TOWN OF STETSON

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

Date:  August 14, 2013

 

I. OPEN MEETING                          

The meeting was opened with Brenda Clark leading the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

A.  ROLL CALL

            Brenda Clark, Priscilla Dorman, Hal Hand, Charles Leighton, and Danny Withee.

 

            B.  MINUTES OF THE MEETING APPROVAL:

                                                 July 24, 2013          

            Upon motion by Pricilla Dorman, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve the July 24th Meeting Minutes.

 

            C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS 

            None.

 

            D.  WARRANT

                        1.  Payroll Warrant #3   #4

Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Hal Hand, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #3.

Upon motion by Hal Hand, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #4.

 

2.    AP Warrant #3  #4

            Upon motion by Hal Hand, seconded by Danny Withee, It was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #3.

            Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Hal Hand, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #4.

 

            E. BOARD OF ASSESSRORS

            Assessing Agent will attend the meeting on August 28th to hopefully set the Mill Rate.

 

II. OLD BUSINESS

-               Old Town Office Building

-               In Discussion it was decided to attempt the “scheduled burn training” for November.  There was also interest in some salvage of the building (windows, fire escape, etc).  Diane was to call MMA Risk Management to enquire about liability concerns.  We would also schedule an informational meeting prior to November.

 

 

-               Salt/Sand Shed Payment

Diane informed the Board that the 65% of the funds that was due to the Town for the Salt/Sand Shed has been received and questioned when the Board would like to put that payment on the Warrant to be paid.  Consensus of the Board was to hold off for some back tax monies to come in.

ADDED TO AGENDA:

            Sand Bid:

            Consensus of the Board was to advertise the Sand bid for the first meeting in September.  Add to read 2400 yards of ¾ inch minus screened sand.

III. NEW BUSINESS

-               Fall Cleanup  (October 19, 2013

-               Announced.

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-               Gateway Signs  (Historical Society)

-               Charles Leighton expressed that the Gateway sign entering and exiting town are rotted and in desperate need of being replaced.  Charles informed the Board that the posts are in good shape and could be reused.  Cost of the news signs (being of a new non rotting material) would be $465.00 each with $94.00 labor to be installed.  This quote obtained from Sign Services in Stetson.)  Charles explained that the Historical Society would be willing to pay for 2 of the signs, if the town would pay for the other 2.  Charles would also volunteer any work to the post that was needed. 

-               Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Hal Hand, it was unanimously voted that the town fund 2 of the signs ($559.00 each) and 1 to be paid out of the Town Charges Acct. , and the other to be paid out of the Contingency Fund Acct.

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-               Appeals Board Appointment – Don Carroll

Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to appoint Don Carroll to the Appeals Board.  It was also noted that the appointment would allow Mr. Carroll to remain Stetson’s LPC Representative.

 

IV. COMMITTEE REPORTS

            A.  ANIMAL CONTROL                   Brenda Clark reported a “dog at loose “complaint over the week-end that was dealt with.

            B.  APPEALS BOARD        Meeting announced for August 22nd. At 6:00 p.m.                

            C. CEMETERY         Brenda Clark reported that 3/4 of the Clark’s Hill fence has been painted, and that herself and Diane will complete the project.  Brent Dorman also repaired both the wooden and chain link fence.  The board thanked Mr. Dorman.

            D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER                Al Tempesta requested Board signatures sub service waste system.  (Mr. Mqee present)        

            E.  E911         Nothing.

            F.  EDUCATION       Nothing.

            G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE     Nothing.       

            H. EMT/RESCUE     Nancy Watson was present and reported that Bratt’s Store has now created an account to allow for fuel charges.

I. FIRE DEPARTMENT        Bucky Morneault was present and reported that the Department has 2 new members.  He also presented the Board with a Mutual Aid Agreement with the Town of Etna.  The Town of Etna is a Municipal Department and the Board questioned the support from the Etna Board of Selectmen.  Before the “END” of the Meeting, the Etna Chief presented the supporting documents.

Upon motion by Hal Hand, seconded by Priscilla Dorman, it was unanimously voted to sign the Mutual Aid Agreement with Etna.  This agreement will allow Etna to respond sooner than thru regional dispatch.  Bucky also reported that the Department did a walk-though of the Meeting House,  some batteries are missing from the smoke detectors, and the boiler room needs to be cleaned out and organized.  Bucky also recommended a flame retardant cabinet for the paint.

            J. MEETINGHOUSE            Connie Merrill was present and reported that someone had walked through the wet paint on the stairs and also requested that Brenda and Priscilla attend a meeting to discuss what needs to be done.  The Fire Department will join that walk-through to go over safety concerns.  This to take place….Monday August 19th .

K. PARKS & RECREATION          Nothing.

L. PLANNING BOARD                    Nothing.

            M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR         Nothing.

            N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION         Nothing.

            O. ROAD COMMISSIONER           William Barriault was present and questioned the board when the paving could be started.  Roads or (parts of) of concern were the Brown Rd., Cross Rd., Wolfboro Rd.  Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Hal Hand, it was unanimously voted to start the paving project.  Cost Approximately $80,000.

P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP       Nothing.

            Q. TREASURER       Diane passed out the Agenda of the MMA convention and informed the Board Members that if any of them would like to attend to let her know and she will send payment.  Diane also reported that 30 day lien notice funds are starting to come in.

            R. WELFARE DIRECTOR            Nothing.

 

            S. OTHER     Nothing.

           

V. TRAINING      Nothing.

 

VI.  PUBLIC COMMENTS        None.

 

VII.         SELECTMEN COMMENTS

Priscilla Dorman:  Thanked the office staff for all the work to develop the “Road Work” spread sheet.

 

VIII.       EXECUTIVE SESSION             

Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to enter into Executive Session at 7:15 p.m. per 1MRSA sec 405 (6)(A).

Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to come out of Executive Session and back into Public Session at 7:50 p.m.

Upon motion by Hal Hands, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to take no action at this time.

 

 IX.      ADJOURNMENT

                        Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Hal Hand, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

_______________________________________Brenda Clark

 

_______________________________________Charles Leighton

 

_______________________________________Priscilla Dorman

 

_______________________________________Hal Hand

 

_______________________________________Danny Withee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes recorded by;

Diane Lacadie