Minutes will not become official until accepted at the next Regular Selectmen’s Meeting December 27, 2010.

 

Members present: Don Bedford, Tony Reny, Ronald Grant - Chairman, Kevin Mower, Mark Christman, Charles Noonan – Town Manager and Sally Ann Hebert – Recording Secretary. 

 

Staff present:   Bruce Tufts – Highway Foreman. 

 

Members absent:  None.

 

Others present:   Representative Steve Wood; .Androscoggin Land Trust – Jonathan Labonte, Jim Cross, Judy Marden; Tom Carey and Bill St Pierre of Valentine/Berry Road Association, Glenn Chateauvert – GYAA, Robert Hodgkins – VFW, . .

 

                        This meeting was televised 

 

                                     I.      Call to Order

 

Ron Grant - Chairman, called the meeting to order at 7:00PM. 

 

                                  II.      Public Discussion

 

Bill St Pierre and Tom Carey from Valentine/Berry Road Association approached the Board for putting the article of acceptance of the road on the warrant for 2011 Town Meeting. The board agreed that the road has to be done completely to specifications before placing on the warrant. It has to be accepted or not accepted; not accepted with conditions.

 

Representative Steve Wood reported to the Board he has submitted a bill to legislature or the Town of Greene. He has also contacted Senator Snowe and Congressman Michaud office regarding the condition of the Sawyer Road railroad crossing. Steve reported that all bills have to submitted by January 7th and he would like to submit his Janaury 5th. Contact information for Steve is on the Town of Greene Website and his also is on facebook. . 

 

                                 III.      Acceptance of Minutes – November 15, 2010

 

Tony Reny motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated November 15th meeting upon signature of chairman, Ronald Grant. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

 

                                IV.      Treasurer’s Report

 

Charlie Noonan reported a balance on hand after today’s warrant of

$ 1,104,500.17. The revenues are coming in good and there will be a slight surplus on the cash flow at the end of year.

 

                             V.      Roads

 

Charlie reported the highway crew is working on the equipment, along with culvert and patching work.  Longley Road was only one road with problems from rain storm of yesterday and today. The Lane Road Bridge repair held up during the rainstorm. 

 

 

                                VI.       Old Business

 

a.                  Fire Dept Budget

 

  Charlie reported on Fire Department stipend, how it works with workers   

  compensation, pay scale. Mark Christman motioned to support the fire fighters

  recommendation for the 2011 budget. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was

  unanimous. Note this will go into the Fire Dept regular warrant article; if the  

  Budget Committee does not go along with the recommendation; then it will be a

  separate warrant article.

 

c            2011 Budget

 

Ron Grant reported the board will meet after tonight’s meeting to discuss salary and administrative expense. 

 

d.   Androscoggin Land Trust – Tax Exemption Request 

 

Jonathan Labonte, Jim Cross – Attorney and Board Member, discussed with the Board of Selectmen that if the Board denies their tax exempt status on the property they are purchasing off Bull Run Road; Androscoggin Land Trust will take them to court. Tax exemption status guidelines are under title 36 section 652. The Board of Selectmen will make a formal vote at their December 27th meeting.

 

e. Tri-Town Meeting Dec 16, 2010 Turner

 

Ron Grant reminded the Board of the Tri-town meeting in Turner on Thursday.

 

 

 

f.   Other

 

Bruce Tufts, Highway Foreman presented the Board with figures of the highway department doing the changing of oil, etc on the vehicles versus have someone else do it.

 

VII.          New Business

 

 

a                    VFW Property

 


The Board reviewed options with the VFW, GYAA, Parks and Recreation regarding the VFW property. The property may be able to fill the needs of two new fields for sports. There may be an option of lease/purchase over a period of time. The building needs a lot of work to bring up to ADA, fire codes. There is no heat or hot water in the building. A cost analysis needs to be done and brought back to the Board of Selectmen. 

 

b                    Holiday/end of Year Closings

 

                             The transfer station will be closed at noon on December 24th, closed all day

                                                December 25th and January 1st.   Tony Reny Motioned to close the town office at

                                                noon on December 23rd, for the employees

                                                To have a Christmas Party; the town office will be  closed on December 31st to

                              the public as the office staff will be doing year end closeout and will take a day

off at a later date. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed. 

 

c                     Center Bridge Meeting Feb 8, 2011 6:00 PM Turner Town Office

 

     Turner will host the meeting with MDOT on Turner Center Bridge; Leeds will be         

     invited also.

 

d                    Election Nomination Papers – December 9 – Due Jan 18, 2011

 

     Nominations papers are available for Board of Selectmen (two positions) and    

     RSU 52 School Board member (one position). Tony Reny and Mark Christman

     are both running for Board of Selectmen.  They need to get at least 25 signatures, 

     not more than 100 and returned to the Town Clerk by 4:30 PM January 18, 2011.

 

e                    Other 

 

Kevin Mower motioned to expend $ 1,982.10 from cable budget as requested. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

                                            VIII.        Appointments

 

None.

 

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

None.

 

                                                     X.      Assessment Questions & Abatements/Supplement

 

Mark Christman motioned to abate PP199 for  $3.63; personal property gone

prior to 4/1/2010. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion

passed.

 

 

Mark Christman motioned to abate RE  126 for  $ 248.05; to correct mobile

home ownership.  Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion

passed.

 

 

Mark Christman motioned to abate PP 225 for  $ 21.78; personal property gone

prior to 4/1/2010. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion

passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to abate RE 1598 for  $ 406.56; real estate to correct

building assessment. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous.

Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to supplement RE 2479  for  $248.05; to correct

motor home ownership.  Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous.

Motion passed.

 

                                                  XI.      Announcements

 

   Ron read the announcements aloud.

 

                                               XII.      Selectmen Acceptance & Signing of Weekly Warrant

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 94 dated 11/22/10 of $ 5,364.22. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 95 dated 11/22/10 of $ 22,019.33.  Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 96 dated 11/29/10 of $ 6,765.85. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 97 dated 11/29/10 of $ 16,267.88. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 98 dated 12/06/10 of $ 5,850.47. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 99 dated 12/06/10 of $ 25,021.68.  Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 100 dated 12/13/10 of $ 10,448.90. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 101 dated 12/13/10 of $ 303,372.02. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 24 dated 11/29/10 of $ 1,134.69. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 25 dated 12/13/10 of $ 2,541.70. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant # 09 dated 12/06/10 of $ 99.95. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

 

                                            XIII.      Adjournment

 

Mark Christman motioned that the Board enter executive session to discuss a personnel matter pursuant to 1 MRSA, Section 405, subsection 6(A) and not return to the meeting. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed. Board was in executive session from 8:34-8:51 PM.

 

The Board adjourned at 8:51 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                           Approved and accepted,

 

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                 Ronald Grant, Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                         Board of Selectmen