TOWN OF STETSON

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

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 

            None.

 

            D.  WARRANT

                        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

            Nothing.

 

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:

                                    Hal Hands

                        School Board:

                                    Jessica Verrill

                        Road Commissioner:

                                    William Barriault

                        School Referendums:

                                    Question 1.               Yes  137        No  53

                                    Question  2.              Yes  118        No  73

ADDED:

***  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.

           

            S. OTHER    

           

            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             

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VII.         ADJOURNMENT

 

Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 p.m.

 

 

__________________________________Donald Carroll

 

__________________________________Brenda Clark

 

__________________________________George Hockstadter

 

__________________________________ Charles Leighton

 

__________________________________Danny Withee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes recorded by;

Diane Lacadie