TOWN OF STETSON
Date: MARCH 22, 2017
I. OPEN MEETING
Don Carroll opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance at 6:00 p.m.
A. ROLL CALL
Don Carroll, Brenda Clark, Charles Leighton, and George Hockstadter were present. Danny Withee was absent.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve March 8, 2017 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve the March 8, 2017 meeting minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 18
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #18.
2. Expenditures # 22
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #22.
Consensus of the Board was to transfer $75,000 from the undesignated account to the checking account.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Discussion of the abatement for the Barnett trailer on the Mullen Road.
II. OLD BUSINESS
1. Mowing Bids to be discussed
Don Carroll recommended going with Far & Beyond in the amount of $10,501.00.
George Hockstadter motioned to go with Thibodeau Lawn Care in the amount of $8,630.00, Charles Leighton second for discussion.
Voted 3 to 1 NOT to award bid to Thibodeau Lawn Care.
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was voted 3 to 1 to award the Bid to Far & Beyond Lawn Care in the amount of $10,501.00.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1 Echo Maine contract/ Recycling Contracts Diane explained that if the town chooses to stay with the contract as is, we do nothing and it automatically continues.
2 (page 4, item # 4b.) Diane recommends extending the contract as Echo Maine is no longer writing Cost Neutral Contracts. All contracts now are pay or revenue.
3 MRC More information is needed and Diane will research.
4 Update on Elementary School Committee progress.
Recommendations have been written by the Committee members and added to the news letter. Informational Meeting to be held on April 15, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Meeting House.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Nothing.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Nothing.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Connie Merrill was present and listed the top priorities: Cement Slab by walkway, replace ceiling tiles, and some repainting.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Not present.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Jody Lyford questioned the panel on the furnace at the meeting house, there was an open flame. Don closed the panel.
Brent Dorman, Jody Lyford and Charles Leighton questioned the amount of Stetson students that are in the new school and the cost of that tuition.
Don Carroll explained that the State Evaluation for the Town is what sets what the town pays per student.
V. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
VI. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by;