TOWN OF STETSON
Date: November 13, 2013
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was opened with Charles Leighton leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Brenda Clark, Charles Leighton, Priscilla Dorman, Hal Hand, and Danny Withee.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve Special Town Meeting Minutes 10/23/2013 (??)
Upon motion by Hal Hand, seconded by Priscilla Dorman, it was unanimously voted to approve the Special Town Meeting Minutes of October 23, 2013.
2. Approve Selectmen Meeting Minutes of October 23, 2013
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve the October 23, 2013 Meeting Minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Payroll Warrant – Approve warrant # 10 & 11 (15)
Upon motion by Hal Hand, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #10.
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #11.
2. Expenditures – Approve warrant # 13 & 14
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #13.
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Hal Hand, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #14. (Noting the 2,000 transfer from the Fire truck maintenance acct for the repair of the fire truck.)
ADDED TO AGENDA AP WARRANT #15 (Ballot Clerks)
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #15.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
II. OLD BUSINESS
1. Update on Old Town Office
Diane reported that the new storage building has been delivered and the Fire Department and I have moved a lot of the mandated paper work to its new storage and there is plenty of room. The Fire Department is in the process of researching all the concerns that were addressed at the special town meeting of 10/23/2013 in preparation for the burn.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1. Policy Discussion on Votes that are required by the Residents of the Town.
Diane reported to the Board that there have been concerns and complaints of the last Special Town Meeting (10/23/2013) dealing the possibility of residents voting twice and the possibility of some residents voting that were not registered voters. Diane as the clerk and responsible for those records requested the support of the board to set a policy in effect immediately stating that “any vote that requires the vote of the residents” that all in attendance be checked in by the voting list, and those whom are not registered voters be seated in a different section of the meeting and/or colored paper issued to the registered voters for the purpose of voting.
Upon motion by Hal Hand, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to support the new policy.
2. Shelving in Storage Unit
Diane reported that she would like to install shelving in the new storage building and could use the shelving from the old town office building and hopefully find a volunteer to install them.
Consensus of the Board was to install the shelving.
3. Signing of Cemetery Deeds
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Hal Hand, it was unanimously approved to sign the Cemetery Deeds.
IV. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL
1. Rabies clinic will be held on November 16th from 11 am – 12 pm @ the Fire Department. Cash Only. Announced.
B. APPEALS BOARD
1. Looking for a member if anyone is interested Announced.
C. CEMETERY Charles Leighton reported that Mr. Creaton is still looking into the cost to the needed repairs at the Cemetery. Brenda Clark reported concerns of a red pick up truck being parked in Coboro cemetery for long periods of time. Brenda has the license plate number of the vehicle and will give it to Diane so that these concerns can be forwarded to the Sherriff’s Department.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing,.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Danny Withee addressed the needed repairs by the fire department entry door. The present hot top needs to be dug out and replaced with some crushed stone. Diane will address this with the Fire Department and see what they will be able to do.
J. MEETINGHOUSE The issues were noted with the plumbing in the meeting house the day before elections. There was a pump that quit working due to a cloth of some kind that was flushed down the toilet.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD
1. Looking for planning board Members (2 Alternates) Announced.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER William Barriault was present and reported that things are winding down and the grading for this year has been completed. He also noted the vehicle in question hanging around in the Coboro Cemetery for long periods of time.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Diane reported it is getting busy.
S. MEMORIAL COMMITTEE Nothing.
The Board signed a location permit and Placed their vote for the MRC Board.
Diane noted the NIMS training in Howland on 12/9/2013 from 4 to 6, and also noted Municipal Officers for those have not had it.
VI. PUBLIC COMMENTS
George Hockstadter noted that a sign should be made “Do not put things in toilet that do not belong”.
VII. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Brenda Clark: addressed the Board and the Public stating at the last meeting it was stated outside that ,”The board was incompetent”. Brenda stated that she has worked hard on the Board for the last 6 years and addressed all concerns that were brought to her. Some residents have showed disrespect for the Board, and everyone deserves respect. Brenda suggested that if the residents want to know how and why we do what we do, they should attend all meetings and not just the decision making meetings. Charles Leighton agreed.
VIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
1. Personal Issues 1MRSA Section 405 – (6) (A)
Upon motion by Hal Hand, seconded by Brenda Clark, It was unanimously voted to enter into Executive Session per 1MRSA Section 405 – (6)(A) at 7:00 p.m.
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, It was unanimously voted to come out of Executive Session and Back to Public session at 7:45 p.m.
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Danny Withee, it was voted 4 to 1 to issue and approve a check to Diane Lacadie in the amount of $7,215.00 for half of the medical bills incurred by her for mold related issues, this motion is made and passed without prejudice and without admission of acceptance of liability. (Diane offered to verify the wording of this motion with Rita Bean of the Workman’s Compensation Division to protect both the Town of Stetson)
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 p.m.
Minutes recorded by;