Greenville Selectmen's Meeting Agenda
6:30 PM Wednesday, February 15, 2006 – Municipal Building

Present at meeting:

1. Minutes from Meeting of February 1, 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. Junction Wharf and Hollingsworth and Whitney Wharf Reconstruction Project: This item was tabled at the last meeting. I recommend that the Board proceed with application for Business Assistance funds through the State of Maine’s CDBG program to assist Kelly’s Landing with the reconstruction of their pier. This project is supported by the Moosehead Marine Museum, whose former Steamship the Katahdin will be able to land at Kelly’s Landing safely again as an outcome.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

4. Scenic By-Way Application – Eastern Maine Development Corporation Transportation Planner John Noll: John Noll is working with county government and area landowners to develop an initial application for scenic by-way status for the road between Jackman and Greenville. Scenic By-Way status for a similar section of road was considered about ten years ago, but did not proceed. John will describe the scenic by-way programs and discuss which roads would be eligible and what benefits / restrictions would likely come from such status. There has been some discussion of including a section of the Lily Bay Road as well – it might be possible to include a section of this, but not likely that the Lily Bay Road itself could be a stand-alone application due to its termination in Kokadjo as a State Road. I recommend that the Board support this initial application, which is only to determine if the road in question is eligible for scenic by-way designation. I believe the Town would benefit from being tied into the Old Canada Road scenic corridor on Route 201 from Jackman south to Bingham, and possible inclusion in the Kennebec – Chaudiere corridor.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

5. Airport Hangar Leases – Three Renewals: I have sent letters to three hangar lessees whose leases have recently expired to inquire if they wish to enter into a new 15-year lease for the Town. As the attached letter describes, the lease language has been updated slightly in recent years (e.g., clarifying what may or may not be stored in an airport hangar), and the fee schedule has also increased in recent years. I applied the same rates as used for the new hangar lots off Runway 21 in 2004 and added 3% to each of the five-year “steps” to account for inflation. The purpose for these increases is to maintain a rate schedule which yields the necessary revenue to off-set more of our maintenance costs at the airport, and to keep all new leases on a similar par. Several years ago, the Board agreed to adjust the rate schedule annually to account for inflation: I have done so when creating the rate schedule for each new lease in a given year. I recommend approval of these three leases.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

6. Gas & Diesel Bid: This was tabled from a previous meeting. I will have more details for the Board’s consideration Wednesday night.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

7. Heating System Maintenance: Each year, the Town of Greenville goes to bid for its heating oil and propane. Typically, we use the same company for maintenance as we do for supply of fuel. This creates variability from year to year for who maintains our equipment, and can cause variability between fuel-types of heating systems. I recommend that the Town (and School and Library) go to bid for maintenance service on all of our Town-owned boilers and heating systems for a longer-term arrangement (e.g., 3-5 years). This would create consistency across departments and would also create some common history with one company and our equipment which may help us in the future. If the Board is agreeable tot his concept, I will generate a draft bid document for the March 1 meeting, including a 2-4 week period for company’s to prepare proposals. Both Public Works Foreman Mike Thornton and I recommend going to bid for such services.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

8. Additions to the Agenda (if any):

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

9. Warrants

10. Adjourn

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