Greenville Selectmen's Meeting
February 05, 2003 - 6:30 PM at Greenville Municipal Building

Please note that this meeting will begin with a 6:30 PM Public Hearing on the New Guidelines for the General Assistance program. The public is encouraged to come and to comment.

Present at meeting:

1. Minutes from Meeting of January 15, 2003 :

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2. Additions / Deletions to the Agenda

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3. General Assistance Guidelines: The Maine Department of Human Services, in conjunction with Maine Municipal Association, prepares new guidelines each year for adoption by municipal officers as an amendment to the standard General Assistance Ordinance. The changes are changes in the numbers for income eligibility, basic need determination, etc., county-by-county. Barring any issues brought up at the Public Hearing, I recommend that the Board adopt the new tables.

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4. Quebec City Economic Development Trip: A host of entities including the Piscataquis County Economic Development Council (PCEDC), Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC), the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), and many others are working on a productive trip to Quebec City February 12 – 16 to meet with Quebec business leaders from the Quebec Lumberman’s Association. The purpose of our trip is to market the projects planned for the Greenville Industrial Park, including the Wood Composites Incubator. I have asked PCEDC Executive Director Mark Scarano and Greenville Steam Plant Manager Scott Hersey to each come to this meeting and help to explain the objectives of this trip, which are very much as we proposed them a year ago for a “trade mission” with Canada. As proposed, the majority of the cost of this trip would be borne by State of Maine marketing funds. Mark, Scott, and I will have details at the meeting.

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5. Linda McBrierty, Becky Brown – Library Building Capital Project Proposal: I understand Linda and Becky have an idea they would like to float to the Board of Selectmen regarding the possible expansion / relocation of the public library, and how this could relate to the Town’s proposed municipal building project.

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6. Capital Budget Five-Year Forecast and FY2003-2004 Budget Preview: I will go over my five-year capital budget plan, and I will also give an overview of what we know going into this year’s budget. I hope you will find this information helpful.

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7. Municipal Building Project: The Municipal Building Task Force has completed its work and submitted its recommendations. Inherent to this proposal is a financing plan with two options, one of which involves delaying the project for one year and increasing the amount of money available via reserve account. I personally think this is the best option, and urge the Board to follow this strategy. Another aspect of the Task Force Report is the willingness by its members to consider other details, or to gather additional information for the Board. I ask that the Board give me additional direction for how to proceed.

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8. Police Department Cruiser Update: Police Chief Duane Alexander, Selectman Bruce Hanson and I recently tried out potential vehicles to replace our 2000 Jeep Cherokee for the PD. We will forward our findings and recommendations to the full Board at the meeting.

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9. Ladder Truck Purchase Update: Following recent action by the Board, Fire Chief Mike Drinkwater and/or I will have updates for the Board on how the procurement process is going.

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10. Recycling Center Update: I would like to have a discussion with the Board of Selectmen, as well as our Recycling Center Coordinator Tom Gravelle and our Recycling Collection Contractor Sean Bolen regarding ways to improve efficiency and productivity at the recycling center, as well as budget suggestions for FY2003-2004. I have asked Tom and Sean to attend.

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11. Snowmobile Trail Grooming Program Update: I will have a brief update for you, as well as a request to set up a meeting with some participants in the program and a delegation from the Board to discuss options to trade in one of the machines.

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12. Additions to the Agenda (if any):

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13. Warrants

14. Adjourn

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