Minutes will not become official until accepted at the next Regular Selectmen’s Meeting April 11, 2011.

 

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

 

Staff present:  Bruce Tufts – Highway Foreman.

 

Members absent:  Don Bedford is on vacation.

 

Others present:   None. .

 

                        This meeting was televised 

 

                                     I.      Call to Order

 

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

 

                                  II.      Public Discussion

 

None.

 

                                 III.      Acceptance of Minutes – March 28, 2011

 

Kevin Mower motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated March 28th meeting upon signature of acting chairman, Tony Reny. 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

$ 117,107.43. Town Manager reported the paper work is already if a TAN note is needed at Androscoggin Savings Bank or use other funs available.

 

The quarterly reports have been given out.

                             V.      Roads

 

The Highway Crew has been patching and replaced the culvert on Allen Pond Road Extension. The gravel roads are starting to dry out. The Board and Town Manager are aware of the condition of the gravel roads.

 

 

 

 

 

                                VI.      Old Business

 

                                                                                                                               a.      School Budget

Tony has been attending the meetings; there is an increase of $132,049 for Greene. The town is looking at a ½ mil increase in 2011 taxes.

 

                                                                                                                              b.      Allen Pond

 

There is a DVD available for the Board to review. This is the DVD that Dick Galgovitch presented at the hearing at IFW regarding personal watercraft on Allen Pond. They will be at the meeting on April 25th. The Board of Selectmen has no authority on pond. The Board need not get involved.

 

c.    VFW Land/Buildings  

 

Charlie reported they will sell to the town for not less than $30,000 with payments over 6 years at $5,000 yearly. The survey and deed has to be done to get a legal description of the property. The VFW wants to be to still use the building for meetings.

 

            The Town Manager and Board discussed the maintenance for the VFW                    

            monument at the town office.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to allow the Town Manager to go forward with a survey and legal description not to exceed $3,000.00. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

d.    Other

 

None.

 

 

 

VII.          New Business

 

    

 

a                    Election of Officers/Committee Assignments

 

Tony Reny motioned to elect Ron Grant as chair for the ensuing year. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Tony Reny motioned that nominations seize. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

The Board will set on the same committees as last year.

 

b                    Town Manager Review/Salary

 

The Board will meet in executive session at 6:30 PM April 25th to do the Town Manager review.

 

c                     Flea Market Application

 

The Board reviewed the application. The application is incomplete and is not legible. Randy will talk to the applicant. 

 

d                    Lewiston Recycling

 

The Town Manager is calling a meeting of the Solid Waste Committee. There is a study being present on Oxford 27th which may be a benefit to Greene.

 

The Board discussed single stream recycling.

 

e                    NextEra (FPL) Cherry Pond   

 

The Town Manager, Bruce Tufts, Randy Ray to meet with FPL tomorrow to discuss the walk in boat ramp at Cherry Pond near Androscoggin River.

                       

f                      Property Taxes

 

                                                The Town Manager will discuss with the Assessing Agent on the older taxes.

                                               

g                    Other 

 

Mark Christman reported the Sabattus Fire Chief notified the Sabattus Lake Dam Commission that all dams have to be inspected yearly.

 

The Board asked if this has to be done on Allen Pond Dam.

 

 

                                            VIII.        Appointments

 

Ron reported there are many committees and boards that need members. 

 

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

Tony Reny reported the Conservation Committee thanks everyone for participating in the photo contest. The awards went to Michael Brousseau and Carol Buzzell. There will be another photo contest in 2012; they are taking a year off  on having the photo contest. 

 

                                                     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 # 28 dated 4/04/11 of $ 6,533.46. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 29 dated 4/04/11 of $ 19,337.39.  Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 30 dated 4/11/11 of $ 5,294.31. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 31 dated 4/11/11 of $ 287,216.33, includes the RSU 52 school payment.   Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 7 dated 4/04/11 of $ 1,486.23. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant # 6 dated 4/04/11 of $ 193.04. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

                                            XIII.      Adjournment

 

Mark Christman motioned to adjourn. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed. The Board adjourned at 7:50 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                           Approved and accepted,

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                 Ronald Grant, Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                         Board of Selectmen