TOWN OF STETSON
Date: MARCH 28, 2012
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was opened by Don Carroll leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Donald Carroll, Brenda Clark, George Hockstadter, Charles Leighton, and Terry White
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve March 14, 2012 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by Terry White, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve the March 14, 2012 Meeting Minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Payroll Warrant (Advantage Payroll #13)
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Terry White, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #13.
2. Expenditures Warrant #37
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously vote to approve Warrant #37.
Consensus of the Board was to transfer $40,000.00 from the undesignated account to the checking account to cover the expenses of the warrants.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Consensus of the Board was to sign the “RATIO DECLARATION & REIMBURSEMENT APPLICATION”.
II. OLD BUSINESS
1. Recall Ordinance
After discussion from the board; the only changes to be made to the present draft, was to add a “Limitations” section. That change would be made and then the drafts allowed to the public for their preview. There will be a Public Hearing on the proposed Recall Ordinance on April 18th , 2012 at 6:00 p.m. and the actual Text of the Ordinance will be certified at the April 25th 2012 Selectmen’s Meeting.
2. Update/Discussion dealing with Solid Waste / Recycling and Snow Plow Bids.
After some discussion:
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to award the Solid Waste and Recycling Contract to Sullivan’s Waste.
Consensus of the Board was to table the decision of the Snow plowing Contract for 2 more weeks. All Board Members are making phone calls and visits to the bidders verifying things such as equipment and references.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1. Bid opening:
Cemetery Lawn Care
Municipal Lawn Care
Cemetery Bids Municipal Lawn Care
Etna Management: $6,310.00 $1,500.00
Mark White $6,498.00 $2,080.00
Andrew Migiore $7,774.00 $1,690.00
Paul Moulton $4,962.00 $1,412.00
PJS Lawn Care $5,000.00 $2,000.00
Wilderness Landscaping $15,565.00 $5,040.00
Thibodeau Lawn Care $5,565.00 $1,450.00
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was voted 4 to 1 to award the bid to Thibodeau’s Lawn Care. (Noted: Terry White abstained because he felt the bids should be looked at and awarded at a later date.)
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Nothing.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Don Carroll reported the most recent figures being reported from the Superintendant. Stetson Share at this time would be $769,030.00.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Nothing.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Connie Merrill stated she is happy the building is being used. And Don Carroll reported that one of the church leaders (Nevin Miller) has now purchased the house across from the meeting house and does an excellent job looking after the building.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Baseball sign up sheets are available.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER William Barriault was present and explained that the dirt that has been added to the dirt roads to help with their condition is also turning to mud. Some roads have been graded to help and Loon Cove has been smoothed out with some gravel. Barriault expressed it had been a rough week-end, and appreciates Terry and Don’s help in dealing with Loon Cove. Barriault also informed the Board of the culvert that was stuck up in the Air on Mt. Pleasant Road that needed a lot of work.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
Diane will be out of the office on April 2, 2012 in the afternoon and out on Wednesday April 4th for a training in Lincoln.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Melodie Bellefleur: questioned the previously approved dirt for the Coboro Cemetery. Melodie reported that the stones are all up above ground level and the stoned needed to be leveled. Don stated he would speak with the Sexton and will try to get a small truck in there with some gravel as soon as the roads allow.
Butch Curry: informed the Board that the Big Hole is back on the Lapoint Road.
An Everett’s Landing Resident: stated that Everett’s Land is impassable and the road needs to be built up and cleaned up. Matting is not the key, it is what is put on top of the matting that counts. Consensus of the Board was that monies need to be requested and passed at Town Meeting.
VI. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Don Carroll reported that the closing of the school has been put on hold because of the potential funding of a new school. At that time all the Elementary Schools will close and be united to one.
George Hockstadter: questioned the planting of the flowers around the memorial stone. George was informed that it had already been done.
VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
M.R.S.A. sec 405(6)(A) Personnel Matters
This was on the Agenda by request of Don Carroll and will be called at a later date.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m.
Minutes Recorded by;