TOWN OF STETSON
Date: SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was opened by Charles Leighton leading the Pledge of Alegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Charles Leighton, Brenda Clark, Priscilla Dorman, and Danny Withee were present. Don Carroll was absent.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve August 26, 2015 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to table the August 26, 2015 Meeting Minutes, as they were not ready for approval.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 6
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant # 6
2. Expenditures # 6
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Danny Wtihee, it was unanimously voted to approve Expenditures Warrant #6 with holding and verifying White Sporting Goods Check.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Danielle Smith was present to participate in the Setting of the Mill Rate below.
II. OLD BUSINESS
1 . Tax Acquired Forecloser List
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to table discussion until the next regular meeting.
2. Bangor Humane Society Information
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Priscilla Dorman, it was unanimously voted to table until the next meeting as the person of contact was not available for discussion.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1. Set Mill Rate
Noted: Don Carroll was contacted and participated by speaker phone for this agenda item.
Danielle Smith presented 2 different Municipal Tax Rate Calculation Forms with 2 potential mill rates. (1) Mill Rate of 0.017900 With an Overlay of $55,578.67. (2) Mill Rate of 0.018000 With an Overlay of $63,078.76.
Don Carroll suggested setting the mill rate at the 0.017900 with last years being 0.01850. Priscilla felt the 0.018000 would be better, both noting the difference in the overlay of $8,000.00
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Priscilla Dorman, it was voted 4 – 1 (Don Carroll voting No), to set the Mill Rate at 0.018000.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY 2 Deeds were signed, and it was noted signature lines need to be corrected.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT The Board requested that Kim be present at the next meeting.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Nothing.
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 reported that he is still waiting for the pavers, and noted that although the pavers are behind, they have never let us down. Paving should take approximately 1 ½ days to complete. They will pave the section of the Coboro Road, and the portion of Wolfboro will have to mapped out again. Barriault will be working on Mt. Pleasant Road by the hill placing gravel and felt. Priscilla questioned if the quote from B & B is the same as previously quoted. Barriault will ask but believes it is the same price.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Marc Karum stated that he is disappointed that the Board went with the higher mill rate, and requested the Road Commissioner do some ditching on his road.
Gail Hipsky was inquiring about tax acquired properties, and the board informed her that would be discussed at the next meeting.
VI. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Brenda Clark noted that coming off Merrill Road towards Levant with the bus, there are trees that are dangerously blocking the view.
Charles Leighton noted the missing road signs on Blaisdell road and William Barriault stated the Burleigh road sign is missing also and will get both of them replaced.
VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 6:40.
Minutes are recorded by;