Greene Board of Selectmen

Regular Meeting

August 29, 2011

Minutes will not become official until accepted at the next Regular Selectmen’s Meeting September 12, 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:  None.

 

Members absent:  None.  

 

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

 

Larry Benoit from Bernstein Shur did a presentation on the Smart Meters CMP is installing in Maine.

 

The Board discussed with Larry some of the concerns regarding these meters.

 

 

                                 III.      Acceptance of Minutes – August 8, 2011.

 

Tony Reny motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated August 8th meeting upon signature of chairman, Ron 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

$ 2,019,863.84. Charlie reported excise tax collection is right on target along with Maine Revenue Sharing. Charlie is keeping watch of fuel, diesel and electricity expenses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                             V.      Roads

 

Charlie reported Fifth Avenue is completed. Charlie received a thank you from the person requesting the road be fixed.

 

The Road Crew has completed the bottom section of Coburn Road. They will be starting the top section after repairing any damage from Hurricane Irene. There was not much damage in Greene, some shoulders were washed.  Residents needed to be reminded that the highway crew does not cut trees off the power lines. The cutting has to be done by CMP or the tree cutters.

 

Ron reported that people have been very rude to Charlie and the road crew.

 

                                VI.      Old Business

 

a.  Junkyards/Flea Market  

 

Randy Ray was in attendance to bring the Board up to date of the violations. They discussed what the next steps are if no action is done.

 

Tony Reny motioned to move forward with Collins violation after Sept 6, if compliance is not completed it will be forwarded to the town attorney. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous.

 

There was two others receiving second notices along with two others receiving first notices.

 

Randy reported Hinds has been putting some things away.

 

Randy has talked to the bank foreclosing on Russell Hinkley’s property regarding the dangerous building. The windows and doors need to be boarded up. The Board discussed if the bank does not do; the town will do and put a lien on the property after legal action taken.

 

 

 

b.      Solid Waste

 

Charlie is going forward with FCR to recycle materials. Some materials the town will receive income from. There will be a difference in how recycling is done by Greene residents.

 

There is no power at the Transfer Station. If the power isn’t on by Wednesday Bob will be taking a generator to run a compactor so the Transfer Station will be opened.

 

c.       VFW Property

 

The VFW property is now owned by the Town of Greene. The paperwork was signed before the Selectmen’s meeting tonight. Robert Hodgkins and Robert English signed the papers.

 

d.      Cherry Pond

 

Tony Reny motioned to send David Allen at MDOT a letter to request reviewing the speed limit on River Road.

 

Charlie has sent a request to MMA Legal Department to see what type of agreement will have to be made with FPL regarding the parking at Cherry Pond.

 

Ron reported that the area looks much nicer now than before the first public hearing.

 

 

e.      Facility Usage Policy

 

The Board will discuss this more at the next meeting. They discussed the no smoking policy.

 

f.        Other

 

None.

 

 

VII.                 New Business

 

a        Smart Meters

 

This was discussed under Public Discussion.

 

b        Other

 

Sally Ann Hebert requested to attend the Election Conference in Bangor. The Board said this had to discuss with Charlie.

 

Sally Ann Hebert reported WGLT TV7 committee meet and discussed the station, how it is hard to tape or broadcast a meeting with a lot of audience interference. Sally gave a copy of the concerns to the Board and Charlie.

 

                                            VIII.Appointments

 

None.

 

 

 

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

None.

 

                                                     X.      Assessment Questions & Abatements/Supplement

 

Tony Reny motioned to abate personal property # 225 for $ 21.42 for 2008; no equipment in Greene. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous.

 

Tony Reny motioned to abate personal property # 225 for $ 21.60 for 2009; no equipment in Greene. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous.

 

 

Tony Reny motioned to abate personal property # 174 for $ 4.07 for 2010; no equipment in Greene. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous.

 

Tony Reny motioned to abate real estate # 1869 for $ 70.38; correct land value. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous.

 

 

Tony Reny motioned to abate personal property # 78 for $ 11.95 for 2011; business closed. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous.

 

Tony Reny motioned to abate real estate # 859 for $ 529.87; correct lot ownership. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous.

 

Tony Reny motioned to abate real estate # 2484 for $ 1,653.36; correct lot ownership. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous.

 

Mark Christman motioned to supplement # 859 for $1,841.94, to correct lot ownership. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous.

 

 

                                                  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 # 67 dated 8/15/11 of $ 7,412.05. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 68 dated 8/15/11 of $ 16,986.06.  Tony Reny 2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 69 dated 8/22/11 of $ 7,861.68. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 70 dated 8/22/11 of $ 71,870.00. Tony Reny 2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 71 dated 8/29/11 of $ 5,683.12. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 72 dated 8/29/11 of $ 425,339.26. Tony Reny 2nd

 The motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 17 dated 8/22/11 of $ 2,325.52. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Ella Augusta Thompson Fund Warrant # 8 dated 8/29/11 of $ 267.71. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant # 14 dated 8/29/11 of $ 99.95. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

                                            XIII.      Adjournment

 

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

 

The Board adjourned at 8:43PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                 Approved and accepted,

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                          Ron Grant, Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                     Board of Selectmen