TOWN OF STETSON
Date: AUGUST 22, 2018
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was opened with Charles Leighton leading the pledge of allegiance.
Charles Leighton, Brenda Clark, George Hockstadter, Leslie Merrill and Millard Butler were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve August 8, 2018 Meeting Minutes.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve the August 8, 2018 Meeting Minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 4
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #4.
Expenditures # 4
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #5.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Tax Commitment is rescheduled for September 26, 2018.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Elementary School Discussion
Diane updated the Board that the LED lights will be installed next week, and Efficiency Maine has approved a rebate of $2,700.
This is almost half of the cost for updates to LED for 90 lights. Still to be determined are the heat pumps and plumbing.
Solid Waste Contract
Consensus of the Board was to sign the Contract that had been voted on and approved but not signed.
Tax Acquired Properties
A devisee of the Bartlett Property was present and requested to pay all taxes in full within 30 days, this was his father’s property and he would like to regain ownership. Acct. #29.
Mr. Bell was also present and stated that he has come upon hard times and request that that he pay the taxes in full within 60 days to maintain ownership of his property.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to grant both the above request.
Diane also informed the Board that the Town took owner ship of these properties on March 16, 2018.
A friend of the Caron property was also present to represent Joanne Caron. Consensus of the Board was to discuss this other than with the previous owner only.
III. NEW BUSINESS
Municipal Plowing Ad
Both Municipal Plowing Ad and Winter Sand have been placed in the Rolling Thunder to be due back on September 12, 2018. Special Town Meeting for September 12, 2018 was also advertised in the paper.
Special Town Meeting Warrant Articles will consist of: Road Improvement funds, Memorial park moved, Additional funds for Solid Waste, and any additional funds needed for School updates.
Consensus of the Board was to sign the account set up for Sargent Corporation.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL It was reported by Leslie Merrill that we have an on-going issue on the Merrill Road.
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 Millard Butler reported that he has spoken with Kim Tracy and Kim will reach out to the Department to see what the issues are.
We will also run an ad in the News Letter seeking more volunteers for the Fire Department.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Nothing.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Noted above.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Joe Gray was present and stated he will call for the Salt to be delivered. It was also reported that the Coboro Road sign is missing again.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
Fall Clean Up is scheduled for 10/20/2018 at the Meeting House from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Consensus of the Board was to meet at 9:00 am on September 5, 2018 to sign the Special Town Meeting Articles and Diane will post the meeting.
Marc Karum suggested Notarized documents for out of state communication.
George Hockstadter stated that he is in favor of awarding the Tax Acquired Property of Joanne Caron to the renters and not given back to the previous owner.
George also stated that he would like to see the Wolfboro Road opened to ATV’s. Consensus of the Board was to get the proper documentation to open all roads that the town is going to at once.
Millard Butler mentioned the Road Markings at the intersection again and will reconnect with DOT.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was
Unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by; Diane Lacadie