Greenville Selectmen's Meeting Agenda
6:30 PM Wednesday, March 1, 2006 – Municipal Building

**Please note that the MDOT will host a public hearing for the proposed improvements to Drew Road at 6:00 PM in the meeting hall, just prior to this Selectmen’s meeting.**

Present at meeting:

1. Minutes from Meeting of February 15, 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. Presentation by Judy Kelly of Aqua-Maine, RE: Proposed Rate Increase: Judy Kelly, President of Aqua-Maine, the company which provides the Town of Greenville public water supply, will go over the company’s request to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for a 12% rate increase. Please see the attached letter from Judy outlining the reasons for this increase, the first since April 2002. A 12% increase in our hydrant rental fee through Aqua Maine would represent an approximate $16,000 increase in our FY06-07 budget.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

4. Presentation by Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce – Funding from the Town: Executive Director Bob Hamer has asked that the Chamber of Commerce have an opportunity to address the Board of Selectmen regarding the current status and upcoming initiatives of the Chamber, and to explain their request for additional funds from the Town in the FY06-07 budget.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

5. Revised Letter to LURC, RE: Request for Regional Comprehensive Plan: There has been much discussion of this letter to LURC, and one member of the Board has asked me to revise the letter to clarify the intent of this request. A revised copy will be presented at the meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

6. Police Chief’s Report

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

7. Fee System for Fire Department False Alarms: There has been a number of false alarms for the fire department (and at times, for the police department) from properties in our coverage area which have motion detectors and fire alarms. In October 2005, during a very large snowstorm, one such seasonal property in our coverage area resulted in approximately 10 false calls within a 24 hour period, none of them being valid. Other communities have fee systems for false alarms beyond a certain frequency: Fire Chief John Cobb and I recommend the Town develop a similar policy. Borrowing from those used in our communities, we have prepared a draft policy and fee structure for the Board’s consideration. The Board of Selectmen may also consider expanding this to include false alarms for the police department as well.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

8. Property Tax Abatement Requests: Town Clerk Roxanne Lizotte and I have reviewed these requests with the Assessor’s Agent: Rocky will present details to the Board at this meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

9. Update on Moosehead Council of Governments: The most recent memo is attached – there will have been two meetings on this prior to this Selectmen’s Meeting. Also, please note that the Commission to Study the Cost of Providing Certain Services in the UTs meets in DF March 2.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

10. Update on Landfill: Despite a recent newspaper article outlining the “double standard” in waste management rules for the DEP, there has yet to be a meeting scheduled between the Town of Greenville and the DEP to discuss the disposition of our proposed corrective action plan. Commissioner Littell had suggested such a meeting be held in the Bangor DEP office within a few weeks of our February 7 meeting in Augusta – we’re still waiting to hear. We have also heard from our previous landfill contractor, from whom we are leasing certain pieces of heavy equipment. David Eastman would like to modify this agreement – I will explain at the meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

11. FY06-07 Budget Schedule and Budget Committee Appointments: Dr. Steve Pound has prepared a possible budget meeting schedule for the Town and the School (attached) – I will have a few suggested changes to that schedule, including having the Board meet twice more in March to review the municipal budget draft. Also, the Board should increase the current Budget Committee roster from five to at least seven, if not nine; in the past, there have been 9-11 members appointed. I will have some recommendations for the Board to consider.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

12. Additions to the Agenda (if any):

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

13. Warrants

14. Adjourn

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