TOWN OF STETSON
Date: MAY 25, 2016
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was opened by Don Carroll leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Don Carroll, Brenda Clark, Priscilla Dorman, Charles Leighton, and Danny Withee were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve May 11, 2016 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve the May 11th Meeting Minutes with the noted amendments.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 24
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #24.
2. Expenditures # 30
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #30.
(The high electric bill at the Sand/Salt shed was noted to look into)
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
II. OLD BUSINESS
III. NEW BUSINESS
1 Report / Update from Road Committee
Gail Hipsky was present as well as other members of the Road Committee (see sign in sheet). Gail handed out a list of Roads (see attached) that they have completed
by inventory and have researched through all available resources. The list is broken down into Town Ways, Public Easements, Private Ways, and State Aid sections.
Gail also stated that she will provide the supporting documents that were researched for the present list. The Committee requests that the Board start a Road Improvement plan with a committee of members and selectmen.
Step one was inventory, and step 2 is developing a plan. Gail requested that the Select Board accept the inventory list as presented.
Priscilla Dorman stated that it is important for the Board to have the supporting documents before acceptance.
Gail stated that the Road plan is needed for Economic development and to increase the Town’s tax base.
Gail noted that DOT would help with ranking the roads according to usage, conditions, and number of residents, etc.
Don Carroll informed the board that there is a new bill requiring towns to send a list of roads every year, this used to be a request and is now a requirement.
Danny Withee questioned the status of the Langly Road, and Gail stated it is a discontinued road.
Priscilla Dorman noted the time to work on this plan is during budget process.
Gail also provided the minutes of the May 23rd Committee meeting and notes explaining the legalities of plowing private roads.
ADDED: Diane questioned the Board concerning a rider for our present insurance dealing with contamination from Road Salt.
Upon motion by Don Carroll, seconded by Priscilla Dorman, it was unanimously voted to decline the rider at this time.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Don reported the Sherriff’s program done a great job on the clean up and the residents of the ranch are presently scraping and painting the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery fence.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION The Warrant Article was noted for Town Meeting dealing with the acceptance of the School, the ownership would not actually take place until October 1st.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT It was noted that the Fire Department has been very busy with over 100 calls.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Connie Merrill was presented and informed the Board that there is 4 lights out at the Meeting House. The Board stated that the office will call Barry Witham.
K. PARKS & RECREATION The town is still in need of a new director.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION It was noted the current contract should be extended 1 year to coincide with other contract.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER William Barriault was present and stated he had nothing to report but would be keeping an eye on the budget to purchase some fabric and culverts.
Brenda Clark noted an area on the edge of Lapoint Road is broken up.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Diane noted that the office will be closing at 6:15 on Thursday June 9th for the meeting at the school.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Gail Hipsky questioned when grading will be done, William Barriault informed her that grading has been done once all ready and will be done again.
Gail also stated that a halogen LED light may be more efficient for the Sand/Salt shed.
Keith Gould was present and questioned the Winter Plow Contract and its list of needed equipment. The contract states 10 foot plows and Mr. Gould’s are
9 foot plows and questioned if that would be sufficient. Consensus that the equipment would be checked out and verified before contract was signed.
Mr. Gould also stated that he would consider renting a place in Stetson to be nearby.
VI. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting.
Minutes are recorded by;