TOWN OF STETSON

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

Date:  April 24, 2013

 

 

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 Danny Withee.

 

B.  MINUTES OF THE MEETING

                        1.         Approve Meeting Minutes of April 10, 2013.

                        Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve the April 10, 2013 minutes.

 

B.   QUIT CLAIM DEEDS 

                        None.  

               

            D.  WARRANT

           

1.    Payroll Warrant – Approve warrant  # 24

Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #24.

 

2.    Expenditures – Approve warrant  #33

Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #33.

 

Jessica Verrill report on School Update

            Jessica was presented and informed the Board of the present status of the Finance Committee.  The major increases are due to (1) The Affordable Care Act and (2) Retirement cost being transferred to the Municipal side as oppose to the State and (3) Construction Cost.  The Affordable Care Act requires Health coverage to ALL employees for 90 to 95 % coverage and a dollar amount of $188,000.  Construction Cost of $136,000 needs to be covered until the referendum passes.  At this time the school is faced with a 5.17% increase ($70,698)

 

The Finance Committee meets on May 1st, and the Board meets on May 9thto approve the budget.

 

 

            E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS

            Diane reported to the Board that Assessing Agent Danielle Smith would like to change the Assessing Hours.  She presently works Wednesdays 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  She would like to work every other Wednesday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.

            Consensus of the Board was to allow this change with notification to the Public in the Upcoming Newsletter and to be posted in areas of town.

 

II.    OLD BUSINESS

 

1.   Building Committee Update

Nick Arena was the only one present.  Before Mr. Arena reported to the Board, Don Carroll (along with the support of the other Selectmen) explained to Mr. Arena that the Building Committee was appointed to investigate possibilities and opportunities of a new office building/location.  The Selectmen feel the Committee is over expanded the parameters of what they were appointed to do.  George Hockstadter and Charles Leighton stated that the Committee should stay relevant to the cause.  The Board also expressed that this is a very busy time of year:  budget, elections, town meeting, etc, and would appreciate the request for information through the office be kept to a minimum during this time.

Nick Arena the informed the Board that the facilitator (Vicki Russenbelt) was at the meeting and expressed that her job here was to be an information source, to keep the Committee on task, and to look into any available grants.  Mr. Arena also stated that at the present time, to refurbish the old office would not be cost effective.  The Committee also requested if the Board would like to see more Lab testing on the mold.  The board felt that was not necessary at this time.

 

ADDED:  Consensus of the Board was to sign the Lawn Care Contracts that were awarded to Justin Thibodeau.

 

III.   NEW BUSINESS

1.    Town Report Cover and/or Dedication

Don Carroll suggested that the Board consider dedicating the Town Report to Bev Tracy for here 20+ years of service to the EMS Department of the Town.    All Board members thought this would be an excellent idea and to note a dedication inside to Robert Frappier and all the years as a Board of Appeals Member and all the time he donated to the Town for repairs and building any items needed.

 

2.    Carry Forward Accounts

Diane questioned if the Board would like a General Journal created to transfer the Carry Over accounts to the Expense side of the accounts to show what is actually available at any time.  Consensus of the Board was to consider that transfer.

 

 

IV.  COMMITTEE REPORTS

A.  ANIMAL CONTROL       Nothing.       

B.  APPEALS BOARD                   Nothing.

C.   CEMETERY         The Penobscot work crew will be cleaning up the cemeteries the week of May 6th.

D.   CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER               Nothing.

            E.  E911          Nothing.

            F.  EDUCATION        See report from Jessica  Verrill

            G.  EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE                Nothing.       

            H.  EMT/RESCUE                Nothing.

I.       FIRE DEPARTMENT   Nothing.

            J.  MEETINGHOUSE           Nothing.

K    PARKS & RECREATION        Board would consider Contingency fund to purchase some new helmets.

L.  PLANNING BOARD       Nothing.                   

            M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR            Nothing.

N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION          Nothing.

            O. ROAD COMMISSIONER    Mr. Barriault was not present and but requested that Diane and Danny report that the pot holes on Wolfboro and Cross Road have been filled, and the grading will start next week.  Don asked Danny to mention to Mr. Barriault the hole at the entrance of the Library/Fire Complex. 

P.   STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP      Nothing.

Q.   TREASURER      Diane presented the Board with a request from the Librarian to purchase a Laptop and printer, the request is being made because the purchase will be over the $500 limit.  Consensus of the Board was to approve this purchase as long as the money is in the budget.

R.   WELFARE DIRECTOR                        Nothing.

S.   MEMORIAL COMMITTEE   Nothing.

 

T.    OTHER   

Nothing.

 

 

V.           TRAINING

Cathy is going to a Tax Collectors  class on May 7th.

 

VI.          PUBLIC COMMENTS    

Delores Butler:  stated she supported the Boards decision to honor Bev Tracy on the Town Report.

 

VII.         SELECTMEN COMMENTS

 

There was some discussion of the possibility to have the Town’s owned Lake property appraised and sold.

 

 

VIII.       EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

None 

 

 

IX.          ADJOURNMENT

Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 p.m.

 

 

_______________________________Donald Carroll

 

_______________________________Brenda Clark

 

_______________________________Charles Leighton

 

_______________________________George Hockstadter

 

_______________________________Danny Withee