TOWN OF STETSON
Date: JUNE 24, 2020
I. OPEN MEETING
Brenda Clark opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
Brenda Clark, Millard Butler, Charles Leighton, Leslie Merrill and Danny Withee were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve June 10, 2020 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve the June 10, 2020 Meeting Minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant #27
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #27.
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #36.
Danny Withee requested discussion on the previously paid $600 paid to Joe Gray dealing with the pushing back of the snow on the roads.
After some debate back and forth with Mr. Gray and the Board, Joe Gray requested that an Executive Session be held for further discussion. The Board agreed.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
II. OLD BUSINESS
Any Town Meeting discussion/Budget Discussion
Diane reported that Town Reports will be available the first week in July
III. NEW BUSINESS
1.Mutual Aid Discussion with Town of Carmel
Carmel Town Manager, Kevin Howell introduced himself to the Board and stated his concerns of Mutual to a Town that does not have a fire department of their own.
Mr. Howell stated that although there is no threat of not responding for Mutual Aid to assist the covering department of Levant, it is his obligation to do what is equitable for the Town of Carmel.
Mr. Howell understood the circumstances the Town of Stetson is in, but requested that discussions remain open.
Mr. Howell also presented the Carmel regional Ambulance service the town has and would like the board to consider further discussion on that.
2. Hermon Ambulance Contract
Consensus of the Board was to table the Contract until the Board can receive more information from Northern Lights Ambulance service.
It was noted in discussion with both the Carmel Town Manager and the Levant officers that Northern Light surrounds the Town.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Brenda Clark noted the dangerous animal with a dog complaint.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY The Board signed the cemetery deeds.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Rita Albee and Danielle Withee were present and questioned if the community room is available for power outages because of the intense heat.
Consensus of the Board was not until the decisions are made with the need of sanitizing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT
J. MEETINGHOUSE Nothing.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Brenda Clark reported that Ronald Miles will no longer be able to be a member of the Board of Appeals.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Present.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Diane requested to transfer $300,000 from the Checking account to the Undesignated Account. Consensus of the Board was to do the transfer.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
Sequil is coming soon.
George Hockstadter stated that Joe Gray does an excellent job and the roads are in great shape.
Danielle Withee questioned when road side mowing will be done. Joe will call Aggressive cuts to get it scheduled.
Jody questioned the rental and cleaning of the Community room. The Board will discuss that at a later time.
Brent Dorman stated that he feels the plug should be pulled on the Stetson Fire Department and let Levant cover as they have been.
Millard Butler stated that he feels we should keep the Stetson equipment maintained for a year or 2 and see what happens.
Brian Furrow requested the ball field be worked on. Millard questioned the concerns, as we have not had any complaints.
It was agreed that the two of them would walk the field at a later time.
Sara Turner again stated her concerns with internet coverage and feels that a Facebook page for the town is long overdue. Others present felt the same way.
The board will have discussions on this request at a later date.
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to enter into Executive Session at 7:59 pm per 405 (6) (A).
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to come out of Executive Session at 8:45 p.m.
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was voted 3 to 0 to not request the $600 back for services performed in pushing back the snow. (Charles Leighton and Danny Withee abstained) .
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously to revisit the Rental Contract and to follow CDC guidelines.
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by; Diane Lacadie