TOWN OF STETSON
Date: WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2018
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
I. OPEN MEETING
Charles Leighton opened the meeting with leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
Charles Leighton, Brenda Clark, George Hockstadter, Millard Butler, and Leslie Merrill were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve October 24, 2018 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Millard Butler, it was unanimously voted to approve the October, 24, 2018 meeting minutes with the noted amendments:
Page 2, Paving quote was voted 4 to 1, and Page 3, Brent Dorman- Public Comments- apologized to the Board with the “exception of George Hockstadter”.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
The Consensus of the Board was to sign the Bartlett Quit Claim Deed.
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 9 /10
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve Advantage Payroll 10/11.
Expenditures # 11 and 12
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to approve AP #11.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve AP #12.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
3 Abatements: 2 for Webber and Merrill:
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Millard Butler, it was voted 4 to 1 to approve the abatements, Leslie Merrill abstained as one of the abatement requests was his own.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Update on Elementary School
Diane reported that TDS should have the building upgraded on next Tuesday, and then Jeff Perry will run the wires to the needed areas. The potential scheduled move will take place on
December 3, 4, and 5 if all goes as scheduled. Consensus of the Board was to hire the moving company (Central Maine Moving and Storage) for $1,260.00.
2. Review Tax Acquired Property Bid Ad
The Board approved the ad
and the decision was made to run the ad for 2 weeks and for bids to be due back December 12, 2018.
3. Heat Pumps (continued discussion)
George Hockstadter will be getting another quote on Thursday.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1.Possible of selling Child furniture and equipment discussion.
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to table this discussion till the next meeting;.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Brenda Clark noted a big tree that fell and broke the fence at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Carl Tracy reported that the generator at the Fire Department needs to be replaced, a new battery was purchased and it still does not start.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Carl Tracy was present along with Levant’s Fire Chief Eric ? and Levant’s Town Manager Scott Pullen. Carl informed the Board that there is not enough staff to get boots on the ground to calls.
Carl feels that it is time to be Co-Dependent with area towns. Although Stetson has a Mutual Aid Agreement, we cannot depend on the surrounding towns answering all the calls for the Town of Stetson without being compensated.
Levant Town Manager agreed with the previous statement. Continued discussion is to take place on ideas such as paying the Fire Department Budget to an area town for coverage.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Nothing.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Joe Gray was present. Brenda Clark requested that weather conditions be checked before grading is done.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
Brent Dorman noted to sell things that are not needed.
NOTE: EXECUTIVE SESSION WAS HELD AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING:
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was unanimously voted to enter into executive session at 6:15p.m. per 405 6(A).
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Millard Butler it was unanimously voted to come out of Executive Session at 7:05.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Millard Butler it was unanimously voted to take No Action at this time as the result of Executive Session.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by;