TOWN OF STETSON
Date: MAY 27, 2015
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was called to order by Brenda Clark leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Brenda Clark, Don Carroll, Priscilla Dorman, Charles Leighton, and Danny Withee.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve May 13, 2015 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by Don Carroll, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to approve the May 13, 2015 meeting minutes with the noted corrections.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant #24
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Advantage Payroll #24.
2. Expenditures #32
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #32.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
II. OLD BUSINESS
1 .Fire Station / Library Complex door repair/replace Update
The door will be shipped on June 11, 2015.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1. Salt Bid
Don Carroll reported that he has spoken with Barbara Veilleux, Director of Penobscot County Unorganized Territory Administration about the cooperative salt purchase at the estimated price of $61.?? Per ton with guaranteed tonnage.
Upon motion by Don Carroll, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to go with Penobscot County and the cooperative purchase of salt and estimated tonnage of 270 tons.
2. Fire Department Training Pay
Consensus of the Board was to offer a training pay program after Town Meeting and to meet with Kim Tracy, the Fire Chief to discuss qualifications to be eligible for training pay.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Don Carroll commended the Sherriff’s Department Work crew for doing a great job cleaning up the cemeteries.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Brenda Clark reported that the committee has been given out 2 scholarships of $500 each.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Nothing.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Connie Merrill and Priscilla Dorman are going to talk to the trustees about the needs of the Meetinghouse.
K. PARKS & RECREATION We are searching for a new parks and rec director. Jeannie McAlpine was present and the Don Carroll thanked for all her service on behalf of the Board. The Parks and Rec department has had some great programs with a lot less issues under the guidance of Jeannie. Jeannie inquired from the Board on where to store all the equipment when the season was over. Some coaches that will be returning next year will store what they will be using, but the rest needs to be stored also. Don Carroll offered to store the equipment with the equipment that is already over his garage. Jeannie also reported that the Farm League was 5 -0 this year and Little League was 2 -2.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER William Barriault was present and reported that B & B has looked at the Coboro Road and the road should be fixed within 2 weeks. He will be doing the culvert and work on Everetts Landing. The cost will be approximately $10,000, the same as last year for another 600 feet of repair out of the Maintenance funds. Barriault’s recommendation for Coboro is to cut out a 100 foot section and put binder down and leave it. The dirt roads have settled and Kelley Merrill has done a great job grading them. Barriault also looked at the bottom of the stairs at the meeting house, the area is tilted with a large man hole drain and feels the whole thing would have to be jack hammered and removed to repair. Don Carroll stated that at least the loose stuff could be removed to help for now until it can be reassessed.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Diane reported that “Sealers of Weights and Measures” is no longer appointed by the Town.
Q. TREASURER Diane reported that the Town Reports have been mailed and Dennis Kosciusko has agreed to Moderate Town Meeting.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Jeannie McAlpine was present and requested that the board look into implantation of using credit and debit cards. Jeannie also stated that she was disappointed and embarrassed with a town employee stating how upset she was and discussing how she wanted to pay. Diane and the Board apologized to Jeannie and assured her that this issue would be taken care of.
Gail Hipsky was present and reported that she and Priscilla Dorman had met prior to the meeting to discuss the roads and possibilities of a bond for road work. Gail stated that the first step in this process would be to complete an inventory of the roads and to label the roads as to, Town, Private, etc. Gail stated that Loon Cove and Everett’s Landing are private roads. Don stated that Everett’s Landing was taken by conscription (prescription) 10 to 20 years ago. Gail requested that the proof be provided to her. Gail stated the town needs a road plan and that we should not be spending $10,000 to $15,000 on a private road. Consensus of the Board was that all roads need to remain safe and passable. Gail stated that is not true if the road is a private road, the maintenance of the road is done by the residents of that road or a road association. Don stated the Town has easements for plowing only on Loon Cove. Priscilla Dorman stated that she feels she is responsible for emergency vehicles to get to any resident in the Town of Stetson.
Gail also informed the board that her road is very rough and in need of some grading.
V. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
VI. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting.
Minutes are recorded by;