TOWN OF STETSON
Date: DECEMBER 28, 2016
TIME: 6:00 P.M.
I. OPEN MEETING
Don Carroll opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Don Carroll, Brenda Clark, George Hockstadter, and Danny Withee were present. Charles Leighton was absent.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
1. Approve December 14, 2016 Meeting Minutes
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve the December 14, 2016 Meeting Minutes. (4 -0 vote)
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant # 12
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Danny Withee, it was unanimously voted to approve Payroll Warrant #12. (4-0 vote)
2. Expenditures # 14
Upon motion by Danny Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to approve AP Warrant #14. (4-0 vote)
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS
II. OLD BUSINESS
1. The major increase in the Salt and Sand Shed was noted. The bill went from $122 to $384.
2. The Planning Board Meeting scheduled for January 19, 2017 was also noted in the fact that the Legal Documents have been change
so that all expenses incurred would be paid by the sub divider and that the Planning Board Chairman has
refused to sign the agreement.
III. NEW BUSINESS
Diane informed the Board of a deal that was offered by Sam’s Club for the Deluxe Membership and that there is potential to save the Town money for office supplies.
Consensus of the Board was to put this on the next Agenda to be discussed.
III. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL Nothing.
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 Nothing.
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT Kim Tracy was present and noted that he needed his receipt for reimbursement; Diane stated it was on his desk.
Kim also noted that there have been 192 calls thus far in 2016, and the department has lost one member and gained one new member.
Kim stated that he is very strict on regulations and has noted more participation since the training pay was implemented.
J. MEETINGHOUSE Nothing.
K. PARKS & RECREATION Nothing.
L. PLANNING BOARD Noted above.
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR Nothing.
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION Don Carroll noted the good numbers on this warrant.
O. ROAD COMMISSIONER Both William Barriault and Rick Faloon were present. Don Carroll expressed there have been numerous complaints
and the one that is most concerning is the Lack of Communication with Emergency personnel which is crucial.
Rick stated that when someone is driving a commercial truck, they cannot respond to calls and Kim Tracy stated that may be part of the problem.
Penobscot dispatch has been informed to notify the Road Commissioner with emergency problems and while he is driving truck he cannot be reached.
Kim suggested a 2 way radio. The Board asked Kim to look into such a radio.
George Hockstadter stated that the Road Commissioner should not be plowing the roads, he should be checking the Roads.
Larry Miller agreed with George and stated that the Contract reads that No employee or Elected Official of the Town can be employed by the contractor,
and feels the contract is not being followed. Larry also stated that Blaisdell Road is a bottle and was plowed one time during the last storm and was not plowed until 7:30.
George Hockstadter also stated that there should be 3 trucks in town at all times.
Brenda Clark stated that she felt a lot of the complaints and concerns could be minimized if all roads were plowed once instead of dirt roads last. Brenda stated that the dirt roads need to be done sooner.
Danny Withee stated that officials have plowed before and questioned the consistency of the salt, stating it is like dust.
Don Carroll stated that with William plowing is good in some ways and bad in others, but the communication breakdown needs to be fixed immediately.
Sullivan’s also called and stated there is a list of roads they will not travel on for this week.
Also noted was that the Sand supply is getting low.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing.
Q. TREASURER Nothing.
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR Nothing.
S. OTHER Nothing.
None at this time.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Marc Karum wished all a happy new year.
V. SELECTMEN COMMENTS
VI. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by George Hockstadter, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:05 p.m.
Minutes are recorded by;