Greene Board of Selectmen

Regular Meeting

September 26, 2011

Minutes will not become official until accepted at the next Regular Selectmen’s Meeting October 17, 2011.

 

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

 

Staff present:  None.

 

Members absent:  None.

 

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 – September 12, 2011.

 

Tony Reny motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated September 12th 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

$ 1,906,845.94. Charlie reported revenues are inline of budgeted amounts. The fuel budget was discussed. The Insurance account was not budgeted for Charlie and Harry’s bond.

 

                             V.      Roads

 

The lower culvert project on Coburn Road has been completed. The check from the grant for this project is in the mail. Part of this was spent on fuel and will reimburse the fuel accounts at this project was fuel intensive.

 

 

 

 

                                VI.      Old Business

 

a.  Fire Truck   

 

 

The new fire truck has been delivered to Greene Volunteer Fire Department. The crew is finishing putting the gear on the truck. The truck will be at the Selectmen’s meeting on the 17th of October.

 

b.      Cherry Pond

 

The draft has been reviewed and approved by the town attorney; waiting for FPL to approve.

 

 

c.       Tri-Town Meeting  9/15

 

Ron Grant reported there was a good turnout. The conversation was good on many subjects from purchasing a sweeper jointly with the three towns, joining services, communication with the Superintendent. The Board discussed the pros and cons of jointly purchasing a sweeper. Charlie will have figures to do a cost comparison at the October 17th meeting.

 

A lot of purchases the towns do are currently thru AVCOG and the state. Ron is willing to meet with the other Selectmen to discuss staff and supplies sharing.

 

d.      Center Bridge Meeting – Turner 9/29 9:00AM

 

Charlie reported he is attending a meeting in Turner on Thursday am with the consulting firm that is putting out the RFP on replacing Turner Center Bridge.

The RFP will be put out, awarded late spring, worked scheduled to begin fall 2012.

 

e.      County Dispatch Meeting 9/28 10:00A

 

Charlie will be attending the Androscoggin County Commissioners workshop on Wednesday am to discuss county dispatch.

 

f.        Other

 

Ron Grant asked Charlie how the compensation time is at this time. Charlie felt is in line.

 

 

 

 

VII.                 New Business

 

a        Sawyer Road Closure

 

Charlie reported the starting date is not October 5th; the dig safe marks are placed for signage.

 

 

b        Sand/Salt

 

Tony Reny motioned to use the same vendors as last year with the same price    structure. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote for the motion – Don Bedford,

Tony Reny, Ron Grant, Mark Christman. Vote against the motion – Kevin

Mower. Motion passed.

           

                           c.  Other

 

Charlie reported Randy informed him all the junkyards are progressing along; a letter in packet from Hamel’s; the flea market is not operating.

 

The Board discussed the break in at the Transfer Station.

 

                                            VIII.Appointments

 

None.

 

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

Ron reported there is a vacancy on the Sabattus Lake Dam Commission.

 

                                                     X.      Assessment Questions & Abatements/Supplement

 

 

Tony Reny motioned to abate real estate account $513.94 to correct the value of the building. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to sign the Municipal Valuation Report prepared by Rob Duplisea. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous.

 

                                                  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 # 77 dated 9/19/11 of $ 6,691.72. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 78 dated 9/19/11 of $ 168,173.00.  Mark Christman 2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 79 dated 9/19/11 of $ 274,314.41.  Mark Christman 2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 80 dated 9/26/11 of $ 5,649.86. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 81 dated 9/26/11 of $ 39,108.86. Mark Christman 2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 19 dated 9/19/11 of $ 1,283.22. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Ella Augusta Thompson Fund Warrant # 9 dated 9/26/11 of $ 75.96. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant # 16 dated 9/26/11 of $ 216.90. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

                                            XIII.      Adjournment

 

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

 

The Board adjourned at 7:28PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                 Approved and accepted,

 

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                          Ron Grant, Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                     Board of Selectmen