TOWN OF STETSON
Date: May 28, 2014
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was opened with Brenda Clark leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Brenda Clark, Priscilla Dorman, Hal Hand, Charles Leighton, and Danny Withee
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve Meeting Minutes of May 14, 2014
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Danny Withee, it was voted 4 to 0 to approve the May 14, 2014 Meeting Minutes. (Priscilla Dorman obtained as she was not present)
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
Diane question the board as to whether to allow a bank to regain ownership of a foreclosed property and the consensus was that all property will go out to bid if not the original owner.
1. Payroll Warrant – Approve warrant # 26
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Hal Hand, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #26.
2. Expenditures – Approve warrant # 36
Upon motion by Hal Hand, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #36.
(it was noted that the clean - up and mowing cemeteries was not satisfactory)
3. School Validation/ Election Warrant:
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to approve the annual warrant for the school.
F. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Upon motion by Hal Hand, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve 2 abatement recommended by the Assessors Agent. One that was in tree-growth and the other that the building was gone prior to April 1st.
II. OLD BUSINESS
1. Update on Dam
Danny and Diane reported that they had met with Fred Marshall (an engineer) at the Dam site and Mr. Marshall is going to provide us with some preliminary prices for a permanent fix of the dam. The water is slowly rising and only a very little leaking is occurring.
2. Private Roads
This agenda item is tabled until July and Diane will gather a list of the roads as they stand...... (town road, private road, etc) and how they are assessed for taxes.
3. Lisa Bitterman - Zero Sort.
Was present and gave a power-point presentation (see attached)
III. NEW BUSINESS
IV. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Nothing.
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 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 the grading is starting soon and he realizes the grading is late. He also reported the culverts that are going to be replaced on the Cross Road, the Mt. Pleasant Road, and Blaisdell Road. He also informed the board that he dumped a load of gravel for the Fire Department’s entrance to the park for the trucks.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. MEMORIAL COMMITTEE Nothing.
Concensus of the Board was to not participate in the Salt Purchase with surrounding town.
VI. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Marc Karun reported that the sign at the Helen S. Dunn Park is in dyer need of replacement. Diane will check prices for replacement from Sign Services.
VII. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Priscilla Dorman questioned the status of the Brownfield Grant, and Diane informed her that we are moving on to Phase II.
Brenda Clark stated she was quite upset when she witnessed a resident weed whacking their own loved -ones grave site and wanted the complaints for the cemetery passed on.
VIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Hal Hand, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m
Minutes recorded by