TOWN OF STETSON
Date: OCTOBER 11, 2017
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was called to order by Charles Leighton leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Charles Leighton, Millard Butler, Brenda Clark, George Hockstadter, and Danny Withee were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve September 27, 2017 Meeting Minutes.
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve the September 27, 2017 Meeting Minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 7
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Millard Butler, it was unanimously voted to approve ADV Payroll #7.
2. Expenditures # 8
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve AP #8.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Supplementals: Cynthia Kimball Acct #1094 - $2,421.12
#1095 - $ 994.44
Joshua Grant #1014 - $3,631.68
Abatement: Cy nthia Kimball Acct #1014 - $4,194.20
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve/grant the above Supplementals and Abatements.
II. OLD BUSINESS
1 Continued Elementary School Discussion/Update
Diane reported that she had received the legal opinion from the Town attorney clarifying the wording of the referendum question voted on at the June 13, 2017 election. (See attached)
In short, it is the Boards decision in using one, two, or three of the recommended uses and when.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to move the town office to the elementary school.
Diane was instructed to get estimates for the completed work.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1 Municipal Sand Bid
There were 3 bids presented:
Rick Faloon of FAR and Beyond: $21, 450.00
R & R Lumber Inc. $23,166.00
Wyman Construction $26,400.00
R&R Lumber was present and informed the board that he could also provide sand in the middle of winter if needed for $11.00 per yard. Brenda Clark stated that the sand received by R & R Lumber
has always been up to the town’s standards and would like to see the bid awarded to R & R.
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was voted 4 to 1 to award the bid to R & R Lumber in the amount of $23,166.00. Danny Withee voting No.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Nothing.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT No Update.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Connie Merrill was present. Both Connie Merrill and Brenda Clark of the Trustees reported that the furnace room is in need of cleaning, there are paint and other items that need to be removed.
The Trustees also voted that there will be no more lending out of chairs and tables, and they will not be purchasing a stove at this time. Both the basement and pulpit are in need of painting.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION It was noted that the big trash day is on October 21st at the meeting house. Danny Withee will be present, and George Hockstadter will also try to be present.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER William Barriault was present and reported that the only update is that the beavers are still creating problems.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Diane reported the cost of moving the Veteran’s memorial from the old town office to a new location would be approximately $2,000. This does not include the ground work to prepare for the memorial to be placed.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
Diane reported the DAVE training for vitals has been completed.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Brent Dorman stated his disappoint in the Board’s vote of moving the Town Office to the school when they have no idea of the cost that will be involved until estimates.
He also stated that anyone renting the building would have to get a state certified license, and the building will never pass the State inspection.
Jody Lyford questioned if there was more than one interest in rental. Not that the town is aware of.
VI. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Danny Withee questioned the Town Park uses??? He also confirmed that he will attend the big trash day.
VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION None
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:10 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by; Diane Lacadie