Minutes will not become official until accepted at the next Regular Selectmen’s Meeting April 11, 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:   None. .

 

                        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 – March 14, 2011

 

Don Bedford motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated March 14th 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

$ 330,246.54...The Board and Town Manager discussed Excise Tax Collections, the expenditures in account 15-03 town office, 10-07 and 14-02 in public works and the overall 14-01 electric accounts.

 

                             V.      Roads

 

The Highway Crew has been busy with the gravel roads. The York Rake is working well. The rough area on Allen Pond Extension will be graveled over.

 

It was reported that some repairs has been done at the railroad crossing on Sawyer Road by the railroad. There has been some patch put in temporality put in. Thanks to Congressman Michaud who is on the rail committee.

 

The gravel roads are getting in shape.

 

                                VI.      Old Business

 

                                                                                                                               a.      School Budget

 

The will be close to ½ mil increase to the Town of Greene. Positions have been put back in. Greene has the largest increase in the school budget.

 

                                                                                                                              b.      Tri-Town Meeting 3/24/2011

 

Tony Reny reported the Superintendent was there and reported the awards the school district has received. The town talked about the single stream recycling that Lewiston is going to; they are waiting to hear back from Lewiston on how this is going to be handled.

 

The food was very good.

 

 

c.    Allen Pond Bills at Legislature  

 

Charlie reported the bill presented by Rep Crafts of Lisbon on no personnel watercraft on Allen Pond was voted ought not to pass. There was a video shown for fifteen minutes on the dangers of the pond.

 

This group wants to attend the April 11th meeting for the Board of Selectmen to review the 40 minute video. The Board states the Town has no authority over this and this needs to be worked out between these people and the Allen Pond Improvement Association.

 

 

d.    Other

 

None.

 

 

 

VII.          New Business

 

    

 

a                    Homestead Exemption

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Ratio Declaration & Reimbursement Application for 2011. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

b                    NextEra (FPL) Cherry Pond

 

The Town Manager brought the Board up to on what NextEra is planning for Cherry Pond. This will be a launch site with picnic area on the Androscoggin River off River Road. The Town is going to be working with them on this project.

 

c                     MMA Executive Committee Elections

 

No one on the Board is interested in serving on this committee.

 

d                    Boston Post Cane

 

The current Holder of the cane, Barbara Nelson has passed away. The next one in line will be moving out of town shortly. This will be discussed at the next meeting.

 

e                    Personnel Matter            

 

The Board will discuss this at the end of the meeting. .

                       

f                      Other 

 

The Board discussed that house numbers need to be on the houses. They discussed on how this notification will be made to the residents.

 

 

                                            VIII.        Appointments

 

None.

 

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

Tony Reny reported the Conservation Committee is having some of the photos blown up to be framed. The pictures will be framed and hung on the walls of the Town Office with the respective ribbons.

 

                                                     X.      Assessment Questions & Abatements/Supplement

 

The Board took the interest off the account on the tree growth penalty on Map 14 Lot 2.

 

                                                  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 # 24 dated 3/07/11 of $ 7,097.74. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 25 dated 3/07/11 of $ 20,811.89.  Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 26 dated 3/14/11 of $ 5,853.42. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 27 dated 3/14/11 of $ 23,223.77.   Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 6 dated 3/21/11 of $ 2,362.32. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Ella Augusta Thompson Fund Warrant # 3 dated 3/28/11 of $ 696.20. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant # 5 dated 3/28/11 of $ 5,579.20. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

                                            XIII.      Adjournment

 

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

 

The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 7:45PM.

 

The board returned from Executive Session at 8:02PM.

 

The Board adjourned at 8:03PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                           Approved and accepted,

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                 Tony Reny, Acting Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                         Board of Selectmen