TOWN OF STETSON
Date: May 10, 2017
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.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve April 26, 2017 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve the April 26, 2017 Meeting Minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 21
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #21.
2. Expenditures # 26
In Discussion, Don Carroll noted that he was not pleased with the Charge of “supervisor wages” applied by the Road commissioner on his bill.
George Hockstadter stated that as the Road Commissioner, you are the “supervisor” and the town also provides with the work you are doing.
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was voted 4 to 1 to approve AP Warrant #26. George Hockstadter voting No.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
II. OLD BUSINESS
1 Meeting House discussion: Repair cement wall and Dehumidifier repair/replacement.
In Discussion it was noted that only Joe Gray had shown any interest in repairing the retaining wall even though other contractors were asked to submit prices.
Also noted that the funds are available to fix the wall and the amount is under the $5,000 bid limit.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to have Joe Gray fix the wall.
The De-humidifier was also discussed, Danny Withee will check it out and the replacement or repair will have to wait for funds from next year’s budget.
Connie Merrill also noted the stove is in need of repair.
Town Meeting Warrant:
Diane questioned the $1,000 for Stetson Days on the Town Warrant and if the Board wanted to continue funding that. Consensus of the Board was to remove the $1,000 recommendation.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to sign the Town Meeting Warrant.
III. NEW BUSINESS
Don Carroll noted the amount of work and funds that Brenda Clark donated to the Veterans supper every year in May.
Brenda spends a lot of her own money to put this event on to raise money for flags on the poles in town.
Upon motion by Don Carroll, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was voted 4 to 1 to give Brenda $300.00 from the Selectmen’s contingency fund to help with the expenses.
Brenda Clark abstained. It was noted that Brenda has already spent $200 of her own money.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY The Board signed the Cemetery Deeds.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Don Carroll again noted the need of some clean up on East Newport Road.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT It was questioned why Stetson is not responding to calls.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Connie Merrill noted the closet in need to be cleaned out and the light bulbs delivered to sign services. The Board stated Connie could search for someone to do these tasks.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Don noted that Rick of Far & Beyond needed the ball schedule to keep the fields mowed.
L. PLANNING BOARD Phil Small of the Lapoint Road was present and stated his interest in becoming a Planning Board Member. Phil stated his interest in Natural Resources.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to appoint Phil Small to the Planning Board.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Noted the Contract is out for Bid.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER William Barriault was present and reported that Kelly Merrill is working on the grading of the roads.
William stated that there is a collapsed culvert on Retreat Way of Loon Cove that William has been asked to repair.
Consensus of the Board was that Retreat Way is a private road and we cannot spend town funds on that road.
William also stated that 4-wheelers are destroying a portion of the Mt. Pleasant road and it would take approximately 15 loads of gravel to repair.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE George Hockstadter will be taking this position over.
Q. TREASURER Diane informed the Board that a recipient has been chosen by the Scholarship board for this year’s full $1,000.00 Scholarship.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Diane noted that Absentee Ballots are available as on Monday, May 15th.
Will be scheduling soon.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
VI. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:15 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by;