PLEASE NOTE DATE AND TIME CHANGE BECAUSE OF HOLIDAY EVENING OF THANKSGIVING
TOWN OF STETSON
Date: WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2015
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
I. OPEN MEETING
Don Carroll opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Don Carroll, Brenda Clark, Priscilla Dorman, Charles Leighton, and Danny Withee were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve November 10, 2015 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by Don Carroll, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to approve the November 10, 2015 Meeting Minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
Diane informed the Board that the Quit Claim Deeds are typed, but researching the transfer tax laws and forms.
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 11
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll, Warrant #11.
2. Expenditures # 14
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #14
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Upon motion by Charles Leighton, seconded by Don Carroll, it was unanimously voted to approve an abatement for Mr. Gott in the amount of $72.50 because the building was not there as of April 1st.
SUPPLEMENTAL TAX BILLS
Danielle Smith was present and explained the confusion over the increases on some lots and not others. The reason if due to the base lots and if there is a well or a septic on the premises. Priscilla Dorman stated she now understands the confusions and concerns that she had and thanked Danielle for helping her to understand.
Consensus of the Board was to hold the supplementals until Danielle types a letter to be mailed along with the bills. The board will stop in and preview the letter once it is completed.
Upon motion by Don Carroll, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to have the supplemental bills due in 60 days from mailing.
Don Carroll also noted the Legal Notes in the Maine Townsman on page 34.
II. OLD BUSINESS
III. NEW BUSINESS
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Animal Control Officer new Phone numbers in the News Letter. Also to approve the purchase of 1 new trap.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Nothing.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nancy Watson present to discuss proposed changes within the EMS Department.
Nancy Watson was present and expressed to the Board that she would like to resign from the Fire Department and continue with EMS. She would like to stay on until July 1, 2016 for budgeting purposes for EMS and if the Board is will to separate the 2 Departments, she would continue after July 1, 2016, if not then she will resign today. She is upset that the finances for EMS are not coming through her and there is no longer any respect.
Consensus of the Board was to request a month to speak with Kim in hopes of coming up with a solution to the concerns that Nancy has addressed.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Morris Fire has inspected the Fire Extinguishers.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Don Carroll reported the Sherriff’s work crew did not make it out last week, but we have the paint when the time is available. Danny Withee also stated that the painting of the stairs looks great, and thanked Brent Dorman.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Mr. Barriault was not present, but Don Carroll informed the board that he has asked Mr. Barriault to stop any further work on the roads, in hope to have enough in the budget for Spring.
Brenda Clark reported that the Mt. Pleasant is very bumpy, and Danny Withee stated concerns about the work on the Mt. Pleasant being completed AFTER the grading was done.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Consensus of the board was to transfer $150,000 from the Checking to the undesignated account.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
Reminder the office will be closed on Monday November 30, 2015 for Motor Vehicle Training.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
VI. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Don Carroll suggested to start being politically correct and using the term “ Select Board” and “Select Person”.
VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Don Carroll, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 11:35 am
Minutes are recorded by;