TOWN OF STETSON
Date: MAY 09, 2012
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was called to order by Don Carroll leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Donald Carroll, Brenda Clark, George Hockstadter, and Charles Leighton. (Terry White was absent)
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes of April 25, 2012
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve the April 25, 2012 minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Payroll Warrant – ADVANTAGE payroll #16
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve Advantage Payroll # 16.
2. Expenditures – Approve warrant # 40
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #40.
Consensus of the Board was to transfer $165,000 from the Checking Account to the Undesignated Account.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Don Carroll reported that the assessing is coming along and that Danielle is on vacation next week.
II. OLD BUSINESS
(non agenda item)
Snow Plow Contract Letter of Intent:
This item was tabled due to a lack of signatures to be a majority.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1. Cleaning Contract Bid Process
George Hockstadter suggested to extend the bid.
Don, Charles, and Brenda felt all contracts should go out to bid.
Non – Agenda item:
George Hockstadter showed the Board some picture of the damage done at the Sand and Salt shed. Rocks have been thrown at the big door and there are some major dents. Consensus of the board was to keep and eye on the situation to see if it happens again. Don has spoken with a woman and she stated that she will see it never happens again. Don stated if it does then law enforcement will be contacted.
IV. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to sign the New Bangor Humane Society Contract.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Charles reported that he is working on the sign for Clark’s hill cemetery. Monday morning the sheriff’s crew will be here to start the cleaning up in the cemeteries. George and Charles will get them started.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Don Carroll requested the Cobb road property be looked into for Planning Boards needs.
E. E911 Kim Tracy was present and requested that the appropriate numbers be put on mail boxes for 911 purposes. It is getting complicated for Emergency Response. Don will put this information in the next New Letter.
F. EDUCATION Noted final budget $738,507
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Both Kim Tracy and Nancy Watson were present to approach the Board with the interest of purchasing an EMS vehicle now that was readily available and is a turn-key purchase. The vehicle comes with lights, sirens, and other emergency apparatus included. They requested help from the Board to be able to purchase the vehicle before Town Meeting in hopes that it would be approved at that time. Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, was to allow a $3,000 deposit (if refundable) to hold the vehicle, $2,000 from the Fire Department Budget, and $1,000 from the Contingency fund. Total purchase price of the vehicle is $12,000 and worth much more than that.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT
J. MEETINGHOUSE Nothing.
K PARKS & RECREATION Danielle Baker is resigning as Co-Chair effective June 30, 2012.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION - GAT FIGURES
Don Carroll reported that there will be a possible penalty this year because the Town is under the Guaranteed Tonnage figure. Recycling is up, so the trash figure is down. Don will try to lower the GAT for next year.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER William Barriault was present and reported that the Coboro road has been graded, but the continuous rain has put a halt on grading for now. Clyde Gray has the signs that need to be installed and will be doing so this week.
P.STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Very Slow this year.
S. MEMORIAL COMMITTEE Nothing.
T. OTHER Nothing.
V. TRAINING None.
VI. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Delores Butler: stated the need of a sound system for Town Meeting.
VII. SELECTMENT COMMENTS
Charles Leighton; informed and requested that the old school bell that is in the basement of the school is a historical treasure, and would like the support and approval of the board to remove it from the school and bring it to the Historical Society to be displayed.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to allow the bell to be brought to the Historical Society.
VIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting 7:40.
Minutes recorded by; Diane Lacadie