TOWN OF STETSON

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

Date:  July 10, 2013

 

I. OPEN MEETING                           (Diane Lacadie will open and run the meeting until a Chairperson is Elected)

 

A.  ROLL CALL

Brenda Clark, Charles Leighton, Priscilla Dorman, and Hal Hand.  Danny Withee was absent.

 

Election of a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson / or / 2 Co-   

Chairpersons:

Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Priscilla Dorman it was unanimously voted to nominate Brenda Clark as Chairman.

Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Priscilla Dorman, it was unanimously voted to Elect Brenda Clark as Chairman of the Board.

Upon motion by Hal Hand, seconded by Priscilla Dorman, it was unanimously voted to nominate Charles Leighton as Vice – Chairman.

Upon motion by Hal Hand, seconded by Priscilla Dorman, it was unanimously voted to Elect Charles Leighton as Vice – Chairman of the Board.

 

Appointments of Fire Department / EMS Elected Officers:

            Fire Chief      /           Bucky Morneault

            Fire Captain /           Karl Tracy

            Fire Lieutenant /      Jacob Norris

            EMS Chief  /             Nancy Watson

 

Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Hal Hand, it was unanimously voted to appoint the above Fire Department positions to the above named positions.

 

            B.  MINUTES OF THE MEETING APPROVAL:

                                    June 26, 2013

                                    June 28, 2013

            (Minutes were tabled as the 3 needed for approval were not present)

 

            C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS 

            None.

 

 

 

 

            D.  WARRANT

                        1.  Payroll Warrant # 1

Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Hal Hand, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #1.

 

2.    AP Warrant # 1

            Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Priscilla Dorman, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #1.

           

            Consensus of the Board was to transfer $20,000 from the Undesignated Account to the Checking Account.

 

E. BOARD OF ASSESSRORS

            Consensus of the Board was to sign the Ratio Declaration & Reimbursement Application.

 

II. OLD BUSINESS

            None.

 

III. NEW BUSINESS

1.    CUT – OFF DEADLINES FOR AGENDA ITEMS AND ACCOUNTS   

           PAYABLE BILLS FOR NEXT MEETING.

Conesus of the Board was to have all agenda item request in 7 days before Meeting date and accounts payable warrant cutoff will be the Thursday before meetings. 

2.  NEWLY ELECTED BOARD MEMBER REQUIREMENTS.

            1.  Right to Know Law

            Diane passed out a packet and potential certificate to the newly elected members  to complete.

            2.  NIMS Requirements

Diane spoke with Michelle Tanguay of Penobscot County EMA about the NIMS requirements.  Michelle stated that there are presently no classes scheduled therefore requirements will be excused until the time that another training class is scheduled.  Priscilla Dorman would like to see this in writing.

III. COMMITTEE REPORTS

            A.  ANIMAL CONTROL                   Nothing.

            B.  APPEALS BOARD                    (see Code Enforcement)   

            C. CEMETERY     Nothing.

            D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER                The Board of Selectmen, the Planning Board, The Board of Appeals, and the CEO received a certified letter filing a complaint on setback requirements.  Al Tempesta will check on it and will report back to the Board.                      

            E.  E911         Nothing.

            F.  EDUCATION       Nothing.

            G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE     Nothing,

            H. EMT/RESCUE     Nothing.

I. FIRE DEPARTMENT  Bucky Morneault was present and requested  to have a concrete container placed under the fuel barrel.  Cost would be approximately $500.00.  This being a potential finable issue, consensus of the Board was to have the container placed and to pay for out of the building maintenance fund.

            J. MEETINGHOUSE            Connie Merrill was present and questioned the amount of funds available for some needed repairs and painting at the meeting house.  Diane also explained that there was $1,000.00 appropriated last year that is a carry over fund to be used as needed.

K. PARKS & RECREATION          Diane will request an update for Stetson Days.

L. PLANNING BOARD                    Nothing.         

            M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR         Nothing.

            N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION         Brenda Clark reminded everyone to recycle.

            O. ROAD COMMISSIONER           Not present.

P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP       Priscilla Dorman expressed and interest in being the Stetson representative to the State Legislative Committee.  Both Diane and Priscilla will share this representation.

            Q. TREASURER      Nothing.

            R. WELFARE DIRECTOR            Nothing.

 

           

            S. OTHER    

            Diane questioned the timing of ordering the salt and putting the sand out to bid.  Consensus of the Board was to table until a full board was present.

 

IV. TRAINING    

            None.

 

V.            PUBLIC COMMENTS 

Judy Fortin and Jody Hanson from the Stetson Ranch were present and reported to the Board that they had some issues with the residents of the facility last week-end and that some of the neighbors were upset.  They apologized and stated that they have been good neighbors for 15 years and will maintain those standards.  They want to continue to be a positive member of the Stetson community.

 

Brenda Clark stated that the residents of the ranch have done community work for the town and their help is appreciated.

 

V.           SELECTMEN COMMENTS

Priscilla Dorman:  Thanked Kim Tracy for his years of service to the Town of Stetson and requested a card be signed and mailed.

Brenda Clark:  Noted the fences at the cemeteries in need of paint and repairs.  The Penobscot Community Program could possible help with those needs in August.  Priscilla Dorman informed the Board that Brent Dorman is in the process of making some of the boards that are missing.

 

 

VI.          EXECUTIVE SESSION             

Personnel Issues 1 M.R.S.A sec 405 (6) (A)

            Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to enter into Executive Session at 6:45 for Personnel Issues 1 M.R.S.A. sec 405 (6)(A).

            Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Brenda Clark to come out of Executive Session at 7:00.

 

No action taken as the result of Executive Session.

           

VII.         ADJOURNMENT

 

Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:10. p.m.

 

 

 

 

__________________________________Brenda Clark

 

__________________________________Priscilla Dorman

 

__________________________________Hal Hand

 

__________________________________Charles Leighton

 

__________________________________Danny Withee

 

 

 

Minutes recorded by;

Diane Lacadie