TOWN OF STETSON
Date: May 26, 2021
I. OPEN MEETING
Millard Butler opened the meeting
by leading the Pledge of
Millard Butler, Leslie Merrill, Tammy Buswell, and Danielle Withee were present. Brenda Clark Arrived during Warrants.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve May 11, 2021 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by Leslie Merrill, seconded by Tammy Buswell, it was voted unanimously to approve the May 11, 2021 Meeting Minutes.
2. Approve April 28. 2021 Meeting Minutes.
Tabled due to allow Brenda Clark to be present to Clarify statement about the Calls to Superintendent by Danielle Withee was mentioned under her Selectmen Comments.
Brenda now being present, stated the initial statement was made during the time of the meeting being open to the Public.
Danielle Withee believing they were not, it was requested the tape be listened to.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 22
Upon motioned by Danielle Withee, seconded by Millard Butler, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #22.
Expenditures # 27
Upon motion by Tammy Buswell, seconded by Danielle Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #27.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Report on Re-valuation from Assessing Agent:
Danielle Davis was present and reported she is not quite finished and ready for the report. Danielle requested that she be given till June 23, 2021,
and in exchange Danielle would be willing to pay a per diem cost of the contract for not being completed on time.
Danielle agrees to pay $2,800 for not completing the contract on time.
Millard questioned why not completed, and Danielle responded because of the time of year the original request was made was during the winter months
and not having access to properties and she bit off more than she could chew. Danielle also reported the sketch software is down on Trio.
Danielle stated she has approximately 150 to 200 houses left.
Dave Buchstaber stated he has lived in town for 30 years and has signed the deed to his house over to his wife.
He has requested an interior inspection and offered to help with the revaluation. He also stated there is a lake house in town that has not been assessed.
Larry Gerry Jr. stated he is presently building a home and questioned why the Assessing Agent is bouncing around instead of going house to house.
Steve Ingalls stated that 200 out of 700 is not bad.
Millard Butler stated that Danielle is willing to pay the penalty fees and accepting responsibility.
Upon motion by Danielle Withee, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was unanimously voted to grant the extension with penalties being paid.
Consensus of the Board was to have the Assessing Agent leave something stating she has been there.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Discussion on potential Buy Back Contract for Foreclosed Properties (Tabled)
Tammy Buswell will get clarification on Barry Witham’s quote dealing with the electrical work at the Town Office .
Tammy has notified the Sheriff’s Department that the new proposed Contract must be approved at Town Meeting
and will request all 5 Board Members names to be put on the Contract to sign.
III. NEW BUSINESS
Personnel Policy (Tabled to allow the Board time to go over)
Tammy Buswell reported the guy fixing the chimney will be here this Friday or Tuesday,
Diane reported that Sue Foss has provided a list of the recipients of the Scholarships for this year (see attached)
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
CEMETERY Julie Brownie was present and questioned who was responsible for placing flags on the graves as there are a few missing.
Diane explained that the lawn mowing contractor does those and they are here and distributed to him.
The office will locate the flags and holders, and Tammy Buswell and/or Julie will place the missing ones.
Danielle and Tammy reported a hole that has been dug under a stone that needs to be fixed.
Millard Butler offered to fix the hole. Julie also complimented how well the cemeteries look.
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 Bethany met with people to help with dugouts,
and that Brian Furrow has still not responded about helping with concrete under them. Graduating Senior signs have been put out.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Not Present.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Danielle Withee requested copy of Treasures Report. Consensus of the Board was to be given monthly reports.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing
S. OTHER Nothing.
Steve Ingalls being present stated to the Board that he felt the School Budget did not make sense to him.
The overall budget has increased $200,000, and the state is kicking in $600,000. He will forward the Emails of communication to Diane,
and Diane will copy for the Board. Steve also stated that the frequency of Revaluations for the Town should be every 10 years.
Diane informed the Board that mock tax bills will be sent out to the residents for their review to allow for questions and changes prior to actual bills being sent around September.
Brenda Cookson questioned how we are aware that the Assessing Agent has visited our property.
Mrs. Cookson also presented the Board with a proposal for sound boarding to prevent echoing in the community room. (see attached)
The Board will keep it for further review.
Dave Buchstaber reported that Real Estate values are through the roof, and his tax card reads the same as it did in 2005.
Dave felt that Danielle Davis seemed combative during her report to the Board so he did not bring it up when she was present.
Millard Butler disagreed with that statement. Dave also felt door hangers should be left on each door when an Assessing Agent has visited.
Larry Gerry Jr. informed the Board that his neighbor is trying to sell his property and cannot because of barking dogs.
The dog owners have been spoken to with zero success. The Board informed him that there is not a “No Barking” Dog Ordinance in Stetson.
Larry also complained that there is a neighbor parking his vehicle in the right of way that needs to be addressed.
Leslie Merrill questioned if the area is the same as what is used for the turnaround for the plow trucks, and Larry replied Yes.
Corey Leighton also stated that this is where the busses turn around Millard Butler will stop by and speak with the neighboring residents
as he feels the initial discussion should not be given to the police to deal with. It was determined that a livable dwelling must be 15 feet from the property
line and 89 feet from the center of the road.
Tammy Buswell reported to the Board that she has received a request from Tina Chadwick about planting 300 to 400 daffodils along Town lines.
Consensus of the Board was to not allow in right of ways or Town property, only private property with permission.
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was unanimously voted to enter Executive Session per 405(6)(A) at 7:25 .
To be continued at the Next Meeting.
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by;