Greene Board of Selectmen

Regular Meeting

August 8, 2011

Minutes will not become official until accepted at the next Regular Selectmen’s Meeting August 29, 2011.

 

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

 

Staff present:  None.

 

Members absent:  Mark Christman.  

 

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 – July 25, 2011.

 

Tony Reny motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated July 25th meeting upon signature of chairman, Ron Grant. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

                                IV.      Treasurer’s Report

 

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

$ 2,435,525.93. Charlie reported excise tax collections are doing well. Letters are being sent to real estate and personal property owners that are long overdue.

The fuel expense may be over budget; Charlie to keep a close eye on. 

 

                             V.      Roads

 

Charlie reported the paving on Fifth Avenue and Cross Road will be done later this week. This will complete the asphalt projects for 2011.

 

The permit has been received to do roadwork on the lower section of Coburn Road.

 

The crew will be to edging and grading after the paving is completed. The crew will be getting back to the list of driveway culverts needing replaced or repaired after the Coburn Road project is completed.

 

The Board discussed the lack of cooperation from the railroad to remedy the everlasting potholes on the Sawyer Road crossing.

 

                                VI.      Old Business

 

a.  Solid Waste  

 

Tony Reny reported the Solid Waste Committee met and discussed what to do with the recycling. The board reviewed the Solid Waste Committee recommendation to go to FCR in Scarbough; will make a decision at the Board meeting on August 29th.

 

b.      VFW Property

 

Charlie reported the Attorney has all the paperwork. The board and VFW will sign the documents transferring ownership of the property to the town at the next Board of Selectmen’s meeting.

 

c.       Cherry Pond

 

Charlie sent letters to the Maine State Police and Androscoggin County Sheriff regarding patrolling the site. The State Police, Sheriff’s Dept and Game Warden got together to discuss the situation. The signage with the wording have sunrise to sunset will be enforceable as it is a set time.

 

d.      Fire Truck Delivery

 

The new fire truck should be delivered September 7, 2011. Charlie is waiting for specifications for the ladder fire truck the department is disposing of. This is needed to provide information for disposal.

 

e.      Other

 

The Selectmen reviewed the sketch provided from George Stanley for his flea market application. The drawing is still not to scale.

 

Tony Reny motioned to have the Code Enforcement Officer issue a notice of noncompliance to George Stanley. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

 

f.        Other

 

None.

 

VII.                 New Business

 

a        Sedgley Place Liquor License Application

 

The Board reviewed the liquor license renewal application for Sedgley Place. Tony Reny motioned to grant the liquor license renewal for Sedgley Place. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed. Note the renewal application was for an establishment that has had renewals more than five years; did not require a public hearing.

 

b        Copier Lease

 

Harry Childs presented the Board with a recommendation for leasing a new photocopier. Mark Clark, salesman for IKON, was in attendance expressed concerns. Wanted the Board to consider leasing the copier from his company as he is a resident of Greene. .

 

Tony Reny motioned to follow Harry Childs recommendation to lease Taskalfa 420i copier from ACCI with a 60 month lease at $178.00 per month including service contract per quarter. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote for the motion Don Bedford, Tony Reny, Kevin Mower. Vote against the motion Ron Grant. Motion passed.

 

c         Fire Works

 

Charlie will get sample ordinances from other communities regarding prohibiting and controlling the new legislation regarding fireworks in the Town of Greene.

 

d        Smart Meters

 

                                    The Board will discuss this at the August 29th meeting.

 

e        Facility Usage Policy

 

The Board is to review the policy for building usage; to act on at a later meeting. This is to be passed by the Fire Chief, Phil Lavoie also.

 

f          Other

 

None.

 

                                            VIII.Appointments

 

None.

 

 

 

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

None.

 

                                                     X.      Assessment Questions & Abatements/Supplement

 

Tony Reny motioned to abate real estate # 4 for $1300.11; building removed prior to 4/1/11. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous.

 

Tony Reny motioned to abate real estate # 1090 for $86.32; correct building value. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous.

 

Tony Reny motioned to abate real estate # 2221 for $369.18; correct building value. Kevin Mower 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 # 63 dated 8/1/11 of $ 6,337.65. Don Bedford  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 64 dated 8/1/11 of $ 18,926.77.  Don Bedford  2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 65 dated 8/8/11 of $ 6,846.18. Don Bedford  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 66 dated 8/8/11 of $ 346,626.07. Don Bedford  2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 16 dated 8/8/11 of $ 1,397.10. Don Bedford    2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Ella  Augusta Thompson Fund Warrant # 7 dated 7/26/11 of $ 77.03. Don Bedford  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant # 13 dated 8/8/11 of $ 266.45. Don Bedford    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 8:40PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                 Approved and accepted,

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                          Ron Grant, Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                     Board of Selectmen