TOWN OF STETSON
Date: JULY 26, 2017
I. OPEN MEETING
Charles Leighton opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Charles Leighton, Millard Butler, Brenda Clark, George Hockstadter, and Danny Withee were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve July 12, 2017 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Millard Butler, it was unanimously voted to approve the July 12, 2017 Meeting Minutes.
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 George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #2.
(noted corrected amount for school check, present check to be voided, and new check to be cut and mailed)
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
II. OLD BUSINESS
1. Open roadside mowing bids
2. Open Paving Bids
SEE ATTACHED LIST
III. NEW BUSINESS
Consensus of the Board was to sign “Put Out” option from the MRC as voted on by the Town.
Both Danny Withee and Millard Butler gave a report on the testing inspection that was completed at the Elementary School.
Testing confirmed asbestos in the tiles and any tiles that are broken or cracked should be replaced by a certified remediation contractor.
One of the walls is in need of replacement at least 2 feet up as a potential mold problem. Storage area is a definite Mold issue, and should not be used
until remediating by a certified mold contractor. Lower siding is wet but there should be a vapor seal under the siding to prevent mold issue there,
but should keep an eye on. Ceiling tiles are also wet and in need of replacement.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Nothing.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Kim Tracy questioned why the 911 address across from 300 Village Road is 209. Does not make sense to the Department.
E. E911 (noted above under D)
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Chief Kim Tracy was present and approves the wording in the Hermon Ambulance 3 year Contract to be signed by the Selectmen.
Kim also stated the Emergency Generator is down and a new battery has been ordered, and confirmed that testing is done on the generator monthly.
Millard Butler questioned who is presently issuing burn permits. They are issued by Dwayne Leighton, Nancy Watson, and Danny Worcester.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Connie Merrill was present and questioned the possibility of leasing the meetinghouse to the Mennonites.
Danny questioned what a lease would do to the Town functions that are needed and the rental to other residents. Further discussion will take place at a later date.
K. PARKS & RECREATION The Board suggested the Recreation Department be notified of the mold issue in the storage room of the
Elementary school in which there is rec stuff stored.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER William Barriault was present and reported that the beavers have been gone for a week and Loon Cove’s work is completed.
Now we can do some paving. Tom Dean questioned the pole that has resurfaced on the Lapoint road and if it is going to be removed (not filled over) before hot toping.
Barriault informed him that it will be removed.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE George Hockstadter will now be updating.
Q. TREASURER Diane reported 30 days notices will be going to lien on August 28th.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
Diane reminded the board that the office is closed on Monday for update of Computers and Live with BMV.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Carl Ripley was present and requested the Board do something about a noise ordinance in town. Diane explained that an ordinance requires a Town Vote either by
Town Meeting or Referendum. Diane will get sample ordinances for the Board to preview.
Marc Karum stated a Noise ordinance would be nice.
Don Dean was also present and stated that the pot holes in Town are dangerous to vehicles and that Cold Patch does not go bad, the road
commissioner should keep some on hand to fill pot holes year round.
VI. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
(5 minute Break)
VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to enter into Executive Session per 405 (6) (A) at 7:05 p.m.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to come out of Executive Session at 7:25, and to take no action at this time.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Millard Butler, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:26 p.m.
Minutes recorded by Diane Lacadie