Greene Board of Selectmen

Regular Meeting

November 14, 2011

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

 

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

 

Staff present:  None.

 

Members absent:  Don Bedford absent due to medical.

 

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 – October  31, 2011.

 

Tony Reny motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated October 31st  meeting upon signature of chairman, Ron Grant. 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

$ 1,345,504.47. Charlie reported revenues are right in line with budget. Expenditures are in line except fuel areas.

 

                             V.      Roads

 

Coburn Road project is completed except for a touch up in the spring.

 

The Highway crew will be working on the Todd Road.

 

The Board of Selectmen and Town Manager discussed that MDOT had Sawyer Road closed for three weeks and it does not look like they did anything but install the new guardrail. Charlie is to send a letter to MDOT Commissioner stating the Board of Selectmen are disappointed in the work done in that amount of time.

 

Charlie has met with Representative Steve Wood regarding the MDOT project on the ledges on Sawyer Road also the lack of cooperation from the railroad and state on repairing the Sawyer Road crossing.

 

                                VI.      Old Business

 

a.  Dispatch Meeting   

 

Charlie attended the meeting in Lisbon. No decisions have been made on what direction the dispatch is going. Is it going to Lisbon, L/A 911 or stay at the County.

 

b.      Election Results

 

Sally Ann Hebert gave a report from the November 8th election. Charlie reported that there needs to be a railing installed at the steps at the side entrance.

 

c.       Tax Liens

 

Charlie brought the board up to date on the foreclosure letters that have been mailed out to taxpayers.

 

d.      Fire Truck Sales

 

The two trucks are gone.

 

e.      Personnel Policy

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept the personnel policy as written; this is regarding how vacation time is accumulated. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

f.        Appeal  from Flea Market Decision

 

Tony Reny motioned to take no action  with the request for Selectmen’s decision on George Stanley Flea Market Application; there was no money with the application; the Appeals board could not hear per state statute as per his request.

 

The Board may have to take him to court regarding the Junkyard noncompliance at this property.

 

 

g.      Other

 

Ron Grant gave an overview of the meeting he and Charlie met with a Selectmen from Turner and Leeds regarding the three towns joint purchasing.

 

This will be on the agenda for the Tri-town meeting at Turner in December.

 

 

 

VII.                 New Business

 

a        Audit Engagement Letter

 

Mark Christman motioned to sign the engagement letter for the 2011 Audit with Purdy Powers from Portland; for $9,800; authorize the town manager to sign the engagement letter. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

b.      Quarterly Review results RJD Appraisal

 

There was a net gain of $207,500 in the 2011 quarter review of the town properties by RJD Appraisal.  

 

c.       Tri-Town Meeting December Thursday December 15 Turner

 

Tony Reny motioned to not enter agreement with Turner and Leeds to purchase a sweeper. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous.

 

d.      CEO

 

Charlie reported that Randy Ray has been out last week and for the next couple of weeks. His has to see a neulogist for his back. Ken Pratt is taking his place on a part time basis.

 

e.      Other

 

The Board will get their budget books on November 28th and work on the 2012 budget on December 5, 12 and 19th.

 

The office will be closed on December 30th for year end close out.

 

 

                                            VIII.Appointments

 

None.

 

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

Tony Reny read a thank you letter to the Conservation Commission from Dilan Higgins who won the Bryant Pond Conservation Camp Scholarship this year. 

 

                                                     X.      Assessment Questions & Abatements/Supplement

 

None.

 

 

                                                  XI.      Announcements

 

Ron read the announcements aloud.

 

                                               XII.      Selectmen Acceptance & Signing of Weekly Warrant

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 93 dated 11/7/11 of $ 5,620.05. Tony Reny  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 94 dated 11/7/11 of $ 25,822.35.  Tony Reny   2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 95 dated 11/14/11 of $ 7,155.39. Mark Christman  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 96 dated 11/14/11 of $ 278,801.64. Mark Christman  2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 23 dated 11/14/11 of $ 1,553.84. Mark Christman  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant # 17 dated 11/14/11 of $ 171.95. Mark Christman  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 8:10 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                 Approved and accepted,

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                          Ron Grant, Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                     Board of Selectmen