TOWN OF STETSON
Date: May 14, 2014
I. OPEN MEETING
A. ROLL CALL
Brenda Clark, Charles Leighton, Hal Hand and Danny Withee were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve April 23, 2014 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve the meeting minutes.
2. Approve the Emergency Meeting Minutes of May 7th, 2014 to deal with the dam.
Upon motion by Hal Hand, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was voted 3 -0 to approve the meeting minutes. ( Danny Withee abstained as he was not present as he was not told about the meeting until to late).
3. Sign Town Meeting Warrant Articles (June 10, 2014)
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to sign the Town Meeting Warrant Articles to be presented at Town Meeting.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Payroll Warrant – Approve warrant # 25
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Hal Hand, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant # 25
2. Expenditures – Approve warrant # 33 , # 34 and # 35.
Upon motion by Hal Hand, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant # 33.
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Hal Hand, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #34.
Upon motion by Hal Hand, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #35.
Consensus of the Board was to transfer $125,000 from the checking account to the Undesignated Account.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
II. OLD BUSINESS
1. Dam repairs
William Barriault was present and reported that the dam’s temporary fix is completed and went well. The approximate cost of the fix is $4,500. 95% of the water leaking has been stopped,except for a minor trickle under the cement pylon. The temporary fix should last at least a few months, but will not most likely last the winter. Diane will contact insurance.
2. Private Roads
Again tabled for a full board.
3. Zero - Sort recycling - Lisa Bittermann
Miss Bittermann will be available on the 28th of May.
III. NEW BUSINESS
Laura of the Library reported to the Board that she will be ordering shelving or 4 bookcases in the amount of $325.00. The Boards’s only concern was that funds were available for this project. Laura reported that the funds were available.
IV. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Diane reported the numerous complaints that we have received on the clean up at the cemeteries and that we have received a bill for $260.00. Con census of the board was to pay the bill but to pass along the concerns to the contractor.
The Board also signed the cemetery deeds.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing
F. EDUCATION Jessica Verrill was present and gave a report to the Selectmen from the finance committee. “State subsidy has increased so they will be adding staff and replacing staff that is retiring. The student ratio will be 17 to 1, and heating oil has been locked in at $3.18. Stetson’s assessment on the new school for the upcoming year is proposed at $790,716.60, and increase of $10,000. Monthly payment of $65,896.68. These numbers are derived from the Real Estate base from 2012 and 2013 and will be an average of 3 years.
Decisions on the new school will include a pitched roof, full gym, a meeting place for 4th and 5th graders. There will not be a Geo thermal heating system as there is not enough data to back up that being the best choice. There will be a wood pellet back up system. The disposition of the of the old school will be offered back to the town for $1.00, or at least that is the con census but has not been voted on. Potential opening time is August of 2016.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing,
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Bucky Mournealt was present and reported that things are going well within the Department. Bucky stated concerns about access to the fire hydrant in the village off from the Lakins Rd. That entrance is in desperate need of gravel. Both Stetson and other surrounding Towns truck are bottoming out. Barriaut stated he would contact DOT and if the towns responsibility he would deliver 2 loads of gravel.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Connie Merrill informed the board of the purchase of the 5 new tables.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER William Barriault being present reported that he has received complaints dealing with the roads not being graded. Barriault stated that the grader should be in town tonight and start tomorrow. Brenda Clark also reported that she has received complaints and is even having a hard time with the bus. The board was informed that Stetson was first on the list.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Diane reported that the TDS contract has been negotiated and the bills will be reduced by approximately $120 in total.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. MEMORIAL COMMITTEE Nothing.
V. TRAINING None.
VI. PUBLIC COMMENTS
VII. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Brenda Clark reported that the flags will be up this week.
VIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Hal Hand, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 p.m,
Minutes recorded by;