TOWN OF STETSON
Date: December 28, 2011
I. OPEN MEETING
The meeting was opened at 6:00 p.m. by Don Carroll leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Donald Carroll, Brenda Clark, George Hockstadter, Charles Leighton, and Terry White were present.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes of December 14, 2011
Upon motion by Terry White, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve the December 14, 2011 Meeting Minutes. (George Hockstadter did not sign because he was not present at the December 14th meeting.)
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Payroll Warrant – Approve warrant # 5 (Advantage
Upon motion by Terry White, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #5.
2. Expenditures – Approve warrant # 30
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Terry White, it was voted 4 to 1 to approve Warrant #30. (Charles Leighton abstained).
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
Abatement request for Mr. Stubbs
Mr. Stubbs was present and Don Carroll explained to both Mr. Stubbs and the Board that the lot in question has already been abated 50% in 2008 because of the lack of access. Don also explained that the reason for the different base lot values noted in the Town Report Valuations is because those lots are not a full acre.
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Charles Leighton, it was unanimously voted to deny the Abatement request because of the Abatement issued in 2008.
II. OLD BUSINESS
1. Reminder of Budget Workshop Dates:
February 1, 2012 (Time ?)
February 15, 2012 (Time ?)
Consensus of the Board was to start the above meeting dates at 6:00 p.m. and to notify the Department Heads by letter and request their presence. Terry White also stated that each Department Budget will be gone over line by line and Department Heads should be ready to answer request for changes to their budget or answer why no change to budget request.
III. NEW BUSINESS
1. Snowplow Complaint/Brenda Richie
George Hockstadter stated that this is ongoing issue with Webber and Richie and a lot of complaints have been filed.
Consensus of the board was that the roads need to be plowed and all have to be courteous to one-an-other in those weather conditions.
Don Carroll informed the Board that he has spoken with both Mr. Webber and Mrs. Richie to address these issues.
Marlene Webber requested to address the Board and Don Carroll explained that this was not the time for Public Comments.
IV. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing.
C. CEMETERY Nothing.
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER George Hockstadter informed the Board that he has spoken with Dalton Mullis and informed him of the property on the East Newport Road that has removed the mobile home and are now living in the garage. George stated that there is a “Keep Out” sign posted on the tree.
E. E911 Nothing.
F. EDUCATION Don Carroll reported that their last meeting was
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE Nothing.
H. EMT/RESCUE Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Nothing.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Nothing.
K PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Nothing.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Nothing.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Not present.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESP The next meeting is in January.
Q. TREASURER Diane supplied the board members with the ½ year Revenue/Expense Report for their information and stated if there were any questions to come into the office and she would explain.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. MEMORIAL COMMITTEE Nothing.
Don Carroll reported that the results of the benefit supper that was hosted by NFI (Ranch) on Thursday December 23, 2011. The residents of the Ranch hosted the supper and the meal was free. Donations were accepted and all received was donated to the Stetson Food Cupboard. Approximately 40 people showed up for the meal, and $137.00 was raised. The actual check being donated is for $150.00.
The Town of Stetson appreciates the efforts of the residents and staff of the NFI Ranch.
The Board publically thanked the Beacon of Light Christian Fellowship for their $300.00 donation for the increased heating costs because of their usage of the Meeting House.
Charles Leighton informed the Board that he changed the lights at the Fire Station/ Library Complex.
VI. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Marlene Webber again requested to address the Board about the above complaint from Brenda Richie. Don Carroll questioned if Marlene was present at the time of the incident in which the complaint was filed. Marlene stated “No, but Richard came home and told her.” Don informed Marlene that she was not present therefore could not attest to what happened and again stated that he has spoken with both parties and the issue has been dealt with. Marlene became upset about not being able speak and address the above complaint again. Don Carroll informed Marlene Webber that the personality issues have to cease or she will removed from the meetings.
VII. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
George Hockstadter: Requested the ordering of the “Dead End” sign for his road. Consensus of the board was to order the sign.
Charles Leighton: Stated that he wished that Ricker of Newport would have been contacted and included in the repairs to the turn-a-round. Both Newport and Stetson both use this turn-a-round and should be responsible to maintain. Charles also stated that their Public Works Department may have done the work themselves and saved both towns some money. Don Carroll informed the Board that he thought he was given the authority to get this work done and was not aware of the cost at the time. Don will take a copy of the bill to Mr. Ricker and see if they will share some of the cost.
Brenda Clark: Informed the Board that she has received a $10.00 donation for flags from the Brownie troops.
VIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION-
Upon motion by Terry White, seconded by George Hockstadter, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 6:45 p.m.
Minutes recorded by;