TOWN OF STETSON
Date: MARCH 25, 2015
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was opened with Brenda Clark leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Brenda Clark, Don Carroll, Charles Leighton, and Danny Withee. (Priscilla Dorman was absent)
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve March 11, 2015 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Don Carroll, it was unanimously voted to approve the 3/11/15 Meeting Minutes as amended. (heat, and min bid process)
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Payroll Warrant #20
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #20.
2. Expenditures #26
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #26. (Noted to verify Stetson Union Church check.)
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
II. OLD BUSINESS
1. Salt / Sand shed Update.
2. Foreclosure Update.
3. Added: Brownfield Grant Update.
Diane reported at Thursday’s meeting she was informed that there will be no more funds for the Town of Stetson from the grant because not enough toxic chemical were found to be supported by the grant. We are seeking alternative ideas. Diane will ask Kim Tracey to be present at the next meeting to discuss a burn training to remove the building.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1. Computer issues.
Diane reported that our system was hacked. All accounting soft ware was protected and restored, but most of the work documents have been deleted. Diane has had numerous conversations with Stetson’s I.T. tech and he has recommended that a “Server Unit” be built and locked away, not to be used as a working station. Diane noted that the “States” website has been hacked into and shut down for 4 days in a row, and by logging onto state site such as Moses, could be one of the issues that has created the town’s problems. With building a Non-using server with auto back up, we would hope this will not happen again. The cost of the new “server” will be $2,500 to $3,000.
Concensus of the Board was to take $1,000 from the Contingency Account and the remaining balance from Town Charges.
2. Budget Meeting scheduled for Monday, April 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
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 Diane noted the entrance door to the Fire department is in need of repair. The door is not closing properly.
The Board requested some written estimates to repair the door.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Nothing.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Noted that the town’s trash tonnage is down in numbers.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER William Barriault not present.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP Don will be attending a meeting on April 8th.
Q. TREASURER Diane reported that there will be an overdraft in the salary account due to “employee paid taxes” not being calculated in the budgeted salary line.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
VI. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Marc Karum questioned Malware security.
VII. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Brenda Clark reported that she had called the Plymouth Town Office to verify references for “Dirt Diggers”. Brenda was told that the Town of Plymouth has just renewed a 3 year contract with Dirt Diggers. Brenda was also informed that they are a small husband and wife team and complaints are quickly responded to. If the husband is out of town, the wife handles the complaints or issued at hand.
VIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by;