TOWN OF STETSON
Date: OCTOBER 28, 2020
I. OPEN MEETING
Millard Butler opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Millard Butler, Brenda Clark, Leslie Merrill, and Danielle Withee were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
Approve tabled minutes of the September 23, 2020 Meeting Minutes.
Upon motion by Leslie Merrill, seconded by Millard Butler, it was unanimously voted to approve the September 23, 2020 Meeting Minutes.
1. Approve October 14, 2020 Meeting Minutes.
Upon motion by Leslie Merrill, seconded by Danielle Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve the October 14. 2020 Meeting Minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 8
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Danielle Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #8.
2. Expenditures #9 / 10
Upon motion by Danielle Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #9.
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Danielle Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #10.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Danielle Withee, it was unanimously voted to sign the MVR for this year’s taxes.
Upon motion by Leslie Merrill, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve the Supplemental and Abatements.
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was voted 3 to 0 to approve the Abatement for Danielle Withee . (Danielle Withee abstained.
II. OLD BUSINESS
1 Premium Choice Broadband Update.
Sara Turner reported that the residents had questions concerning prices and if phone lines were included in those prices.
Sara informed the board that she presently has 67 signatures and has avoided the door to door contact.
Consensus was if allowed to put the paperwork out for signatures during the elections.
2 Meeting House repairs / Lighting
Diane informed the Board that MMA is looking for the repairs that have been done to the building with the recent insurance claim.
In discussion, it was suggested to get a quote to install the proper drainage for the building to prevent future flooding.
Danielle Withee will get a quote to do so.
Diane also suggested to request an upgrade for the lighting from Efficiency Maine.
3 Election update
Diane reported that the number of people willing to work the polls is diminishing due to covid. She is presently seeking a sanitizer and ballot box supervisor.
Millard questioned the report of ATV trails closing down and wondered if that is because of the time of year or for good. Danielle will investigate further.
LED Street Lighting update on contract. Leslie stated that he feels other towns that have the lighting is not great.
Diane will contact other towns and ask what they think of the LED upgrade.
III. NEW BUSINESS
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Rita Albee reported that Levant Fire and Rescue is going to put together a first aid kit for the committee
to have on hand and to provide CPR training to the committee.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Nothing.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Noted previously.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Corey Leighton reported that soccer is done for the year and the pizza party has been done.
The Trunk or Treat was a complete success with awards going to Leighton’s Machine shop, Levant Fire and Rescue and Gray’s construction for the best set up.
Millard Butler thanked Corey for his efforts in providing events for the Town of Stetson.
Corey also questioned the use of the plug in by the Stone at the office to allow some Chrstmas lighting to be done. Diane will contact Barry Witham for the status of that.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Not present.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER the next meeting date is on a holiday. Consensus of the Board was to have the next meeting on Thursday November 12, 2020.
And to cancel the November 25, meeting (the night before Thanks given with the consensus of the Board to stop in and sign Warrants so that bills can be paid.
There will be training on the new DS200 for elections.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Steve Ingalls questioned the safety guidelines that will be followed on Election Day. Diane stated that all CDC guidelines will be in place and voting booths will be sanitized after each voter.
Rita Albee questioned the reason for some tax bills being higher, and some being lower. Millard explained that only the land portion of the re-evaluation has been completed, and that all questions should be discussed with our Assessing Agent Danielle Davis.
VI. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Leslie Merrill stated that there has been an issue with the light and the overhead door at the Salt and Sand Shed for 2 years that needs to be addressed.
Diane will call overhead door and Danielle Withee will speak to an electrician about checking the light.
VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to enter into Executive Session per 405 (6)(A) at 7:04 p.m.
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Danielle Withee, it was unanimously voted to come out of executive Session at 7:25 p.m.
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was voted to take no action as the result of Executive Session.
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Danielle Withee, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:27 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by; Diane Lacadie