Minutes will not become official until accepted at the next Regular Selectmen’s Meeting May 23, 2011.

 

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

 

Staff present:  Bruce Tufts – Highway Foreman.

 

Members absent:  Kevin Mower - sick.

 

Others present:   Jean Dupuis.

 

                        This meeting was televised 

 

                                     I.      Call to Order

 

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

 

Public Hearing Hurricane’s Liquor License

 

Ron opened and closed the public hearing for Hurricane’s Liquor License. There were no comments heard.

 

                                  II.      Public Discussion

 

None.

 

                                 III.      Acceptance of Minutes – April 25, 2011

 

Tony Reny motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated April 25th 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

$ 184,701.92.Charlie reported all expenditures are in line. Excise tax revenues are a little more than anticipated.

 

                             V.      Roads

 

Bruce Tufts reported they are replacing a culvert on Coburn Road. Charlie reported the road crew will be doing work on Coburn Road with a 50% grant from Androscoggin Soil and Water.

 

Tony Reny motioned to put out to bid paving for 1 mile on Meadow Hill Road, 680 feet Cross Road/Allen Pond Extension, 1623 feet on Fifth Avenue. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed. 

 

Charlie Noonan reported he will be asking prices for gravel also.

 

                                VI.      Old Business

 

a.  Allen Pond 

 

Allen Pond Improvement Association may have a boat safety program from 6-9 PM on July 11, 18, and 25, 2011. They are awaiting confirmation from IFW. 

 

b.      FPL Cherry Pond

 

FPL will be at the Planning Board for informational meeting. The Public Hearing will be at a later date. Construction will start this fall. 

 

c.    VFW Land/Buildings  

 

Charlie Noonan reported George Bouchles is doing the survey; it will be done by the end of the month. This will be on the Special Town Meeting to go forward with the purchase.

 

d.        Solid Waste

 

Lewiston will take Greene’s single stream recycling at no cost. There is a meeting on May 19th with Casella and the Selectmen from Greene, Leeds and Turner.

 

Lewiston stops paying on July 1st.

 

e.              School Budget Vote

 

  Ron Grant read the results of RSU52 School Budget Votes for 2011-2012. 

 

f.                Rt 202 Turning Lane

 

Charlie Noonan reported that he was notified by MDOT there is funding for the design this year,

 

g.              Other

 

None.

 

 

VII.          New Business

 

    

a                    Tax Anticipation Note 

 

Tony Reny motioned (1) that under and pursuant to Title 30-A, Section 5771 of the Maine Revised Statutes, as amended and supplemented, there be and hereby is authorized the issuance of up to $300,000.00 principal amount of Tax Anticipation Note of the Town in anticipation of the receipt of taxes for the municipal year which commence January 1, 2011 and ends December 31, 2011; (2) that said Note is hereby sold and awarded to Androscoggin Bank; (3) Said Note said shall mature on July 15, 2011; shall bear interest at a rate to be determined by the Town Treasurer and Chair of the Select Board; and shall be awarded and sold, and be in such form and bear such derails, as the Treasurer and Chair may determine; (4) Said note is hereby designated a bank-qualified obligation of the Town for the 2011 calendar year pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. (5) That all things heretofore taken by the Town, its municipal officers and agents in the authorization of said Note are hereby ratified, approved and confirmed and the Treasurer and Chair are each hereby authorized to take and all action necessary or convenient to carry out the provisions of this voting, including delivering said Note against payment therefor. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed. 

 

                                                Charlie Noonan reported the interest will be 1.19% interest.

 

b                    School Meeting/Vote

 

Ron reminded everyone the referendum vote is tomorrow 1-7pm.

 

 

c                     Special Town Meeting/Public Hearing Mass Gathering Ordinance

 

Tony Reny motioned to schedule public hearing for May 23rd at 7PM for amendment to Mass Gathering Ordinance. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to plug in the first year payment of $5,000 for the purchase of the VFW building and land with payment agreement over six years, in this year to include in 2011 tax bill. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

           

d                    Other

 

Mike Stephanak requested using cable funds for a high def video camera for WGLT TV7 approximated $5,000 to $8,000. He will present to the Board of Selectmen at the next meeting.

 

 

e                    Personnel Matter

 

Executive Session at the end of the meeting.

 

                                            VIII.        Appointments

 

None.

 

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

Tony Reny reported the Conservation Commission went to Greene Central to announce the 2011 scholarship to conservation camp. The deadline is May 13th.

 

Mark Christman reported the RSU 52 superintendent search committee still meeting. They have put the position out again.

 

                                                     X.      Assessment Questions & Abatements/Supplement

 

None.

 

                                                  XI.      Announcements

 

   Tony read the announcements aloud.

 

                                               XII.      Selectmen Acceptance & Signing of Weekly Warrant

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 36 dated 5/02/11 of $ 7,074.18. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 37 dated 5/02/11 of $ 21,721.91.  Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 38 dated 5/09/11 of $ 4,877.37. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 39 dated 5/09/11 of $ 23,424.64. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 9 dated 5/02/11 of $ 1,919.08. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant # 8 dated 5/02/11 of $ 548.91. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

                                            XIII.      Adjournment

 

Mark Christman motioned to move that the board enter executive session to discuss a personnel matter pursuant to 1 MRSA, Section 405, subsection 6(A). Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Board adjourned to executive session at 7:58 PM. Board adjourned from executive session at 8:15 PM.

 

Tony Reny motioned to adjourn. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

The Board adjourned at 8:15PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                           Approved and accepted,

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                 Ron Grant, Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                         Board of Selectmen