Minutes will not become official until accepted at the next Regular Selectmen’s Meeting August 8, 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, Randall Ray – Code Enforcement Officer, Bob Hodgkins – Transfer Station Foreman.  

 

Members absent:  None.  

 

Others present:  George Stanley.

 

                        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 – June 27, 2011.

 

Tony Reny motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated June 27th meeting upon signature of chairman, Ron Grant. 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

$ 2,683,097.61. Charlie reported the tax discount exceeded the amount approved at the Annual Town Meeting; the discount amount is figured before the school budget. The insurance accounts, heating, gas and electricity are going to be over budget. The TAN expense was high; looking to request the school that we pay part of a payment or delay the payment until after taxes are committed next year, if needed.

                             V.      Roads

 

Charlie reported the work on Fifth Ave will be completed the week of August 8th. By the end of August 12th; Fifth Avenue and Cross Road (Allen Pond Extension) will be paved. Meadow Hill Road came out good. The highway crew will be going back to work on Coburn Road.

                                VI.      Old Business

 

a.  Solid Waste  

 

Charlie reported the solid waste committee will meet on August 4th. There is a proposal from Cassela on two stream recycling. Cardboard and plastic will be separate. The committee needs to make a recommendation to the Board of Selectmen.

 

Tony Reny motioned to renew the temporary contract with the city of Lewiston for another 30 days. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

b.      VFW Property

 

Charlie reported the Attorney has all the paperwork. The survey is registered at Androscoggin Registry of Deeds. The will be a ceremony when everything is signed with the Board of Selectmen and VFW.  

 

c.       Taxes

 

There were 84% of the 2011 taxes collected during the discount period.

 

d.      Public Hearing Cherry Pond

 

Don Bedford reported the public hearing for Cherry Pond was two hours long. It will be a good project for the town. There cannot be any enforcement until there are guidelines set and approved. The Planning Board did discuss this more after the public hearing. Charlie was not aware this was going to be discussed with the Planning Board after the public hearing.

 

Tony Reny motioned for letters to be sent to Maine State Police and Androscoggin Sheriff’s Department regarding enforcement of trespassing. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

e.      Water Monitoring Town Pit

 

The firm doing the water monitoring at the town pit will provide insurance. Tony Reny motioned that the Board of Selectmen approved the monitoring test pit at the town pit; findings to be public. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

 

 

f.        School Bond Referendum Results

 

The results from the July 19th referendum vote.

 

Article 2  Biomass Heating

                                    Yes      No

            Greene             26        153

            Leeds               29        46

            Turner              95        45      

            Total              150       244

 

 

Article 3  Purchase Building for Adult Ed

                                    Yes      No

            Greene               6        174

            Leeds               18          55

            Turner              74          65     

            Total                98        294

 

g.      Other

 

None.

 

VII.                 New Business

 

a        Flea Market Application

 

George Stanley appeared before the Board regarding this application for a flea market. He has made out the application three times; the parking area etc are not to scale. He has to fill it out again. The Board of Selectmen, Randy Ray, and George Stanley discussed this matter at great length. George is to work with Randy and the Board of Selectmen will follow up with Randy.

 

b        Junk Yard

 

Randy has sent letters to the property owners in violation of the state Junkyard Ordinance.

 

 

Hazardeous/Dangerous Building – corner Sawyer Road and Longley Road

Randy is to draft a letter of violation on direction of the Board of Selectmen; the owner has 30 days to secure. The Board will have a site visit at 6:15 Monday August 22nd.

 

The new building code is enforced now. There will be some fee changes done by the Board of Selectmen. There is something in the ordinance for enforcing the new code.

 

Randy hand delivered a Flea Market application to Mr Stanley Hinds; the Board directed Randy to go ahead send letter of noncompliance on behalf of the Board. He will have 30 days to bring the property in compliance. Mr Hinds had sent a letter to the Attorney General on July 5th after Randy hand delivered the application on June 30th.

 

c         Maine Municipal Election

 

Mark Christman motioned to vote for Maine Municipal Association:

            Stephan Bunker, Vice President

Directors 3 year term

            Errol “Abe” Additon

            Beurmond Banville

            Laurie Smith

And to have Charlie Noonan sign the ballot.

Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

d        Tri-Town Meeting Sept 15 – 6:00 PM GMO

 

The meeting will be held at Greene on September 15th at 6PM. There will be a bbq. Charlie is setting up the agenda items.

 

e        Executive Session – Personnel

 

                                    This will be at the end of the regular meeting.

 

f          Other

 

The Board of Selectmen followed Charlie’s recommendation to allow Carol and Sally to attend the Clerk’s Network Day in Waterville in September. Carol will be receiving her certification. Harry will be at the office.

 

                                            VIII.Appointments

 

Leon Rioux has resigned from the Sabattus Lake Dam Commission effective July 1, 2011. The Board announced there is an opening.

 

                                                  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 # 55 dated 7/1/11 of $ 7,834.48. Mark Christman  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 56 dated 7/1/11 of $ 35,476.63.  Mark Christman  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 57 dated 7/11/11 of $ 7,622.67. Mark Christman  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 58 dated 7/11/11 of $ 207,780.46. Mark Christman  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 59 dated 7/18/11 of $ 6,173.09. Mark Christman  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 60 dated 7/18/11 of $ 280,951.30. Mark Christman  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 61 dated 7/25/11 of $ 7,581.71. Mark Christman  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 62 dated 7/25/11 of $ 48,422.49. Mark Christman  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 14 dated 7/11/11 of $ 1,565.70. Mark Christman  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 15 dated 7/25/11 of $ 1,851.65. Mark Christman  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant # 11 dated 7/11/11 of $ 99.95. Mark Christman  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant # 12 dated 7/25/11 of $ 443.07. Mark Christman  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

                                            XIII.      Adjournment

 

Tony Reny motioned that the Board enter executive session to discuss a personnel matter pursuant to 1 MRSA, Section 405, subsection (A) and not return to meeting as there will be no decision. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

The Board was in executive session from 8:30-8:40PM.

 

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

 

The Board adjourned at 8:41PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                 Approved and accepted,

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                          Ron Grant, Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                     Board of Selectmen