TOWN OF STETSON
Date: May 8, 2019
SECOND PUBLIC HEARING FOR UPCOMING ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
The articles were presented and again the public was given the opportunity for questions:
Jody Lyford requested article number 18 be removed as it is every year and it is always agreed upon.
Consensus of the Board was to remove article number 18.
Public Hearing closed.
I. OPEN MEETING
Charles Leighton opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
Charles Leighton, Brenda Clark, Millard Butler, George Hockstadter, and Leslie Merrill were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve April 24, 2019 Meeting Minutes.
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve the April 24, 2019 Meeting Minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 23
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #23.
Expenditures # 28
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #28.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
II. OLD BUSINESS
Continued Discussion / Update Elementary School.
Jody Lyford presented the Board with an inventory list of the items in the storage rooms at the office. See attached list
Signing proposed Warrant for the Annual Town Meeting
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to sign the Annual Town Meeting Warrant Articles.
Consensus of the Board for the cover was a historical photo that Charles Leighton provided.
Consensus of the Board was to dedicate the Town Report to Carol LaPlant.
Consensus of the Board was to sign the mowing Contracts.
III. NEW BUSINESS
Brent Dorman requested that the Town host a Meet the Candidates Night.
The Board agreed and it was decided to host the event on May 15, 2019 from 6pm to 7 pm. Diane will prepare an insert for the Rolling Thunder to inform the residents.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Some discussion of the repairing of stones and possible sonar work to possible be budgeted next year.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Diane provided the Board with the Letter from CEO Al Tempesta dealing with 309East Newport Road..
Diane also informed the board that Mr. Alley stated he would do nothing to clean up. Al requested that Diane inform the Board that court cost to force the clean-up could up to $5,000.
The Board also requested that the Health Officer do a welfare check on the property.
The Ogden (Tasker) property will revert back to the town if taxes are not paid as he is already 2 years behind.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Karl Tracy was present and provided the board with a list of volunteers that are active within the department at the present time.
Millard Butler questioned if this was the first meeting Karl has attended sense Millard left for Florida in December, and Karl responded Yes. Karl reported that Stetson was the primary responder to an event over the weekend
and that there are enough people to respond. Millard requested that Karl keep a sign in sheet for the volunteers for both training and when responding to a call. Millard would like a copy of that sign-in sheet dropped off at the office periodically for the board to be updated.
Millard stated there is no need for the Board to be updated every meeting, but we as a Board want to be informed.
Millard also questioned if the mandated paper work is being done and done correctly as the Town has been fined before for not having the documents that are mandated by the State.
Karl stated the paperwork is up to date. Karl also informed the Board that Gail Hipsky has donated a camp to be burned for training purposes. Leslie Merrill also offered 18 acres of fields for training purposes.
Diane also requested that if the Fire Department receives mail for the Town office, to inform the office in a timely manner, as there were checks sitting there for taxes for 3 weeks.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Scott Bellefluer will be providing an estimate for the work needed at the meetinghouse.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Contamination fees were noted again.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Joe Gray was present and reported that Scot Eastman is hoping to grade the roads next week. Mr. Taylor is a month out to be able to grade. Joe also questioned if Herb’s Landing is a Town Maintained Road.
Joe told the board that John Bigger stated that the Town previously has hauled a couple of loads of gravel and a few culverts have been placed. Leslie Merrill stated that it is his belief that the Town has slowly maintained the road over the previous years.
Millard Butler stated his is not in favor of using Town Funds for what is considered a long driveway down to the lake even is has been done in the past, there should be a clear cut line on what is “town maintained” and what is not.
Charles Leighton stated that there a many gray areas dealing with Stetson roads and what is considered safe and passable, it is not a black and white decision.
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was voted 3 to 2 to allow minimal gravel and grading for Herb’s Landing. Millard Butler and George Hockstadter voting No.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE George noted that article dealing with increased tipping fees.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Diane noted the letter from Laura Ward that provided some grant information.
May 20, and 21.
Brent Dorman questioned the difference in pricing for gravel and the recycled materials that are being used on the roads. Joe Gray stated there is not a lot of difference in pricing.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:15 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by; Diane Lacadie