TOWN OF STETSON
Date: APRIL 10, 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.
Consensus of the Board was to fill in the awaiting few Expenses and to wait another week to finish up the revenues.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve March 13, 2013 Special Town Meeting Minutes.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was voted 4 to 1 to approve the Special Town Meeting Minutes. (Don Carroll not voting because he was not present)
2. Approve March 27, 2013 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee , it was unanimously voted to approve the March 27, 2013 Meeting Minutes.
Consensus of the Board was to previously approve the transfer of funds if needed on Friday April 19th.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Payroll Warrant (Advantage Payroll #23)
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #23.
2. Expenditures Warrant #32
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #32.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
II. OLD BUSINESS
1. Building Committee Update
Priscilla Dorman was present and reported that Nick Arena, Charles Martin, and Alan Brown are working on Estimates of the cleaning and repairing the old town office.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1. Open Bids
Cemetery Lawn Care
Bids were as follows:
Danny’s Lawn Care $3,460
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to award the Cemetery Lawn Care to Danny Bidlow out of Carmel.
Municipal Lawn Care
Bids were as follows:
Danny’s Lawn Care $2,835
Upon motion by Geoge Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was voted 4 to 1 to rescind the previous motion and vote of the Cemetery Bid.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to award both the Cemetery Bid and the Municipal Bid to Thibodeau Lawn Care.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Presently 2 vacancies.
C. CEMETERY County Jail Work Crew will be here the week of May 6th.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Tasker Property and the Corner of Burleigh and East Newport road.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nancy Watson was present and reported that all is going well.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Bucky Mournalt was present and reported that there are presently 13 volunteers on the roster, 1 of them being a Junior. Both George Hockstadter and Brenda Clark thanked the Department for all their hard work and efforts.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Connie Merrill was presented and reported that the building would soon need a paint job. She also stated that the church people are keeping the place clean and well kept.
K. PARKS & RECREATION RACHEL MARTIN was present and requested that the parks and recreation acct be a carry over account to allow donations for future plans. This will be an article at Town Meeting. Rachel also informed that board that she has received numerous phone calls from parents not wanting their child to wear the helmets that have been stored in the old town office and requested that new helmets be purchased. She will look into prices. Don will allow the equipment to be stored in his garage temporarily until a new place is decided. Rachel also question if a Petting Zoo would be allowed at Stetson Days. Don informed her that the insurance will not cover animals, but Diane can check with the insurance.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Not present, but some grading has been done.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
Mr. Barriault will be attending a training in Road Maintenance.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
VI. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Charles Leighton stated that the upper damn is in need of attention and the gate has been stolen again.
George Hockstadter: Reported that the door on the Salt and Sand shed has been repaired.
VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Personnel Matters, 1 M.R.S.A. sec 405 (6)(A)
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to enter into Executive Session per 1 M.R.S.A. sec 405 (6)(A) at 7:25 p.m.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to enter back into public session at 7:55 p.m.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to award a 3% cost of living raise to both office staff and a $1,500 raise to the Administrative Assistant.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.m.
Minutes recorded by;