TOWN OF STETSON
Date: JUNE 14, 2017
I. OPEN MEETING
Don Carroll opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Don Carroll, Charles Leighton, George Hockstadter, and Danny Withee were present. Brenda Clark arrived during the start of the AP warrant approval.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve May 24, 2017 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was voted 4 to 0 to approve the May 24, 2017 Meeting minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant #23
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Danny Withee, it was voted 4 to 0 to approve Payroll Warrant #23.
2. Expenditures #28
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #28
with confirmation of the Perc check being correct as Mr. Sullivan will verify as he was present.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
II. OLD BUSINESS
1 Solid Waste Contract
Don Carroll stated that Sullivan’s Waste is approximately $17,000 more over the course of 3 years than the other bidder.
Upon motion by Don Carroll, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to award the Solid Waste Contract to Sullivan’s Waste.
Charles Leighton not that Sullivan’s is a know entity in Town and have been very co-operative over the years.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1 Election Results See attached.
2 Preparation discussion for Town Meeting. Don Carroll noted that a Selectmen should move to increase the Road Improvement Funds out of the undesignated account.
3 Insurance Letter Charles Leighton stated that he felt the letter should be mailed for the residents to have all facts before voting, George Hockstadter stated he agreed,
4 Brenda Clark stated she also agreed because she was told George Hockstadter had stated Yes, and Danny Withee also stated that he felt the inspection letter should be mailed.
5 Don Carroll stated he did not want the letter mailed.
Charles also stated that if the inspection report had not been mailed then the board would have been accused of having information and not revealing that information.
Both Don Carroll and Charles Leighton also stated that there was no reason for the blue mailing that was put out, it was both personal and nasty.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Nothing.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Don Carroll noted the budget meeting that was held last Thursday and stated there were very few people present from Stetson.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Don Carroll congratulated the Fire Department for the Grant that was received for the purchase of Air packs.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Diane requested the spiders be taken care of before Town Meeting, and both Brenda Clark and Connie Merrill stated that would be taken care of.
Charles Leighton also thanked the Yoder family for taking such good care of the building, and also noted that the congregation is building a cemetery, not a new building.
Charles Leighton commended the congregation for being such great tenants.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Meeting to be held on the 29th of June.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER The Road Commissioner was not present, but Don Carroll noted the budget has been depleted, but there is need to remove the beavers.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Don Carroll noted the Budget has not been completed.
Q. TREASURER Vacation buy out request. Consensus of the Board was to allow the request.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
Diane reported that Sandy trained in Hudson last week for a more in depth spread sheet for Check rec.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Shirley Eellsstated that there was a committee for the potential school use listing pros and cons, she felt there was no need to inform the residents of any more information.
Don Carrollstated that the committee did an excellent job and that all involved need to turn a new leaf and co-operate.
Jody Lyfordstated that the inspection was poor timing, and Diane presented a letter from MMA, why they showed up when they did, and that No-one called for them to come.
Jody also questioned if there was a meeting for the Board to make that decision…. There was no vote taken at any time… it was an opinion only.
Brent Dormanquestioned the statements in the blue letter, the fact that there are No written reports to back anything up,
only someone’s word saying all these things (fire marshal, mold, asbestos, etc.) have been done.
Marc Karumquestioned who wrote the letter and why there was no signature????? He also stated that the spirit of the employees,
board members, and community has significantly changed since this anonymous letter was mailed.
VI. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by; Diane Lacadie