Minutes will not become official until accepted at the next Regular Selectmen’s Meeting June 27, 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:  Dan Moreau, Glenn Chateauvert, Jean Dupuis, Bruce Pinette, and Tim Doyle.  

 

                        This meeting was televised 

 

                                     I.      Call to Order

 

Ronald Grant, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 7:19PM.

 

                                  II.      Public Discussion

 

Jean Dupuis discussed with the Board of Selectmen regarding the roadwork being done on Coburn Road.

 

                                 III.      Acceptance of Minutes – May 23, 2011 & June 2, 2011.

 

Tony Reny motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated May 23rd meeting upon signature of chairman, Ron Grant. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Tony Reny motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated June 2nd 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

$ 43,351.87. .Charlie reported excise tax collection year to date is $7,000.00 more than last year during same time.  

 

 

 

                             V.      Roads

 

Charlie reported the highway crew has been working on Quaker Ridge Road from the wash out. The gravel meets all the compaction specs. The crew did spend extra labor watering and rolling the gravel before being tarred.

 

The crew may experiment with other material on a small section using alternate materials.

 

                                VI.      Old Business

 

a.  Solid Waste  

 

Charlie reported the Solid Waste had a meeting on Thursday evening with a rep from ECO Maine regarding single stream recycling. The Solid Waste Committee will be meeting soon to discuss the options presented to date.

 

b.      VFW Property

 

Charlie will contact the attorney after the survey deed and t=note references are done. The draft will be shared with the Board of Selectmen and the VFW.

 

c.       Other

 

None.

 

 

VII.                 New Business

 

a        Warrant Signature Authorization

 

Mark Christman motioned to have Ron Grant, chair of Selectmen or his designee sign payable, payroll, Julia Adams Morse Library and Ella Augusta Thompson Fund warrants the off week of Selectmen meetings. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

b        Set Mill Rate

 

Tony Reny motioned to set the 2011 tax rate at $13.28 per thousand; this is an increase of $1.18 per thousand. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

The Board kept the town budget tight; the annual town meeting authorized  fire department purchase of  a new fire truck for $ 86,494, fire department stipend of $36,000, and County tax is $13,000 increase and the school budget was $187,000 higher.

 

c         School Bonding/Public Hearing/Warrant

 

The Board discussed the special referendum warrant the school is having on July 19th from 1-7 pm. There will be a public hearing on July 12th at 6pm at LAHS. 

 

The school is asking for $ 600,000.00  to match a $500,000.00 grant; if no grant the project will not go forward, for bio-mass plant for  two schools and purchasing a former daycare building for adult education for $315,000.00.

 

Tony Reny motioned to sign the warrant under distress for MSAD 52 school referendum vote July 19th. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote for the motion – Tony Reny, Ron Grant and Mark Christman. Vote abstained – Don Bedford and Kevin Mower. Motion passed.

 

 

d        Recreation Field Usage

 

Tony Reny motioned to not grant the request for the out of town organizations to use recreation fields; the Board will develop a policy. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed. .

 

e        Other

 

The Board has tentative set a date for the Boston Post Cane June 26th 1PM at the Meadows to Mildred Covell.

 

                                            VIII.Appointments

 

None.

 

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

Charlie reported the 4th grade students visited the town office; a representative from Senator Collins office gave a short presentation on Federal Government. Mike Stephanak the engineer was channel 7 did a presentation to the students. Charlie reported everyone did a good job.

 

Rob the Assessing agent will be at the town office July 18th for appointments regarding tax bills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                     X.      Assessment Questions & Abatements/Supplement

 

Tony Reny motioned for the Board of Selectmen to sign the commitment papers after the tax bills are run and the commitment book is printed Wednesday after 3PM before the close of business on Friday. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

                                                  XI.      Announcements

 

   Ron read the announcements aloud. Sally Ann Hebert announced the fundraiser at Leavitt for Monica Quimby, Miss Wheelchair Maine and Heidi Conn on Friday the 17th.

 

                                               XII.      Selectmen Acceptance & Signing of Weekly Warrant

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 44 dated 5/26/11 of $ 6,787.00. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 45 dated 5/26/11 of $ 10,504.01.  Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 46 dated 6/6/11 of $ 5,979.28. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 47 dated 6/6/11 of $ 24,401.79. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 48 dated 6/13/11 of $ 6,790.59. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 49 dated 6/13/11 of $ 51,108.40. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 11 dated 5/26/11 of $ 3,349.94. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 12 dated 6/13/11 of $ 2,010.16. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant # 9dated 6/06/11 of $ 131.59. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant # 10 dated 6/13/11 of $ 9,141.75. 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. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

The Board adjourned at 8:09M.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                 Approved and accepted,

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                          Ron Grant, Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                     Board of Selectmen