Greene Board of Selectmen

Regular Meeting

April 23, 2012

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

May 7, 2012.

 

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

 

Members absent: Kevin Mower.

 

Staff present: 

 

Others present:  None.

 

                        This meeting was televised 

 

                                     I.      Call to Order

 

Ron Grant, Chairman called the meeting to order at 7PM.  

 

                                  II.      Public Discussion

 

None.

 

                                 III.      Acceptance of Minutes – April 9, 2012

 

Tony Reny motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated April 9th meeting upon signature of acting chairman, Tony Reny. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote for – tony Reny, Ron Grant, Mark Christman. Abstain – Don Bedford. Motion passed.

 

                                IV.      Treasurer’s Report

 

Charlie Noonan reported a balance on hand after today’s warrant of

$ 106,420.67. There is concern on public works budget on equipment repair for highway department.

 

V. Roads

 

Charlie reported the highway crew are replacing culverts, brush cutting. The sweeper will be delivered April 30th.

 

The road projects the town will be working on this year 2012. The roads are North River Road, College Road, North Line Road, South River Road and County Road. A lot will depend on the price of asphalt this year. The Board.

discussed this at length. The road crew will be at the town pit screening to get ready for summer projects.

 

Bruce met with MDOT regarding the work MDOT will be doing work on North River Road from Val-Greene Farm to Allen Pond Road. Installing 30+ signs, paving shoulders.  

 

                                VI.      Old Business

 

a. Dispatch

 

Charlie reported the group met with all the towns; PSAP costs not identified yet. The Board had concern that the 11 member board had a lot of representation from Lewiston/Auburn.

 

B Spirit of America Award

 

            Don Rose has not gotten back to the Board yet.

 

C. Parking Ordinance  

 

Mark has not gotten back to Charlie yet. Safety issue at Greene Central School entrance.

 

d.      TAN

 

Mark Christman motioned to:

 

1) That under and pursuant to Title 30-A, Section 5771 of the Maine Revised Statutes, as amended and supplemented, there be and hereby is authorized the issuance of up to $400,000 principal amount of Tax anticipation Note of the Town in anticipation of the receipt of taxes for the municipal fiscal year which commenced January 1, 2012 and ends December 31, 2012.

 

2) Said Note shall be dated May 4, 2012; shall mature on August 2, 2012; shall bear interest at the rate of 1.07%; and shall be payable at Androscoggin Bank, Lewiston, Maine, and otherwise be in such form and bear such details as the signers may determine.

 

3) Said Note is hereby designated a bank-qualified, tax-exempt obligation of the Town for the 2012 calendar year pursuant to Section 265(b)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

 

4) That all things heretofore done and all action heretofore taken by the Town, its municipal officers and agents in the authorization of said Note are hereby ratified, approved and confirmed and the Treasurer and Chair are each hereby authorized to take any and all action necessary or convenient to carry out the provisions of this voting, including delivering said Note against payment therefore. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

                                               

 

 

e.      Lease/Purchase Agreement

 

Tony Reny motioned to accept the proposal for lease for the plow and equipment for the truck from the fire department; and to have the Town Manager sign the agreement. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

f.        School Budget

 

Ron Grant reminded everyone that the budget vote is May 1st at Leavitt Area High School at 6pm and the Validation budget vote is May 8th at Greene Town Office 1-7pm.

 

g.      Other

 

None.

 

VII.                 New Business

 

a        Liquor License – Hurricanes Restaurant

 

Mark Christman motioned to approve the Liquor License Renewal for Hurricane’s Restaurant without the need for a public hearing. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

b.      Flags

 

The Women’s Club would like to place flags on some of the telephone poles in the village. The Board discussed lighting, proper permission from CMP and Fairpoint owners of the poles.

 

c.       Other

 

None.

 

d.      Executive Session

 

At the end of the meeting for personnel.

 

                                            VIII.Appointments

 

None.

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

Tony Reny gave a report on the Greene Village Day Committee meeting.

 

X. Assessment Questions & Abatements/Supplement

 

None.

 

 

                                                     X.      Announcements

 

Ron read the announcements aloud.

 

                                                  XI.      Selectmen Acceptance & Signing of Weekly Warrant

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 29 dated 4/13/12 of $ 6,818.42. Don Bedford  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 30 dated 4/13/12 of $ 22,279.52 Don Bedford  2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 31 dated 4/23/12 of $ 5,689.74. Don Bedford  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 32 dated 4/23/12 of $ 274,105.08.  Don Bedford  2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 8 dated 4/23/12 of $ 1,375.41. Don Bedford  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Ella Augusta  Thompson Fund Warrant # 4 dated 4/23/12 of $ 182.03. Don Bedford  2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

                                               XII.      Adjournment

 

 

Tony Reny motioned the Board enter executive session to discuss a personnel matter pursuant to 1 MRSA, Section 405, subsection 6(A). Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

The Board entered executive session at 8:04 PM. The Board adjourned from executive session at 8:50 PM.

 

The Board adjourned at 8:51 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                 Approved and accepted,

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                          Ronald Grant, Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                     Board of Selectmen