TOWN OF STETSON
Date: NOVEMBER 12, 2014
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was opened with Brenda Clark leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Brenda Clark, Don Carroll, Priscilla Dorman, Charles Leighton, and Danny Withee.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve October 22, 2014 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve the 10/22/14 Meeting Minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Payroll Warrant #10 (1week) and #11
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #10.
Upon motion by Don Carroll, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #11.
2. Expenditures #14 and #15
Upon motion by Don Carroll, seconded by Priscilla Dorman, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #14.
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Warrant #15.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Abatements per Danielle Smith
Priscilla Dorman stated she had no faith in the assessments and would like to table abatements until Danielle Smith can be available to discuss the assessments.
Consensus of the Board was to table the abatements until the next meeting.
II. OLD BUSINESS
1. Salt / Sand shed payoff update.
Don Carroll had spoken to the attorney and reported that the contract does state that the town would pay the interest and fees, but Mr. Russell has requested that those cost be waived and is waiting for a response.
2. Deed update / Dam project.
Don Carroll reported that the deed is completed and awaiting signatures and filing as soon as it is received.
3. Plymouth Engineering / Dam Project
Diane reported that the contract has been signed by both parties and the project is set to be started on Monday, November 24, 2014 and take approximately 2 weeks for completion.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1. Fire Station / Library / Town Office Complex Generator.
(per Kim Tracy)
Fire Chief Kim Tracy was present and discussed the importance of the Generator to be repaired or replace as it is a need to activate station doors and is used as the town’s shelter in the event of emergencies. After some discussion, it was the consensus of the Board to have Kim call Kent and ask him to take a look at the present generator and to quote a price for a new one.
2. Mark Merrill culvert request. The board was given a written request to replace a convert that Mr. Merrill felt had been ripped up by the plow. William Barriault stated he does not know where the culvert would go to do its job.
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to table this request for further research.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY William Barriault stated he had not yet looked at the issues, but would be there on Friday to check out the issue.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Kim and Karl Tracy were present. Kim stated he has been gone for a year and questioned what the Board expected from him. Priscilla stated that the Department needs a leader and spenditure policies should be tightened up. The record keeping needs to be up to date. Charles also noted the leadership and the Board welcomed Kim back. Kim also requested an increase in the Fire Chiefs stipend, $1,000 is not enough for what the job intales.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Danny Withee noted the meetinghouse lights need to be adjusted and he will take a look at them.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER William Barriault reported that the were alot of downed trees from the storm and they have mostly been taken care of.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP Nothing.
1. Update on status of insurance for flood.
Diane reported that the Town has received that check from the insurance for the repair cost from the water damage.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
Selectmen’s Meeting Holiday schedule :
Wednesday November 26, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday December 24, 2014 to be decided
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
V. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
VI. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:20 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by;