TOWN OF STETSON
SELECTMEN’S MEETING MINUTES
Date: June 25, 2014
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was opened with Brenda Clark leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Brenda Clark, Charles Leighton, Priscilla Dorman, Hal Hand, and Danny Withee.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. June 11, 2014
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to approve the June 11, 2014 Meeting Minutes.
(added) 2. Town Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Hal Hand, it was unanimously voted to approve the Town Meeting Minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Payroll Warrant #28
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Hal Hand, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #28.
2. Expenditures Warrants #39 & 40
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Hal Hand, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #39.
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #40.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
1. Proposed Mill Rate
Assessors Agent Danielle Smith was present and reported to the Board about a proposed Land Schedule Change. The schedule update was done in 2007 and it is time to update. Example ....Presently the first acre improve lot with well and septic on a town maintained paved road is valued at $11,500 and the recommended Penobscot schedule value is $23,000, gravel road is now $8,200. Danielle also explained that the new schedule change would bring the town closer to 100% valuation and the town would get more in Homestead and Tree growth reimbursements. Danielle will write up a proposed schedule change for the Board to approve with the new value of $20,000 for the present $11,500 values.
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Danny Withee, it was voted 4 to 1 to implement the new schedule change. (Charles Leighton voting No)
II. OLD BUSINESS
!. Reminder that office will be closed on Monday June 30 do to Fiscal Year End.
Priscilla Dorman recommended in the future to post this closing in the Rolling Thunder.
2. Zero Sort Recycling.
The Board was given copies of the proposed contract, Option 1 being Neutral (No fees and no income depending on amounts) 3 year contract, Option 2 being Market, (meaning could be fees or income depending on amounts) 1 year or more contract. Presently towns are paying $17.50 per ton.
In discussion: it was noted that Eco Maine invest all the funds for the community to get up and running and that is the reason for 3 year or 1 year contracts. Board members were disappointed in the short time to preview and decide, but the Town needed to be on Board with recycling BEFORE July 1.
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was voted 4 to 1 to go with the Neutral Contract of 3 years. (Priscilla Dorman voting No)
III. NEW BUSINESS
It was noted to get the Road side mowing out to bid and to be due back on July 23, 2014 to be opened at the meeting.
iv. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
Road into Clarks Hill Cemetery
Diane reported that the 3rd Road into Clark’s Hill Cemetery is not able to be used due to the overgrowth. Charles Leighton will look at the road and speak with Leland about cutting it back.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Priscilla Dorman commented on the mess and clutter behind the building and requested to inform the Fire Department to Please get it cleaned up Asap. Diane also reported the great job that Danny Withee has done fixing the heaved hot top surrounding the entrance door.
HERMON PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT.:
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to Sign the Agreement as long as it states the same as previous years as their was no one present from the department to preview.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Nothing.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Potential meeting on July 17th.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Previously discussed.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER William Barriault was present and questioned if and when the Board wanted to get the paving in motion. There are a few more trees to be trimmed and culverts time to be packed down. Charles Leighton stated he would like to see driveway entrances included in the bid, and William stated he will take count of the driveways. Brenda Clark noted that one of the culverts on the Mt Pleasant Road has sunk, and noted some deep pot-holes.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP Consensus of the Board was to cast the ballot for Don Carroll and Mike Crooker.
Q. TREASURER/TAX COLLECTOR Diane distributed the updated road report and noted it had not yet been totally verified.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. MEMORIAL COMMITTEE Nothing.
VI. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Mark Karunm noted his concern for the new land schedule and requested a copy of the Eco Maine contract.
Marlene Webber questioned if the bench at the park had been straightened out. Danny Withee also straightened the bench.
Don Carroll reported that one of the signs notifying “deaf child” is missing. William Barrilaut will replace that sign. Don Carroll questioned if the repair of the dam will be going out to bid. Plymouth Engineering will be doing the bid packets for the bid process. Don also questioned Zero Sort recycling and noted that he agreed with Priscilla in not signing the contract until more was know.
VII SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Priscilla Dorman stated it would be nice to see a representative from the Fire Department present for the Selectmens’ Meetings.
The Board also thanked Hal Hand for his service as a Selectmen.
VIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:20 p.m.