TOWN OF STETSON
DECEMBER 9, 2020
TIME: 6:00 P.M.
I. OPEN MEETING
Millard Butler, Tammy Buswell, Brenda Clark, Leslie Merrill, and Danielle Withee were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve November 12, 2020 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by Leslie Merrill, seconded by Danielle Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve the November 12. 2020 Meeting Minutes.
2. Approve November 20, 2020 Emergency Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Tammy Buswell, it was unanimously voted to approve the November 20, 2020 Meeting Minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 11
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #11.
Expenditures # 13
Upon motion by Danielle Withee, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #13.
Consensus of the Board was to transfer $250,000 from the checking to the undesignated account.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
II. OLD BUSINESS
LED upgrade for Street Lights
Diane reported that the office is waiting on a response of possible variable illuminations.
2. ATV Access Update
Tammy Buswell noted that the Board previously approved all dirt roads, and that vote does not allow the access that would be appropriate for the town.
Tammy also reported that the State requires certain laws with signage such as they must be reflective and be posted every 1,000 feet.
Millard Butler requested who places the signage, and who is responsible for the requirements set forth by the state. Tammy will gather more information and report back.
3.Donated Civil War Display
Tammy Buswell reported that a monetary value has not been placed on the display, but the history is irreplaceable. The owner would like to see it displayed for the residents, and not just sitting in his garage.
Consensus of the Board was to have Diane look at a safe proper placement with the office area where it would be safe and locked up.
4. Meeting House Repairs/Drainage Update
Leslie Merrill reported that the work was started and it was found that there were propane lines under inches of gravel with no conduit around the lines. Obviously this in not within code.
Leslie also reported that the drainage and footings were not installed properly when the building was moved to its present location.
The contractor has completed the drainage work, and half of the building with adding the needed conduit.
Joe Gray noted the walk-way also has to be redone, and the retaining walls should also be looked at as they were built in 1993.
Consensus of the Board was to request funds at the next Town Meeting to complete the projects as needed.
ADDITIONAL OLD BUSINESS:
Tammy Buswell reported the update of the recycling concerns:
Possible with the Town of Corinth, (but not within licensing requirements)
Could have a container for cardboard only with the cost of $30.00 pickup, and a ten yard box would be $100.00 per month. (noted again was cost and contamination.)
Again consensus of the Board was to continue to seek alternatives to allow the residents to recycle.
Tammy Buswell also reminded the Board of her ideas of putting all the Boards phone numbers on the web, but then stated the web contains the contact information that is needed and may revisit this idea at a later date.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1 Salt and Sand Shed Door.
Still waiting for Overhead to call Joe Gray to make arrangements to remove the hardware to allow the header to be replaced.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL The quarterly report being received was noted.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing
C. CEMETERY Julie Brownie presented a note saying how good the cemeteries look.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Nothing.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Danielle Withee reported that they had checked in on the senior citizens and opened the Warming/Charging room if needed.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT A monthly response report was provided to the board.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Noted previously in the meeting.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Bethany Leighton was present and updated the status of the Giving Tree at the local store that still contains 12 letter requests for gifts of need.
Bethany questioned if a portion of the Parks and Rec funds could be used to complete the request. Mark McKay of Levant questioned the monetary need to complete the remaining request,
with Bethany not knowing that exact amount, Mark donated $500.00 to the program to complete the list. Both Bethany and the Board of Selectmen thanked Mark for his very generous donation.
L. PLANNING BOARD Diane noted a meeting scheduled for next week.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Noted previously.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Joe Gray was present and reported that he feels the Town has a sign thief as a lot of signs are starting to become missing.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
Bethany Leighton informed the Board of the Fence Damage to the Ball field when the Snack Shack Building tipped over on it.
Diane stated that we can get an estimate to repair and consider sending it to insurance for possible coverage.
Tammy Buswell informed the Board that she has spoken with Diane to make her aware that as a new Board Member, she has been into the office frequently with questions,
and Both Sandy and Cathy have been very helpful and she would like to thank them.
Millard Butler noted how nice the lights look on the tree at the office, and thanked Parks and Rec for their hard work.
5 Minute Break
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to enter into Executive Session per 405(6)(A).
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously to come out of Executive Session at 7:30 p.m.
Upon motion by Leslie Merrill, seconded by Tammy Buswell, it was unanimously voted to allow the request of Sick Time/Vacation funds as requested by an Employee.
Upon motion by Millard Butler, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:35 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by;