Greene Board of Selectmen

Regular Meeting

October 31, 2011

Minutes will not become official until accepted at the next Regular Selectmen’s Meeting November 14, 2011.

 

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

 

Staff present:  Randy Ray – Code Enforcement Officer

 

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.

 

Held the Public Hearing for Facility Usage Policy. No one was in attendance for comments. Ron closed the hearing at 7:05PM. This policy allows the Board of Selectmen to have guidelines for use of town facilities. The Town properties will be posted for non-smoking.

 

Held the Public Hearing for Flea Market License.  Donna Wesson and George Stanley were in attendance for this public hearing. The Board, Donna, George and Randy Ray discussed this license application. Tony Reny motioned to deny the license on sections 201 (plot plan not to scale); 202.4 (number and placement of signs do not meet ordinance) and 202.5 (hours of operation does not meet ordinance). Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed. .

 

                                  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 October 17th meeting upon signature of chairman, Ron Grant. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

 

 

                                IV.      Treasurer’s Report

 

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

$ 1,569,628.05. Charlie reported revenues are right in line with budget. Expenditures are in line except fuel areas.

 

                             V.      Roads

 

The lower section on Coburn Road has been completed. Reclaim will be laid on Wednesday or Thursday.

 

The highway crew will take the clay out of Todd Road and replace with reclaim.

 

                                VI.      Old Business

 

a.  Facility Usage Policy   

 

Tony Reny motioned to accept the Facility Usage Policy as presented. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

b.      Flea Market Application

 

This was handled above during the public hearing.

 

c.       Cherry Pond

 

The signed copy of road agreement has returned and will go to the Planning Board. This is the last thing the Planning Board needed for final approval.

 

d.      Junk Yards

 

Randy Ray reported the junkyard on Sawyer Road is in noncompliance and has not received any reply from letters. This property is in foreclosure by the town for non payment of taxes. If the town forecloses on, they will have to clean up the property.

 

Allen Pond Road has one more piece of equipment to move

 

 

 

e.      County Dispatch Meeting

 

 

Charlie reported he attended the meeting. There are three options: LA 911; County and Lisbon. Lisbon is presenting a number. There is a meeting next Wednesday in Lisbon.

 

f.        Tax Liens

 

 

Charlie reported letter has gone out. There have been payments received; payment arrangement made. They may be some recommendation for a tax sale.

 

g.      Other

 

Sally Ann Hebert gave an reminder for the November 8th election.

 

 

 

VII.                 New Business

 

a        Fire Works Ordinance

 

Charlie reported that Androscoggin Sheriff’s Department and Maine State Police cannot enforce local ordinances. Mark Christman motioned to follow state statues. Tony Reny 2nd the motion.  Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

b. Other

 

None.

 

 

                                            VIII.Appointments

 

None.

 

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

None.

 

                                                     X.      Assessment Questions & Abatements/Supplement

 

None.

 

 

 

                                                  XI.      Announcements

Mark Christman reported Sabattus Lake Dam Commission has lowed the water on Sabattus Lake for the state to work on Sawyer Road and Sabattus to work on the boat launch on Martin’s Point.

 

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 # 88 dated 10/24/11 of $ 5,660.68. Mark Christman  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 89 dated 10/24/11 of $ 497.58. Mark Christman    2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 90 dated 10/24/11 of $ 22,841.12.  Mark Christman    2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 91 dated 10/31/11 of $ 7,551.90. Mark Christman  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 92 dated 10/31/11 of $ 25,458.96. Mark Christman  2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 22 dated 10/31/11 of $ 1,555.71. Mark Christman  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Ella Augusta Thompson Fund Warrant # 10 dated 10/24/11 of $ 935.65. 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 7:55 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                 Approved and accepted,

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                          Ron Grant, Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                     Board of Selectmen