TOWN OF STETSON
Date: MARCH 27, 2013
I. OPEN MEETING The meeting was opened with Don Carroll leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Don Carroll, Brenda Clark, George Hockstadter, Charles Leighton, and Danny Withee.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve March 13, 2013 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve the March 13, 2013 Minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Payroll Warrant (Advantage Payroll #22)
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll, #22.
2. Expenditures Warrant #30 & 31 (Corrected from Agenda)
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #29.
Upon motion by Danny Withee seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #31.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Assessing for the Upcoming year will begin on April 1st.
II. OLD BUSINESS
1. Building Committee Update
Nick Arena, Priscilla Dorman, and Liz Rougney were present. Nick expressed that the Committee would like the approved letter to solicit estimates to be put on Town Letter Head. The Committee would also like to see a Warrant Article added to the upcoming Annual Town Meeting requested that there be a new carry over account created with the amount of the previous fire truck payment of 18,075 for a Town Office Capital Improvement reserve account.
Diane informed the Committee that the Facilitator from EMDC was granted at no cost to the Town of Stetson and Diane will be contacting them on Thursday to see when they will be available.
2. Budget Workshop dates
Wednesday April 4th at 9:00 am.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1. Preview Bids
Cemetery Lawn Care
Municipal Lawn Care
It was noted that there was only one change from previous years….”What was the (Town Office Lawn) now states (Veterans Memorial Lawn) for clarification purposes.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Needs 2 new members.
C. CEMETERY Inmates will be cleaning up Cemeteries the week of May 6th – May 10th.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION There is a Meeting this coming Monday.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Was invited to attend but was not available.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Connie Merrill stated that there will be a Trustees meeting in the near future.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Not present.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Mr. Barriault was present and reported that mud season is upon us and all is being done that can be done at this time. Barriault requested that a blade for a drag be constructed to smooth out pot-holes when the grader cannot be used. Consensus of the Board was to work on this project over the summer. Barriault also requested to purchase more road felt because there is presently only one roll. Consensus of the Board was to wait on any purchases. Barriault also reported that grading is scheduled for the end of April.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
Diane reported that office staff will be attending trainings on April 2, 2013, April 4, 2013 and May 7, 2013.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
VI. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Don Carroll reported that he attended a LPC meeting in Augusta and the word is that the cuts may not be as severe as originally stated as far as Revenue Sharing and Excise taxes. Residents will most likely loose Homestead Exemptions and Veterans Exemptions and Education will most likely have a 10% to 15% increase.
VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:10 p.m.
Minutes recorded by;