TOWN OF STETSON
Date: AUGUST 24, 2016
I. OPEN MEETING
Don Carroll opened the meeting by leading the pledge of alligiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Don Carroll, Charles Leighton, Brenda Clark, George Hockstadter, and Danny Withee were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve August 10, 2016 Meeting Minutes.
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve the August 10, 2016 meeting minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 4
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve Advantage Payroll #4.
2. Expenditures # 5
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #5.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Assessing Agent Danielle Smith was present and informed the Board that at this time, there is a $2.80 increase from last year.
This increase is due to the decrease/increase in Homestead, and the additional $125,000 that was voted at Town Meeting, $50,000 Winter Maintenance, and $75,000 for Road Improvements.
Don Carroll noted that we could hold a Special Town Meeting to put the $75,000 road improvement funds back and not do anymore paving, or put forth the increase.
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Danny Withee, it was voted 3 to 2 (George and Brenda voting no) to sign the commitment as is with a $2.80 increase and an overlay of $40,000.
Tax Bills will be mailed the second week in September.
II. OLD BUSINESS
1 Bid Openings:
Winter Sand Bid:
3 Bids were submitted:
R & R Lumber: $24,840.00 (awarded)
Far & Beyond: $23,400.00
Street’s Landscaping $25,200.00
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to accept and award the bid to R & R Lumber in the amount of $24,840.00.
Municipal Plowing Bid:
One bid was submitted:
Joseph Gray: $ 9,200.00 (awarded)
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to accept and award the bid to Joseph Gray in the amount of $9,200.00
III. NEW BUSINESS
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Brenda noted that the entrance to Clark Hill Cemetery is in need of repair as vehicles are bottoming out. DOT has been contacted.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Noted the Tour of new school on Thursday at 2:00 p.m.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Don would like the schedule of Business meetings for the department, as he would like to attend one.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Painting should take place the first of September.
K. PARKS & RECREATION It was questioned who was responsible for field mowing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Schedules meeting September 15th
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Don Carroll noted the recycling number are down approximately 2 ton from last year.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Mr. Barriault was present and questioned if the new bid for paving has been advertised. The new bid request is out and due back on September 6th at 9:00 am.
Barriault also questioned if the present contractor is putting binder over culverts or if it is extra. The present contractor is bound the contract only.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
Training in Milford on Wednesday the 31st.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
David Cyr was present from Birch Way just to inform the Board that there are no issues at this time.
VI. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by; Diane Lacadie