Minutes will not become official until accepted at the next Regular Selectmen’s Meeting June 13, 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.

 

Members absent:  Mark Christman – family obligation.

 

Others present:  

 

                        This meeting was televised 

 

                                     I.      Call to Order

 

Ronald Grant, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.

 

Public Hearing Mass Gathering Ordinance

 

Ron opened and closed the public hearing for Amendment to the Mass Gathering Ordinance. There were no comments heard.

 

                                  II.      Public Discussion

 

None.

 

                                 III.      Acceptance of Minutes – May 9, 2011

 

Tony Reny motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated May 9th meeting upon signature of chairman, Ron Grant. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote for the motion – Don Bedford, Tony Reny and Ron Grant. Kevin Mower abstained.  Motion passed.

 

                                IV.      Treasurer’s Report

 

Charlie Noonan reported a balance on hand after today’s warrant of

$ 39,570.58.Charlie reported $75,000.00 has been borrowed on the TANF note.

 

There will be additional road expenses due to the rain burst on Saturday that washed out the shoulders and some roads.

 

Revenue Sharing from the State was a little over anticipated. The Governor is proposing that this be set as a set amount to the towns; not from the sales income the State receives. This will hurt the towns.

 

                             V.      Roads

 

Bruce Tufts reported they have leased a sweeper to sweep the sand off the intersections and roads. It has rained everyday since. They have done more roads than previous years.

 

The rain storm (rain burst) on Saturday afternoon damaged Quaker Ridge Road by Allen Pond Road, Patten Road by the fire station, and by Hopper Pond. The roads need to be repaired and shoulder work has to be done, some culverts need to be replaced from damage or needing a larger diameter.

 

The Board and the Town Manager discussed at great length the need for repairing the damaged roads and continuing on with the road program already Okayed for this year. The Board expressed their concern for the promises already made to the residents of Coburn Road, Fifth Avenue. They also felt if they did not do an overlay on Meadow Hill Road it would set the road program back.

 

Charlie has already contacted Joanne Potvin at EMA if there are any funds from FEMA for the damages in Androscoggin County this last storm. The Board will meet on June 2nd at 6:00 PM to discuss the funding to do the storm damage repairs. Charlie will have figures to go to special town meeting on June 13th for repairing the damaged roads, if it will come out of 2011 tax appropriations, out of undesignated surplus and/or funding from FEMA and the State.

 

                                VI.      Old Business

 

a.  Solid Waste 

 

Charlie reported the Solid Waste had a meeting on Thursday evening with a rep from Pine Tree Waste on single stream recycling. Representatives from Leeds and Turner were also in attendance.

 

There is another meeting on June 2nd at 6:30PM with a rep from ECO Maine.  

 

b.      FPL Cherry Pond

 

FPL is on the Planning Board meeting on June 14th to start the review of the plan. There is a site visit on Monday June 13th at 5:30 PM. It is proposed as a carry in/carries out trash program instead of trash cans to be maintained.

 

 

c.       Other

 

None.

 

 

VII.          New Business

 

    

a                    Pole Permits  

 

Tony Reny motioned to authorize Charles Noonan to sign the CMP Pole Permits. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed. 

 

                                                 

 

b                    Paving Bids

 

Tony Reny motioned to award the 2011 Paving bid to Ramparts for their bid of $ 122,890.75 on recommendation of Charlie Noonan. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

c                     Materials Bid

 

Tony Reny motioned to award the 2011 Road Project Materials Bid to George Schott route 202 pit at $ 13.25 per yard; per recommendation of Charlie Noonan. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

Tony Reny motioned to award bid of 15,000 yards at $ 5.40 per yard contingent on the gravel passing the compaction test to Bubier Construction per recommendation of Chalie Noonan. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

d                    Special Town Meeting Warrant

 

Tony Reny motioned to sign the warrant for the June 13th Special Town Meeting:  subject to revision. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

e                    Executive Session

 

                                                The Board will enter into Executive Session at the end of the meeting.

 

f                      Other

 

Mike Stephanak presented the quote for the new high def video camera for WGLT TV7. Tony Reny motioned to authorize WGLT TV7 to purchase a high definition camera for $9,043.00. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

The board asked about live streaming the programming.

                                            VIII.       Appointments

 

None.

 

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

Tony Reny reported the Conservation Commission gave out two scholarships to a young lady and young man from Greene Central School 5th grade. There were 15 entrants.

 

Don Bedford reported the Planning Board met and has accepted the new phorosporous numbers and the new study on Mark Burgess project. They heard the information exchange from FPL regarding developing Cherry Pond. The Board also heard two cell antennas being placed on two towers already constructed in Greene. 

 

 

                                                     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 # 40 dated 5/16/11 of $ 6,475.60. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 41 dated 5/16/11 of $ 16,738.88.  Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 42 dated 5/23/11 of $ 5,676.07. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 43 dated 5/23/11 of $ 269,980.72. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 10 dated 5/16/11 of $ 2,296.75. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Ella Augusta Thompson Fund Warrant # 5 dated 5/23/11 of $ 349.36. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant # 9dated 5/23/11 of $ 378.00. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

                                            XIII.      Adjournment

 

Tony Reny motioned to move that the board enter executive session to discuss a matter related to acquisition of public property pursuant to 1 MRSA, Section 405, subsection 6(C). Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Board adjourned to executive session at 8:20 PM. Board adjourned from executive session at 8:45 PM.

 

Tony Reny motioned to adjourn. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

The Board adjourned at 8:45PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                           Approved and accepted,

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                 Ron Grant, Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                         Board of Selectmen