TOWN OF STETSON

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

Date: AUGUST 8, 2018


I. OPEN MEETING

The meeting was opened by Charles Leighton leading the Pledge of Allegiance.


  1. ROLL CALL

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


B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING

1. Approve August 8, 2018 Meeting Minutes. (should read July 25, 2018 meeting minutes)

Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Millard Butler, it was voted 3 to 0 to approve the July 25, 2018 meeting minutes.

Brenda Clark and Charles Leighton did not vote as they were not present at the meeting.

C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS

None.


D. WARRANT

1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 3

Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Millard Butler, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #3.

  1. Expenditures # 3

Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Millard Butler, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #3.


E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS

Diane reported that the potential Commitment Date for taxes will be September 12, 2018.

Consensus of the Board was to request that the Tax Assessor’s Agent go to visit the Tax Acquired properties to review the assessments and values.


II. OLD BUSINESS

Award the Bid of the Roadside Mowing:

In discussion, because of previous dis-satisfaction and concerns with the performance of Tim Richardson:

Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was voted 4 to 0 to award the Roadside mowing to Far & Beyond Lawn Care. (Leslie Merrill abstained.


  1. Elementary School Discussion

Diane reported that the next steps should be to install the toilets (consensus of the Board was to purchase 2 new toilets – 1 being handicap).

Make a decision on the heat pumps, and to contact TDS.


III. NEW BUSINESS


  1. Sand and Salt bids

Consensus of the Board was to put an ad in the Rolling Thunder for 2500 yards of ¾ in minus screened winter sand, and bids to be due by September 12, 2018 by 3:30 p.m.


  1. Solid Waste Contract

The present contract that was due to be signed was incorrect on many levels,: amounts due, Zero Sort recycling, number of Articles, etc.

Diane will review the contract and make all needed corrections and will verify with Sullivan Waste and the Board.


III. COMMITTEE REPORTS

A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.

B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.

C. CEMETERY Deeds were signed.

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 she has made every effort to have a representative of the Fire Department to attend a meeting and feels that it is time for the Board to request someone’s presence.

Brent Dorman again stated that it is time to unify with another department or out source. Millard Butler stated that he will stop and speak with Kim Tracy.

J. MEETINGHOUSE Nothing.

K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.

L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.

M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.

N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION The present Contract is being reconstructed from one year extension contract to the new 3 year with the new increased price and the correct wording of Zero Sort recycling.

O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Joe Gray was present and reported on the most recent storm.

P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.

Q. TREASURER Nothing.

R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.

S. OTHER Nothing.

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING:

To be held at 7:00 p.m. after the regular selectmen’s meeting on September 12, 2018

Articles to be on the Warrant:

$75,000 from Undesignated account for Road Improvements.

Moving of the Monument from the old town office and $1,000

for the cost of moving.

Additional funds for the Solid Waste and Recycling contract.

IV. TRAINING

None.


  1. PUBLIC COMMENTS

Brent Dorman reminded the Board that Leslie Merrill presently works for Far & Beyond with the present plowing contract and wanted it clarified that he was plowing for them before he was elected.

  1. SELECTMEN COMMENTS

Millard Butler thanked Joe Gray for the quick response dealing with Downed trees during the recent storm


  1. EXECUTIVE SESSION

None.


  1. ADJOURNMENT

Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m.






__________________________________Charles Leighton


__________________________________Millard Butler


__________________________________Brenda Clark


__________________________________George Hockstadter


__________________________________Leslie Merrill


Minutes are recorded by;

Diane Lacadie