Minutes will not become official until accepted at the next Regular Selectmen’s Meeting March 28, 2011.

 

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

 

Staff present:  Bruce Tufts – Highway Foreman.

 

Members absent:  Ronald Grant is on vacation and Mark Christman is unable to attend.

 

Others present:   Phil Lavoie – Fire Chief, Bruce Sanford – Assistant Fire Chief, and Ed Pollard salesman for Ferrara Fire Apparatus Inc.

 

                        This meeting was televised 

 

                                     I.      Call to Order

 

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

 

                                  II.      Public Discussion

 

None.

 

                                 III.      Acceptance of Minutes – February 28, 2011

 

Don Bedford motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated February 28th meeting upon signature of acting chairman, Tony Reny. 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

$ 322,867.21; that included the MSAD52 March school payment. .The Board and Town Manager briefly discussed making arrangements with the bank to go forward with the TAN (Tax Anticipated Note) if needed. .

 

                             V.      Roads

 

The Highway Crew has been busy with rain; the roads have been freezing at night and thawing during the days. Bruce asked the Board if a York rock rake could be purchased to rake the dirt roads. This will assist in them drying up sooner and leveling out the ruts. Don Bedford motioned to purchase York Rake for $7,500.00 and have the Town Manager sign the proper paperwork. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Voted was unanimous.

 

                                VI.      Old Business

 

                                           a.                        2011 Annual Town Meeting

 

Tony thanked everyone for voting.

 

                                          b.                        School Budget

 

MSAD52 Budget for the school lunch, transportation, and revisit all items that they put on the revisit list. The meeting will be at Greene Central School at 6PM.

 

State of Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen will be at MSAD52 tomorrow. There will be a public meeting on Tuesday night. 

 

 

c.    Tri-Town Meeting 3/24/11 Leeds 6:00 PM  

 

Don, Tony and Kevin plan to attend along with the school board, Androscoggin Sheriff, State Legislature and State Representatives. They will discuss the school funding, state revenue sharing, Androscoggin County Charter Commission and MDOT.

 

d.    Other

 

The town has exhausted all avenues to have the railroad repair the crossing on Sawyer Road. On Friday the railroad did put some material out there. Pan Am railway was looking at the pothole. 

 

 

 

VII.          New Business

 

    

 

a                    Fire Truck Purchase

 

Chief Lavoie, Assistant Chief Sanford along with Ed Pollard salesman from Ferrara discussed the new fire truck. Don Bedford motioned to purchase a new fire truck from Ferrara for $343,209.40 with 50% down tonight with a 1% discount. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to have Charlie Noonan sign the paperwork on behalf of the town. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

b                    Library Trustees Letter

 

The library trustees sent a letter to the Board of Selectmen regarding used all of the $30,000 from Julia Adams Morse Library Trust fund; instead of breaking down until two years at $15,000 each year.

 

The Board thanks the trustees for the letter discussing the understanding of the monies.

 

c                     Office Computers Down for MV Upgrade 3/24 8:00 AM-10:00AM

 

The Board announced that the Town office will be closed on Thursday from 8-10AM for updating the motor vehicle computer program.

 

d                    County Charter Commission

 

There will be a meeting and the committee is asking for input and questions from the Board of Selectmen.

 

e                    LD 653 Ban the use of Personal Watercraft on Allen Pond   

 

The will be a hearing at 1pm Wednesday. The Board is not taking a stand on this bill.

                       

f                      Other 

 

The Board received a mailing for the Spirit of America. The Board will discuss when Ron Grant returns from vacation.

 

 

                                            VIII.        Appointments

 

Kevin Mower motioned to appoint Charles Noonan as Town Manager, Town Clerk, Treasurer, Road Commissioner, Tax Collector and General Assistance Administrator until March 15, 2012. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to appoint Sally Ann Hebert as Registrar of Voters until March 15, 2012. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to appoint Carol E Buzzell as Inland Fisheries & Wildlife and Motor Vehicle Agent until March 15, 2012. . Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to appoint Alden Peterson as Emergency Management Director, 911 Addressing Coordinator Officer, and E911 Consolidation Committee until March 15, 2012.  Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to appoint Joanne Boyington, Richard Clark, Sally Ann Hebert, Michael Stephanak, and Brenda Theriault to Cable TV Committee until March 15, 2012. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed. .

 

Kevin Mower motioned to appoint Carol Buzzell, George Farris Jr, Steve Goulet, Peter Jolicoeur, Phil Lavoie, David Lepage, Dan Moreau, Phillippe Moreau, Charles Noonan, Alden Peterson, Brenda Theriault and Bruce Tufts to Capital Improvement Committee until March 15, 2012. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed. .

 

Kevin Mower motioned to appoint Thomas Crosby, Rachel Goulet, Steve Goulet, David Lepage, Maurice Levasseur, Judy Marden, Anthony Reny, Mitchell Ross and Steve Royer to Comprehensive Plan Committee until March 15, 2012. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed. .

 

Kevin Mower motioned to appoint Carol Buzzell, Timothy Doyle, Christos Gianopoulis, Annette Roy, Brenda Theriault and James Weston to Greene Community Scholarship Committee until March 15, 2012. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to appoint Kathryn Beausang, John Belisle, Monita Gagnon, Sally Ann Hebert, Sheila Martel to Greene Economic & Community Development Group until March 15, 2012. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed. .

 

Kevin Mower motioned to appoint Phil Lavoie, Bruce Sanford and Barbara Bubier to Greene Fire Department Benevolent Fund until March 15, 2012. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed. .

 

Kevin Mower motioned to appoint Jennifer Heath until March 15, 2014; George Schott – 1st Associate until March 15, 2012 and John Bennett and 2nd Associate until March 15, 2012 to Planning Board until March 15, 2012. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed. .

 

Kevin Mower motioned to appoint Mert Buzzell, Glen  Chateauvert, Renaud Dupuis, Jamie Lachance, Shawn Lavigne, Andre Leblanc, Wendell Strout Jr and Bruce Tufts to Parks & Recreation Committee until March 15, 2012. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed. .

 

Kevin Mower motioned to appoint Mark Christman to Sabattus Lake Dam Commission until March 15, 2014. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed. .

 

Kevin Mower motioned to appoint Joanne Boyington, Fred Bubier, Holly Ewing, Robert Hodgkins, Daniel Moreau, Adam Varney and Charles Varney Solid Waste Committee until March 15, 2012. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed. .

 

Kevin Mower motioned to appoint Lucien Asselin, Harry Darling and Harry Gorman as  Constables to serve civil papers until March 15, 2012. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed. .

 

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

 

Don Bedford reported the Planning Board met – discussed to recalculate the prosperous at the Greene IGA and to close one entrance.

 

Tony Reny thanked everyone for submitting photos to the Conservation Commission’s photo contest.

 

                                                     X.      Assessment Questions & Abatements/Supplement

 

None.

 

                                                  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 # 19 dated 3/07/11 of $ 8,590.64. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 20 dated 3/07/11 of $ 19,290.97.  Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 21 dated 3/14/11 of $ 6,095.77. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 22 dated 3/14/11 of $ 278,215.72; including the MSAD52 March school payment.   Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable (Fire Truck) Warrant # 23 dated 3/14/11 of $ 171,604.00.  Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 5 dated 3/07/11 of $ 1,886.63. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

                                            XIII.      Adjournment

 

Don Bedford motioned to adjourn. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

The Board adjourned at 8:25PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                           Approved and accepted,

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                 Tony Reny, Acting Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                         Board of Selectmen