TOWN OF STETSON
Date: APRIL 8, 2015
I. OPEN MEETING
Brenda Clark opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Brenda Clark, Donald Carroll, Priscilla Dorman, Charles Leighton, and Danny Withee.\
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve March 25, 2015 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was voted 4 to 0 to approve the March 25, 2015 Meeting Minutes with the amendment of spelling “issues”. Priscilla Dorman abstained and she was not present at that meeting.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant #21
Upon motion by Don Carroll, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #21.
2. Expenditures #27
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Priscilla Dorman, it was unanimously voted to approve Expenditures Warrant #27.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
II. OLD BUSINESS
1 .Fire Station / Library Complex door repair/replace
The board received 2 estimates to replace the entry door.
1. Exactitude Hardware Consultants: $1,772.00
2. Kamco Commercial Building Products $1,579.00
Upon motion by Don Carroll, seconded by Priscilla Dorman, it was unanimously voted to award the replacement to Exactitude Hardware Consultants. It was noted this is local and have already received alot of help dealing with the doors issues at hand.
Diane was asked to request the difference in price with glass or no glass.
2. Computer Repair Update;
Jeff Perry is in the process of building the new secured server and it should be installed with the next 2 weeks.
3. Bid openings: The board received 1 bid each on all 3 contracts.
Municipal Lawn Care:
1. Danny’s Lawn Care: $950.00
Cemetery Lawn Care
1. Danny’s Lawn Care $4590.00
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Don Carroll, it was unanimously voted to award the Municipal and Cemetery Lawn Care to Danny’s Lawn Care. It was noted by Danny Withee to please keep the blades sharp and Don Carroll noted that the Serriff’s work detail will be doing the clean up of the Cemeteries the week of May 18th.
Municipal Snow Plowing:
1. Joe Gray $8,500.00
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to award the Municipal Plowing to Joe Gray.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1.Old Town Office removal.
Fire Chief Kim Tracy was present and submitted a written report to the Board of Selectmen outlining the reasons he felt the burning of the old Town office would not be safe. (see attached).
Consensus of the Board was to discuss an alternative at the budget meeting to deal with the removal of the building. Priscilla noted that the Building Committee had received an estimate of approximately $16,000 to remove, dispose of, and level.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Clean up the week of May 18th.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nancy Watson has taken a leave of absence.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Kim Tracy was present and said all is going well. Don Carroll questioned the status of the Generator repair. Kim sated he will call again to find out.
J. MEETINGHOUSE It was noted the stairs will have to be painted.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Jeannie Mc Alpine is resigning from Park and Recreation. The Board stated she is the best they have had.
L. PLANNING BOARD Meeting on April 16th
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION It was noted the numbers have decreased. There will be 25 more bins delivered on April 15, prior to doing the program with the school.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER William Barriault was present and stated the roads are much worse this year due to the extreme winter we have had. He has patched the holes, but the frost is not out. He has spoken with Kelly Merrill and asked if he would try to do some grading to cut some of the deep ruts down. B & B has estimated the price per mile for hot top will be $108,000 and he will have Lane’s and Pike’s prices next week.
Gail Hipsky was present and stated that the Town of Stetson has invested thousands of dollars over the past 30 years and the roads are no better. She feels the town is spending good money after bad, at an average of $80,000 a year for Improvements and $70,000 for Maintenance. Gail would like to see a bond borrowed by the town to repair all the roads the appropriate way. She has spoken with Peter Caughlin of DOT whom would be willing to help and advise. Repair and hot top of the roads would bring revenue to town through Real Estate taxes. Gail stated that “GOOD” gravel is needed, what is being used now is turning into nothing but a slurry. Gail stated that she is thank-full for keeping the truck, as her car is sitting in Bangor.
Consensus of the Board was to form a Committee to look into the possibility of a bond. Priscilla Dorman, Gail Hipsky, and William Barriault will serve on this committee and will search for 2 more members.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Don Carroll reported that the Appropriations Committee is Flat Funding Revenue Sharing for the next 2 years. The General Assistance funding will have many more restrictions, TIFs will dissapear, and the Education Budget will increase.
Q. TREASURER Diane gave the Board a form to preview that will be sent to all Foreclosers properties. Diane reported that she has the legal document for the owner of the trailer on Mullen Road, and the Board signed a Quit Clam Deed for the Beyenburg property.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing..
S. OTHER Nothing.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Marlene Webber: Stated her dissapointment with the Governor getting a $50,000 a year raise and yet cutting everything for everyone else.
Marc Karumn: Stated the Coboro road needs to be ditched out.
V. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Brenda Clark: reported that her and Diane had taken a tour of the dirt roads today to see how bad each one was. Brenda stated that the Coboro Road and Mt. Pleasant seem to be the worse. Priscilla questioned if we had gone down her road. We did not (but note......we did after the meeting ).
VI. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:20 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by;