Greene Board of Selectmen

Regular Meeting

February 11, 2013

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

February 25, 2013.

 

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

 

Members absent:  – Ronald Grant on vacation.

 

Staff present:   Ken Pratt – Code Enforcement Officer, Phil Lavoie – Fire Chief, and Wendell Strout – Animal Control Officer for Public Hearings. .  

 

Others present:  Christos Gianopoulos for Public Hearings.  

                       

This meeting was televised

 

Call to Order

 

                        Floodplain Ordinance Public Hearing

                       

Ken Pratt – CEO, Phil Lavoie – Fire Chief, and Wendell Strout – committee member of ordinance review committee were in attendance from the Town. Christos Gianopoulos resident of Greene was in attendance. 

 

                        Anul, revoke Greene Flea Market Ordinance Public Hearing

                       

Ken Pratt – CEO, Phil Lavoie – Fire Chief, and Wendell Strout – committee member of ordinance review committee were in attendance from the Town. Christos Gianopoulos resident of Greene was in attendance. 

 

                                     I.      Call to Order

 

Tony Reny - acting chairman called the Board of Selectmen’s meeting to order at 7:00PM.

 

                                  II.      Public Discussion

 

None.

 

                               III.      Acceptance of Minutes

 

Don Bedford motioned to waive the reading of the minutes, and to approve the acceptance of the minute’s dated January 28th meeting upon signature of acting chairman, Tony Reny’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

$ 718,322.70.

 

V. Roads

 

The highway crew was commended by the Board of Selectmen on the job done during the large storm “Nemo”. It was tough plowing, long days. Don Bedford rode with Gary for a couple of hours during the storm.   

 

V1. Old Business

 

    A. Dispatch

 

Lisbon is hoping to go online next week after the pagers have been programmed. Charlie will be attending the first meeting of Lisbon Communication Advisory Board on Feb 21st.

 

    B.  RSU 52 Board of Director Appointment  

 

Mary Sanford and Eric Milliken provided the Board of Selectmen interest in being appointed to replace Ronald Nadeau on the School Board until March 2014. Eric was in attendance at the meeting. The board asked him questions. Mark Christman motioned to appointed Eric Milliken to RSU 52 School Board. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed. Eric was sworn in by Sally Ann Hebert, Deputy Town Clerk.

 

C. Abatement Request

 

The Board agreed 3 against none in favor of granting poverty abatement 13-1. A letter of denial will be going out tomorrow.

 

Other

 

The Board signed the 2013 Annual Town Meeting Warrant. Sally Ann Hebert was thanked for reminding them to sign the warrant at this meeting.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VII.                New Business

 

a.      Resignation E911 and EMA Director  

 

Alden Peterson has resigned as E911 addressing coordinator and EMA director for the Town of Greene.

 

Mark Christman motioned to accept the resignations from Alden Peterson as E911 addressing coordinator and EMA director for the Town of Greene; a big thank you is given to Alden for his years in service – Appoint Ken Pratt as E911 Addressing coordinator and appoint Charles Noonan as EMA director. Don Bedford 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed. A letter will be sent for thanks to Alden.

 

 

b. Allen Pond Water Quality Meeting Request  

 

Kevin Mower motioned to allow Allen Pond Improvement Association to coordinate with Phil Lavoie, Greene Fire Chief a date in April for the meeting. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

                     c.  Tr-Town Meeting Leeds (3/14 or3/21)

 

                  The Board agreed to have the meeting on March 14th.  

  

                     d. Western Maine Managers Meeting

                 

                  Charlie will be attending the meeting to go over effects the Governor’s budget proposal will have on Greene and other towns. There is a public forum in Poland 2/19 and one in Lewiston 2/23.  

  

                           g. Other

 

The School Board is meeting on the budget tomorrow night at Turner Primary School.

 

                                           VIII.Appointments

 

None.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 IX.      Committee Reports

 

Tony Reny reported the Conservation Commission is planning a day with Cub and Boy Scouts on Hooper Pond on March 9th 8 – 12. .  

 

X. Assessment Questions & Abatements/Supplement

 

Charlie reported RJD Appraisal finished the quarterly review and the net gain is $188,500.

 

                                                    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 # 09   dated 2/4/13 of $ 9,614.62. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 10 dated 2/4/13 of $ 34,700.65. Mark Christman 2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Payroll Warrant # 11 dated 2/11/13 of $ 10,826.04. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Town of Greene Accounts Payable Warrant # 12 dated 2/11/13 of $ 13,999.58.  Mark Christman 2nd

 the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

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

Warrant # 03 dated 2/11/13 of $ 1,487.37. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

Kevin Mower motioned to accept and sign the Cable Warrant #03 dated 2/4/13 of $345.59. Mark Christman 2nd the motion. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                              XII.      Adjournment

 

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

 

The Selectmen’s meeting adjourned at 7:52PM.  

 

Respectfully submitted,                                              Approved and accepted,

 

 

Sally Ann Hebert                                                        Anthony Reny, Acting Chairman

Recording Secretary                                                   Board of Selectmen