TOWN OF STETSON
Date: APRIL 27, 2016
I. OPEN MEETING
Don Carroll opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Don Carroll, Charles Leighton, Brenda Clark, Priscilla Dorman and Danny Withee were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve April 13, 2016 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was voted 4 to 1 to approve the April 13, 2016 meeting minutes. (Priscilla Dorman abstaining as she was not present at the meeting on the 13th.)
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 22
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #23.
2. Expenditures # 28
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #28.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Consensus of the Board was to sign the Ratio Declaration and Reimbursement Form provided by the assessor.
II. OLD BUSINESS
1 Tasker Property
Don Carroll reported the cut down trees have been removed from the property and questioned as to who did that.
Sid Beam requested purchase of the property as he is the owner of all surrounding property.
The Board also started a minimum bid requirement that would include back due taxes, cost incurred.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1 Discussion on Elementary School walk through.
Don Carroll and Diane went for the walk through at the Elementary School. It was noted that some areas of the building are in rough shape,
and the rooms are much larger than expected. Don Carroll noted that it would be foolish not to accept the building at Town Meeting
as the land is valuable and used by the town for sports, etc. More discussion to take place on potential use of the building.
2 Discussion of Contract with Bangor Humane Society or Dover Foxcroft .
Consensus of the Board was to not to renew the Bangor Humane Society Contract and to contract with Dover Foxcroft. This would save the town money and was requested by the new Animal Control Officer.
The Board also signed the Cemetery and Municipal Lawn Care Contract that were awarded by bid.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Don Carroll reported that the inmates will be cleaning up the cemeteries the first week in May and they will also paint the gazebo and some fencing.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Don Carroll requested that Al send a certified letter to the East New Port Road property demanding the property be cleaned up.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Jessica Verrill was present and reported that the Budget figure for the up coming year is $851,149. The new school will now provide a pre-K program
and there is no state reimbursement for pre-K for the first year. There is also a 2,183 increase in health benefits. There are 148 Stetson children in the school system.
Jessica thanked the Board for all their support and co-operation during her tenure as a School Board member, the Board also thanked her for time and dedication to the Town of Stetson.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Kim Tracy informed Diane that the flag pole was in need of repair and the department could not restring it. Km stated the pole is cemented in but very loose.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Nothing.
K. PARKS & RECREATION The town is in need of a Parks and Rec. Director.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER William Barriault was present. Don Carroll reported that he has contacted both owners of the present Plow Contract,
one of which wants to continue in Stetson and one of which does not. They will hopefully call during this meeting to give their decision.
(That call never came). Don stated that he would like to see the contract terminated, Brenda Clark agreed. Consensus of the Board was to have Don look into the termination so that the Winter Plowing can again go out to bid in June.
Don also questioned Barriault on the condition of Loon Cove and why that road would be graded before the other roads in town. Barriualt stated that Kelly Merrill did a great job at grading and that the roads will have to done again.
Barriault also reported that the beavers situation on Mt. Pleasant is getting worse. The pot holes have been filled. Barriault also stated the importance of paving the Coboro Road and would like to see $100,000 put forth for that project.
The Board insisted that the paving go out to bid and William would write the add containing the specs to be put out to bid.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Diane gave a copy of the updated Warrant Articles for Town Meeting to the Board and asked that they proof read.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
There is a mandated Election training on May 12th that both Cathy and Diane will be attending.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Marc Karum suggested the Plow Contract owners should be spoken too before receiving termination letter…
VI. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by;