Minutes will not become official until accepted at the next Regular Selectmen’s Meeting October 18, 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.

 

                        This meeting was televised 

 

                                     I.      Call to Order

 

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

 

                                  II.      Public Discussion

 

Steve Wood – Candidate for Representative District 75 discussed with the Board their concerns with State Government.

 

                                 III.      Acceptance of Minutes – September 13, 2010

 

Tony Reny motioned to waive the reading of the minutes; and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated September 13th meeting upon signature of Chairman, Ronald Grant. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous.    Motion passed.

 

 

                                IV.      Treasurer’s Report

 

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

$ 1,929,584.99. Charlie reported excise tax revenue is a little above anticipated amount. State Revenue Sharing came in a little over amount expected. Recycling revenues are ahead of this year. 

 

                             V.      Roads

 

Charlie reported the highway crew will have training on the new truck emissions tomorrow.

 

The Board discussed the dissatisfaction with MDOT, and MCRR on repairing the crossings on College Road and Sawyer Road. The rails are slapping, splitting apart, the train is running slow thru the area. The bed is sinking and now the road is higher than the bed.

 

                                VI.       Old Business

 

a.                  Tri-Town Meeting (9/16)

 

Kevin Mower was not at the meeting. There were four legislators, two school board members, Business Manager, Superintendent, Androscoggin Sheriff Desjardins, and County Commissioner Greenwood.

 

Topics discussed were dispatching, problems the towns are having with the legislators, the towns want to be more involved in the school budget process earlier, Turner Center Bridge. The meeting was effective for all in attendance.

 

 

b        County Dispatch Meeting (9/15)

 

Charlie and Ron attended the meeting at Androscoggin County Building. The presentation was short and nothing to offer. The small towns only want to pay for what they use. The PSAP governance of city at L/A 911. The county is concerned of giving up and wants everyone to be treated fair and equitable.

 

c        Allen Pond Boat Launch

 

The Town would like to file an application to stock Allen Pond if the Boat launch is not a possibility. Charlie is working with DEP and IFW on revising the project. 

 

d.   Comprehensive Plan Committee 

 

The Board put together a list of names of people to send questionnaires to them for consideration of serving on the Comprehensive Plan Committee. The Committee will be reading the current plan, did it meet the goals, what needs to be done. AVCOG has a staff member that can assist with this.

 

e. Greene Village Day

 

Carol gave an overview of the celebration. The event made $1,214.13 this year. The event is now self sufficient. The event was well received being held on Recreation Field. This was Carol’s last year of chairing the event. The Board congratulated her for a perfect celebration.

 

f.   Other

 

None.

 

VII.          New Business

 

a                    November Election

 

Sally Ann Hebert gave an overview of the upcoming November 2nd election.

 

Tony Reny motioned for Sally Ann Hebert to hold voter registration and absentee ballot processing at Julia Adams Morse Library the last Saturday in October. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

b                    Other 

 

None.

 

                                            VIII.      Appointments

 

None.

 

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

Don Bedford gave an overview of the Planning Board meeting:. George Courbron’s project on North River Road has a 14% incline for the road. The Planning Board discussed the steepness and safety issues. The Planning Board signed the Mylar for the cell tower on Romeo Drive. The Planning Board went over the finding of facts on the George Schott project. Jennifer Gendron on School Street wants to split her lot and will be returning to the Planning Board.

 

Karen Wilcox presented her resignation from the Greene Planning Board as recording secretary as of January 1, 2011.    

 

                                                     X.      Assessment Questions & Abatements/Supplement

 

None.

 

                                                  XI.      Announcements

 

Ron Grant announced the November 1st Board of Selectmen’s meeting will be held in the small conference room; due to the voting booths being set  up for November 2nd election.

 

Tony Reny read the announcements aloud.

 

The Board discussed 2011 budget schedule. October request forms will be mailed to non-profits organizations; only the new requests will have to appear before the Board. 

  

                                               XII.      Selectmen Acceptance & Signing of Weekly Warrant

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 76 dated 9/20/10 of $ 6,279.85. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 77 dated 9/20/10 of $ 14,523.30.  Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 78 dated 9/27/10 of $ 5,335.47. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 79 dated 9/27/10 of $ 20,204.76. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 19 dated 9/20/10 of $ 1,835.73. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Ella Augusta Thompson Fund Warrant # 9 dated 9/27/10 of $ 74.33. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Greene Village Celebration Warrant # 7 dated 9/20/10 of $ 62.97. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

                                            XIII.      Adjournment

 

Tony Reny motion to adjourn. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

The Board adjourned at 8:40 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                           Approved and accepted,

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                 Ronald Grant, Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                         Board of Selectmen