TOWN OF STETSON

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

Date:  September 11, 2013

 

I. OPEN MEETING

A. ROLL CALL

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

 

            B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING

                        1.         Approve August 28, 2013 Meeting Minutes

                        Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to approve the August 28, 2013 Meeting Minutes.

 

            C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS 

            None.

           

            D.  WARRANT APPROVAL

                        1.  Payroll Warrant  #6

Upon motion by Hal Hand, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #6.

 

2.    Expenditures  #7 & #8

Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Hal Hand, it was unanimously voted to Approve Expenditures Warrant # 7.

            Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Priscilla Dorman, it was unanimously voted to Approve Expenditures Warrant # 8.

 

            E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS

            Diane reported that the tax bills will be mailed out Friday.

 

II. OLD BUSINESS

1.            Old Town Office Update

Diane reported that MMA needs potential dates of scheduled training and the final burn date.  Fire Chief (Bucky Morneault) was present and requested more time than November for the final burn.  This would allow more training time.

 

III. NEW BUSINESS

            1.         Sand Bid

There were 4 bids received:

            1.  Wyman Construction               $29,760.00

            2.  Richard Webber                        $25,200.00

            3.  William Barriault                        $29,000.40

            4.  R & R Lumber                            $23,520.00

Plowing Contractor Richard Webber pointed out the Maine DOT Winter Materials used and stated the there were many issues with last years sand.  Webber also stated that R & R Lumber has very representable sand and is clean.

Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Hal Hand to table the awarding of the bid until the next meeting;  in discussion, both Charles and Hal rescinded their motion and second to the motion.

Hal Hand motioned to award the bid to R & R Lumber.  (Motion died because no second to the motion.)

Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was voted 3 to 2 to table the awarding of the bid until the next Selectmen’s meeting on September 25, 2013.  (Priscilla Dorman, Brenda Clark, and Charles Leighton voted to table, Hal Hand and Danny Withee voted No.)

 

III. COMMITTEE REPORTS

            A.  ANIMAL CONTROL       Nothing.

            B.  APPEALS BOARD        Nothing.

            C.  CEMETERY        Consensus of the Board was to sign the 3 deeds presented.  Brenda and Diane will finish the painted on Tuesday, and Charles Leighton reported that the downed tree at Clark’s Hill has been completely cleaned up and Mr. Creaton will provided an estimate for the repairs to the stone to be done in the spring.  Barriault also reported that he is working on the culverts.

            D.  CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER   Nothing.                   

            E.  E911   Nothing.

            F.  EDUCATION       Don Carroll reported to the Board the discussions that took place on the New School in a meeting that was held on August 28, 2013.  He presented a sketch that a this time is final.  Items like the slanted roof system and the regulation size gym will cost additional funds.  There will be approximately $650,000.00 additional funds needed over and above the amount of state funding.  Those additional funds will be divided amongst 5 towns.  The loan to be bonded by the Maine Bond Bank for a payment over 20 years and that amount to be divided amongst 5 towns.  Ground Breaking will be hopefully next fall and will take 2 and a half to 3 years to complete.  There will be parking for approximately 250 cars.

            The Board thanked Don for attending the meeting and for updating them on the progress and the events to come.

            G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE     Nothing.

            H. EMT/RESCUE     Nothing.

I.   FIRE DEPARTMENT     Bucky Mournault was present and reported that things are going well within the department and that William Barriault has volunteered his equipment and time to move the fuel tank into the containment tank next week.

            J.  MEETINGHOUSE           Danny Withee reported that Melvin will be providing the Town with estimates for railings.

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 the paving project has been pushed back even further of another 2 to 3 weeks, but the price for the quote will hold.

P.  STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP      Don Carroll will be attending tomorrow.

            Q. TREASURER      Diane reported that there were 123 Liens filed on Wednesday.

            R.  WELFARE DIRECTOR            Nothing.       

            S.  OTHER   

            Library Board Officers were presented:

 

                        Mary Annett             Chairperson

                        Sue Foss                  Secretary

                        Delores Butler         Treasurer

                        Laura Ward              Librarian

                        Becky Anderson

                        Kay Marcoux

                        Justine Herl

 

            Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Hal Hand, it was unanimously voted to appoint the above members to the Library Board.

 

            It was noted that Mike Hand would like to see the new sign that was donated by the Sign Shop be washed and cleaned.

 

IV.      TRAINING            MMA Convention was noted.

           

V.            PUBLIC COMMENTS 

Marc Caron:

V.           SELECTMEN COMMENTS

Priscilla Dorman questioned the Board in the idea of changing the Agenda to delete the committee reports unless requested or needed.

Consensus of the Board was to keep the Agenda as is to allow the Department Heads a chance to be heard at each meeting.

 

VI.          EXECUTIVE SESSION  (if needed)

 

                  Personal Issues       1 MRSA Section 405 – (6) (A)

      Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Hal Hand, it was unanimously voted to enter into Executive Session at 7:13 p.m.

      Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Priscilla Dorman, it was unanimously voted to come out of Executive Session at 7:55 pm and to take no action at this time.

 

     

VII.         ADJOURNMENT

 

 

Upon motion by  Hal Hand, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 pm

 

 

 

 

_________________________________Brenda Clark

 

_________________________________Charles Leighton

 

_________________________________Priscilla Dorman

 

_________________________________Hal Hand

 

_________________________________Danny Withee

 

 

 

Minutes recorded by;

Diane Lacadie