Greene Board of Selectmen

Regular Meeting

October 17, 2011

Minutes will not become official until accepted at the next Regular Selectmen’s Meeting October 31, 2011.

 

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

 

Staff present:  Randy Ray – Code Enforcement Officer

 

Members absent:  Don Bedford and Mark Christman both 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.

 

Held the Public Hearing for General Assistance Ordinance. No one was in attendance for comments.

 

Moment of silence for the passing of Charles Hebert, Wendell Strout, Sr and Fred Bubier.  

 

                                  II.      Public Discussion

 

None.

 

                                 III.      Acceptance of Minutes – September 26, 2011.

 

Tony Reny motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated September 26th 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

$ 1,530,277.40. Charlie reported grant monies has been received for the Coburn Road grant’s project.

 

Revenue’s are still inline to the budget.

 

The new fire truck was on display before the meeting. The Board got to see the new truck. Ron Grant reported with the monies spent it is a very impressive truck. 

 

                             V.      Roads

 

The lower section on Coburn Road has been completed. One cross culvert has to be installed. The crew hopes to finish the project by next week.

 

Ron Grant drove over the road; remarked the highway crew did a good job.

 

The State will close part of Sawyer Road on October 17th to work on the ledges and install new guard rails along the lake.  

 

                                VI.      Old Business

 

a.  1985 Fire Truck Bids   

 

The Board reviewed the bids received for the 1985 fire truck. There were only two bids received:

            Richard Otis   Falmouth, Me     5,101.00

            Harold Mason Falmouth, Me     3,538.92

 

Kevin Mower motioned to award the bid to Richard Otis of Falmouth, Me for $5,101.00. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Tony Reny motioned that the monies $ 5,101.00 will go into the town’s general fund. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

The Board and Town Manager discussed that Richard Otis offered to pay $899.00 for the fire truck being stripped by the Town Garage. Tony Reny motioned to sell the stripped truck to Richard Otis for $899; $6,000.00 for both fire trucks. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

b.      Cherry Pond

 

The road agreement with the Town of Greene and FPL has been accepted by the Town. Tony Reny motioned to sign the road agreement on behalf of the town. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

c.       Junk Yards

 

Randy Ray reported two are in compliance – Giguere and Hamel. Spear is still working on his. Angers has not done anything yet. The Board will give Randy direction on Spear and Anger’s at the October 31st meeting.

 

Tony Reny to move ahead on Collin’s with legal action of non-compliance as he has brought more items in.  Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Code Enforcement Officer and Town Manager will meet with Androscoggin Sheriff’s Department on another compliant.

 

George Stanley was present to discuss his flea market application with the Board. Ron advised him of what needed to be done before granting the license. Mr. Stanley stated that he was doing what the person before him did for a business at the same location. The Fire Marshall had condemned the building; no one can enter the building except family. Mr. Stanley was deterring away from the subject and getting sassy. Ron put the gravel down and asked Mr. Stanley to leave.  

 

d.      Center Bridge Meeting

 

 

Charlie reported he attended the Center Bridge project meeting in Turner. There is a new consultant; the bid award will be awarded in early summer; construction to start in early fall. The location of the bridge has not been decided yet. There will be a representative from Greene, Leeds and Turner to look at the design.

 

e.      County Dispatch Meeting

 

 

Charlie attended the County dispatch meeting. There was no presentation from Lisbon. The numbers are still up in the air. Steve Wood, representative was also at the meeting.

 

f.        Facilities Usage Policy

 

The policy has been sent to CYAA. A public hearing on this has been scheduled for October 31st Board meeting.

 

g.      Other

 

None.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VII.                 New Business

 

a        General Assistance Ordinance

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept the new guidelines. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

b        Hazard Mitigation Plan

 

Tony Reny motioned to sign the updated EMA Androscoggin County & Hazard

Mitigation Plan. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion

passed.

           

                        C    Tax Liens

 

Charlie reported that letters will be sent to the property and mortgage holders of unpaid 2009 and older tax liens. These are the properties that are unpaid and no payment arrangements have been entered into. These properties are in danger of foreclosing on the unpaid tax liens. Tony Reny motioned to give them 60 days to pay or enter into a payment arrangement. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

c.                                                                                           D.  Executive Session – Personnel Matter

 

This will be discussed at the end of the meeting as no decisions will be made.

 

E  Other

 

Sally Ann Hebert discussed the changes in absentee ballot requests for this election in November.

 

 

                                            VIII.Appointments

 

Tony Reny motioned to accept the resignation of Jennifer Heath-Stillwell from the Planning Board; and to send her a letter thanking her for her term. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Tony Reny motioned to appoint Michael Lance to replace Jennifer Heath-Stillwell unexpired term on the Greene Planning Board. . Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Tony Reny motioned to appoint David Chabot to replace Leon Rioux on the Sabattus Lake Dam Commission unexpired term. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

None.

 

                                                     X.      Assessment Questions & Abatements/Supplement

 

None.

 

                                                  XI.      Announcements

 

Ron read the announcements aloud.

 

Ron announced the unused drug disposal collection on October 29th.

 

Ron read a thank you from Valerie Knight Stout.

 

                                               XII.      Selectmen Acceptance & Signing of Weekly Warrant

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 82 dated 10/3/11 of $ 6,764.50. Tony Reny  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 83 dated 10/3/11 of $ 21,297.22.  Tony Reny  2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 84 dated 10/7/11 of $ 6,324.91. Tony Reny  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 85 dated 10/7/11 of $ 21,766.56. Tony Reny  2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 86 dated 10/17/11 of $ 6,351.34. Tony Reny  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 87 dated 10/17/11 of $ 421,209.48. Tony Reny  2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 20 dated 10/3/11 of $ 1,986.94. Tony Reny  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 21 dated 10/17/11 of $ 1,735.44. Tony Reny  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant # 17 dated 10/03/11 of $ 99.95. Tony Reny  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

                                            XIII.      Adjournment

 

Tony Reny motioned that the Board enter executive session to discuss a personnel matter pursuant to 1 MRSA, Section 405, subsection 6(a) and will not be entering back into televised session. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion.

 

The Board entered executive session from 7:50pm to 8:12 pm.

 

Tony Reny motioned to adjourn. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

The Board adjourned at 8:13PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                 Approved and accepted,

 

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                          Ron Grant, Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                     Board of Selectmen