landing. The snow needs to be pushed back or shelved. Diane informed the board that she had met with Mr. Webber concerning this issue and he agreed to take care of the concerns as soon as there was some form of release signed because of the previous and potential legal issues with the trees. Barriault stated that he felt this issue was being blown way out of proportion and that Webber has driven equipment long enough and should have no issues with the trees. Both Barriault and Priscilla Dorman stated that item #10 of the Snow plowing contract deals with such issues and states that someone else could be hired and the payment for that to be removed from the contract payment IF THE CONTRACTS REFUSES TO DO THE WORK.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Diane questioned the foreclosures and asked how the Board would like to proceed. Consensus of the Board was to send a letter to foreclosed properties (not certified) informing each of them that they had an additional 30 days to pay ALL taxes due to date to retain ownership of their property.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Diane reported the need is slowing down.
S. MEMORIAL COMMITTEE Nothing.
T. OTHER Nothing.
VI. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Marc Karun stated that if the removal of the snow on Everett landing could be a legal issue, the contractor should take pictures before and after.
VII. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
The Board would like Diane to wish Brenda Clark best wishes during her visit tomorrow.
VIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:10 p.m.
Minutes recorded by;
THERE WILL BE A BUDGET WORKSHOP IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE SELECTMEN’S MEETING.
Diane gave the Board the budget request from the Department Heads and the updated expense figures.