TOWN OF STETSON
Date: MARCH 14, 2012
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was opened with Don Carroll leading the Pledge Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Donald Carroll, Brenda Clark, George Hockstadter, Charles Leighton, and Terry White.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve February 22, 2012 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Terry White, it was unanimously voted to approve the March 14, 2012 Meeting Minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Payroll Warrant (Advantage Payroll #11 & 12)
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #11.
Upon motion by George hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #12.
2. Expenditures Warrant #36
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Expenditure Warrant #36. (Noted to check Sullivan’s Waste bill for 2 invoices being the same $631.89)
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Scott Bruns A building that had been removed for fire department training: $649.13
Upon motion by Terry White, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was voted 4 to 0 to grant the $649.13 Abatement request. Charles Leighton abstained. (was not a board member at time of training)
Bruce Handy: Assessing Agent Danielle Smith recommended this abatement because it was brought to her attention that the new home was not as large in square footage that was originally on the building permit.
Upon motion by Terry White, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to grant the abatement in the amount of $1164.24.
SCHOOL BUDGET REPORT FROM JESSICA VERRILL
Jessica Verrill was present and informed the Board that the Finance Committee’s total figure thus far for the 2012/2013 budget is $11,355,298. Stetson financial part of that budget would be $806,153.69 which includes a $23,000 increase.
Jessica stated that there are still ongoing negotiations with the teachers. At this time health cost and oil increases are not known. There is a workshop coming up dealing with new school construction and the cost for the preliminary plans is approximately $100,000.
George Hockstadter questioned the number of Stetson students. Jessica stated that there are approximately 14 Stetson students per class.
Don informed the board and Jessica that the State Valuation has dropped by approximately 4 million and that will change Stetson $806,153 figure.
II. OLD BUSINESS
1. Recall Ordinance
Diane addressed the issues, concerns, and decisions that need to be made to make the ordinance complete. The Board will do the same and bring back all changes and concerns for the next meeting on March 28th. A date for a Public Hearing will then be set.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1. Bid opening:
Winter Plowing Contract
Recycling and Solid Waste Contract.
See attached next page for all figures and totals.
2. Review Mowing Contracts
Consensus of the Board was to change the dates of the contract and put out to bid and to be due back at the March 28th meeting.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Charles is still working on picture for Town Report
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Covered above
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Kim Tracy was present and questioned when the Fire Station was going to be fixed. Mr. Brasslett has been very busy, but Don will contact him and ask. Kim also informed the Board that he has received the $2,000 check from MMA Grant Reimbursement program.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Nothing.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Mr. Barriault was present and informed the Board that he is getting a lot of calls dealing with complaints on the dirt roads. He has graded a few in trying to knock down the ruts. Brenda Clark questioned both the Coboro Road and the end of Mt Pleasant. Brenda questioned if a “Closed to Non- residents” sign could be placed at the Levant end of the Mt. Pleasant road to avoid some of the damage being caused. Barriault also stated that he has received a paving quote Witham Paving for the Merrill Road of $117.000. Lane was $100,200 and B & B paving was $96,916. Barriault believes all 3 bids included traffic control.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP Don Carroll is attending a meeting in Augusta tomorrow.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
VI. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
George Hockstadter stated that he hopes the town is careful in the wording of the recall ordinance as not to open the town up to a law suit.
VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Terry White, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m.
Minutes recorded by