TOWN OF STETSON

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

Date: JULY 11, 2018


  1. OPEN MEETING

The meeting was opened by Diane Lacadie leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Diane also welcomed Leslie Merrill to the Board.


Election of Chairman/ Vice Chairman of the Board of Selectmen.


Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Millard Bulter to nominate Charles Leighton to Chairman of the Board.

Leslie Merrill nominated George Hockstadter to Chairman of the Board. (Motion died due to lack of a second to the motion)

Diane called the Voted for Charles Leighton as Chairman and it was voted 5 to 0.


Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Millard Butler to nominate Brenda Clark as Vice Chairman of the Board.

Leslie Merrill nominated Millard Butler whom declined as he is out of state for the winter.

Leslie Merrill nominated George Hockstadter to Vice Chairman (motion died due to lack of a second to the motion)


Charles Leighton called the vote for Brenda Clark as Vice Chairman and it was voted 5 to 0.


  1. ROLL CALL

Charles Leighton, Brenda Clark, Millard Butler, George Hockstadter, and Leslie Merrill were present.


B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING

1. Approve June 27, 2018 Meeting Minutes.

Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was voted 3 to 2 to approve the June 27, 2018 meeting minutes.

(Leslie Merrill and Millard Bulter did not vote as they were not present.)


C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS

None.


D. WARRANT

1. Advantage Payroll Warrant #1

Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Millard Butler, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #1. Also noted was that the Payroll should be dated July 1, not June 1.



  1. Expenditures #1


Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #1.

In discussion, the consensus of the Board was to set up accounts with Contractors for road materials so the slips will be sent to the office, and our Road

Commissioner does not have to front those funds or pay sales tax.


E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS

Abatement:

Thomas Jewski Veterans exemption for $95.85.

Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to grant the above abatement.


II. OLD BUSINESS


  1. Update Elementary School

Diane reported that 75% of the work is completed. The additional cost thus far is: additional wall in the handy-cap bathroom, electrical outlets, and new gutters.


  1. Tax Acquired Properties.

Diane gave the board the Town of Milford’s “buy back contract” for tax acquired properties.

Harley Ponte was present and is presently renting 501 Village Road which is a tax acquired property as of February 16, 2018. The previous owner is collecting rent knowing the Town knows own the property.

Consensus of the Board was to question what legal status the Town would have and what the Town can do to help the tenant.


III. NEW BUSINESS

Brenda Clark questioned the Road Side mowing add. Diane reported that the bids are due back at the next Selectmen’s Meeting.

Consensus of the Board was to sign the Local Road Assistance Program to allow us to receive the state funds.


III. COMMITTEE REPORTS

A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.

B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.

C. CEMETERY Nothing.

D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.

E. E911 Nothing.

F. EDUCATION Nothing.

G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.

H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.

I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Diane reported that with the retirement of Kim Tracy, she has learned that Kyle Tracy is acting chief, and Chad Lucas is the Assistant acting chief.

Kyle is presently working in Oakland and living in Hermon. The Board questioning concerns, have again asked that a member from the department attend a meeting for update.

Diane said that Chad stated he would see that someone attends the meeting.

Scott Door whom was present stated that he is interested in joining the department, and Diane suggested he attend on training on Monday nights.

J. MEETINGHOUSE Nothing.

K. PARKS & RECREATION Diane gave the Board the inventory list and reported that the equipment has been removed from Don Carrols.

L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.

M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.

N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Don Carroll is talking with Sullivan’s on the new contract and prices.

O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Joe Gray was present and stated that the grading will be done soon, and also suggested that the Lapointe Road and the Mt.

Pleasant Road be a posted weight of 35,001 lbs to protect the investment of the town.

P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE George reported that senator Pingrey is trying to pass a law so the municipalities can develop their own High speed internet.

Q. TREASURER Nothing.

R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.

S. OTHER

Diane questioned again the War Memorial to be moved to a new location and reported there are additional names to be added.

A Special Town Meeting is needed to move the memorial and for additional funds for the paving of the roads.



IV. TRAINING

None


  1. PUBLIC COMMENTS

Mark Karum stated that posting the roads would be a good idea.

Jody Lyford recommended a committee be formed to look at ideas for additional usage of the school.


  1. SELECTMEN COMMENTS

The Board welcomed Leslie Merrill to the Board.


  1. EXECUTIVE SESSION

None.


  1. ADJOURNMENT

Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Less Merrill, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:00.









__________________________________Charles Leighton


__________________________________Millard Butler


__________________________________Brenda Clark


__________________________________George Hockstadter


__________________________________Leslie Merrill




Minutes are recorded by;

Diane Lacadie