Minutes will not become official until accepted at the next Regular Selectmen’s Meeting November 1, 2010.

 

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

 

Staff present:   None.

 

Members absent:  Kevin Mower - absent

 

Others present:   Cub Scout Troop 113, Richard Gross – write in candidate for Androscoggin County Charter Commission committee, Steve Wood – Candidate for District 75.

 

                        This meeting was televised 

 

                                     I.      Call to Order

 

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

 

Public Hearing – General Assistance Guidelines

 

Ron called the Public Hearing to order. There were no comments. The Public Hearing closed at 7:03 PM.  Mark Christman motioned to sign General Assistance Appendix A-C 2010-2011. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

                                  II.      Public Discussion

 

Weblos Cub Scout Troop # 113 was in attendance with 5 scouts and 4 pack leaders. There were attending the meeting for a badge.

 

Write-in Richard Gross, Write in candidate for Androscoggin County Charter Commission. Richard gave an overview of himself and asked that people write in his name. Ron Grant read the other candidates – Scott Lansley, and Deborah Moran.

 

                                 III.      Acceptance of Minutes – September 27, 2010

 

Tony Reny motioned to waive the reading of the minutes; and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated September 27th 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

$ 1,559,886.68. Charlie reported excise tax revenue is a little above anticipated amount. Charlie has sent out quarterly financial reports to Budget Committee.

 

                             V.      Roads

 

Charlie reported the highway crew is finishing up with culverts; and preparing the equipment ready for winter. They have been working on the Recreation Field handicap parking area. The new truck is working well. There was a brake  problem on the 2008 1 ½ ton truck.

 

Mission Field was discussed at length; the Softball Director gave direction to RC Cloutier & Sons to redo the field. Dig out the loam/soil from the site, hauled to private property. The land owner was not notified neither the Greene Youth Athletic Association and Greene Conservation Commission, nor Parks and Recreation Committee were notified of the project. The infield was sinking and RC Cloutier would replace the material at no costs to the town. Parks and Recreation stated they could have used the soil and loam on the handicap parking area. Charlie Noonan is to handle this situation. 

 

                                VI.       Old Business

 

a.                  County Dispatch Meeting 10/14

 

Charlie reported he attended the October 14th meeting. Androscoggin County recommended L/A 911 take over PSAP. Most of all the Fire Chiefs, Police Chiefs and Androscoggin County Sheriff Chief is on the committee and concerned on how the funding will be to the small towns compared to the larger cities. A grant has been drafted under the Androscoggin County’s name. This grant will allow this to be looked at and divided fairly.

 

b        Allen Pond Boat Launch 

 

Charlie has filed with DEP the boat launch/parking plan.

 

d.   Comprehensive Plan Committee 

 

Charlie has sent out 25 letters; nine residents will serve on the committee. Tony Reny will be the acting chairman and coordinate with AVCOG; Mark Christman motioned to appoint Thomas Crosby, Rachel Goulet, Steve Goulet, David Lepage, Maurice Levasseur, Judy Marden, Anthony Reny, Mitchell Ross and Steve Royer to the Comprehensive Plan Committee. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

e. November Election 

 

Sally gave an overview of the November 2nd election.

 

f.   Other

 

None.

 

VII.          New Business

 

a                    Valentine Way/Berry Road Acceptance Request

 

Bill St Pierre and Tom Carey of the Riverview Estates Road Association appeared before the Board of Selectmen to discuss the acceptance of Valentine Way and Berry Road at the 2011 Annual Town Meeting. The road has been paved this year. Summit Engineering is verifying the specs. The Board will review this at their next meeting.

 

If the Board does not accept this request; they can petition the Board with 10% of the voters that voted in the last gubatorial election. The Board discussed the 2006 or 2010 election. The exact number will be checked on at MMA. The Board stated that the road has to meet all specs, stamped plan, and letter from Fire Chief, Highway Foreman, Town Manager and Code Enforcement Officer regarding this road.

 

b                    Salt/Sand

 

                                                The Board discussed the salt and sand prices for this winter. The salt is $63.03

delivered to shed; sand is $ 5.58 per yd; delivered to shed; $3.50 per yd picked up at pit by town.

 

Tony Reny motioned to accept salt price as recommended by Town Manager. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Tony Reny motioned to extend sand price for 1 year as recommended by Town Manager. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed. .

 

c                     Town Office Use (Girl Scouts)

 

The Girl Scout Troop requested to hold their regular meeting at the Town Office. After discussion among the Board of Selectmen they unanimously agreed not to let the Girl Scouts use the office; the town has to be neutral.

                                               

d                    Other 

 

None.

 

                                            VIII.      Appointments

 

None.

 

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

Don Bedford reported the Planning Board had a workshop. WGLT TV7 hosted a meeting of Community Television Association of Maine (CTAM), he attended reported it was well attended.

 

Mark Christman reported Sabattus Lake Dam Commission will be drawing down the lake of water around October 30th.

 

                                                     X.      Assessment Questions & Abatements/Supplement

 

The Board discussed checking with Rob on the County Tax Valuation. 

 

                                                  XI.      Announcements

 

Ron Grant  read the announcements aloud.

 

  The will be a blood drive on October 23rd at the Greene Volunteer Fire    

  Department.

  

                                               XII.      Selectmen Acceptance & Signing of Weekly Warrant

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 80 dated 10/04/10 of $ 6,907.21. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 81 dated 10/04/10 of $ 16,940.93.  Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 82 dated 10/08/10 of $ 5,366.84. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 83 dated 10/08/10 of $ 16,101.83. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 84 dated 10/18/10 of $ 6,300.50. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 85 dated 10/18/10 of $ 404,608.04. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 20 dated 10/04/10 of $ 1,623.29. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 21 dated 10/18/10 of $ 1,891.72. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Ella Augusta Thompson Fund Warrant # 10 dated 10/18/10 of $ 709.10. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant # 06 dated 10/04/10 of $ 191.94. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Fire Department Benevolence Fund Warrant # 10/4 dated 10/04/10 of $ 131.30. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

                                            XIII.      Adjournment

 

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

 

The Board adjourned at 8:00 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                           Approved and accepted,

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                 Ronald Grant, Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                         Board of Selectmen