TOWN OF STETSON
Date: MARCH 27, 2019
I. OPEN MEETING
Brenda Clark opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
Brenda Clark, George Hockstadter, and Leslie Merrill were present. (Charles Leighton and Millard Butler were absent)
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve March 13, 2019 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was unanimously voted to approve the March 13, 2019 Meeting Minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 19/20
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Advantage Payroll Warrant # 19/20.
Expenditures # 24
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #24.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Diane presented 2 abatements from the Tax Assessor for Richard Webber. One of the abatements was because of a duplicate bill, and the other was for an inspection of a property that the value was lowered.
In discussion, George Hockstadter stated that the value on the property was lowered too much but supported the Tax Assessor’s opinion.
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by George Hockstadter it was unanimously voted to approve the Abatements.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Set Dates for Budget Workshops / Public Hearing
Consensus of the Board was to hold another Work Shop on Monday, April 8th, at 9:00 am and to hold the Public Hearing on April 10, at 6:00 prior to the Selectmen’s meeting.
2. Continued discussion / Community Center Committee update/.
Diane reported that the racks in the entryway are up per order of the Fire Marshall. We have received one quote for the Fire Suppression System, but Diane questions the quote and will confirm that it is what is required.
Diane also reported that we have received the rebate check for the new lighting in the amount of $3,004.79.
III. NEW BUSINESS
The ad has been sent to the Rolling Thunder and bids are due back on April 24th.
Diane also reported that there are presently 4 Foreclosures. One in question because of lack of timing from the Postal service and will present the board with a payment arrangement is accepted by the Board.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Nothing.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Meeting on April 9th at 6:30 at the school that the Select Board should attend.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Still in need of one.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT George Hockstadter, and Leslie Merrill reported that they were at the training on Monday night, and there were 6 to 8 people present. They reported that there are now 15 volunteers.
Brenda Clark stated that she feels the Board has dropped the ball with staying on top of the responsibilities of the Fire Department.
Brent Dorman stated it does not matter how many volunteers are on the roster, it’s how many respond to the calls that come in. Brent also questioned how many live in Stetson or out of town.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Nothing.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Diane reported the charges that are charged to the Town for Contamination.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Joe Gray was present and reported that waiting for Spring and dryer weather.
Winn Lee was present from the Coboro Road and stated he has lived in town sense 1988 and the road needs Gravel not dirt. He stated the road is not passable for Emergency vehicles and if there was a true emergency, the town could be held liable.
Mr. Winn questioned why the roads in town are paved and repaved, and no work has been done to Coboro and it is a through way and at present time, it is not accessible from either way. He also questioned why Loon Cove and Everett’s Landing would be done first.
George Hockstadter stated that this is Joe Gray’s first year, and he should be given a chance to prove himself. The new material Joe is using should be a good improvement in a lot of areas. Brenda stated that vehicles are sliding in the mud.
Joe also reported that he is bringing in SW Cole to do some core samples and get some recommendations for a long term plan for road improvement.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE George reported no update.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
Michelle Kennedy of the Langley road addressed the Board with concerns of the Langley Road being partially blocked and sometimes fully blocked by Larry Gerry. Michelle’s son actually hit the barrier. The sheriff has been out and informed Mr. Gerry that he cannot do that.
Mr. Gerry is making threats and Emergency vehicles, oil trucks and other large vehicles cannot get around the barrier.
Brent Dorman stated it is cheaper to maintain Hot top Roads. Brent also reported that he is taking down the wall at the Library and the cost should be less then $1,000.
Consensus of the Board was to allow Brent Dorman to have a key so he does not have to go back and forth to do his work.
Casey Wickens thanked the Board for the opportunity, he concerned about accusations that he is hearing and does not want his name turned to mud.
Brenda Clark stated that when Ralph and Charles Merrill were doing the roads, they used lots of gravel on the roads.
Jody Lyford questioned recycled hot top.
There are 3 miles left of Coboro to pave.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:20 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by;