TOWN OF STETSON
Date: NOVEMBER 12, 2020
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE THE MEETING IS ON THURSDAY EVENING NOT WEDNESDAY
I. OPEN MEETING
Millard Butler opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
Millard Butler, Tammy Buswell, Brenda Clark, Leslie Merrill, and Danielle Withee were present.
MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approval October 28, 2020 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by Leslie Merrill, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was voted 4 to 0 to approve the October 28,2020 meeting minutes. Tammy Buswell abstained as she was not a board member at that time.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 9
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Danielle Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #9.
Expenditures # 11
Upon motion by Leslie Merrill, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #11.
Diane thanked the Ballot Clerks for all their hard work at the polls during the election and for everyone for making a pot luck dish to enjoy threw out the day, not only was it enjoyable, but saved on Town funds for providing their meals.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was unanimously voted to approve the Abatements that were presented by the Tax Assessor.
II. OLD BUSINESS
LED upgrade for street lights
Diane reported that Exeter has not done the upgrade as of yet, and Etna has done only the flashing lights within the town.
Consensus of the Board was to request a new copy of the contract with the prices.
2. ATV Access update
Both Danielle Withee, and Tammy Buswell are working on this project together and addressed concerns such as the town of Exeter shutting down one trail, shuts them all down. It was noted that the Exeter Club is run by people in Levant.
The access was opened 4 years ago only to dirt roads.
Consensus of the Board was to put the ATV access question to a referendum voted at a later date.
The Board was updated on door issue at the Salt and Sand Shed and that overhead door was there to check the door. Diane informed the board that she was reached by FB messenger just by chance and requested that the Unofficial
Stetson Page be changed in the event of confidential issues being displayed. Millard Butler requested that Diane and Sara Turner work on those concerns together.
Sara Turner reported that she cannot be the head of the search for Broad Band signatures due to family concerns. She has received approximately 80 signatures, and the concerns are prices and that rural roads would not receive service which was noted by Tammy Buswell.
III. NEW BUSINESS
Diane informed the Board of a request from Julie Brownie concerning some historical Civil War items. The request is to allow them to be displayed within the town office, Julie will confirm the request and get back to the Board.
Tammy Buswell reported that these items are owned by a family member of hers and stated that it is their wish for the items to be displayed in the office building. Concerns of the Board were the value, and if the items are insured,
how to keep the items locked and secured, and where the display would be put. This will be discussed again at a future meeting.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Diane will contact Noel for a quarterly report.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Julie has given the Board an update, and it was noted on how nice the cemeteries look.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Rita Albee reported that there is a new person in charge at the Code Red division, and that Levant has provided the committee with a first aid kit. CPR classes cannot be held at this time due to covid.
Mark McKay also reported that Levant will install the AED kit.
H. EMT/RESCUE noted above.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Nothing.
J. MEETINGHOUSE The Board has not received an estimate on fixing the drainage issues from Joe Gray. Mark McKay has stated interest in doing the work, and Leslie will meet with him to discuss the concerns.
It was noted the importance of getting the ground work completed before freezing and spring.
Brenda Clark reported that it is the consensus of the Meeting House Trustees to allow Mr. Miller to do the inside repairs to the sheet rock and to re-do the floors.
The Millers are presently not using the church due to covid and now is the perfect time to do the repairs.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to appoint Brent Dorman to the Planning Board.
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 Nothing.
Donna Archer was present and questioned the new valuations of the land and if the process of the buildings is complete. Millard explained that the Board has granted an extension to April to complete the process,
and that all questions dealing with the new valuations should be directed to the Tax Assessor on the seconded and fourth Wednesdays of the month.
Rita Albee discussed some ideas dealing with recycling such as New port or Dexter. Mark McKay will get some information from Levant, and Tammy Buswell will speak with someone in Corinth.
Steve Ingalls questioned the LED lighting being dimmer, and if there are different luminations to get the desired lighting. Diane will ask that question.
Danielle Withee requested the Animal Control Officers quarterly report being submitted.
Tammy Buswell questioned the Web-site being down. Diane informed her that there are many working on the issue.
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was unanimously voted to enter into Executive Session per 405 (6)(A) at 7:10 p.m.
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Danielle Withee, it was unanimously voted to come out of Executive Session and enter back into Public Session at 7:45 p.m.
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was unanimously voted to allow Diane to take care of the concerns addressed in Executive Session as discussed.
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Tammy Buswell, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by;