TOWN OF STETSON

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

Date: OCTOBER 9, 2019

6:00 P.M.


I. OPEN MEETING

Brenda Clark opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.


  1. ROLL CALL

Brenda Clark, Millard Butler, and Leslie Merrill were present. Charles Leighton and Danny Withee were absent.


B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING

1. Approve September 25, 2019 Meeting Minutes.

Tabled due to quorum at the September 25, meeting not being present.

C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS

None


D. WARRANT

1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 8

Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #8.


  1. Expenditures #9

Upon motion by Leslie Merrill, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #9.

Millard Butler questioned if the road work that was scheduled is now completed for this year and if the Check to Levant was for the old dump.

Also noted was sand being left out for Stetson residents.


E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS

Consensus of the Board was to sign the 1 supplemental bill, and 5 abatements.


II. OLD BUSINESS


  1. Quote for Electrical for flags

Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Millard Butler, it was unanimously voted to accept the electrical quote from Barry Withee

in the amount of $850, and Joe Gray will do the ditch.


***Diane also reported that the storage shed has been moved for the cost of $250 and asked if the Board could help with a hand truck and man power to get the records inside.

Both Leslie Merrill and Millard Butler stated they could do this weekend.


III. NEW BUSINESS


1.Complaint for damage to vehicle.

Diane provided the Board with a copy of the complaint. Consensus of the Board was to request more information, and Millard Butler will contact the complainant and get more information.


III. COMMITTEE REPORTS

A. ANIMAL CONTROL Noel Sirabella attended the meeting to update both the Board and the Public on the status of the complaint dealing with the horses on Lakins road.

A shelter will be built within the next few days, or a ticket will be issued in the amount of $500 to $2,500.

B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing

C. CEMETERY Diane informed the Board that of a complaint of new flowers that were removed from the cemetery.

The Contract states that all plastic flowers will be removed by October 15th. The Board will look at changing the contract for next year.

D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.

E. E911 Nothing.

F. EDUCATION Nothing.

G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.

H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.

I. FIRE DEPARTMENT It was questioned why the department was at a home coming but not responding to fires.

The board requested that Diane look into getting a copy of the tone-out log from dispatch.

J. MEETINGHOUSE Diane reported that the lights were left on and the lower door left unlocked from the weekend rental.

K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.

L. PLANNING BOARD Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was unanimously voted to appoint Natasha Grover to the Planning Board.

M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.

N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.

O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Joe Gray confirmed that Wellman’s will be doing the parking lot on Monday and Tuesday of next week. With Monday being a holiday,

upon motion by Leslie Merrill, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to close the office on Tuesday also to complete the project.

P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.

Q. TREASURER Diane informed the Board that the town has the right to increase the fees for Motor Vehicle Registrations. Consensus of the Board was to NOT increase the fees.

R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was unanimously voted to sign the 2020 State Appendices.

S. OTHER Nothing.

IV. TRAINING

Diane informed the Board of the mandated Harris SQL update coming in the very near future for a cost of $2,600.


  1. PUBLIC COMMENTS

Mark Merrill informed the Board that he has passed a petition to spend Road Improvement funds on paving only.

Diane explained that a petition is not needed to accomplish this request, and it can be dealt with at budget time by re-wording the article

and there is a proper way of filing a petition. After some lengthy discussion, the goal ended with possible looking into a bond loan and to hot top a lot of roads.

Jody Lyford questioned the referendum for spending the funds from the sale of town property that was within the

Town office building on items and supplies needed for the Community Center.

Diane explained that the 45 days for the referendum has passed, but could be accomplished by Special Town Meeting.


  1. SELECTMEN COMMENTS

Upon motion by Leslie Merrill, seconded by Millard Butler, it was unanimously voted to gather information for a tape recorder for the meetings.

  1. EXECUTIVE SESSION

Requested by Joe Gray, but tabled for a full Board to be present.


  1. ADJOURNMENT

Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Millard Butler, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 pm.


__________________________________Brenda Clark


__________________________________Millard Butler


__________________________________Charles Leighton


__________________________________Leslie Merrill


__________________________________Danny Withee


Minutes are recorded by; Diane Lacadie