TOWN OF STETSON
Date: June 12, 2013
I. OPEN MEETING
A. ROLL CALL
Donald Carroll, Brenda Clark, George Hockstadter, Charles Leighton, and Danny Withee.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING – May 22, 2013
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve the May 22, 2013 Meeting Minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Payrolls #27 (1 week) #28 (2 weeks)
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll #27.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll # 28.
2. Expenditures #’s 36,37,38, & 39
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #36
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant # 38.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSRORS
II. OLD BUSINESS
1. Building Committee Update
Nick Arena presented the Board with all the minutes to date and the recommendation letter to the Board of Selectmen on the future of the Town Office (see attached). The Board thanked the Building Committee for their hard work and the Committee agreed to resume if and when needed for future action.
2. Cleaning Bids
There were no bids submitted: Charles Leighton recommended that the Office Staff clean the office, the Library clean the Library, and the Fire Department clean the station. At present time, the congregation renting the Meeting House is doing a great job keeping that building clean, and the town can hire someone if and when needed. When the hall is rented, the security deposit is to be kept until it is verified by staff that the building was left cleaned.
Consensus of the Board was to handle the 2013/2014 Fiscal Year as stated above and revisit for the following year.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1. Results from election
Selectmen 3 year term:
Brenda Clark and Priscilla Dorman
Selectmen 1 year term:
Question 1. Yes 137 No 53
Question 2. Yes 118 No 73
*** Consensus of The Board was to sign the Warrant for the School Budget.
***Consensus of the Board was to continue to “piggy back” again with Penobscot County on the upcoming year’s salt purchase. The price has been guaranteed at $63.67 per ton and the Town is obligated to purchase a minimum of 68 tons from Cargill.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Noted that the broken tree has been cleaned up.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Noted the Budget passed.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Nothing.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Connie Merrill reported one of the lights were out, and Don Carroll will contact Barry Withee to check it out.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Don Carroll informed the Board that he has volunteered for Stetson Days.
L. PLANNING BOARD Will begin working on ordinance clean up in July.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
Diane reported that Suzanne Tressell has resigned from the Library Board, and replaced Justine Hall to replace her.
Consensus of the Board was to appoint Justine Hall to the Library Board.
IV. TRAINING None
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Liz Roughney: questioned if the Board would like copies of the recommendation letter to be available at Town Meeting. Diane will make copies to have available.
Priscilla Dorman: questioned if the Board has considered re-printing and re-issuing the Town Report. Consensus of the Board was absolutely not.
V. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Charles Leighton: addressed the reprint of the Town Report and stated he wished the residents of Stetson would be more concerned with items such as the Warrant Articles and issues at had that will effect taxes.
George Hockstadter: Agreed with Mr. Leighton and the issues at hand.
Brenda Clark: Addressed the public with state that we all run for elected offices to incorporate changes that are for the best. The bickering needs to stop and we all need to work as a team for what is best for this town. That means Board Members and Residents alike.
Diane Lacadie: Also addressed the public by stating the mix up on the valuations list was 100 percent her fault and apologized for the error.
VI. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 p.m.
__________________________________ Charles Leighton
Minutes recorded by;