Greenville Selectmen's Meeting Agenda
6:30 PM Wednesday, January 18, 2006 – Municipal Building

Present at meeting:

1. Minutes from Meeting of January 4, 2006:

Motion to Accept:_________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

2. Additions / Deletions to the Agenda & Public Comment Period

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

3. Public Hearing on Effect of Regional Development on Town of Greenville: The Board may wish to review the discussion and comments heard at this meeting, and decide whether any additional hearings should be scheduled.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

4. Critique of Plum Creek Plan: The Board has previously agreed to develop a critique of the Plum Creek before the end of this month. I will have some recommendations for the Board’s consideration at this meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

5. Critique of Burnt Jacket Subdivision: February 1, 2006, there will be a public hearing on MacPherson’s Burnt Jacket subdivision in Beaver Cove. The Board may or may not wish to pass along some comments. I recommend very generic comments regarding the perceived impact on services, and defer to the Town of Beaver Cove as to whether this will be a good project or not.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

6. Wood and Wood Products Cooperative: Attached please find a copy of a previous community planning grant application for development of such a cooperative (Click here). I suggest the Town again seek to develop such a cooperative, an effort which could result in the availability of additional USDA funds for infrastructure (machinery, buildings, etc.) related to value-added processes for wood products manufacturing.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

7. “SnoFest 2006: A Two-Week Celebration of Winter Sports”: The current schedule of events, including information on the 2nd-annaul 100-Mile Wilderness Sled Dog Race, is attached. (Click here) This item is meant to be an update for the Board of Selectmen.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

8. Special Events 2006: Attached please find a memo listing the recommended special events, dates, and participation levels by the Town of Greenville for 2006. (Click here) We use this annual listing of events to codify the support of the Town in these events, to notify our community partners of our intentions, and to also advise our liability insurance carrier of our participation. I recommend the Board approve these levels of participation so that planning may commence.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

9. Maine Downtown Center and Village Area Development: There has been much discussion in recent months regarding the need for improved services and special event planning, even possible infrastructure improvements, to the Downtown Area. There is an organization called the Maine Downtown Center which has programming which assists communities with downtown development. In particular, they have traditionally offered technical assistance for a downtown coordinator, if such a position is funded locally. There may be some merit in considering such a one-time position (part-time), or even possibly connecting with the PCEDC to see if their new community development position could be used in this capacity as well (with matching funds). Finally, the Chamber of Commerce might be a partner to share in such a position (creating more hours for the individual in this position). There are many possibilities which could be explored.

As part of such considerations, I believe those business and property owners downtown who would like to see some improvements (beyond the downtown revitalization project of 1997-2000) would benefit from (re)forming a downtown merchants association. Such a group could orchestrate downtown events and initiatives. Clearly, there is not enough staff capacity in Town Government to do much more than what we are doing now for special events and new initiatives downtown, especially if the Town plans to follow through with improvements to the Junction Wharf this year.

Finally, I am planning to pull together a walk-through of the downtown sidewalk area with our Public Works Crew (or parts thereof) and downtown business owners. There may be some improvements in ho we go about snow removal and sidewalk maintenance immediately. As previously discussed, finer improvements will require a different piece of equipment than the Town currently owns or operates. A Town Facilities Maintenance person position might also be an answer, to assist in a variety of maintenance functions across all departments in a permanent, part-time position. But for now, with the equipment and manpower we have, discussion with all stakeholders would make the most sense.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

10. Executive Session to Receive Advice from Town Attorney Regarding Pending Litigation: I have invited Town Attorney Erik Stumpfel to brief the Board on options for how to proceed with pending litigation regarding last year’s municipal election.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

11. Additions to the Agenda (if any):

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

12. Warrants

13. Adjourn

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