TOWN OF STETSON
Date: April 11, 2018
I. OPEN MEETING
George Hockstadter opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
George Hockstadter, Millard Butler, Brenda Clark, and Danny Withee were present. Charles Leighton was ill.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve March 28, 2018 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was voted 3 to 1 (Millard Butler abstained as the was not present) to approve the March 28, 2018 Meeting Minutes.
Millard Butler questioned the Boards position on simply allowing the question of closing the library and not forcing the petition process.
Millard felt the petition process would at least show the interest of the voters if the signatures were presented.
Brenda Clark stated the she felt the town would in no way vote to close the library and the end result would be the same.
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to rescind the decision to allow Brent Dorman’s request to add the Article to the 2018 Annual Town Meeting.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 20
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Millard Butler, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #20.
Expenditures # 25
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve AP #25.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to grant an abatement for Adam Brasslett in the amount of $4,160 (error on tax bill)
II. OLD BUSINESS
. Continued Discussion / Update Elementary School
Diane submitted an Updated email from TDS verifying the new cost for the school to run the programs efficient for the town would be $551.00 per month.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1.Potential new location of Veteran’s Monument.
Consensus of the Board was to have this discussion at the upcoming Public Hearing on April 25, 2018.
2.Town Report Cover.
Consensus of the Board was to put the Town’s retiring Fire Chief Kim Tracy aside one of the trucks.
3.Public Hearings for Proposed Budget
An Ad will be put in the rolling thunder and posted in town
April 25, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Meeting House
May 12, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Meeting House
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Brenda Clark suggested Joe Gray as the Town’s Sexton.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION We are waiting on Budget numbers for the school.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Nothing.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Nothing.
K. PARKS & RECREATION The Board has requested an inventory of all shirts and equipment.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Not present.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE George reported Nothing new.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
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Marc Karum suggested the Helen Stuart sign and the Coboro Sign be fixed. Marc also requested the state be called on the condition of Route 143.
Sue Foss stated the Town’s heart and soul has been with this Library sense 1980, and does not understand how the Board can support the Library being closed.
The Board explained that their vote was not in support of the Library being closed, but only allows the question to be put forth to the voters. The Board can either grant by permission, or be forced by petition.
Sue also stated that the Library is only open 8 hours per week because of a lack of volunteers.
Becky Anderson noted that the Laura (the Librarian) has just received a grant for $1,000 that would have to be returned if the library was to close.
George Hockstadter thanked the public for attending.
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Millard Butler, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:35 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by;