TOWN OF STETSON
Date: APRIL 26, 2017
Public Hearing on Budget:
No public questions were asked.
Increases discussed and recommended by the Board to final warrant preparation were an additional $5,000 in salaries to cover increased payroll in Animal Control of $1,200
and 3% increase for employees. Also a $500 increase to Animal Control Budget and $300 increase to Parks and Rec.
Cover for Town report will be white and a collage of business’s will be on the cover and the back page.
Consensus of the Board was to sign the Town Meeting Warrant at the next selectmen’s meeting.
I. OPEN MEETING
Don Carroll opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Don Carroll, Brenda Clark, Charles Leighton, George Hockstadter, and Danny Withee were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve April12, 2017 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was voted unanimously to approve the April 12, 2017 Meeting Minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant #20
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #20.
2. Expenditures #24 & 25 (ADDED for school check)
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #24.
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #25.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
II. OLD BUSINESS
1 .The Board discussed the dehumidifier at the Meeting House and to repair or replace. Cost of Motor is $1,100, and replacement $2,800.
2 George Hockstadter stated that the humidifier has not been maintained for the last 10 years.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1 Sign awarded Contracts (Lawn Care)
Consensus of the Board was to sign the awarded contract.
Danny Withee reported to the Board that the Jersey Barrier at the damn has been tipped over in the water.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Budget increase noted.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Don Carroll reported that the Sherriff’s work crew will not be able to do the cleanup work in the cemeteries so this year we were have to pay to have them cleaned.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Budget increased noted of $70,000.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Nothing.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Connie Merrill requested to find someone to clean out the boiler room and remove the outdated water from upstairs, the board agreed.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Small budget increase noted.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION The contract will go out to bid in the Rolling Thunder next week.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER was not present, but Brenda noted that she has spoken with William and the pot holes in town are really bad.
William informed her that the grading will be done as soon as weather permits. It was suggested to take some sand and fill the holes as a temporary fix.
Danny also stated that Far & Beyond will take care of the financial burden to the increasing high electric bill at the salt and sand shed next winter, amounts to be discussed prior to next year.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
To be scheduled.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
V. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Brenda noted the thank you card being sent to the “quilters” and graciously offered to take care of sending a thank you card.
VI. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by;