TOWN OF STETSON
Date: August 10, 2011
I. OPEN MEETING The meeting was called to order by Don Carroll leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Donald Carroll, Brenda Clark, George Hockstadter, and Charles Leighton were present. Terry White was absent.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
Approve Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes of July 27, 2011
Upon motion by Don Carroll, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve the July 27, 2011 meeting minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
Payroll Warrant – Approve warrant # 8 & # 9
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #8.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, It was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #9.
Expenditures – Approve warrant # 7 & # 10
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #7.
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #10.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
II. OLD BUSINESS
1. Cemetery Monument
Don Carroll reported that he did go and take a look at this monument and that he agreed the stone should be restored as it is a historical site. Don also stated that he would like to see the town go one step further and have a nice plaque made. Charles Leighton agreed to get the final cost figures and Don Carroll will confirm where these funds can come from.
2. Weather vane @ meeting house
The issues and concerns have been reported to the insurance company and we have not heard back from the insurance.
Brenda Clark reported to Connie Merrill that she is still trying to reach Frank Simmons.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1. William Barriault – Parking request at Salt Shed
Mr. Barriault was present and requested that he be allowed to park his truck at the Salt and Sand Shed. Consensus of the Board was that this request would be allowed provided there was room.
Brenda Clark requested that the roads be graded before school starts and it was also noted that the roadside mowing was not as low on Coboro Road because of the brim.
2. Reimbursement to Mark Merrill for 2 bags calcium
Don Carroll stated that Mr. Merrill again did not request or ask permission before placing the calcium. George Hockstadter stated that the roads are very dusty and the calcium was needed.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was voted 3 to 1 (Don Carroll voting NO) to pay for the calcium bill that was submitted by Mark Merrill. (this was to be explained to Mr. Merrill that he must have permission first)
Also noted was to have the Road Commissioner pick up 6 bags of calcium to have on hand for such issues, and that Mt. Pleasant by the farm needs some calcium because of a child with asthma.
3. Tax Commitment Papers
The Tax Commitment Papers were signed by all 4 Board Members present by consensus.
IV. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Nothing.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER It was noted that there is a new CEO on board, Dalton Mullis. It was posted in the Rolling Thunder that the new CEO hours are Tuesday from 8 am to noon.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION School starts August 31, 2011.
G. EMERGENCY PREPARENESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Nothing.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Connie Merrill was present and requested that a Thank-you letter be sent to Sign Services for the sign that was donated by them for the meeting house. Diane informed the public that a letter was sent on July 28, 2011.
K PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Don Carroll reported that Mr. Barriault, Charles Leighton and himself had walked Loon Cove and decided to put 4 inches of gravel (no fabric) and to grade the bad areas of Loon Cove. This will create a better travel path than what they have presently, and it is all the funds that the town has at this time.
Consensus of the Board was to complete the above work stated.
Mr. Barriault then reported that he will then bull-doze the berm on Coboro Road and grade within the next 3 weeks.
George Hockstadter also requested that Mr. Barriault check out a mailbox complaint on Coboro Road.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP Don Carroll reported the standing of the new law dealing with same day voter registration.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. MEMORIAL COMMITTEE Marlene Webber was present and stated that she will be putting new flowers by the monument very soon. Don Carroll questioned if there were any results back from the soil test that were taken. Marlene stated that there was nothing that showed up on the test, but she felt there was a very strong odor of bleach when she was digging up the old flowers.
T. OTHER Diane reported that the Lawyer is trying to find the “teeth” that would deal with the issue of the uninhabitable property on the Mullen Road.
VI. PUBLIC COMMENTS
VII. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
VIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Personnel Matters - 1 M.R.S.A. § 405(6)(A)
The Executive Session was table until a Full Board could be present.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:20 p.m.
_______________________________Terry White (not present)
Minutes recorded by;