Greene Board of Selectmen

Regular Meeting

January 23, 2012

 

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

February 13, 2012.

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

Staff present:  None.

Members absent:  Ronald Grant – 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 – January 9, 2012

 

Kevin Mower motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated January 9th  meeting upon signature of acting chairman, Tony Reny. 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

$ 781,889.70.

 

V. Roads

 

There has not been a lot of snow this winter. There has been ice and freezing rain and these are hitting when the crew is home. The Board discussed a MDOT truck with lights flashing on road when it is not storming. .   

 

 

 

 

 

                                VI.      Old Business

 

a.  Dispatch Meeting   

 

Charlie reported this committee is reviewing the draft agreement for all the towns and the draft communications agreement for the Board of Directors. The change over in dispatching will not take effect until January 2013.

 

b.      Credit Card payments

 

The Board reviewed the letter from Androscoggin Bank regarding no charge to the town for use of credit card processing. There will be a charge to the customer. The Board will review the fee schedule for the customer at the next meeting.

 

c.       Budget Meeting

 

Tim Doyle was elected chair and the reviewed the budget in one meeting.

 

d.      Audit

 

The audit is basically done. It will be done in time for the Town Report deadline. There was no oddities noted.

 

e.      Election/Town Meeting

 

The voting will take place on March 2nd from  8am-7pm. The voting on article is March 3rd from 9am on at Greene Central School. There will be no lunch served as the school was charging the women’s club $125 for use of kitchen.

 

f.        Other

 

Tony reported he attended the Board of Selectmen meeting in Sabattus regarding the Fish for Cure on Sabattus Lake. He asked that people attending be respectful of property when they attend. Parking beside the road will be limited as there will be tow away zones.

 

VII.                 New Business

 

a        Solid Waste Report

 

The year end report is in this weeks packet. The tonnage is down slightly. The Transfer Station is accepting additional recycling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b.      Annual Town Meeting Warrant

 

The Board reviewed the 2012 Town Meeting Warrant. The Board discussed the Budget Committee recommended not to allow a 5% tax discount this year.

 

There will be an additional article for the Board of Selectmen to enter into an agreement to accept credit cards.

 

 

c.       Other

 

There was a site plan visit at A & J Auto & Wrecker at the former Design Fab building on Route 202 yesterday. The Planning Board will have a public hearing on February 14th at 6:30PM.

 

                                            VIII.Appointments

 

None.

 

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

Tony Reny announced Greene Dragons is hosting a fishing derby/outing on Hooper Pond February 11th with the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Conservation Commission.

 

                                                     X.      Assessment Questions & Abatements/Supplement

 

None.

 

 

                                                  XI.      Announcements

 

Tony read the announcements aloud.

 

                                               XII.      Selectmen Acceptance & Signing of Weekly Warrant

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 3 dated 1/13/12 of $ 6,705.02. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 4 dated 1/13/12 of $ 10,912.09.  Don Bedford 2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 5 dated 1/23/12 of $ 5,857.67. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.   

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 6 dated 1/23/12 of $ 26,928.60. Don Bedford 2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 1 dated 1/13/12 of $ 1,673.08. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Ella Augusta Thompson Fund Warrant # 1 dated 1/23/12 of $ 2,421.18. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed

 

 

                                            XIII.      Adjournment

 

Mark Christman motioned to adjourn. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

The Board adjourned at 7:53 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                 Approved and accepted,

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                          Tony Reny, Acting Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                     Board of Selectmen