Minutes will not become official until accepted at the next Regular Selectmen’s Meeting January 10, 2011.

 

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

 

Staff present: None.

 

Members absent:  Mark Christman, family issue.

 

Others present:   Mert Buzzell, President Greene Dragons Snowmobile Club.

 

                        This meeting was televised 

 

                                     I.      Call to Order

 

Ron Grant - Chairman, called the meeting to order at 6:00PM.. The meeting was rescheduled from last night due to the snowstorm.  

 

                                  II.      Public Discussion

 

None.

 

                                 III.      Acceptance of Minutes – December 13, 2010

 

Tony Reny motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated December 13th meeting upon signature of chairman, Ronald Grant. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

 

                                IV.      Treasurer’s Report

 

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

$ 1,084,765.34. There will be a small warrant on Friday December 31st to close out the 2010 expenditures and payables.

 

                             V.      Roads

 

The Board congratulated and thanked the road crew for their work during the tough storm, with the wind blowing the snow. The average time per route is 3+ hours.

 

The new part timer is working well. Joe Brown helped during the storm. There was no major equipment breakdowns. Bruce Tufts can now drive equipment. Charlie apologized for the trucks hitting the mail boxes during this difficult storm.

 

                                VI.       Old Business

 

                                                                                                                               a.      Androscoggin Land Trust – Tax Exemption Request    

 

  The Board discussed that Androscoggin Land Trust does not own the land.

  Tony Reny motioned the Board is not in favor of granting ALT tax exemption.   

  Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote for the motion Don Bedford, Tony Reny and  

  Kevin Mower. Vote against the motion – Ron Grant.

 

                                                            b.      Tri-Town Meeting Dec 16, 2010 Turner

 

Ron Grant reported Tony, Don, Kevin, Charlie and himself attended the tri-town meeting at Turner. It was a good meal and good discussion. The State Representatives and Senators were in attendance. Jonanthan Labonte was their representing Androscoggin County Commissioners. MSAD 52 presented the schedule for the 2011-2012 school budget. 

 

c            2011 Budget

 

Ron Grant reported the board will meet after tonight’s meeting to finish the 2011 budget.

 

d.     Allen Pond Boat Launch

 

Charlie reported to the Board that the Rousseau’s has placed a chain across the right of way to the Town of Greene’s property on Allen Pond off Thomas Road. Charlie and Sheriff Desjardins have both talked to the Rousseau’s concerning the danger of this chain and denying access to public property. Charlie discussed with the Board how far the town wants to go with upgrading this property. Tony Reny motioned to have Charlie contact the Town Attorney on who pays if someone gets hurt with the chain denying access to the Town property, who pays and what has to be done to remove the chain. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote for the motion Kevin Mower, Don Bedford and Tony Reny. Vote against the motion – Ron Grant. Motion passed.

 

Charlie presented the letter to the Board from DEP regarding the procedure the town would have to do for a public boat launch. The Board discussed this at length; they would go forward with the town stocking the pond with fish. The Board feels that a single family is bullying the town. Ron Grant is done with that land, is not in favor of the town spending the taxpayers money on this property.

 

e.   Other

 

None.

 

VII.          New Business

 

 

a                    Audit

 


Tony Reny motioned Purdy Powers to do the audit for 2010. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

b                    Budget Committee Jan 13, 2011 6:30PM

 

The Budget Committee will meet on Jan 13th. They can pick up the budget books on January 6th.

 

c                     County Budget 

 

Public hearing on the Androscoggin County Budget is being held on Wednesday December 29, 2010 6PM at the County Building.

 

d                    Other 

 

None.

 

                                            VIII.        Appointments

 

None.

 

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

None.

 

                                                     X.      Assessment Questions & Abatements/Supplement

 

None.

 

                                                  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 # 102 dated 12/20/10 of $ 6,057.09. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 103 dated 12/20/10 of $ 43,314.53.  Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 104 dated 12/27/10 of $ 7,150.15. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 105 dated 12/27/10 of $ 12,541.40. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 26 dated 12/27/10 of $ 1,290.19. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town Office Construction  Warrant # 22 dated 12/27/10 of $ 7,168.77. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant # 10 dated 12/20/10 of $ 1,857.10. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

                                            XIII.      Adjournment

 

Tony Reny motioned to adjourn to budget workshop. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

The Board adjourned at 6:44 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                           Approved and accepted,

 

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                 Ronald Grant, Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                         Board of Selectmen