TOWN OF STETSON
Date: December 10, 2014
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was opened with Charles Leighton leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Charles Leighton, Don Carroll, Priscilla Dorman and Danny Withee were present. (Brenda Clark absent due to medical)
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve Meeting Minutes of November 26, 2014.
Upon motion by Don Carroll, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve the minutes of November 26, 2014 as amended. (Amendment: Spelling of “here” to “her”)
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Payroll Warrant – Approve warrant # 13
Upon motion by Don Carroll, seconded by Danny Withee, It was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #13.
2. Expenditures – Approve warrant # 17
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #17.
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
II. OLD BUSINESS
1. Dam repair update:
Don Carroll, Priscilla Dorman, and Danny Withee have been down to look at the completed repair project and all agree that it looks great, and spring will prove it the repair fix the problem.
Danny noted that he has closed the gates, and there looks to be alot of rip-rap on the other side of the project also, the project actually looks to be higher and wider.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1. Superintendent meet and greet.
Rhonda Speary was present and introduces herself to the Board. Mrs. Speary gave the Board the background of her professional career to include being a building Administrator for 13 year, a middle school teacher for 10 years. This her first superintendency, but is very excited to to take the task on. She lives in Hermon and welcomes the project of the new building.
Mark Karun questioned if there has been any discussion of a “time capsule”? Mrs. Speary stated that some of the ideas that have been passed around are, foot prints, or the children signing the steel. Mrs. Speary also noted that the new school will include Pre-K classes and the goal of completion date is August of 2016.
Charles Leighton also noted that the education budget in 1967 was $34,000 annually and now is $65,000 per month.
2. Bounced Check Policy.
Diane gave the Board members a draft policy for Bounced checks for the Board to consider and approve. The Board will look over the policy and bring back at the next meeting for discussion.
IV. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD
1. Looking for a member if anyone is interested
C. CEMETERY Nothing.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Nothing.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION See above.
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Kim Tracy was present and again expressed concern of a functional generator. Kent Ladd has assessed the generator and can repair for approximately $3,500 parts and labor.
Danny Withee informed the Board of a generator that is presently in Uncle Henry's with only 538 hours because the owner replaces the generator every 10 years. It is presently being sold for $2,500.
Upon motion by Don Carroll, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to have the generator repaired.
Kim would call Mr. Ladd and request it be repaired as soon as possible.
Kim also noted that the Fire Department requires a “Static” IP address for equipment and requested Diane call TDS to upgrade to that business status.
Don Carroll also reminded the Board that Kim had requested more money in his stipend part of his pay and consensus of the Board was to look at the figures of the budgeted amount at a later date. Kim was agreeable to that. Kim also requested how often the Board would like to see him attend the Selectmen’s meetings. The Board felt that once a month would be good to update them on the department and how things are going.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Nothing.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Diane gave the Board copies of the monthly recycling numbers. Priscilla Dorman requested that Diane contact Lisa and question when they are going into the schools and what other promotions are planned.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Not Present.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP Don reported that the Governor is going after Revenue Sharing again, and also excise taxes. Priscilla noted that there will be no January 22nd summit.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. MEMORIAL COMMITTEE Nothing.
T. OTHER Diane informed the Board that there is a request for the Town to sand the Food Cupboard parking lot.
consensus of the Board was that the Food Cupboard in a separate entity and the Town would not be able to provide that service, but would allow the Town’s sand to be used if the Food Cupboard found someone to do the work of sanding it.
Also noted was the date of the next regular Selectmen’s meeting is 12/24/2014, and consensus of the Board was to hold the meeting on Monday, December 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm.m
VI. PUBLIC COMMENTS
VII. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Don Carroll: informed the board that the Sheriff’s Work detail may not be available to the Municipalities.
VIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION Diane requested the Board enter into Executive Session per 1 MRSA 405 6(A) and 1 MRSA 405 6(F).
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to enter into Executive Session per 1 MRSA 405 6 (A & F) at 7:08 p.m.
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to come out of Executive Session at 7:28.
Upon motion by Don Carroll, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to allow Mr. Morneault to keep the Fire Plate until February.
Upon motion by Priscilla Dorman, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:35 p.m.
Minutes recorded by;