Minutes will not become official until accepted at the next Regular Selectmen’s Meeting December 13, 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:   None.

 

Members absent:  None.

 

Others present:   Steve Wood – Candidate for District 75.Androscoggin Land Trust – Jonathan Labonte, Mike Osier, Judy Marden and Mert Buzzell – Greene Dragons Snowmobile Club.

 

                        This meeting was televised 

 

                                     I.      Call to Order

 

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

Moment of silence for Gilbert Wood; former moderator of town meetings, school board committee.

 

                                  II.      Public Discussion

 

Representative Steve Wood appeared before the Board to thank the residents of Greene for his support during the election. He will continue to work on the Allen Pond Boat Launch.

 

                                 III.      Acceptance of Minutes – October 18 & November 1, 2010

 

Tony Reny motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated October 18th meeting upon signature of chairman, Ronald Grant. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Tony Reny motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated November 1st  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

$ 1,363,203.22. Charlie reported excise tax revenue is a little above anticipated amount. The 2010 budget is doing okay.

 

                             V.      Roads

 

Charlie reported the highway crew is working on the equipment, the handicap parking at recreation field, along with culvert and patching work.

 

The crew is down one man for driving as the road foreman had a medical condition and cannot drive temporarily. The board gave the town manger direction to hire a part time person to fill in, there is a need for a five plows being on the roads during a storm. Bruce is supervising the road crew.

 

 

                                VI.       Old Business

 

a.                  Valentine Way/Berry Road

 

Randy Ray, Bruce Tufts and Charlie Noonan witnessed the core sampling; did not meet the specifications. The Valentine Way/Berry Road road association is pursing the matter with the contractor and engineering firm. The will not come back to the town for acceptance until the matter is reslved.

 

c        Allen Pond Boat Launch

 

Charlie has not heard from DEP regarding the Town’s submission regarding the Allen Pond Boat Launch.

 

Charlie has also noted that he had not heard from DEP regarding Recreation Park.

 

d.   Comprehensive Plan 

 

The RFP had been sent out; only one reply from AVCOG and the price was higher than the previously quoted price.

 

The RFP will be resubmitted after the holidays. The Novembe 16th meeting is cancelled and will meet on January 15th.

 

e. November Election

 

Sally Ann Hebert gave an overview of the election. Everything went smoothly.

 

 

 

 

 

f.   Other

 

Charlie reminded the Board the budget books will be available on November 29th  and the Board of Selectmen will start the 2011 budget review on December 6th.

 

VII.          New Business

 

 

a                    Androscoggin Land Trust – Tax Exemption Request

 

Androscoggin Land Trust appeared before the Board requesting a tax exemption on land they are looking to purchase off Bull Run Road; of 206 acres. The land owner does not want hunting or ATV’s to occur on this land; will be open for snowmobiles and walking trails. The board discussed this at length and will vote at the December 13th meeting.

 

b                    Tri-Town Meeting Dec 16, 2010 Turner

 

                                                The meeting will be held in Turner on December 16th.

 

 

c                     Other 

 

The Board of selectmen will meet with the Fire chief on December 6th at 6:30 pm to discuss paid staff. At this time they will also discuss replacing a 1977 fire truck.

 

                                            VIII.        Appointments

 

None.

 

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

Tony Reny reported that pictures are coming in for the photo contest the Greene Conservation Commission is having.

 

There has been no luck on a new Planning Board Recording Secretary.

 

                                                     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 # 90 dated 11/8/10 of $ 6,593.70. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 91 dated 11/8/10 of $ 12,715.60.  Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 92 dated 11/15/10 of $ 6,524.22. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 93 dated 11/15/10 of $ 266,694.20. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 23 dated 11/15/10 of $ 1,569.73. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant # 08 dated 11/15/10 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 7:48-8:45 PM.

 

The Board adjourned at 8:45 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                           Approved and accepted,

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                 Ronald Grant, Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                         Board of Selectmen