PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME AND DATE TO THE REGULAR SELECTMEN’S MEETING AND BUDGET WORK SHOP
This workshop will also provide a Public Hearing for Public Input and comments .
BUDGET WORKSHOP TO BE HELD FROM 5 TO 7 PM AND REGULAR SECECTMEN’S MEETING TO START AT 7 PM
TOWN OF STETSON
Date: May 11, 2021
I. OPEN MEETING
Millard Butler opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of
A. ROLL CALL
Millard Butler, Brenda Clark, Leslie Merrill, Tammy Buswell, and Danielle Withee Were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve April 28, 2021 Meeting Minutes
Tabled for Corrections
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 21
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Danielle Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #21.
2. Expenditures # 25 (added #26 for BMV)
Upon motion by Danielle Withee, seconded by Millard Butler, It was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #25.
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve
AP Warrant #26.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Due to the change in meeting night, the Assessors Agent was not available for her report.
Dave Buchstaber had numerous comments and questions, and the Board requested he attend the next meeting for clarification and answers.
II. OLD BUSINESS
1 Sign contract for upgraded LED lighting for street lights
As previously voted to sign the contract by all Board Members, Millard Butler signed the contract, as it only required one signature.
2 Discussion on potential Buy Back Contract for Foreclosed Properties
3 Animal Control Officer wages.
Noel Sarabella was present and requested an increase of pay from $50.00 per week to $100.00 per week and $25.00 per week for vehicle reimbursement.
Noel stated that he does the job he needs to do and sometimes ends up in dangerous situations and long and late hours. Noel stated that the job is 24/7,
and does not want to be involved of the politics part of Municipal Government. Noel also stated he has never not helped the town even when Danielle Withee
filled in for Animal Control. Danielle stated Noel was a tremendous help.
Both Millard Butler, and Danielle Withee thanked Noel for his dedication to the Town of Stetson.
Upon motion by Brenda Clark , seconded by Tammy Buswell, it was unanimously voted to pay the increased wage request until another Animal Control Officer can be found to take Noel’s place.
The Board signed the new Cemetery policy as previously approved.
Diane noted that Absentee Ballots are now available.
III. NEW BUSINESS
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to put and add in the Rolling Thunder and MMA’s website in search for a new Certified Tax Collector
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL See Old Business item number 3.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Julie Brownie was present and presented the Board with a spread sheet for perpetual care fees (see attached) and informed the
Board that perpetual care fees are required under State Law as well as the care of Veteran’s stones. Julie requested that the Town of Stetson charge $100 for perpetual care
fees and to set up a separate account for these fees to be used in the future for the care of the stones and improvements to the cemeteries.
Upon motion by Tammy Buswell, seconded by Danielle Withee, it was unanimously voted to charge the $100 perpetual care fee to the purchase of cemetery plots.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Nothing.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Nothing.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Corey Leighton was present and reported that Rick Lupo will help with the removal and replacement of the dugouts to allow for the cement to be placed under them.
Brian Furrow whom was going to donate the cement work has not responded to confirm. Corey also stated he is hopes to have a new member to the Parks and Rec Committee
for the Board to appoint at the next meeting.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Joe Gray was present and requested that the Board allow a couple of loads of gravel to be put on the access road to the dam as it provides
the boat launch for the Town. Consensus of the Board was to allow the gravel to be placed.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Steve Ingalls questioned if any of the Board Members attended the School Board meeting. Both Danielle Withee, and Tammy Buswell did attend the meeting,
and with some confusion of the potential budget, they requested Kirk Chadbourn attend the next Selectmen’s meeting.
Mr. Chadbourn did attend the meeting and explained increases and reported that there will be a Public Hearing on the New Budget on June 3rd.
VI. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Tammy Buswell updated the Board on the expense of the potential signs for the Town both at the Town Office and the Fire Station / Library Complex.
The potential savings would be to not have the vandal cover, and that would lower the cost to $5,931.00.
VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was unanimously voted to enter into Executive Session per 405 (6)(A) and 405(6)(D).
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Millard Butler, it was unanimously voted to come out of Executive Session and enter back into Public Session.
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Tamm Buswell, it was voted 3 to 0 (both Leslie Merrill and Danielle Withee abstaining from the vote due to conflict of interest)
to change Article #15 in the proposed Warrant Articles to be voted on June 12, 2021 to read:
Take the word Materials out and “Recommended by Selectmen: Rates to be set at Board’s discretion with prior approval.
Upon motion by Leslie Merrill, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by; Diane Lacadie