TOWN OF STETSON
TIME: 6:00 P.M.
L OPEN MEETING
Millard Butler opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Millard Butler, Brenda Clark, Tammy Buswell, Leslie Merrill and Danielle Withee were all present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
Consensus of the Board was to table the December 9, 2020 Meeting Minutes.
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS-None
A. Advantage Payroll Warrant #12
Upon motion by Tammy Buswell, seconded by Danielle Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Advantage Payroll #12
B. Expenditures #15
Upon motion by Leslie Merrill, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #15
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS -Nothing
H. OLD BUSINESS
IV. ATV Update
Tammy Buswell reports issues in regards to getting correct and accurate information regarding the legalities and proper signage for the roads.
Millard Butler recommended contact with other towns like Corinth who already have signs in place to see if they have written documentation of howto proceed.
Tammy and Danielle Withee will check into this further.
V. Civil War Memorabilia Update
Tammy Buswell and Diane Lacadie met and agreed on placement for the cabinet. Diane Lacadie needs to check with the insurance company to see if we can
display it and whether we must have a waiver from the owner in place.
VI. Phone Votes
Millard Butler confirmed that this would only happen in case of an actual emergency for something that could not wait for an emergency meeting.
m. NEW BUSINESS
Playground/Ball Field Lighting
Bethany Leighton recommended more lighting at the town office for security purposes and for soccer games which have to get done early due to darkness and unable to safely continue practices and games. Also questioned by both she and Tammy Buswell was whether this cost would come out of the Parks & Recreation budget or would it come out of another budget to fund this. Bethany also stated she had no idea who to contact to get lighting estimates. Millard Butler recommended she connect with Diane Lacadie to see if there were options. Leslie Merrill suggested contacting an actual lighting business rather than CMP.
Brenda Clark voiced concerns regarding cars and trucks being at the Coboro Road Cemetery all hours of the day and night. She stated they are driving over actual cemetery lots and asked if the road could be blocked to prevent this. Millard Butler stated to contact the Cemetery Committee on blocking off the road during the winter and that Joe Gray could assist with that. In the summer, if there are still issues, maybe we could get law enforcement to start making a more visible appearance to offer deterrence.
CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER - Nothing
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE
Rita Albee stated they opened the Warming/Charging station on December 6, and nobody came. However, they checked on the residents at Cedar Meadows and found they had been without power and heat for a couple of days. There was also concern that residents who were allegedly gone from their apartment were actually in their apartments. In the future, these residents will be checked on sooner.
EMT/RESCUE - Nothing
FIRE DEPARTMENT -Nothing
Brenda Clark stated she had spoken with Mr. Miller and he stated the sump pump was not working. Danielle Withee stated Mr. Miller’s kids are parking their vehicles at both the Meetinghouse and the food cupboard and there is an insurance liability concern of them parking too close to the buildings.
PARKS & RECREATION
Bethany Leighton stated they had 16 kids participate in The Giving Tree. Between Mark McKay’s generous donation and the donations left in the donation jar, they were able to provide the majority of the kids with approximately 10 gifts apiece and that all gifts had been delivered.
Bethany also questioned about whether to have the basketball program next month. Millard Butler stated as long as the CDC guidelines were followed, he stated, and the Consensus of the Board agreed, that it should continued.
M PLUMBING INSPECTOR - Nothing
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION - Nothing
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER
Joe Gray stated the plowing of the private property section of Loon Cove was becoming challenging. He stated with the landscaping that is being done, it is hard to get the wheeler sand truck in and turned around safely without causing damage. Consensus of the Board was to not plowthe private property section but to remain only on the town property. This means the sand trucks will be turning at the 4-way intersection of Loon Cove, Birch Way, and Retreat Estates. Tammy Buswell will make sure the town clerks are aware in case of telephone calls as well as have it put up on the website.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE - Nothing
Q. TREASURER - Nothing
S. OTHER - Nothing
Steve Proto, owner of Bratt’s Country Store, was present. He stated that due to medical issues he has placed the store up for sale. If it does not sell in a reasonable amount of time, he will liquidate and be closing. He wanted the Board aware as a courtesy.
Brian Cayer has resided in town for several years and wanted to introduce himself to the board. Introductions from the Board members, as well as other department heads, were returned.
VH. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
Leslie Merrill stated that Joe has been having difficulties getting any callbacks from Overhead Door Company regarding the door at the Sand & Salt Shed getting repaired. There are people bypassing the roped off area, ignoring the signs, going into the building and getting sand. This is an insurance liability concern. Joe Gray stated he is going to reach out to PDQ to see if he can get faster results to get the door repaired.
VIR EXECUTIVE SESSION - None IX. ADJOURNMENT
Upon motion from Leslie Merrill, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 6:45 p.m.
Millard Butler, Chairman
Leslie Merrill, Vice Chairman