TOWN OF STETSON
Date: AUGUST 12, 2015
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was opened by Don Carroll leading the pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Don Carroll, Brenda Clark, Charles Leighton, Priscilla Dorman, and Danny Withee were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve July 8, 2015 and July 22, 2015 Meeting Minutes.
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was Voted 4 to 0 as Danny Withee was not present at the meeting on the 8th.
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was voted 3 to 0 as Priscilla Dorman and Charles Leighton were not present at the meeting on the 22nd. Noted changes were “right of ways and easements are conveyed with foreclosure process of the land”. It was noted that some research should be done.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 3 & 4
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Priscilla Dorman, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #3.
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #4.
2. Expenditures # 3
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Expenditures Warrant # 3, with the note to hold the road side mowing check until Diane contacts Mr. Faloon and request that some roads be re-done.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
There was one abatement presented by the assessor’s agent for Brenda Clark. The abatement was because of error in the amount of $364.45
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Danny Withee, it was voted 4 to 0 to approve the abatement. Brenda Clark abstained.
II. OLD BUSINESS
1 Review Sand Bid ad.
Consensus of the Board was to advertise 1 week and bids due back on September 23rd. Danny Withee noted that there is no sand left at this time.
2 Review Tax acquired property ad.
Consensus of the Board was to remove the Bus Road property and to table this item.
III. NEW BUSINESS
The ceremony at the school was announced on August 13.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Noel Sarabella was present and presented his services to the Board concerning Animal Control Officer Services for the Town of Stetson. Noel also does Exeter and Corinth; he has never failed to respond and has an hourly rate of $10.00 per hour and 45 cents per mile. Noel has owned his own Kennel for 7 years. The board will research the savings to the Town and get back to Mr. Sarabella.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Nothing.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Lt. Jacob Norris was present along with member Bruce Henderson Jr. They informed the Board that truck 3 716 (forest truck) is out of service. It has electrical issues, rusted, engine problems, and all tires are cracked. The truck in no longer inspectable and not worth investing all the funds that would be needed for repair. In 4 years, the truck has been to 3 calls. Jacob requested that Board sign an application for the Forestry Service that would in hopes of getting another truck free for the town. Consensus of the Board was to have Don Carroll sign the application and to put 716 out to bid. Don Carroll also suggested that the Department check with Homeland Security, and reminded the department to please include the meeting house when doing the generator checks. Don also requested Mr. Norris remind Mr. Tracy to please attend a meeting to discuss the training pay plan.
J. MEETINGHOUSE The Board thanked Danny Withee for fixing the Boards at the Meetinghouse. Don Carroll requested that the Meetinghouse trustees get an estimate on painting the steeple.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Not present. Don Carroll noted,
that William did a very good job on the boat launch project.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Diane reminded that Board that Tom Russell (the Town’s attorney) is retiring. Consensus of the Board was to add this to the next agenda for discussion.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
Diane informed the Board that the Stetson Ranch Director will be sending an email giving days and times that their residents would be available for community work in the Town.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Gail Hipsky was present and questioned the money spent at the boat ramp. Don Carroll explained that the funds are an account that Marty Hipsky started for that purpose and consensus of the Board was to do the improvements.
Priscilla Dorman noted that the traffic on the lake has increased immensely.
Gail also requested a copy of the road inventory that Don Carroll has researched, Don will provide once the information has been transcribed. Gail requested the information by the Road Committee meeting on Tuesday the 18th. The Committee members are Priscilla Dorman, Gail Hipsky, Donna and Craig Archer, Bill Chadwick, and Bruce Fogg.
Delores Butler requested a Speed limit sign be placed on the Coboro Road.
VI. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Don Carroll stated that the Deaf Child sign is missing again on the Lapoint Road.
Charles Leighton also noted that the Blaisdell Road sign in down in the ditch.
VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION None
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by; Diane Lacadie