Minutes will not become official until accepted at the next Regular Selectmen’s Meeting July 25, 2011.

 

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

 

Staff present:  Bruce Tufts – Highway Foreman, Randall Ray – Code Enforcement Officer, Bob Hodgkins – Transfer Station Foreman. .

 

Members absent:  Mark Christman – work.

 

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 – June 13, 2011.

 

Tony Reny motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated June 13th 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

$ 6,929.61. .Charlie reported $20,000 was taken out of capital reserve; the revenue is on schedule. Charlie is concerned about the electrical usage at the Highway Garage and Town Office; it is up ¼ more than previous years. The other concern is diesel fuel prices. .  

 

 

 

                             V.      Roads

 

Charlie reported the highway crew has the Quaker Ridge Road done. Fifth Avenue will be paved the 2nd week of July along with Cross Road and Meadow Hill Road.  

 

The crew has been working on the upper part of Coburn Road.

 

                                VI.      Old Business

 

a.  Solid Waste  

 

Charlie reported has met with several members of the neighboring communities regarding solid waste.

 

There are concerns regarding the Lewiston contract. Charlie and Solid Waste Committee will meet and bring a recommendation to the Board of Selectmen.

 

There will no longer be any revenue for recycling from the City of Lewiston. They may accept a 30-60 day agreement with Greene until Greene makes a decision on how they want to handle their solid waste.

 

Tony Reny motioned to have Charlie Noonan enter into 60 day agreement with the City of Lewiston to take recycling material; no tipping fee; no income for 60 days starting July 1st. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

b.      VFW Property

 

Charlie reported the survey deed is being done; as soon as it is done the attorney will draw up the documents for signature.

 

c.       Taxes

 

Tax bills went out in the mail last Monday; discount ends July 20th at 4:30pm.

 

d.      School Bonding/Public Hearing – July 12, 6pm LHS – vote July 19, 1:00 PM – 7PM  GMO

 

The Board discussed this issue at length the importance of voting.

 

e.      Public Hearing Cherry Pond

 

The Board discussed the renovations to Cherry Pond that Next Era is doing pursuant to their licensing with the Federal Government.

 

f.        Other

 

The Board discussed the disposal of the Fire Dept Ladder Truck. If the gentlemen that purchased the truck do not want, then it will be sold. Lewiston has no interest in getting the truck back.

 

 

VII.                 New Business

 

a        Boston Post Cane

 

Ron Grant reported that Don, Tony, Sally, Mike and himself was at the presentation to Mildred Covell. It was a nice event put on by the Meadows.

 

b        Water Monitoring Town Pit

 

The Board discussed the request from Mike Gatto of Stoneybrook requesting the availability to monitor the groundwater level as George Schott is attempting to do deep mining below the ground level; needs this done for DEP permit. The Board wants to town not be held to any damages. The Town is also requesting a copy of the test report. The Board also discussed how this will affect other wells in the area; how it will affect the aquifer. +

 

c         Other

 

Tony Reny reported that Doug Conn has resigned from MSAD52. The School Board okayed the sale of surplus school items in Turner during the July 4th celebration.

 

The Board agreed the tri-town meeting will be held on September 15th.

 

Charlie Noonan is investigating a retirement plan for employees.

 

                                            VIII.Appointments

 

None.

 

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

Ron Grant reported he attended the Spirit of America program at the Androscoggin Grange in Greene. The Women’s club of Greene received an award. This is the first time this event acknowledged towns of Androscoggin County.

 

 

                                                     X.      Assessment Questions & Abatements/Supplement

 

The Board discussed why the tax mill rate increased this year.

 

 

 

                                                  XI.      Announcements

 

   Tony read the announcements aloud.

 

                                               XII.      Selectmen Acceptance & Signing of Weekly Warrant

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 50 dated 6/20/11 of $ 5,903.62. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 51 dated 6/20/11 of $ 943.50. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 52 dated 6/20/11 of $ 22,074.16.  Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 53 dated 6/27/11 of $ 19,584.23. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 54 dated 6/27/11 of $ 273,209.60. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 13 dated 6/27/11 of $ 1,479.37. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Ella Augusta Thompson Fund Warrant # 6 dated 6/27/11 of $ 1,316.54. 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