Greene Board of Selectmen

Regular Meeting

April 8, 2013

 

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

April 22, 2013.

 

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

 

Members absent:  Mark Christman – work.

 

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

 

None.

 

                               III.      Acceptance of Minutes

 

Tony Reny motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated March 25th meeting upon signature of chairman, Ron Grant’s signature. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

IV. Treasurers Report

 

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

$ 199,127.12. Charlie reported excise tax collection and Revenue Sharing is where it should be. Charlie has sent the quarterly report out to the budget committee.  

 

V. Roads

 

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

 

Culverts will be replaced on North Hatch Hill Road.

Tarring projects may be cut back if the town loses a lot of state funding.

 

 

 

 

 

V1. Old Business

 

A. TAN

 

Tony Reny 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 $1,000,000 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, 2013 and ends December 31, 2013.  (2) Said Note shall be dated April 9, 2013; shall mature on December 31, 2013; shall bear interest at the rate of .94%; 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 2013 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 officer 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 and all action necessary or convenient to carry out the provisions of this voting, including delivering said Note against payment therefor. Kevin Mower 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Note: Monies will only be borrowed as needed.

 

 

B. FEMA

 

Charlie reported he attended the meeting with FEMA on the NEMO winter storm. He will be meeting with them again here at the office on Thursday.

The town qualified for 75% reimbursement from Feds (approx. $20,000); 15% from State (approx. $4,000) and the town share is 10%. These monies will go back in the accounts expended from if received this year; if not they will go into Surplus.

 

C. CMP Planning Board Permit Extension

 

Charlie and Bruce Tufts checked the roads that ERBY is using to approach the power lines. Packard Road has a culvert collapsed as the town plow has pushed the culvert up. There is no perceivable damage on the other roads.

 

 

D. Allen Pond Water Quality Meeting Rescheduled (4/10)

 

The meeting has been canceled due to illness. This will be rescheduled later this year.

 

E. Other

 

         Ron Grant reported everything was all set on the Town Manager’s evaluation.

 

 

VII.                New Business

 

a.      Transfer Station Stickers

 

 

The Board and Charlie discussed the issuance of Transfer Station Stickers. Bob Hodgkin’s is retiring in May; the new attendant does not know everyone from Greene. Since the issuance of Transfer Station Stickers the town has save $40,000-$50,000 in trash disposal each year. If a resident of Greene does not have a sticker they cannot dispose of their trash in Greene and they will be barred from using the Greene Transfer Station.

                         

b.      SAD Budget

 

The Board discussed the School Budget 2013-2014. The increase to the total budget is 1.74%. This year the towns have to start paying the retirement program for district employees and have not say on the contract negotiations; payroll is 80% of total budget. Greene increase is approximately $38.00 per $100,000 home. With the town elimination of tax discount covers the increase in the school budget.

 

c.       LD 514 allowing Lake Associations to stock fish

 

Charlie just heard about this bill Senator Mason sponsored. The hearing is tomorrow in Augusta. Charlie will be attending. This bill has the same problems as LD100 had – doesn’t specify type of fish, where to purchase; no specific guidelines.

 

 

 

 

 

d.      Other 

 

None.

 

 

                                           VIII.Appointments

 

None.

 

                                                 IX.      Committee Reports

 

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

 

X. Assessment Questions & Abatements/Supplement

 

None.

 

                                                    X.      Announcements

 

Ron read the announcements aloud. Planning Board is having a public hearing at

6PM Tuesday regarding CMP Extension.  

 

                                                 XI.      Selectmen Acceptance & Signing of Weekly Warrant

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 25 dated 4/1/13 of $ 8,836.20. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 26 dated 4/1/13 of $ 18,573.86. Don Bedford 2nd

The motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 27 dated 4/8/13 of $ 9,477.47. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 28 dated 4/8/13 of $ 40,045.88.  Don Bedford 2nd

the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

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

Warrant # 07 dated 4/8/13 of $ 1,523.82. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant #13-07 dated 4/8/13 of $ 140.99. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

                                              XII.      Adjournment

 

Kevin Mower motioned the Board adjourn. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

The Selectmen’s meeting adjourned at 7:40PM.  

 

Respectfully submitted,                                              Approved and accepted,

 

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                        Ron Grant, Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                   Board of Selectmen