Greenville Selectmen's Meeting Agenda
6:30 PM Wednesday, March 16, 2005 – Municipal Building

Present at meeting:

1. Minutes from Meetings of February 2, February 23, and March 2, 2005:

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. Liquor License Renewal – Grave’s Seafood: Police Chief Duane Alexander and I recommend approval.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

4. Police Chief’s Report:

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

5. Fire Chief’s Report: I have asked Fire Chief Mike Drinkwater to give the Board an update on the operation of the Fire Department this year; on the department’s request for changes / improvements to the Fire Station; and details on the proposed request from the Town of Greenville to the US Fire Administration for funds in the 2005 grant program.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

6. Property Revaluation Update: Recently, Assessor’s Agent Bob Duplissea was in the Town Office to discuss the revaluation with our Town Clerk and I and two of our selectmen. Bob has suggested a change in his proposal which Roxanne and I believe would be favorable to the Town. I will have more details at the meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

7. Library Governance: This week, members of the library Board of Trustees, the head librarian, a former Trustee and some town employees and selectmen will meet to discuss a possible governance structure for the Shaw Public Library. As stated in the past, all of these entities are working in good faith to create structure where it is currently lacking. Again, I will have more details at the meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

8. Services Agreement for Greenville Business Incubator with Composites Technology Centers Corporation (CTC): I have worked with Town Attorney Erik Stumpfel to develop the attached services agreement between the Town and CTC for use of the GBI. The CTC will meet in Greenville March 29 to discuss the same. This is a draft version and revisions are welcomed: I am seeking input from the Board as this draft agreement moves forward.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

9. State-Imposed Cap on Municipal Tax levy and Budget Meeting Schedule: I will have details on each at the meeting. LD #1 requires a tax cap on municipal budgets, following a very complicated formula. I will walk the Board through this calculation at the meeting, and also discuss the budget meeting schedule.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

10. Economic Development Program for Business Assistance CDBG Award: We have received some information on this $100,000 request for funds to assist CA Dean hospital. I will share it at the meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

11. Federal Budget Cuts to CDBG Program: The current federal budget proposal from the White House includes the elimination of the CDBG program nationwide. Should this happen, Greenville and communities like us would be at a tremendous disadvantage when building new public infrastructure, especially infrastructure for business growth. In the past five years alone, the Town of Greenville has received over $1 million in Community Development Block Grant funds for a series of worthwhile projects. When we have negotiated with businesses looking to develop in our industrial park, the Town of Greenville has always turned to the CDBG program for funds to provide necessary public infrastructure (e.g., public water, public sewer, three-phase power, etc.).

I strongly urge the Board of Selectmen to adopt a resolution of support for the current CDBG program and to send letters to our Congressional Delegation detailing our support for keeping this program in tact. Considering the urgency of this matter, I recommend that Board members call the Bangor offices of our Congressional Delegation directly to explain the importance to Greenville of this program.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

12. County Tax Levy & Assessor’s Return: The County tax has grown by a little more than $55,000. By statute, the municipal officers are required to sign and return the assessor’s return (attached). I recommend the Board sign this and return it to the County.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

13. Voting Booth Construction Cost-Sharing: We are awaiting a cost-estimate from our building contractor for construction of folding voting booths to be permanently installed in the municipal building meeting hall. I expect this cost to come in between $1,000 and $1,500. While I am preparing a grant request for presentation aids for the meeting hall (see attached), I believe we should approach Piscataquis County to see if they would assist with this cost. Other communities who provide election services for residents in the Unorganized Territories, such as St. Agatha, charge their respective counties a per diem rate for election services. The Town of Greenville has for years provided a voting place for residents of surrounding unorganized territories, but with no charge given and no funds received from Piscataquis County for this service.

In light of this tradition and the expectation that this will continue for some time, I recommend that the Board of Selectmen ask Piscataquis County to share in the construction cost of these new booths, and forego any annual charge to Piscataquis County for election services. I recommend a 50/50 cost-share.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

14. Citizen Appreciation Day: I would like to discuss with the Board of Selectmen plans for this second annual Town of Greenville Citizen Appreciation Day.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

15. Airport Project Update: I have attached a copy of the advertisement for our runway reconstruction project as posted in the newspaper for us by our engineers at Dufresne-Henry. We are still seeking sufficient discretionary airport improvement project (AIP) funds to make the entire project go under one contract. The bids close March 31, 2005. I will discuss details of this project and other activities at the airport with the Board at this meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

16. Forms for Town Manager’s 5-Year Performance Review: I will have some forms for the Board to select from at this meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

17. Executive Session – Economic Development Matter:

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

18. Additions to the Agenda (if any):

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

19. Warrants

20. Adjourn

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