TOWN OF STETSON
Date: MARCH 13, 2013
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING TO BE HELD FROM 5:00 P.M. TO 6:00 P.M. AND SELECTMEN’S AGENDA TO START AT 6:00P.M.
SEE SPECIAL TOWN MEETING MINUTES
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was opened by Brenda Clark leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Brenda Clark, George Hockstadter, Charles Leighton, and Danny Withee.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve February 27, 2013 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to approve the February 27, 2013 Meeting Minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Payroll Warrant #21
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #21.
2. Expenditures #28
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Expenditure Warrant #28.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
II. OLD BUSINESS
1. Building Committee Update
Chairman Nick Arena, and member Priscilla Dorman were present and presented the board with a letter of request (see attached) requesting to allow contractors to enter the old town office to get proposals for potential clean up, fix, destruct, etc. Diane recommended that the Board consider having all that enter the building sign a “Release of Liability Form” before entering to cover the town’s liability. The Board instructed Diane to call MMA Legal for their opinion and to go from there.
The Building Committee also informed the Board that they will not be ready to propose an Article for the upcoming June Town Meeting. They need more time than that and will propose a recommendation for a “Special Town Meeting” at a later date.
The Selectmen also stated that the pipes will be drained the best they can and that there will be no maintenance done to the building at this time.
2. Foreclosures Report.
Diane reported that of the 57 Potential Notices that were sent, only 2 were not collected. One being because of a death of the owner and the other being potential poverty abatement.
** 3. ** added – Salt and Sand Shed Door.
Brenda Clark stated that she believes it would be to the best of the Town’s interest to install cameras both outside and inside of the salt and sand shed. This would not only protect the Town Interest and investment, but also any equipment that is on site.
Consensus of the Board was to install the cameras before winter and George will look into the cost.
III. NEW BUSINESS
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD
1. Looking for a member if anyone is interested
C. CEMETERY Nothing.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
Notice of Violation has to owner’s of property on Mullen Road.
A copy of the notice was given to the board to update them on the progress of the Code Enforcement Officer.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Diane was instructed to ask Kim Tracy to attend a meeting soon to update the Board on the status of the Fire Department.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Nothing.
K. PARKS & RECREATION
Rachel Martin request (Did not show up)
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Not Present.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP Diane reported that discussions are ongoing in Augusta.
Q. TREASURER See Foreclosure report.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
Coming in April.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Priscilla Dorman was present and expressed concerns that the Website was not up to date and minutes are lacking from November. Diane stated that she will check the status and update. Mrs. Dorman also stated concerns of a Special Town Meeting being held at 5 pm when people are working. Diane and the Board explained that the timing was crucial because of the upcoming election. The Meeting needed to take place at least 90 days before and consensus was the only item on the Warrant would not be contentious.
VI. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 6:45 p.m.
________________________________Donald Carroll (not present)
Minutes recorded by Diane Lacadie