Greene Board of Selectmen

Regular Meeting

March 26, 2012

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

April 9, 2012.

 

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

 

Staff present:  None.

 

Others present:  Julia Adams Morse Library Trustees – Sue Allison, Beth Lyons, Marnie Gardner, Evelyn Hodgson. Other Paul Gardner and Denise Roy.

 

                        This meeting was televised 

 

                                     I.      Call to Order

 

Ron Grant, Chairman called the Public Hearing – Library Computer Policy to order.

 

Beth Lyons went over the policy and that it is required by the State that is providing the library internet service.

 

There were no comments for this policy. Ron closed the public hearing at 7:03PM

 

Ron Grant, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 7:03PM.

 

Don Bedford is absent from the meeting, he is ill.

 

                                  II.      Public Discussion

 

None.

 

                                 III.      Acceptance of Minutes – March 12, 2012

 

Tony Reny motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated March 12th meeting upon signature of acting chairman, Tony Reny. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous.  Motion passed.

 

                                IV.      Treasurer’s Report

 

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

$  296,029.50. Charlie reported the State Revenue Sharing received to date is lower than last years.

 

The public works mileage is up as the Road Foreman has had to use his vehicle to go with his trucks.

 

The electrical expense at the Town Garage and Town Office is way ahead of last year.

 

V. Roads

 

Charlie reported the roads are taking a beating this year due to the weather. The crew is grading the dirt roads.

 

 

Charlie reported that he received a complaint that someone cracked the firewall on his vehicle while driving on Quaker Ridge Road. The Town has 24 hours to repair after being notified of the situation. The town is not liable for repairs to the vehicle.

 

                                VI.      Old Business

 

a. Flea Market Application  

 

The Board will go into executive session at the end of this meeting to discuss litigation against the town from the applicant.

           

 

B Tri-Town Meeting

 

Ron reported on the meeting. He is upset that the school still has an increase in the budget. The school budget is going up each year and the towns are going backwards on the road maintenance to keep the taxes affordable for the residents. 

 

The school has no place to wash school buses. They wanted to do at the town garage.

 

Dispatch was discussed.

 

 

c.       Dispatch

 

Charlie presented the Board a policy statement on dispatch.  Tony Reny motioned to have Charlie put this on letterhead and Ron will sign on behalf of the Town to the Androscoggin County Commissioners. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

d.      Valentine Way

 

The deed has been recorded at Androscoggin Registry of Deeds.

 

e.      Other

 

None.

 

VII.                 New Business

 

a        Election of Officers/Committee Appointments

 

Tony Reny motioned Ron Grant as Chairman for the Board of Selectmen for this year. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

The Board agreed to the following for Liaison for 2012-2013.

            Appeals Board             Kevin Mower

            Budget Committee        Tony Reny

            Cable TV                     Don Bedford

            Capital Improvement    Kevin Mower

            Comprehensive Plan     Tony Reny

            GECDG                       Mark Christman

            Greene Village Day       Tony Reny

            Parks & Recreation      Tony Reny

            Planning Board             Don Bedford

            Sabattus Lake Dam      Mark Christman

            Solid Waste                  Tony Reny                     

 

b.      Payroll Policy

 

Tony Reny motioned to have Ron Grant or his designee sign the Payroll Policy.

                                    Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

c.       Spirit of American Award

 

Ron Grant asked the Board to review the list of committees and organizations in the Town of Greene for the 2012 Spirit of American award. The Board will discuss at the April 9th meeting.

 

d.      Set Back Request

 

Tony Reny motioned to sign the non-enforcement action on the Denise Roy property on Parshall Lane. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

e.      Main Street Parking

 

Greene Central School has asked the Board to pass a no parking area along Main Street in front of Greene Central School when school is in session. The buses are having a difficult time entering and exiting the school with the parking. Mark Christman and Charlie Noonan will review the situation and report back to the Board at the April 9th meeting. Charlie will draft the No Parking Ordinance.

 

The Board discussed a public hearing will have to be held, the town will have to purchase the signs and who is going to enforce the ordinance.

 

f.        Dump Body/Wing/Plow purchase

 

Mark Christman motioned to purchase the dump body/wing/plow for $61,750 from Howard Fairfield. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

The truck will go to Howard Fairfield for installation and be returned in June.

 

g.       Greene Day – Sept. 8, 2012

 

There is a meeting on April 2nd to see if there is interest to revitalize the event.

Ron remarked “many hands make light work”.

h.      Other

 

   None.

                                            VIII.Appointments

 

None.

                                                  IX.      Committee Reports

 

Mark Christman motioned the dam on Sabattus Lake was open before the ice melted.

 

Tony Reny reported the Conservation Commission met to discuss the presentation for Greene Central School students to the Nature camp at Bryant Pond. There will be two winners this year.

 

X. Assessment Questions & Abatements/Supplement

 

None.

                                                     X.      Announcements

 

Ron read the announcements aloud.

 

                                                  XI.      Selectmen Acceptance & Signing of Weekly Warrant

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 21 dated 3/19/12 of $ 5,319.84. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 22 dated 3/19/12 of $ 15,002.30.  Mark Christman 2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 23 dated 3/26/12 of $ 6,027.66. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 24 dated 3/26/12 of $ 27,880.52.  Mark Christman 2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library Warrant # 6 dated 3/26/12 of $ 2,575.52. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Ella Augusta Thompson Fund Warrant # 3 dated 3/26/12 of $ 1,356.04. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant # 5 dated 3/26/12 of $ 4,028.50. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

                                               XII.      Adjournment

 

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

 

The Board entered executive session at 8:00 PM. The Board adjourned from executive session at 8:08PM.

 

The Board adjourned at 8:08 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                 Approved and accepted,

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                          Ronald Grant,  Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                     Board of Selectmen