TOWN OF STETSON

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

Date:  October 9, 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

                        1.         Approve Meeting Minutes of September 25, 2013

                        Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to approve the September 25, 2013 Minutes with Amendments.  (amendments:   Danny noted that the reason he voted for the 240 ton of salt to be order was because he was under the impression that was what was needed to comply with State recommendations.

 

B.   QUIT CLAIM DEEDS 

                        None.

                        SUPPLEMENTS AND ABATEMENTS:

                        Supplemental:

                                    1.  PP #25      -    Bratts Country Store    -           $692.90

                                    2.  RE #1074 -    Timothy Bryant -                       $412.36

                        Abatements:

                                    1.  RE #716   -    Brasslett, Joseph          -           $481.65

                                    2.  RE # 239  -    Durrand, Jeanne           -           $635.44

                                    3.  RE # 1068     Brasslett, Joseph          -           $111.54

                                    4.  RE #858   -    Thibodeau, Alan            -           $  97.34

                                    5.  RE #20     -    Austin, Linda                  -           $299.13

                                    6.  RE # 283  -    Flewelling, Roy              -           $182.52

                                    7.  PP # 60     -    Gorecki Candles           -           $    2.20

                                    8.  PP # 25     -    Gary Bellefleur               -           $692.90

 

            D.  WARRANT

           

1.    Payroll Warrant – Approve warrant   # 8

Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Hal Hand, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #8.

 

2.    Expenditures – Approve warrant  # 6 (previously approved) & 10 & 11

Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Priscilla Dorman, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #10.

Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Hal Hand, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #11.

 

            E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS

                        Supplementals and Abatements noted under Quit Claim Deeds.

 

II.    OLD BUSINESS

1.    Update on Old Office  Building

2.    Storage Building Purchase.

Note: The above 2 agenda items were discussed together as 1.:

Diane reported that the Stetson and Etna Fire Departments volunteered their time down to the Old Town Office on Monday evening to help Diane organize and move items that need to be removed, stored, and burnt.  Diane thanked both departments for their help.  The town is now in need of a Secure place to store these items that are mandated by the state to be stored.

Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by  Hal Hand, it was voted 4 to 1 to order a 10 x 12 storage building. ( Noting possible trade for larger one)

 

III.   NEW BUSINESS

1.  Discussion on Salt Usage.

Some Board Members felt that the town should follow State Standards of mixing only 5% mixture of salt to sand. 

Upon motion by Hal Hand, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was voted 4 – 1 to cancel 1 truck load of salt and try to bring total order to 210 ton instead of 240 ton previously ordered.  It was noted that all the salt must be stored inside.       

Marlene Webber questioned if the Board of Selectmen were going to field the complaint calls when the roads are not clear?  Some board members responded by saying “Yes they would”.

 

IV.  COMMITTEE REPORTS

            A.  ANIMAL CONTROL       Nothing.

B.  APPEALS BOARD        Nothing.

C   CEMETERY        Brenda reported the fence at Clarks Hill is completely painted.  William Barriault reported that the culverts have been installed, and Charles Leighton reported Newport Monument is preparing quote for fixing stone.

D.  CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER   Nothing.

            E.  E911         Nothing.

            F.  EDUCATION       Nothing.

            G.  EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE    Nothing.

            H.  EMT/RESCUE                Nothing.

I.   FIRE DEPARTMENT   Bucky Mournault was present and thanked William Barriault for placing the tank in the container and also thanked Hal Hand for the paint he donated to the Fire Department.  Bucky also requested permission to be allowed to fix the fire truck with the department’s maintenance money.  The estimate is approximately $1,800.

Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Hal Hand, it was unanimously voted to allow up to $2,000 of the maintenance money to be used for repair of the truck.

Priscilla Dorman also thanked the department for all their hard work.

            J.  MEETINGHOUSE           Brenda Clark reported that Terry has removed the beans and more work is to be done.  And Danny Withee cleaned the sign.

K.  PARKS & RECREATION         Nothing.       

L.  PLANNING BOARD       Meeting on October 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

            M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR         Nothing.

N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION         Nothing.         

            O. ROAD COMMISSIONER           William Barriault was present and stated he has been very busy.  Paving is completed along with 4 culverts replaced.  B & B also tapered the driveways for free.  Barriault also reported a nuisance beaver and stated that Steve Goodreau is willing to trap the beaver for free.  Barriault stated he has approximately 1 more week of work before winter sets in.    Barriault also questioned delivering a few loads of gravel for Everett’s landing.  Consensus of the board was to table for this issue for now.

P.  STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP      Nothing.

            Q. TREASURER      Nothing.

R.  WELFARE DIRECTOR                        Nothing.

R.   MEMORIAL COMMITTEE        Nothing.

 

S.   OTHER   

Consensus of the Board was to sign the Municipal Snow Plowing contract that was issued to Clyde Gray.

 

Keys:  Priscilla Dorman requested keys to the Library, the Town Office and the Salt and Sand shed.  Consensus of the board was to have Mrs. Dorman a key to the salt and sand shed, but only the library people have keys to the library, and only the chairman of the board of selectmen should have a key to the office once the security code box is moved to our new location.

 

V.           TRAINING

 

Diane attended an informational meeting on the new laws of Obama Care.

 

VI.          PUBLIC COMMENTS    

Marlene Webber:  questioned comments made such as missing salt????  Charles Leighton stated that he would just like to see that the salt and sand is not used in excess to allow the town to save some money and to protect the town’s roads as much as possible.

 

VII.         SELECTMEN COMMENTS

Brenda Clark:  requested that the Fire Department re-epoxy the missing letter on the Library building.

 

VIII.       EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Priscilla Dorman, it was unanimously voted to enter into Executive Session per 1 MRSA Section 405-(6)(A) at 7:45 p.m.

 

Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to come out of Executive Session at 8:40 p.m. and to take no action at this time.

 

Consensus of the Board was to schedule a Special Town Meeting for October 23, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. before the regular scheduled Selectmen’s Meeting.

 

IX.          ADJOURNMENT

Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 p.m.

 

 

_______________________________Brenda Clark

 

_______________________________Charles Leighton

 

_______________________________Priscilla Dorman

 

_______________________________Hal Hand

 

_______________________________Danny Withee

Minutes recorded by Diane Lacadie