BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING
WILL BE HELD AT 6:00 PM PRIOR
TO THE SELECTMEN’S MEETING
The Public hearing was opened and closed with no questions or comments to address.
TOWN OF STETSON
Date: MAY 13, 2015
I. OPEN MEETING
Brenda Clark opened the meeting by leading the pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Brenda Clark, Donald Carroll, Priscilla Dorman, Charles Leighton, and Danny Withee.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve April 22, 2015 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve the April 22, 2015 Meeting Minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant #23
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve payroll warrant #23.
2. Expenditures #30 & 31
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Ap Warrant #30.
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Ap Warrant #31.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
If Warrant Articles at town meeting are passed as written, the potential mill rate would be 18.70 to 19.63 if no amount is taken from undesignated and 17.70 to 18.58 if $75,000 is taken from undesignated.
II. OLD BUSINESS
1 .Fire Station / Library Complex door repair/replace Update
No update at this time.
2. Residents request on foreclosed property.
Mr. Conary of Lake Region Apartments was present and requested to make a good faith payment of $500.00 on the taxes and to regain ownership of his property. Diane explained these monies would be lost to Mr. Conary if he does not regain ownership.
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to allow Mr. Conary to pay the balance in full by June 1st, 2015 including the upcoming years estimated taxes.
Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay were present and stated they had the present amount of taxes at this time and asked if the Board would allow them to pay the taxes in full and regain ownership.
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to accept payment in full and allow the Lindsay’s to regain ownership of their property.
Mrs. Shirley Rich-Murden (Sawyer) and her family were present. The family spoke for Shirley as her health is poor and the family had no idea she was in the state of losing her property to tax lien forcloser. They requested to pay the taxes in full and to regain ownership of the property and they would now make sure taxes were paid in the future.
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Priscilla Dorman, it was unanimously voted to accept the payment in full and allow Mrs. Sawyer to regain ownership of the property.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1 Approve and Sign Warrant Articles.
Upon motion by Don Carroll, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to approve and sign the Warrant Articles for the June 2015 Town Meeting.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Diane informed the Board that she had received a request from a resident asking if possible to get the clean up in the cemeteries completed before Mother’s Day to allow flowers to be planted and placed at that time without the potential of being removed or ruined.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Diane reported that we will be sending a bill to the school in the amount of $1,500 for plowing and the school has budgeted $2,000 for next year.
Jessica Verrill was present and gave the Board an updated Budget figure of $822,907.04, and also an update on the status of the new school and it potential completion of 2016. Contracts have been negotiated for 3 years and Priscilla Dorman questioned the cost per student and Jessica was not sure of that dollar amount. Marc Karum also requested the idea of a time capsule be passed on to the Board of Directors for consideration.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Kim Tracy was present and discussed the need of more volunteers. Don Carroll questioned if the required trainings were “paid” trainings would that entice interest in the department. Kim believed it would and further discussion will take place at the next meeting.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Connie Merrill was present and stated the need of some repair being done on the concrete at the bottom of the ramp in from of the entrance door. She stated the pad is very broken up and unsafe. She also questioned work being done in the flower garden there, it is looking quite sad. Priscilla Dorman volunteered to take a look at the garden. Connie also stated the steeple is in need of painting.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER William Barriault was present and reported that Mr. Hawes on the Brown road has agreed that if the Town of Stetson supplies the culvert, then the town of Exeter will install the culvert. Consensus of the Board was to provide the culvert. Barriault stated he has received the quotes from the 3 paving companies that range from $108,440 to $162,708 for 1 mile of road. Barriault stated that he planned on starting right at the meeting house on Wolboro and continuing a mile. Brenda questioned if the Coboro Road should be down first as the condition of the hot top is getting worse by the day and large chunks are being removed. Kim Tracy feels that area of the Coboro Road is a safety hazard and concerned for roll over’s. Barriault suggested cutting out the bad section and paving that first and then continue to the Wolfboro Road. Barriault reminded the Board that he will soon be replacing another Culvert on Everett’s Landing and hauling in more gravel to fix another section of the road. Loon Cove is not as bad as previously suspected and may only need some gravel. Don Carroll stated that for this year, the town may have to forgo a mile of paving and repair the major trouble spots in place of. Priscilla stated she is reluctant to stop the continuing paving. More to be discussed after town meeting and the approval of funds.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
Don Carroll reported that it is more than likely a pump issue, not a full septic, with the slowing bathroom facilities. The cost of replacing the pump will be $1,500 to $2,000. We will know more by the end of the week.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Marc Karum stated that the Town is fighting a losing battle with the roads, the town needs a comprehensive solution.
V. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Priscilla Dorman stated that the only members on the potential Road Bond committee at this time are Gail Hipsky and herself. They will be meeting on the 27th of May.
VI. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Don Carroll, it was unanimously voted to enter into Executive Session per 405 (6) (d) continued, and 405 (6) (a) per request of Kim Tracy. 7:10 p.m.
Upon motion by Don Carroll, seconded by Priscilla Dorman, it was unanimously voted to come out of Executive Session at 7:40 p.m. and to take no action at this time.
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Priscilla Dorman, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by; Diane Lacadie