TOWN OF STETSON
Date: MARCH 14, 2018/ (cancelled due to snowstorm)
MARCH 28, 2018
I. OPEN MEETING
Charles Leighton opened the meeting leading the Pledge of Alligiance.
Charles Leighton, Brenda Clark, George Hockstadter, and Danny Withee were present. Millard Butler was out of State.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve February 28, 2018 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve the February 28, 2018 meeting minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 18/19
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #18.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #19.
Expenditures # 23/24
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #23.
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #24.
Noted to bill Far & Beyond - $52.06 for overage of electric bill.
Concensus to transfer $100,000 from undesignated to checking account.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Consensus to sign the Assessors Return and the Ratio forms for the Tax Assessors Agent.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Set Dates for Budget Workshops/ Hearings
Next Budget meeting Tuesday April 3, 2018.
2. Continued Discussion/Update Elementary School
Bids are in. Further discussion will be needed for Heat pumps, generator, hot top, electrical, etc.
III. NEW BUSINESS
Concensus of the Board is to put the municipal mowing out to bid with bids due back April 25, 2018.
Elementary School Bids
THREE (3) bids were received.
1.Mark Merrill Items 1 – 10 $20,000 to $25,000 items with no options pricing.
2.Me Highland Construction Items 1 – 10 $67,880
Option 1 (Paint) $38,782 Option 2 (Siding) $72,900
Option 3 (Roof) $89,890
3.RL Enterprise Items 1 – 10 $17,600
Option 1 (Paint) $8,500 Option 2 (Siding) $15,900
Option 3 (Roof) $41,500 includes 2 “ insulation.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to accept RL Enterprise bid for work
contingent on Town Meeting approval of funds.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Nothing.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Discuss Tasker property with CEO.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Request for upcoming budget year to remain the same.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Nothing.
K. PARKS & RECREATION The Board would like Diane to request that an inventory of equipment and shirts be taken.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Mr. Barriault was not present, but Danny Withee reported that the pot holes have been filled and they are in hopes of grading the roads next week.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE George Hockstader commented his concern on the Elderly Tax Bill.
Q. TREASURER Diane reported the increase budget of $2,650 for the Trio Software that is mandated to go from Access to Sequel. Diane also reported that we presently have 7 foreclosures.
Scott Wilson was present requesting that he be allowed to pay the 2016 taxes and keep ownership of his foreclosed property.
Consensus of the Board was that all taxes due must be paid in order to regain ownership of property as done in previous years. The Board will however look at a “Buy back Contract” that Diane will provide.
Diane also questioned if the Board was going to donate $300 as in previous years to the Annual Veteran’s Supper out of the Contingientcy Fund. Brenda Clark reported that this is
the 10th year Anniversary of the Veterans’s Supper.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was voted 3 to 1 to donate $300 to the Veteran’s Supper out of the Contingentcy Fund. (Brenda Clark abstained).
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
Trio update noted above.
Brent Dorman requested the Board grant his request to add a Warrant Article to Town Meeting stating, “to Shut down the Library and move the Town Office into the Library space.”
It was noted that the Board can either grant the request or Mr. Dorman or he would be able to do it by petition process which would eventually lead to a legal issue to be voted on. (see attachment).
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Danny Withee, it was voted 3 to 1 to approve Mr. Dorman’s request for the Warrant Article. (George Hockstadter voting No)
Minutes are recorded by;