Greene Board of Selectmen

Regular Meeting

December 12, 2011

Minutes will not become official until accepted at the next Regular Selectmen’s Meeting December 19, 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 absent due to work.

 

Others present:  None.  

 

                        This meeting was televised 

 

                                     I.      Call to Order

 

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

 

Mark Christman is absent working.

 

                                  II.      Public Discussion

 

None.

 

                                 III.      Acceptance of Minutes – November 28, 2011.

 

Tony Reny motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated November 28th 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

$ 1,389,753.00.

 

V. Roads

 

The roads have been snow free. The crew has been patching potholes and working on the equipment, and hauling sand and gravel.

 

Charlie is to contact MDOT regarding the poor job done on Sawyer Road near the ledges. The water is constantly running over the road and freezing every night. They have made that section of the road worse.

 

 

                                VI.      Old Business

 

a.  Dispatch Meeting   

 

Charlie attended the meeting at the Greene town office today. Lisbon did provide a tentative budget. There was a sticking point as McFalls, Livermore Falls and Sabattus would have to pay additional police dispatch at approximately $20,000 per town. The other towns will see a net saving.

 

Lisbon agreed to dispatch Greene Fire Department at same costs we currently pay.

 

This will be discussed at the County Budget meeting on Wednesday.

 

b.      Tax Liens

 

Charlie reported there has been another three payment agreements signed.

The Board will not take any action until after the holidays.

 

 

c.       Tri-town Meeting December Thursday December 15 Turner

 

The board discussed who is going to the tri-town meeting.

 

d.      Other

 

None.

 

 

VII.                 New Business

 

a        2012 Budget

 

The Board discussed with the Town Manager how the 53 pay weeks will be handled for 2012.

 

Salary people will take a weekly pay cut because salary divided by 53 weeks instead of 52. The hourly people will get a check on December 30th for the last pay week in 2011.

 

Tony Reny motioned to transfer $ 17,746.00 from Coburn Road grant to put $15,000 in the Highway fuel expense account, $200.00 in the highway foreman payroll account and $2,546.00 in highway equipment account. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Tony Reny motioned to transfer $ 2,175.00 from Code Enforcement Salary; $1,700.00 to Assistant to Town Manager Payroll and $ 475.00 to custodian payroll account. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Tony Reny motioned to transfer $ 755.00 from Transfer Station full time to transfer Station part time. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

b.      Poverty Abatement

 

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

 

The Board entered Executive Session from 7:29 PM to 7:35 PM.

 

Tony Reny motioned to deny poverty abatement 2011-3... Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

c.       Personnel

 

Charlie announced the Deputy Treasurer will be out with an illness for the next few weeks. A notice was posted on the Clerk’s list serve for a temporary worker.

Harry will be available by telephone while the auditor is here from January 4th on.

 

Randy still is not feeling well. Ken Pratt is working out fine.

 

 

d.      Other

 

A citizen in town reported they were approached by a person acting as tax assessor.

 

Tony Reny motioned for the town office to close at noon on December 23rd. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Sally Ann Hebert, Deputy Town Clerk reported nomination papers are available for March Town Meeting. The position available is Selectmen Kevin Mower and School Board Director Barbara Dupuis.

 

                                            VIII.Appointments

 

None.

 

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

None.

 

                                                     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 # 101 dated 12/5/11 of $ 4,679.16. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 102 dated 12/5/11 of $ 2,793.04.  Don Bedford 2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 103 dated 12/12/11 of $ 25,935.88. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 104 dated 12/12/11 of $ 278,331.97. Don Bedford 2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 25 dated 12/12/11 of $ 856.59. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant # 18 dated 12/05/11 of $ 99.95. 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. Motion passed.

 

The Board adjourned at 7:48 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                 Approved and accepted,

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                          Ron Grant, Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                     Board of Selectmen