TOWN OF STETSON
Date: OCTOBER 26, 2016
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
I. OPEN MEETING
Charles Leighton opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Brenda Clark, George Hockstadter, Charles Leighton, and Danny Withee were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve October 12, 2016 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was voted 3 to 0 to approve the October, 12, 2016 Meeting Minutes. (Brenda Clark arrived after this vote)
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 8
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #8.
2. Expenditures # 9
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #9.
Consensus was to transfer $75,000 from Undesignated Account to the Checking Account to cover the AP Warrant.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to Sign the Municipal Valuation Return.
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve 2 Abatements
II. OLD BUSINESS
Diane reported that the power to the Elementary School has been changed to the Town and Gilman will be doing the winterization nest Tuesday or Wednesday.
Brent Dorman also informed the Board that Kenduskeag has offered to transfer for free their Elementary School to Penquis Cap. Research has shown the building has a cable Roof
and would cost approximately 1 million dollars to renovate to code. It is Mr. Dorman’s belief that the Stetson Elementary School also has asbestos tiles and offered for someone from Penquis Cap to look at our building.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1 Cyber Liability policy
Consensus was to have Diane research some policies after Elections.
Carl Ripley questioned the Board supporting a “Noise Ordinance” to stop the problem of barking Dogs.
Diane explained that an Ordinance of any kind would have to be presented at town meeting to be voted on. Diane also questioned what enforcement rights the town would have to enforce such an ordinance.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Brenda stated that the cemeteries look good.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT No one from the FD was present, and it was questioned from the Board why no one attends any Board meetings.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Brenda Clark reported that the trustees has a meeting and did a walk through the building and found 2 old bibles and donated them to the Historical Society.
Brenda also reported that some walls, the stairs and the pews need to be painted. Diane reported that the inmates from Penobscot County will be redoing the floor the first week in December.
The Board also expressed concerns with the amount of income for the use of this building losing money on the rental of the building.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Danny Withee reported on the Big Trash Day and informed the Board that there was a lot of steel dropped off early, which created a transfer of materials. Otherwise all went well.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Was not present. Diane reported that the paving bills are in and there was a savings of approximately $10,000.00 from the estimates that were accepted.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Marc Karum stated the town needs to increase the cost of rental for the meeting house.
V. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
VI. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 6:50 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by;