TOWN OF STETSON
Date: APRIL 25, 2012
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 Terry White were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes of April 11, 2012
Upon motion by, seconded by, it was unanimously voted to approve the April 12, 2012 Minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Payroll Warrant – ADVANTAGE payroll #15
Upon motion by, seconded by, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #15.
2. Expenditures – Approve warrant # 39
Upon motion by, seconded by, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #39.
Consensus of the board was to transfer $15,000.00 from the Undesignated Account to the Checking Account to cover the Warrants.
****Peoples United Bank presentation********
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Don Carroll reported that the Tax Base will not be increased by much.
II. OLD BUSINESS
1. Snow Plowing Bid / Contract
Don Carroll stated that he would like to call the vote for awarding the contract individually to allow each Board member the opportunity not only whom they are voting for, but WHY.
Charles Leighton: Charles stated that he would like the opportunity to save the tax payers $45 to 50 thousands dollars over a 3 year period. Therefore his vote is for “Dirt Diggers”
George Hockstader: George stated that he has always felt and always voted to keep the money in Town when possible. George voted for “RJ Webber”.
Terry White displayed a poster of pro and cons dealing with all potential bidders and read aloud a document explaining his reasons for his decision. (see attached). Terry voted for RJ Webber.
Brenda Clark Brenda stated that she would also like to save the town some money. Brenda also reminded that Board that everyone has to start somewhere and would like to give Dirt Diggers that chance.
Don Carroll: Don Carroll stated that for the same reasons as Terry White had previously stated and the fact that he has spoken with Mr. Webber about everyone getting along….his voted is for RJ Webber.
THE SNOWPLOW CONTRACT WAS AWARDED TO R.J. WEBBER CONTINGENT ON APPROVAL OF FUNDS AT TOWN MEETING BY A VOTE OF 3 – 2
2. Added Agenda Item: Consensus of the Board was to sign the Cemetery Lawn Care Contract and the Municipal Lawn Care Contract that was previously awarded to Thibodeau’s Lawn Care.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1. Certification of Recall Ordinance Text
Upon motion by Terry White, seconded by Don Carroll, it was unanimously voted to Certify the Text of the Recall Ordinance to be voted on at the June 12, 2012 elections.
Don Carroll questioned the Boards opinion and approval to write an Article for Town Meeting requesting that the Town approve the funds to purchase an EMS vehicle. (Board agreed to present it to the voters.)
Consensus of the Board was to also request a transfer of funds from the Lake Property Reserve Account to the Road Account in the amount of $12,000.00.
IV. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Don questioned the board’s opinion in having 5 yards of loam delivered to the Coboro Cemetery to build up where some of the graves are sinking. Some of the stones are leaning and sinking. The board felt that all the Cemeteries should be looked at and repair plans be looked at and considered.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Don reported that there was a home in question of the Coboro road that was built without permit and not up to code. There was also plumbing permit issued. There is no running water or electricity on the premises.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Don announced the meeting for tomorrow night.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Nothing.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Connie Merrill was present and reported to the Board that the young lady volunteering in the office done a wonderful job cleaning and organizing the meeting house cupboards. She also removed the paint and cleaned the oven. Connie stated she was very pleased with the job that was done.
K PARKS & RECREATION Baseball is in full swing
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Not present, George and Brenda questioned the grading of the roads. Terry also stated that Loon Cove was rutty.
P.STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP Have adjourned.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. MEMORIAL COMMITTEE Nothing.
T. OTHER Nothing.
V. TRAINING Nothing.
VI. PUBLIC COMMENTS Melodie Bellefleur questioned the cleaning dates of the cemetery and also thanked Terry White for his speech and the way he based his decision on the Plow Contract Bid.
VII. SELECTMENT COMMENTS
VIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Terry White, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to enter into Executive Session per M.R.S.A. sec 405(6)(A) Personnel Matters
M.R.S.A. sec 405(6)(A) Personnel Matters
Upon motion by Don Carroll, seconded by Terry White, it was unanimously voted to enter back into Public Section and to take no particular action at this time as the result of Executive Session.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Terry White, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m.
Minutes recorded by;