TOWN OF STETSON
SELECTMEN’S MEETING MINUTES
Date: July 9, 2014
I. OPEN MEETING
A. ROLL CALL :
Brenda Clark, Charles Leighton, Don Carroll, and Priscilla Dorman were present. (Danny Withee was absent)
ELECTION OF BOARD CHAIRMAN
The consensus of the board was to table this item for a full board.
SWEAR IN NEW SELECTMEN
Appointments for fiscal year.
Animal Control Officer: Kathy Ricker
Appeal Board: Michael Hands, Ronald Miles, Marlene Webber and Terry White
Planning Board: Mike Kosciusko, Delores Butler, Charles Merrill, Kirsten Hepler, and Alan Brown
Historical Society Committee: Charles Leighton, Julie Brownie, Brenda Clark, Janet Leighton, Dale Brownie, and Connie Merrill
Sealer of Weights & Measures: Timothy Briggs
Fire Department: Bucky Morneault (Chief)
Carl Tracy ( Deputy Chief)
Jake Norris (Lieutenant)
EMS: Nancy Watson (Chief & Safety officer)
Upon motion by Don Carroll, seconded by Priscilla Dorman, it was unanimously voted to appoint the above people for the 2014/2015 FY.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. June 25, 2014
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was voted 3 to 1 to approve the June 25, 2014 Minutes. (Don Carroll abstained as he was not a selectmen at this time).
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS -
1. Payroll #1
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Priscilla Dorman, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #1.
2. Expenditures #41 (previous end of year) and # 1 & 2 (added)
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Priscilla Dorman, it was voted 3 to 1 to approve AP Warrant #41. (Don Carroll abstained as it was in the previous FY year.
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to approve Ap Warrant #1.
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted approve AP Warrant #2.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Diane presented the Board with Danielle’s recommendation for the revised land schedule (see attached) .
Upon motion by Don Carroll, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to adopt the recommendation of Danielle (the assessing agent) and incorporate the new land schedule.
II. OLD BUSINESS -
1. Date of Kick -off for Ecomaine
The Kick-off date is scheduled for July 24th from 3 pm. To 6 pm. At the Fire station / Library complex. Ecomaine is making posters for advertising the event. Recycling totes will be available for the residents on this date.
2. Helen S. Stewart Park sign
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Don Carroll, it was unanimously voted to table this item for a full board.
3. Discussion on the repair of dam.
Diane reported that she has contacted Fred Marshall of Plymouth Engineering and Fred is presently drawing up the contract for the board to sign. (Priscilla requested time to read the contract before a vote takes place at a meeting). Don Carroll suggested using some of the funds from the Town’s Lake property reserve account and improving the boat landing at the same time as the work on the dam. Diane will find out who are the abutting property owners.
III. NEW BUSINESS
Diane questioned when the Board would like to see the “Private Road Discussion” added back to the agenda. Don Carroll will contact DOT for a list of the roads and there present status.
IV. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL - Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD - Don Carroll resigned as an Appeals Board member due to his present position as a selectmen. Terry White would be interested in taking that position.
C. CEMETERY - Charles Leighton spoke with Leland Dunton about cutting back the cemetery line to free up the road. Mr. Dunton is going to due just that.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER - Nothing.
E. E911 - Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Brenda Clark reported that there is a new Superintendent.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE - Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE - Nancy Watson was present and expressed interest in attending school to become an advanced EMT. This would allow her to administer meds, start IVs etc. This would be very beneficial when the ambulance is a long way away. The cost is approximately $1,800 and although that was left over in last years budget, there was not an upcoming date for the class. The department presently is only licensed as First Responders which is the lowest level. There is one other member that is presently taking this course. Consensus of the Board was to support Nancy taking the course. Nancy will seek help with outside reimbursements.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT - Bucky Mourneault was present and reported that Carl Tracy is now a certified State Instructor. They are presently 14 volunteers, only of which 3 are certified in interior response. Don Carroll requested that the department do some major cleaning out back and to either get rid of the junk or haul it to the corner where it can be removed. “It is a mess out there”.
J. MEETINGHOUSE - It was noted that the broken chairs need to be removed from the boiler room. Priscilla Dorman volunteered to remove them.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD - Meeting on 7/17/14
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR - Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION - Previously discussed and Diane will verify if the Town is still required to be a member of the Maine Resource Recovery Association.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER - William Barriault was present and informed the Board that Mark Merill has requested that the Town purchase a culvert and he will install it. Mr. Merrill feels the plow contractor ruined his culvert. (the board will take a look at where the culvert is placed.) He also reported that there is an issue with a driveway of the Blaisdell road owned by Larry Miller. Barriault stated that it is his feeling that the entrance to the driveway is better then when he started and that the town should not be responsible for anymore gravel or work there.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP - Don Carroll is the representative and Priscilla Dorman will be the alternate.
Q. TREASURER/TAX COLLECTOR - Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR - Nothing.
S. MEMORIAL COMMITTEE Nothing.
VI. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Nancy Watson (EMS) pointed out the up coming road closing.
William Barriault informed the board that he has a place to get rid of brush if needed.
VII. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Don Carroll donated the $100 pay for moderator to Brenda Clark for the purchase of new flags for the town.
VIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 p.m.
Brenda Clark ___________________________________________
Diane L. Lacadie