Greene Board of Selectmen

Regular Meeting

April 22, 2013

 

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

May 6, 2013.

 

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:   None.

 

Others present:  None.  

                                                            This meeting was televised

 

                                     I.      Call to Order

 

Ronald Grant, chairman called the Board of Selectmen’s meeting to order at 7:00PM.

 

                                  II.      Public Discussion

 

Keith Hanning resident of Greene appeared before the Board of Selectmen to discuss the  issuance of Transfer Station Stickers. There seems to be residents of other communities bring their trash to dispose of at the Greene Transfer Station. Vehicles are going in with no stickers; attendents are not watching people entering the Transfer Station. A sign needs to be put at gate – no sticker – no dumping. Keith Hanning approached a resident disposing of trash at the Transfer Station; that the resident did not have a sticker on his vehicle. The attendents were rude to Mr. Hanning. 

 

The Board and Charlie will discuss this with the attendents.

 

                               III.      Acceptance of Minutes

 

Tony Reny motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated April 8th meeting upon signature of chairman, Ron Grant’s signature. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV. Treasurers Report

 

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

$ 52,996.40. Charlie reported the TAN note is all set; $100,000 has been used to date; it will be drawn down as needed. Charlie reported that State Revenue Sharing income to date for 2013 is $2,000 over 2012 year to date.

 

The Board discussed at length if two tax bills needed to be sent this year as legislative session has not ended yet. The uncertainty is going to be a problem for towns and school boards they are having a hard time to set the 2013 budget without figures being finalized by the state. Will two tax bills have to committed and how is the budgets going to be set?

 

 

 

V. Roads

 

Charlie reported the road crew has been cutting brush; grader has been grading the gravel roads. The road posting signs have  been  lifted.

 

The Board discussed the sweeping of the roads and intersections; Charlie will see if he can find a sweeper available soon. The one the Town usually rents is not available until end of June.

 

V1. Old Business

 

A. TAN

 

Charlie reported the first $100,000 has been used.  

 

B. FEMA

 

Charlie reported the town will be receiving the  75% reimbursement from Feds (approx. $21,408.53); 15% from State (approx. $4,284.70) soon  and the town share is 10%. These monies will go back in the accounts expended from this year.

 

C. Allen Pond Stocking Bill

 

The Fish Stocking Bill has been amended to be for Allen Pond and Town of Greene only. Still waiting for the vote on this bill. 

 

 

 

 

D. Other

 

The Board asked that Ken follow up with Robert Perkins on his Junkyard Permit.

 

VII.                New Business

 

a.      Hurricane’s Restaurant Liquor License

 

Mark Christman motioned to approve Hurriacane’s Restaurant a full liquor license for the current year. Tony Reny 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Note: A public hearing was not required as this was the sixth application and no problems reported.

                         

b.      Route 202 Turning Lane

 

Charlie reported MDOT has the turning lane from the Univeralist Church to R&S is planned for the summer of 2014. This will make that section of Route 202 safer for turning traffic.

 

c.       SAD 52 Warrant

 

Tony Reny motioned for the Board to sign the 2013-2014 SAD52 Budget Warrant. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

d.      Litigation

 

                                    This will be discussed at the end of the meeting in Executive Session and no                                  action to be reported back to the open meeting.                    

e.       Other 

 

Ron Grant announced Arthur Lawrence a former resident of Greene passed away. Arthur served many years on the Planning Board, Budget Committee, Comprehensive Plan along with working on the Town’s computers.

 

                                           VIII.Appointments

 

None.

 

 

 

                                                 IX.      Committee Reports

 

Don Bedford reported Central Maine Power appeared before the Planning Board for the extension of their project of installing new poles.

 

Tony Reny reported the Conservation Commission is working on the presentation at Greene Central School regarding scholarship program as Conservation Camp at Bryant Pond.

 

Tony Reny reported Greene Village Days is going to be more centralized 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 # 29 dated 4/12/13 of $ 8,322.14. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 30 dated 4/12/13 of $ 12,864.94. Don Bedford 2nd

The motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 31 dated 4/22/13 of $ 9,796.55. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 32 dated 4/22/13 of $ 287,688.46.  Don Bedford 2nd

the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Julia Adams Morse Library

Warrant # 08 dated 4/22/13 of $ 1,071.15. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Ella Augusta Thompson Fund Warrant # 4-13 dated 4/22/13 of $ 1,822.10. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant #13-08 dated 4/22/13 of $ 249.90. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

                                              XII.      Adjournment

 

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

 

The Board was in executive session from 7:54PM to 8:09PM.

 

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

 

The Selectmen’s meeting adjourned at 8:09PM.  

 

Respectfully submitted,                                              Approved and accepted,

 

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                        Ron Grant, Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                   Board of Selectmen