TOWN OF STETSON
Date: AUGUST 10, 2016
I. OPEN MEETING
Don Carroll opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Don Carroll, Brenda Clark, George Hockstadter, Charles Leighton, and Danny Withee were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve July 27, 2016 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve the July 27, 2016 Meeting Minutes with the correction of “Tasker” spelling.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 3
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #3.
2. Expenditures # 3 (noted #4, not #3)
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #4.
Don Carroll reported that he had checked with Jerry on the previous bill that was questioned and it was because of a truck breaking down and 2 different trucks being sent.
Consensus of the board was to transfer $50,000 from the undesignated to the checking account.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Supplemental for Kenneaky $1,151.99
Abatement for Flewelling $1,030.25
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve both the abatement and the supplemental.
II. OLD BUSINESS
1 Signing of Road Side Mowing and Paving contracts.
Contract were signed.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1 Road Improvement Discussion
Don Carroll informed the Board that there is significant road improvement money left with the low cost of the pending paving project. Don has contacted MMA Legal and the Board has 3 options:
1. Can add additional “footage” of no more than 250 feet.
2. Go back out to bid for another mile…
3. Save funds for next year and do more paving next year.
William Barriault was present and stated with the prices of hot top being so low at this time the town should do another mile. Barriault suggested Lapoint Road or
Mt. Pleasant, and he would take a look at these roads and get back to the Board.
Consensus of the Board was to go back out to bid to pave another mile.
2 Personnel Property Discussion
Diane explained that the Auditors would like to see the “older years” of Personnel Property collection due abated.
Don Carroll also explained that in order for the Town to lien or force the collection, we have to have an impound yard.
At this time, the town has no way to enforce the collection of Personnel Property taxes that are due and feels the town should do away with them.
It is not a fair tax for those that pay and those that do not pay.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to remove all Personnel Property Collection.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Leave clean up complaints has been taken care of.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Don Carroll reported that there is a problem with resident David Cyr of Birch Way, and the Code Enforcement officer that is being addressed.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Tours on August 25, 2016 were noted.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Kim Tracy was present, and Don questioned if the Generators were being checked on a monthly basis. Kim stated that they are, Meeting House being checked every 3 months.
Kim also stated that the out building that houses the generator for the department is in need of work. The roof needs replacing, and there is no ventilation in that building.
The department now has 13 fire fighters and 4 EMTs. Kim also stated that there are also 6 links of hose and nozzles that are in need to be replaced.
Don Carroll thanked the department for pressure washing the building and fixing the flag pole. Don also informed Kim that he has spoken with the gentlemen of concern,
and the previous concerns will not happen again.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Nothing.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Training on August 29, 2016 in Milford.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Marc Kaurm questioned if the contract will be signed.
VI. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Don Carroll informed George Hockstadter that he looked into the 4-wheeler interest and it would require public hearings, and ordinance and a vote by the Town at Town Meeting or Referendum.
VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:15 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by;