TOWN OF STETSON
Date: OCTOBER 24, 2018
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME OF THIS ****MEETING****
5:00 P.M. AT 394 VILLAGE ROAD (to look at location to relocate the Veteran’s Monument) THEN BACK TO THE LIBRARY FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE MEETING
I. OPEN MEETING
The Board met at the Elementary School (all 5 members present) to tour the building and discuss where the Veteran’s Monument will be placed and returned to the library at 5:45:
Charles Leighton continued the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
Charles Leighton, Brenda Clark, Millard Butler, George Hockstadter, and Leslie Merrill were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve October 10, 2018 Meeting Minutes.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was voted unanimously by 4 members to approve the October 10, 2018 Meeting Minutes.
(Charles Leighton did not vote as he was not present at that meeting)
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 8
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Millard Butler, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #8.
Expenditures #8 AND # 9 AND 10
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve AP #9.
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve AP #10.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
II. OLD BUSINESS
Continued Elementary School Discussion/Update
Noted under open meeting.
Tax Acquired Properties
Consensus of the Board was to have the add drawn up and review at the next meeting.
Placing and lighting of Veteran’s Monument (as visited earlier)
Tree will be removed and Monument will be placed in the center (approximately) of the circle drive.
Street Paving $114,325.00
Wellman’s Paving $119,237.43
B & B Paving $125,800.00
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was unanimously voted to award the paving to B & B Paving.
Municipal Plowing Contract
It was noted that the Contract should have been in effect as of October 15th, and bids were received on the 12th of September.
Joe Gray questioned the lapse in time that the board allowed Proof of Insurance to be shown.
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to sign the Municipal Plowing Contract. Casey Wickens was present to sign the contract also.
III. NEW BUSINESS
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 Board Members will be headed to Levant for discussion.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Notes in Public Comments
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Joe Gray was present, no updates.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE George reported none.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
Albert Withee Jr. was present and stated interest in the Children’s furniture that is at the elementary school. Consensus of the Board was to put this topic on the agenda for discussion at the next meeting. Jody Lyford questioned if there was an inventory. (not at this time)
Danny Withee reported that the shingles and flashing on the Meeting House are in need of some major work. A lot have blown off. Danny also noted that the steeple is in bad shape and should be looked at. Diane will look up the available funds in the Meeting House improvement account. Danny also questioned if the shimming and tacking are included in the paving bids. Joe Gray stated they were.
Brent Dorman apologized to the Board for his outburst at the last meeting and stated that George Hockstadter has no right to call him a liar. George also apologized.
Brenda Clark questioned Leslie Merrill as to why the roads were atrotous during the recent storm?? Brenda stated that the children need to be kept safe when on the buses and at the crossings to enter the buses. Brenda felt when the roads are unsafe; the bus should be parked and then explained to the school as to why all the children are late. Leslie Merrill informed Brenda that he no longer plows in the Town of Stetson because he has been made to feel that it is a conflict of interest as a Selectmen. Consensus of the board was that Leslie plowing is absolutely not a conflict of interest for the Board, but Leslie has to do as he feels comfortable. Leslie questioned if the Board felt that it was best for him to plow, and if so, I would love to plow in the Town for which he lives and cares about. The Board felt it was Leslie’s decision.
Danny Withee stated that it used to be that the Road Commissioner would ride the town in storm events and call the decisions of having the plows head out for road conditions. It is not the responsibility of the office staff to make those decisions or calls. Danny also stated that it is the Road Commissioner’s responsibility to check the equipment of the Contractor’s doing the plowing.
Millard Butler questioned why the Board received information in their mail box of events that had already taken place. Diane stated this is where the Board of Selectmen’s mail is placed and is available to the Board any time, the information placed in those boxes is available anytime, and is not only information dealing with meetings. Diane also stated that she will look more closing to the information placed in the boxes to try and notify if time sensitive.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 6:40 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by; Diane Lacadie