Minutes will not become official until accepted at the next Regular Selectmen’s Meeting February 14, 2011.

 

Members present: Don Bedford, Tony Reny –Acting Chairman, Charles Noonan – Town Manager, Mark Christman and Sally Ann Hebert – Recording Secretary.  

 

Staff present:  None.

 

Members absent:  Ronald Grant and Kevin Mower are on vacation.

 

Others present:   None.

 

                        This meeting was televised 

 

                                     I.      Call to Order

 

Tony Reny – Acting Chairman, called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.

 

                                  II.      Public Discussion

 

Charlie and the Board of Selectmen gave the Cub Scouts from den pack an overview of town government.

 

                               III.      Acceptance of Minutes – January 10, 2011

 

Don Bedford motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated January 10th 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

$ 842,203.38.  Charlie informed the Board the first revenue sharing check was received; it was 15% lower than last year. The fuel costs are up this year.

 

                             V.      Roads

 

The highway crew has been kept busy plowing and sanding. There are 2-3 storms predicted in the next week or so. The 2002 International’s hub is continuing to have problems. The smaller truck is working out very well to plow intersections in the village, town office, library, etc.

 

The Board discussed the Sawyer Road railroad crossing as it still is not getting repaired by the railroad. Automobiles are getting damaged going over this large pothole.

                                VI.       Old Business

 

                                          a.                        Audit

 

The final was received today and there are very few adjustments.

 

                                          b.                        Comprehensive Plan

 

Bids were received; Charlie is recommending to the Board and Budget Committee not to fund the comprehensive plan this year. Mark Christman motioned to not fund comprehensive plan for 2011 budget. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

c.       Dedication

 

The Board will discuss after the meeting.

 

d.      Budget Committee

 

The Budget committee met two weeks ago went over expenditures. There will deal with the warrant and revenues next Thursday.

 

e.     Other

 

None.

 

VII.     New Business

 

 

a                    County Tax

 

The Androscoggin County Tax assessment for the Town of Greene has been received for 2011. This has increased $13,000.

 

b                    Solid Waste

 

Lewiston is going to single stream recycling. Charlie is meeting with Leeds, Turner and a Representative from the City of Lewiston to discuss what is going to happen to Greene’s recycling program with the City of Lewiston. This is in the exploration stages it has to be reviewed for expense, changes and what if any loss of revenue. On July 1st the Board may need to make changes to the Transfer Station on how items will be collected and disposed off.

 

 

 

 

c.    Septic System

 

The resident has not done anything to date and will have to replace the system shortly.

 

d.    Personnel

 

The Board will discuss during executive session at the end of the meeting.

 

e.    2011 Annual Town Warrant

 

The Board reviewed the 2011 Annual Town Meeting Warrant as follows:

 

      Article 6: Mark Christman motioned to Accept as Read. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

      Article 7: Mark Christman motioned to Accept as Read. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

      Article 8: Mark Christman motioned to Accept as Read. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

      Article 9 Mark Christman motioned to Accept as Read. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

      Article 10: Mark Christman motioned to Accept as Read. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

      Article 11: Mark Christman motioned to Accept as Read. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

      Article 12: Mark Christman motioned to Accept as Read. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

      Article 13: Mark Christman motioned to set a rate pf 2% interest on overpayment of Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Mark Christman motioned to Accept as Read. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

Motion passed.

      Article 14: Mark Christman motioned to Accept as Read. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

      Article 15: Mark Christman motioned to Accept as Read. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

      Article 20: Mark Christman motioned to Accept as Read. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

      Article 22: Mark Christman motioned not to $350,000 for a new fire truck. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Motion passed.

      Article 24: Don Bedford motioned to recommend $45,000.00 for Fire Truck Capital reserve Account. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous.

Motion passed.

      Article 25: Don Bedford motioned to Accept as Read. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

      Article 26: Don Bedford motioned to Accept as Read. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

      Article 33: Mark Christman motioned to Accept as Read. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

      Article 47: Don Bedford motioned to Accept as Read. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

      Article 48: Don Bedford motioned to Accept as Read. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

      Article 49: Don Bedford motioned to Accept as Read. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

      Article 50: Don Bedford motioned to Accept as Read. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

      Article 51: Mark Christman motioned to use $1,279,804.00 to reduce the total commitment. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

      Article 52: Don Bedford motioned to Accept as Read. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

      Article 53: Mark Christman motioned to Accept as Read. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

      Article 54: Mark Christman motioned to Accept as Read. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

      Article 56: Don Bedford motion to leave to voters. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

      Article 57: Mark Christman motion to leave to voters. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

      Article 58: Mark Christman motion to leave to voters. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

f.      Other 

 

None.

 

                                            VIII.        Appointments

 

None.

 

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

Tony Reny reported the Conservation Commission will have an ice fishing derby on Hooper Pond. The Commission currently has three members and can use more members.

 

                                                     X.      Assessment Questions & Abatements/Supplement

 

None.

 

 

                                                  XI.      Announcements

 

   Tony read the announcements aloud.

 

                                               XII.      Selectmen Acceptance & Signing of Weekly Warrant

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 5 dated 1/14/11 of $ 7,003.72.  Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 6 dated 1/14/11 of $ 10,605.45. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 7 dated 1/24/11 of $ 8,672.95.  Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 8 dated 1/24/11 of $ 26,010.95. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 2 dated 1/24/11 of $ 1,282.05. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Ella Augusta Thompson Fund   Warrant # 1 dated 1/24/11 of $ 1,325.51. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant # 2 dated 1/24/11 of $ 54.00. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

                                            XIII.      Adjournment

 

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

 

The Board adjourned to executive session at  8:20 PM. The Board adjourned from executive session at 8:45PM.

Respectfully submitted,                                           Approved and accepted,

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                 Tony Reny, Acting Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                         Board of Selectmen