Minutes will not become official until accepted at the next Regular Selectmen’s Meeting May 9, 2011.

 

Members present: Don Bedford, 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:  None.

 

Others present:   Susan Rousseau – President of Allen Pond Improvement Association along with numerous other residents of Allen Pond, Jean Dupuis.

 

                        This meeting was televised 

 

                                     I.      Call to Order

 

Ronald Grant, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 6:30PM.

 

Tony Reny motioned that the Board enter executive session to discuss a personnel matter pursuant to 1 MRSA, Section 405, and subsection 6(A). Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Board was in executive session from 6:31PM to 7:05PM.

 

                                  II.      Public Discussion

 

Sue Rousseau – President of Allen Pond Improvement Association appeared before the Board to ask if APIA could use a room in the Town office for Boat Safety Training. The Board will let them use the meeting room on Mondays when the Board of Selectmen is not meeting.

 

Sue gave a request that everyone be courteous on Allen Pond. That the personas of Allen Pond maintain the value of the pond; be a friendlier environment. The Town Manager is working with Representative Steve Wood on getting the stocking of the pond back.

 

Jean Dupuis, resident of Coburn Road would like the town to change this road back to a private road. He feels the road is too big; the town road width of whole road is 26’. Jean is to meet with his neighbors and then with Charlie and the Road foreman to discuss this road. 

 

Ron Grant welcomed Greene Village Pharmacy to Greene.

 

Ron Grant announced their will be a magic show to raise money for the Doug Conn family May 21st. Doug is the athletic director at Leavitt Area High School, his wife is now facing major medical issues. The community is raising money for them.

 

 

                                 III.      Acceptance of Minutes – April 11, 2011

 

Mark Christman motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated April 11th meeting upon signature of  chairman, Ron Grant. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote for the motion – Tony Reny, Kevin Mower, Mark Christman and Ron Grant. Abstain – Don Bedford. . Motion passed.

 

                                IV.      Treasurer’s Report

 

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

$ 159,080.51.The Board and Town Manager discussed a Tax Anticipation Note; the paperwork will be already prior to issuance. 

 

                             V.      Roads

 

The road postings will be lifted this Thursday.

 

The Highway Crew has been trying to keep the dirt roads passable. The equipment is tree trimming service is using is doing a job on the dirt roads. 

 

The Board and Road foreman discussed Coburn Road. Ron Grant asked Jean Dupuis to give the road crew a chance to work on Coburn Road and move forward.

 

                                VI.      Old Business

 

                                                                                                                                d      Flea Market Application 

 

The applicant on route 202 has rescinded his application for a Flea Market. He has to still file a completed application before the Board will act on this location for a Flea Market License.

 

                                                                                                                                d      FPL Cherry Pond

 

FPL met with Charlie Noonan, Bruce Tufts and Randy Ray. The proposed application was reviewed. FPL is proposing a boat launch, parking spaces, cement picnic tables, brick fireplaces. FPL is doing their first presentation to the Planning Board on May 10th.

 

 

 

c.    VFW Land/Buildings  

 

Charlie Noonan has spoken to the Town Attorney regarding preparing a deed and note for a special town meeting for the town to accept the VFW land and building.

 

 

                                                                                                                                d      Animal Shelter Contract

 

Great Falls Humane Society is delaying their changes on the contract until 2012; there will be a special town meeting to get the town thru this year.

                                                                                                                                d       

 

e.              Solid Waste

 

   Charlie will be attending a meeting in Paris on Wednesday night to see the Oxford County Study on single stream recycling and alternatives. There is a solid waste meeting on Thursday night.

 

f.                Other

 

None.

 

 

 

VII.          New Business

 

    

 

a                    Town Manager Salary 

 

 

Tony Reny reported that the board has done the Town Manager’s review; Ron Grant will go over the evaluation with Charles Noonan.

 

Tony Reny motioned to report the Board of Selectmen has set the Town Manager's salary of $ 64,575 for 2011. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

b                    School Meeting/Vote

 

Ron Grant reported MSAD 52 school budget will be voted on May 3rd 6PM at LHS. The referendum vote will be May 10th 107PM at each of the school district towns. 

 

 

c                     Other 

 

Tony Reny motioned to support Sally Ann Hebert – chairman of the Cable Committee to attend the ACM-NE conference in New Haven Ct with a spending limit of not to exceed $750.00. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed. 

 

 

                                            VIII.        Appointments

 

None.

 

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

None.

 

                                                     X.      Assessment Questions & Abatements/Supplement

 

None.

 

                                                  XI.      Announcements

 

   Tony read the announcements aloud.

 

                                               XII.      Selectmen Acceptance & Signing of Weekly Warrant

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 32 dated 4/15/11 of $ 6,299.17. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 33 dated 4/15/11 of $ 11,647.27.  Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 34 dated 4/25/11 of $ 5,426.17. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 35 dated 4/25/11 of $ 25,339.44. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 7 dated 4/15/11 of $ 1,739.01. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Ella Augusta Thompson Fund Warrant # 4 dated 4/25/11 of $ 246.07. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant # 7 dated 4/25/11 of $ 889.00. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

                                            XIII.      Adjournment

 

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

 

The Board adjourned at 8:12PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                           Approved and accepted,

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                 Ron Grant, Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                         Board of Selectmen