TOWN OF STETSON
Date: JULY 22, 2015
I. OPEN MEETING
Don Carroll opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Don Carroll, Brenda Clark, and Danny Withee were present. (Priscilla Dorman and Charles Leighton were absent.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve July 8, 2015 Meeting Minutes
July 8th minutes were tabled as there was not a quorum to approve.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant #2
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #2.
2. Expenditures #2
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Expenditures Warrant #2.
Consensus of the Board was to transfer $30,000 from the undesignated account to the checking account.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
II. OLD BUSINESS
1 .Fire Station / Library Complex door repair/replace Update
The door has been delivered and installed. Danny Withee questioned if the should have included a new frame and is concerned that the same problems will arise this winter. The Board also questioned any type of Warranty.
**OPENING OF ROAD SIDE MOWING BIDS:
There were 2 bids received:
1. Rick Faloon $975.00
2. Darrell Ryan $1,500.00
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to award the Road Side Mowing Bid to Rick Falloon and to request it be completed the first or seconded week in August.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1 Review sand bids
Consensus to table for a full Board.
2 Review Tax Acquired Properties ad.
Diane provided the Board with a potential ad for ad dealing with the tax acquired properties. This discussion was also tabled for a full Board.
Don Carroll stated that the properties that deal with a “Right of Way”, it should be noted that the right of way is null and void at the time of Foreclosure.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Diane informed the Board that a gentlemen had stopped in the office offering his services as an Animal Control Officer. He is from Exeter and feels he could save the town some money. Consensus of the Board was to invite Mr. Sirabella to the next Selectmen’s Meeting.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Nothing.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Diane informed the Board that she has received a written complaint dealing with 309 East Newport Road, and concerns were stated about the animals care and the amount of trash. Katherine Ricker will visit the property.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Don Carroll reported the new updated Education figure is $827,907.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Kim Tracy was not present.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Danny Withee reported that some of the screws on the new decking are coming out and some have twisted enough to break. In discussion, it was decided it may be best to remove the boards and turn them over. Danny will take a closer look.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER William Barriault was present and stated we are still on the list for paving and hopefully to be started by the end of the month. Barriault also questioned the keys to the sand and salt shed, and consensus of the Board was to replace the lock as it is corroted by the salt. Cross road is still in need of some brush cutting, and there are 7 large trees on Coboro Road that are dead and need to come down.
Consensus of the Board was to have William and Danny pay a visit to Dirt Diggers to make sure they are prepared for the upcoming winter and to discuss the salt and sand deliveries with him.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Don Carroll stated that there is a very good synopsis in the Maine Townsmen on how all the scenarios will effect municipalities.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Connie Merrill questioned the status of the Tasker property. The board informed her that it will be going out to bid .
Marc Karum questioned if the Town has an “Eyesore Ordinance”.
V. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Brenda Clark stated how good the dam area looks with all the improvements and also noted that Leighton’s Machine shop will be getting the railing up soon.
Danny Withee stated that the road side mowing is needed when coming out of the dam, you can not see coming out of the road looking towards Etna.
VI. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Don Carroll, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by;