Minutes will not become official until accepted at the next Regular Selectmen’s Meeting January 24, 2011.

 

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

 

Staff present:  None.

 

Members absent:  Ronald Grant and Kevin Mower are on vacation.

 

Others present:   None.

 

                        This meeting was televised 

 

                                     I.      Call to Order

 

Tony Reny – Acting Chairman, called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.

 

                                  II.      Public Discussion

 

None.

 

                                 III.      Acceptance of Minutes – December 29, 2010

 

Mark Christman motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated December 29h meeting upon signature of chairman, Ronald 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

$ 841,794.19. The budget report tonight reflects the 25% of the budget except 50% of the Administrative and Highway 2011 budget; and the projected revenue for 2011.

 

The state will pay the 25% due for 2010 homestead reimbursement after July 1, 2011. Homestead exemption may go down to $5,000 tax exemption and will be all reimbursed by the state, if the proposed bill goes through.

 

 

 

                             V.      Roads

 

The highway crew is preparing for the storm on Wednesday. The salt/sand supply is being used, more will be delivered.

 

Mark Christman reported there is a pothole at the intersection of Jillson Road and Sawyer Road.

 

One of the town’s residents popped a tire; hitting the pothole on the crossing. The railroad did reimburse the resident. The Board discussed this at length; neither the state nor the railroad is addressing this situation.

 

                                VI.       Old Business

 

                                           a.                        2011 Budget

 

The Budget Committee will be meeting this Thursday at 6PM. Arthur Lawrence the current chairman is starting the meeting early to go thru the budget as soon as possible.

 

The Greene Volunteer Fire Department, Greene Youth Athletic Association are appearing before the budget committee.

 

                                          b.                        Allen Pond Boat Launch

 

   Charlie reported the neighbor to the town property had placed a barrier across      

   The town’s right of way. Deputy Desjardins from Androscoggin Sheriff’s   

   Department approached the landowner to remove the barrier; then the Town

   Attorney informed the Town Manager and Selectmen Chair Ron Grant to have the

   barrier removed.

 

   Representative Steve Wood is inquiring with the state on stocking Allen Pond for

   fishing.

 

c        Audit

 

Charlie reported the auditor was here last week – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Charlie was satisfied with their visit. The Board of Selectmen thanked all the staff for working with the auditors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

d.     Comprehensive Plan

 

There is a bid opening on Thursday. The new legislature may propose a bill to postpone the deadline this year for Comprehensive Plan update; as this is an unfunded mandate.

 

e.   Other

 

None.

 

VII.          New Business

 

 

a                    Town Report Bids

 

There were four bids received for printing of the 2010 Town Report Book:

            Park Street Press             $2,976.00

            Pettengill Printing       $ 4,665.00

            Little Guy Press             $4,200.00 with $60.00 per hour typesetting and final approval done by 1/24/11.

            Select Print Solutions   $3,977.00

 

 

Mark Christman motioned to follow the Town Manager’s recommendation to award the bid to Park Street Press for $2,976; they have been the printer for the past 3-4 years. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

 

b                    Dedication

 

The Board will decide next week on the dedication.

 

c                     Solid Waste

 

The end of year solid waster report is in tonight packets. The transfer station stickers and punch cards are available for years  2011-2012

 

Lewiston recycling is doing a RFP for single stream recycling. Charlie is going to wait and see what the City of Lewiston presents for recycling to the Town of Greene.

 

 

 

 

d                    Septic System

 

Mark Christman motion ed that the Board enter into Executive Session to discuss confidential records pursuant to 1MRSA, Section 405, subsection 6(F). Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous.

 

Board in executive session 7:30-7:51PM for the agenda items VII d. & e.

 

Mark Christman motioned to grant pending application 2001-AP; upon the Town Manager’s verification of applicant’s income. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

e                    General Assistance Appeal

 

     Mark Christman motioned to uphold the denial of General Assistance applicant  

     #83. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

f                      Other 

 

Mike Stephanak, engineer for WGLT TV7 approached the Board of Selectmen requesting equipment for that station to have the capability to have high speed equipment for remote productions. This will allow the production to be sent over the internet from the schools and other locations in the three towns back to the station for live streaming.  Mike is to present a written request to the Board at the next meeting.

 

The Board received copies of the new ordinances Flea Market and Mass Gathering, along with the amendments to Chapter 5 (street construction) for their review at the January 24th meeting.

 

                                            VIII.        Appointments

 

None.

 

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

Don Bedford reported the Planning Board did not have a meeting in January; nothing on the agenda. They are still looking for a secretary part time.

 

Tony Reny reported the Conservation Commission received entries for the photo contest; they will be posted at the Town Meeting for residents to vote on. The are beautiful pictures of the community.

 

                                                     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 Accounts Payable Warrant # 106 dated 12/31/10 of $ 23,775.07.  Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 1 dated 1/3/11 of $ 7,229.83. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 2 dated 1/3/11 of $ 20,308.71.  Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 3 dated 1/10/11 of $ 6,824.27. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 4 dated 1/10/11 of $ 265,849.73; which included the MSAD 52 school payment of $245,066.00.  Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman  motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 1 dated 1/10/11 of $ 1,481.63. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Ella Augusta Thompson Fund   Warrant # 11 dated 12/29/10 of $ 19.74. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant # 1 dated 1/10/11 of $ 99.95. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                            XIII.      Adjournment

 

Mark Christman motioned to adjourn to budget workshop. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

The Board adjourned at 8:02 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                           Approved and accepted,

 

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                 Tony Reny, Acting Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                         Board of Selectmen