TOWN OF STETSON
Date: OCTOBER 12, 2016
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was opened with Charles Leighton leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Charles Leighton, Brenda Clark, George Hockstadter, and Danny Withee were present. Don Carroll was out of Town.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve September 28, 2016 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, It was unanimously voted to approve the September 28, 2016 Meeting Minutes with the noted amendment from George Hockstadter.
“Noted that George recommended the school building be sold and the play ground and fields be retained.”
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 7
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll # 7.
2. Expenditures # 8
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve AP # 8.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Consensus of the Board was to approve 11 Abatements and 3 Supplementals.
II. OLD BUSINESS
1 Discussion of heating the Elementary School, or winterizing and closing up for the Winter.
Jody Lyford stated that she supports a School House Committee to do the research that is needed for all the different opinions and options. Jody also stated that she checked with Augusta and the Meeting House can be sold.
George Hockstadter stated to sell the building and put those funds to an addition onto the Fire Station/Library Complex. This would mean the Town would have fewer buildings to insure and maintain.
Priscilla Dorman stated the committee should be broken down into groups to research ideas such as …Sell, Community Center, etc. She also stated that the Board also has to work and do research on the project.
In discussion of winterizing or heating, Consensus was it would be cheaper to winterize then to heat. This would keep the building safe from freezing.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to winterize the School Building for the Winter.
2. Fall Clean Up Trash Day. – October 22, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Noted, and Danny Withee and/or George Hockstadter will be present.
III. NEW BUSINESS
The Board signed the Municipal Plowing Contract that was previously awarded.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Danny Withee noted that he did not get a return call.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY The inmates for the Penobscot County Sherriff’s Department are presently cleaning up the cemetery.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Brenda Clark questioned why the Stetson Fire Department for the opening of the school. Bradford and Hudson were both present.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Painting is almost complete and it looks fantastic.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Was present and stated that the residents are happy with the paving and the grading of the roads. It was noted that there is an area on Everett’s Landing to be fixed,
and the work on Loon Cove has been completed. It was also noted that there is an elderly lady putting brush into the ditches on Lapoint Rd.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Diane informed the Board that she has received the paving tonnage slips from Street and the slips match the bill presented.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
Diane and Cathy will be attending Election Training Thursday.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Priscilla Dorman questioned the amount of Tax Abatements and Supplementals presented at this meeting. She stated that this presents a loss in tax revenue and questioned
if the Assessing is being done correctly. Priscilla stated that the assessing needs to be done fair and accurately.
V. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
VI. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:15 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by;