TOWN OF STETSON
Date: June 13, 2012
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was opened with Don Carroll leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Donald Carroll, Brenda Clark, Charles Leighton, George Hockstadter, and Terry White were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve Meeting Minutes of May 23, 2012
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve the Mar 23, 2012 Minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Payroll Warrant – Approve warrant # 18 (1 week) and #19.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Terry White, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrants #18, and #19.
2. Expenditures – Approve warrant # 44 (Town Report) # 45 (News Letter) & #46 (AP)
Upon motion by Terry White, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #44.
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #45.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Terry White, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #46 with the verification that Webber Fuels was not double paid for a certain invoice.
Charles Leighton also noted a tid-bit of history by informing the Board that in 1908 the Town Reports cost of printing was $12.50. (wow)
F. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Don Carroll reported that the Assessing is finished for the year and there were minimal new buildings.
II. OLD BUSINESS
1. Open Cleaning Bids
There were 2 bids submitted:
1. Ruth Shirley $5,000 per year
2. Wayne Hawes $4,500 per year.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to stay with the present cleaners and to award Wayne Hawes the Cleaning Contract in the amount of $4,500.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1. Election Results
Results were read aloud and passed out to the Board Members and the Public (see attached copy)
2. Office Closing June 29 (Fiscal End of Year)
Consensus of the Board was to close the office on June 29th 2012 to close out the books.
3. Computer Addition
Consensus of the Board was to allow the purchase of a new computer for the other office.
IV. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Don informed Charles that he has a volunteer to spread the loom at the cemetery.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Don reported to Dalton Mullis a building that was built with no building permit and another that is on post and also no building permit issues.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Don reported that the Budget passed and there were only 23 district residents in attendance for that meeting concerning an 11 million dollar budget.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Kim Tracy was present, and reported that the transmission in the EMS vehicle was slipping and that the Department again voted him as Fire Chief for the 10th year in a row. Kim is also going to appoint Nancy Watson as the EMS Chief with the support of the Board of Selectmen. Kim stated that Nancy is doing an excellent job.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT (combined above)
J. MEETINGHOUSE Connie Merrill was present, but stated there was nothing new to report.
K PARKS & RECREATION Christy Hewitt is resigning as Co Parks and Rec Director but knows someone whom may be interested and will request that person attend a Selectmen’s Meeting.
L. PLANNING BOARD Meeting on June 21, 2012.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Don reported that when he is out and about, he notices a lot of recycling bins on the roadside.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER William Barriault was present and reported that the grading of the roads is complete and the roads are in pretty good shape. He also informed the Board that Mr. Pike has never gotten back to him for a price of hot topping.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP Don Carroll reported that the funds for the Salt and Sand shed would most likely not be coming this year.
Q. TREASURER - Computer Purchase (dealt with above)
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. MEMORIAL COMMITTEE Nothing.
T. OTHER Nothing.
V. TRAINING Nothing.
VI. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Don requested if the public had any comments for which they would like recorded for the record because he was excusing Diane at this time to attend an Emergency Meeting in Milford for her Selectmen duties there.
Donna Archer: questioned who put the “Explanation of Expenses” in the town Report. Don informed Mrs. Archer that is was Charles Leighton. Charles Leighton stated that although it was his idea, Diane Lacadie did the work of putting those figures together. Mrs. Archer thanked both of them.
VII. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
(added by Terry White at the June 27th, 2012 Selectmen’s Meeting: Terry White stated that he would like added to the written that “ Marlene Webber admitted that she was the one that took it upon herself to make photo copies of Terry’s written opinion dealing the Winter Snow Plow Contract and distribute them in the Town of Stetsons Rolling Thunder boxes and Mail boxes. Terry stated “I myself had nothing to do with that being done”.
VIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
There will be an Executive Session on June 27, 2012 dealing with personnel evaluations.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Terry White, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting.
Minutes recorded by Diane Lacadie