TOWN OF STETSON

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

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 

            None.

 

            D.  WARRANT

           

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.

 

 

IV.          TRAINING

Diane reported that office staff will be attending trainings on April 2, 2013, April 4, 2013 and May 7, 2013.

 

V.           PUBLIC COMMENTS 

None.

 

 

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

 

None.

 

VIII.        ADJOURNMENT

 

 

Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:10 p.m.

 

 

 

_______________________________Donald Carroll

 

_______________________________Brenda Clark

 

_______________________________George Hockstadter

 

_______________________________Charles Leighton

 

_______________________________Danny Withee

 

 

Minutes recorded by;

Diane Lacadie