TOWN OF STETSON
Date: OCTOBER 14, 2020
I. OPEN MEETING
Millard Butler opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of
A. ROLL CALL
Millard Butler, Brenda Clark, Leslie Merrill, and Danielle Withee were
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve September 23, 2020 Meeting Minutes. Tabled.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 7
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Danielle Withee, it was
unanimously voted to approve ADV Payroll #7.
0. Expenditures #8
Upon motion by Danielle Withee, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was
unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #8. Noted that Millard Butler questioned the cost of the Harris/Trio software.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Danielle Davis was present, and requested an extension on the revaluation contract. The Land portion of the re-val is completed,
but the buildings are not due to Covid 19 and just falling behind. Danielle requested the extension until April 28, 2021 to be presented
to the Board of Selectmen and for mock tax bill to be sent after that. She will implement the new land values now to allow the Board to
set the Mill-rate so that tax bills can be sent.
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to extend the contract as written to the date of April 28, 2021.
(Leslie Merrill noted that if the contract is not completed at that time there will be repercussions.
Danielle then presented the Board with 3 different potential mill-rates:
19.8 for an overlay of $8,440
20.0 for an overlay of $25,390
20.50 for an overlay of $67,464.
Danielle recommended not going with the 19.8 because an $8,440 is not enough of an overlay.
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was unanimously voted to set the mill-rate at 0.020000.
Tax bills will be sent out by next week.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Big Trash Day:
Leslie Merrill and Danielle Withee will be present, and Joe Gray will provide
a truck free to the Town to move the junk from the Fire Station to the meeting house.
III. NEW BUSINESS
Diane presented the Board with the most recent guidelines and stated that this will be a trying election.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Diane presented the Board with Julie Brownie's report, and Millard Butler requested the support of the Board to allow him and his sons to remove the limbs that are a concern in the cemeteries. The other board members granted their support.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Rita Albee reported there is nothing new at this time.
H. EMT/RESCUE see below
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Both Eric and Mark were present from Levant and gave the board a report of the calls they have received and responded to. They also informed the board of the grant that was awarded to Stetson for new helmets.
Diane also informed the Board that she has applied for the Efficiency Maine program of updating the Fire Department/Library complex to all new LED lighting, both inside and out. The quote of that work coming in at $7,100.00 and with the incentive rebates; it will be a cost to the town of $3,124.00
J. MEETINGHOUSE Diane informed the Board of a potential issue with the upstairs electric, but now sure where that stands at
K. PARKS & RECREATION Both Corey and Bethany Leighton were present, and informed the Board that the Trunk or Treat event is on schedule and there are presently 11 cars participating.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
0. ROAD COMMISSIONER Joe Gray was present and informed the Board that the top coat of gravel will be put on the Coboro Road next week and the fall projects should be completed at this time. Brenda Clark requested that something be done to make the turn-around on Welches Lane to have more room. Joe Gray will take a look at it.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
Diane noted a potential Zoom Class on October 29.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Tammy Buswell informed Joe Gray and the public of corrected information that was presented at the last meeting. Tammy stated that if a road that is not a private road that does not have a posted speed limit sign is assumed to be 45 mph and can be enforced. Steve Ingalls questioned the safety guidelines for voting, Diane informed him that all CDC recommendations and guidelines to assure the voters safety.
VI. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Leslie Merrill, seconded by Millard Butler, it was
unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 6:40 p.m
Minutes are recorded by; Diane Lacadie