TOWN OF STETSON
Date: JUNE 12, 2019
I. OPEN MEETING
Brenda Clark opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance. (Charles Leighton was absent)
Brenda Clark, Millard Butler, George Hockstadter, and Leslie Merrill were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve May 22, 2019 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Millard Butler, it was unanimously voted to approve the May 22, 2019 Meeting Minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant #25/26
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #25/26.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Millard Butler, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #31.
Consensus to transfer $175,000 from the checking account to the undesignated account.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Leslie Merrill questioned the progress of the revaluation. He stated that no one in town has seen the Assessing Agent, and that he requested to be first.
Leslie requested that the Assessing Agent be at the next meeting for an update.
II. OLD BUSINESS
1 Continued Discussion / Update Town office Complex
Diane reported that Brenda and herself met with the janitor to go over the issues with the heating and the stove. The concerns and issues were resolved.
Diane presented the liability agreement that the attorney provided for the playground at the meeting house.
Consensus of the Board was to have the signer of the agreement attend the next meeting to have all parties sign at the same time and to have a discussion on the events that lead to the playground being placed.
III. NEW BUSINESS
Preparation discussion for Town Meeting.
Diane reported that she has spoken with the assessing agent and if the full budget is approved at Town Meeting, the mill rate should not increase.
ADDED: Reminder that the Town Office will be closed on June 28, 2019 for the Fiscal EOY closing of the books.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Diane presented 2 deeds to be signed. Both Leslie and Brenda reported that they have received complaints on the Clark’s Hill cemetery. Complaints dealing with the tall grass on Memorial Day,
the lack of raking of the leaves and the use of zero turns on the lots.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Millard Butler reported that Mr. Alley has cleaned up across the road of his property. Joe Gray was present, and Millard questioned how it was to grade the recycled
materials that were used on the roads. Joe stated that all went well.
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 The Board would like to invite them to a meeting.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
Diane questioned the need of a Dam keeper and the calls that have come into the office for closing and opening of the gate at the dam for the water levels on the lake.
Diane explained that it use to be Albert Withee for years and in the last couple of years, Danny Withee has done it for us. Brent Dorman has offered to take that care of the dam himself.
Concerns were that most the area is protected wet land and who determines when to close and open the gates, Millard Butler will talk to New Port to see how the handle the same concerns in their town.
Diane again noted the need of the training for the Dave System (vital records)
Jody Lyford reported and presented the list of items in the classrooms and what the committee felt the values were. Jody also reported that the food cupboard would like one of the small cork boards;
consensus of the board was to donate the cork board to the food cupboard. Jody also requested to purchase a VHS player for $15.00, the board approved.
George Hockstadter congratulated Danny Withee and Brenda Clark on the Election.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by; Diane Lacadie