TOWN OF STETSON

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

Date: MARCH 13, 2019


I. OPEN MEETING

Charles Leighton opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.


  1. ROLL CALL

Charles Leighton, Brenda Clark, George Hockstadter, and Leslie Merrill were present. Millard Butler out of State.


B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING

1. Approve February 27, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Upon motion by Leslie Merrill, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve the February 27, 2019 Meeting Minutes.


C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS

None.


D. WARRANT

1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 18

Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #18.


  1. Expenditures # 22 & 23

Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #22.

Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was voted 3 to 1 to approve AP Warrant #23. (Leslie Merrill voting no.

IN DISCUSSION:

Leslie Merrill stated that he feels that the Municipal Plowing check should be less than the agreed price. Leslie reported that K & F has done the plowing and sanding of the Municipal yards for the past 3 storms.

Charles Leighton stated that the contract is over and consider a lesson learned. Joe Gray stated the contract does not end until May. George Hockstader stated he has never liked the attitude of Mr. Wickens.

A motion was made (but died) by Leslie Merrill to change the amount of the last payment to $3,000. Leslie rescinded his motion but felt that the job had certainly not been done as agreed and that it should be noted and discussed.


E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS

Consensus of the Board was to sign the Ratio Declaration Page provided by the Assessing Agent.


II. OLD BUSINESS


  1. Continued Discussion/ Update Town Office improvements (Community

Center Committee)

Diane reported that she and Brenda met with the Fire Marshall on needs to allow the town to use the building in other ways:

All Town Committees and Boards are allowed to use the big community room for anything (meetings, elections, benefit suppers, etc. As for the kitchen, at this time…ONLY THE OVEN OF THE STOVE AND CROCK POTS MAY BE USED.

In order to use the stove TOP, a suppression system must be installed. This would inhibit the rental of the facility as to knowing this would not be done. The lines of the propane to the generator should be buried.

As for the office all looked good except for the table displaying town pamphlets. The fire marshall requested we get a wall mount holder, and also requested the emergency lighting in the hallway be replaced.

Diane also questioned if there were rodents living in the attic as we are hearing little feet running around.

Consensus of the Board was to sign the maintenance contracts for the new generators. Diane will request that the serial numbers of the generators be put on the contract and bring them back for signatures.


III. NEW BUSINESS

  1. Budget Process Meeting Updates.

Monday, March 18, at 9:00 am.


III. COMMITTEE REPORTS

A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.

B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.

C. CEMETERY Nothing.

D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER the potential auto salvage yard was question.

E. E911 Nothing.

F. EDUCATION Diane is waiting on Budget numbers.

G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE The town is still in need of this committee.

H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.

I. FIRE DEPARTMENT George Hocksta

dter, and Leslie Merrill will be stopping over the Fire Department Monday night during training.

J. MEETINGHOUSE Nothing.

K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.

L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.

M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.

N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Increase in upcoming Budget.

O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Joe Gray was present and Diane reported that Brent Dorman has requested that the banks be pushed back on Everett’s Landing.

P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE George reported Nothing.

Q. TREASURER Nothing.

R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.

S. OTHER Nothing.


IV. TRAINING

May training was noted.


  1. PUBLIC COMMENTS

Marc Karum stated that when negligence is involved, the individual should be billed.

Jody Lyford questioned if it would be cheaper to throw everything in trash and not to recycle.


  1. SELECTMEN COMMENTS

George Hockstadter felt the Town needs to have more control over the Fire Department and look for a chief. George Hockstadter stated that the town is in trouble with no one responding from the Town of Stetson to Emergency Calls.

Consensus of the Board was to request a list of names of the Volunteer Fire Fighters the town has presently.


  1. EXECUTIVE SESSION

None.


  1. ADJOURNMENT


Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:40.










__________________________________Charles Leighton


__________________________________Brenda Clark


__________________________________Millard Butler


__________________________________George Hockstadter


__________________________________Leslie Merrill


Minutes are recorded by;

Diane Lacadie