Greene Board of Selectmen

Regular Meeting

May 21, 2012

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

May 7, 2012.

 

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

 

Members absent:  Mark Christman – work; Ronald Grant – ill.

 

Staff present:  None.

 

Others present:  Donald Rose and Eva Philbrook.

 

                        This meeting was televised 

 

                                     I.      Call to Order

 

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

 

Public Hearing for PACE Ordinance held. No comments from the public. This will be voted on at the Special Town Meeting June 4th.

 

Tony Reny on behalf of the Board of Selectmen presented the Araxine Sawyer Memorial Foundation the Spirit of America Award.

 

                                  II.      Public Discussion

 

None.

 

                                 III.      Acceptance of Minutes – May  7, 2012

 

Kevin Mower motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated May 7th  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

$ 77,760.42. Charlie will hold off on using the TAN monies until needed; use only what is needed at a time.

 

 

 

 

V. Roads

 

Charlie reported the crew is near completion of work on North Line Road.

 

The mowing is never ending with sun, rain, sun.

 

Bruce Tufts is reviewing the applications for highway department.

 

                                VI.      Old Business

 

a. Dispatch

 

Charlie Noonan went over the Lewiston/Auburn proposal.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to have Ron Grant send a letter to Phil Moreau – Greene representative of the Androscoggin County Budget Committee – vote against releasing the funds for the Sheriff to build a newer 911 dispatch center. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

B Paving Bids

           

            There was seven bids submitted. (Copy of spreadsheet attached). Kevin Mower                       motioned to award the Paving bid to Lane Co, pending any future questions per

            Charlie Noonan’s recommendation of $270,213.07. Don Bedford 2nd the motion.

            Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

C.           School Budget Vote

 

Tony Reny thanked the volunteers of WGLT TV7 that has broadcast the MSAD52 School Budget meetings; the have been broadcast live and put on Pegcentral for viewing by the residents of Greene.

 

The revote will be held on June 12, same time as the Primary Election. There is a budget meeting on May 23 and the Budget Vote on June 5th.

                                               

d.      Other

 

None.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VII.                 New Business

 

a        Special Town Meeting Warrant

 

Don Bedford motioned for the Board of Selectmen to sign the Special Town Meeting Warrant for June 4th at 7PM to Adopt PACE Ordinance. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

b.      Tax Committment

 

Charlie explained the process if the school budget is not passed on June 12th.

The Board will set the tax mill rate on June 12th.

 

c.       General Assistance Ordinance Amendment Hearing

 

Don Bedford motioned to hold a Hearing at 7:15 pm on June 4th on the Amendment to the General Assistance Ordinance.

 

d.      Other

 

Sally Ann Hebert on behalf of WGLT presented the request in writing. The Board wants to wait until the next full board meeting.

 

e.      Litigation

 

The Board will discuss at the end of the meeting.

 

                                            VIII.Appointments

 

None.

 

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

Tony Reny gave a report the Greene Conservation Commission is held a meeting to award two winners for the essays received from students of Greene Central School. He thanked the town for their support.

 

 

 

X. Assessment Questions & Abatements/Supplement

 

The Board signed the quit claim deed for the Michael Ray property on Lane Road to clear the old liens.  

 

 

                                                     X.      Announcements

 

Tony read the announcements aloud.

 

                                                  XI.      Selectmen Acceptance & Signing of Weekly Warrant

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 37 dated 5/14/12 of $ 4,960.13. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 38 dated 5/14/12 of $ 287,014.26.  Don Bedford 2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 39 dated 5/21/12 of $ 6,753.31. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 40 dated 5/21/12 of $ 25,482.32.  Don Bedford 2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 10 dated 5/21/12 of $ 2,352.46. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Greene Village Celebration Warrant # 1 dated 5/21/12 of $ 807.50. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

                                               XII.      Adjournment

Kevin Mower motioned the Board to enter executive session to discuss a legal matter pursuant to 1 MRSA, Section 405, subsection 6(F), no decision being made will not be returning to board meeting.  Don Bedford  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

The Board adjourned to executive session from 7:50-7:59PM.

The Board adjourned at 8:00 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                 Approved and accepted,

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                          Anthony Reny, Acting Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                     Board of Selectmen