Greene Board of Selectmen

Regular Meeting

February 27, 2012

Minutes will not become official until accepted at the next Regular Selectmen’s Meeting

March 12, 2012.

 

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 – vacation; Kevin Mower – surgery.  

 

Others present:  Tim Doyle – Budget Committee Chair and Ronald Nadeau – write-in candidate for MSAD 52 school board.    

 

                        This meeting was televised 

 

                                     I.      Call to Order

 

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

 

Public Hearing – Flea Market Application

 

Tony Reny called the Public Hearing to order. The applicant was not present.

No one was in attendance to speak for or against the applicant.  

 

Mark Christman motioned to close the public hearing. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned that the Board will review the application and make a decision at their next Board meeting on March 12th.  Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

                                  II.      Public Discussion

 

Ron Nadeau announced to the Board that he is running as a write-in candidate for MSAD52 school board. He gave a brief history of himself and that he has previously served on the MSAD 52  for six years.

 

                                 III.      Acceptance of Minutes – February  13, 2012

 

Don Bedford motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated February 13th  meeting upon signature of acting chairman, Tony Reny. 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

$ 529,935.52. Charlie reported excise tax collected year to date on vehicles

is right on track to last years. State Revenue sharing monies received to date is down 25% from last year.

 

The Board discussed the budget is getting hit hard on fuel, diesel and heating oil. Charlie is to work out numbers for town meeting on Saturday for the voters to decide if they want to take monies out of other line items, increase the budget, or to hold a special town meeting later during the year. 

 

V. Roads

 

The Board discussed the condition of the roads this year with no snow. The roads have been posted. There was a storm on Friday night and another two projected for this week; wed-thur and sat-sun. the highway crew has been placing gravel and hot patch into the potholes, but, when they are plowed after a snow storm most of the material is removed.    

 

                                VI.      Old Business

 

a.  Annual Town Meeting/Election   

 

Tony announced the hours for voting on Friday for selectman and school board and then the hours for Saturday town meeting. Sally Ann Hebert announced absentee ballots are available. She also announced there are copies of a Citizens guide to Town Meeting published by MMA at the office and on the Town of Greene website.

 

b.      Center Bridge

 

Tony announced the schedule for replacing the Turner Center Bridge. Bid will be awarded September 2012; construction completion 2015.

 

C.  Town Report

 

The Board discussed a letter from a citizen discussing the dedication.

 

Charlie reported the postage for mailing the town report book doubled this year. Charlie contacted the postmaster to place a box of town report books in the lobby for people who have post office box. the postmaster said 90% of the books that go in the post office box  end up in the trash

 

The Board will discuss printing and mailing in the fall.

c.       Other

 

None.

 

VII.                 New Business

 

a        Tri-Town Meeting – Thursday March 22 Leeds

 

The Board briefly discussed this meeting.

 

b.      Planning Board Resignation

 

Mark Christman motioned accepted Gaetan Breton Jr resignation from the Planning Board; to pen a letter of thanks. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

The Board will appoint a replacement for the remaining of his term until March 2013.

 

c.       MSAD Proposed Budget

 

The Board discussed MSAD 52 proposed budget. The Board discussed if the purchasing of the Adult Ed building is in the 2012-2013 budget. Charlie said the proposed budget is a full mill increase.

 

d.      Other

 

The Board discussed the auditor’s comment on not have Harry work the counter.

 

                                            VIII.Appointments

 

None.

 

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

Tony Reny reported that on March 10 the Conservation Commission is doing a fun day of ice fishing on Hooper Pond for the cub scouts.

 

X. Assessment Questions & Abatements/Supplement

 

None.

 

                                                     X.      Announcements

 

Tony read the announcements aloud.

 

                                                  XI.      Selectmen Acceptance & Signing of Weekly Warrant

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 13 dated 2/17/12 of $ 5,177.29. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 14 dated 2/17/12 of $ 15,813.71.  Don Bedford 2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 15 dated 2/27/12 of $ 6,491.26. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 16 dated 2/27/12 of $ 22,470.84. Don Bedford 2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 4 dated 2/27/12 of $ 10,451.53. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Ella Augusta Thompson Fund  Warrant # 2 dated 2/21/12 of $ 1,536.36. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant # 3dated 2/27/12 of $ 423.92. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

                                               XII.      Adjournment

 

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

 

The Board adjourned at 7:37 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                 Approved and accepted,

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                          Tony Reny, Acting Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                     Board of Selectmen