Greenville Selectmen's Meeting
March 19, 2003 - 6:30 PM at Greenville Municipal Building

PLEASE NOTE: THE MARCH 5, 2003 MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN WAS CANCELLED DUE TO AN EXPECTED LACK OF A QUORUM. ITEMS WHICH WERE TO HAVE BEEN TAKEN UP MARCH 5 WILL BE ADDED TO THIS, THE MARCH 19, 2003 AGENDA

Present at meeting:

1. Minutes from Meeting of February 19, 2003:

Motion to Accept:_________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of
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2. Additions / Deletions to the Agenda

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of
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3. Presentation by the Committee to Explore Options to Curb Vandalism and Related Community Problems: The charge of this committee (attached) included a deadline to report their recommendations to the Board of Selectmen by the March 19 regular meeting. I understand the committee has completed its work, and will present their findings to the Board at this meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of
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4. Police Department Update – Chief Duane Alexander

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of
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5. Property Tax Abatement Requests: Town Clerk Roxanne Lizotte and I have reviewed these requests with the Assessor’s Agent. I will present the requests along with pertinent information at the next meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of
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6. Explanation for Tax Acquired Lot in Sandy Bay: After the Board of Selectmen agreed to put out to bid the tax-acquired lot in Sandy Bay, information came forward which indicates the lot is actually part of another, existing lot, and therefore cannot be sold. I will attempt to explain this complicated matter to the Board at this next meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of
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7. Proposal to Establish Meeting with Government / Non-Profit Entities To Explore Options for Greater Collaboration & Cost-Savings: In the spirit of the Governor’s plans for regionalization of services to effect cost-savings, I believe the greater Moosehead Lake Region should sit and discuss ways in which we can work more closely together to save funds. For instance, the Town, School & library currently collectively bid out our volume of heating oil needed for the winter, and have gotten good prices as a result. Could this collective bidding be expanded to include other entities? Could we find other things to bid collectively? What else can we do together to save money? I would like to hold a specific meeting on this topic and invite municipal and county entities from Monson to Jackman and also representatives from the schools, the utilities, the library, the Chamber of Commerce, the hospital and others. I do not envision this to become a committee, but rather a meeting of the minds to think regionally in practical ways. If the Board is agreeable to such a meeting, I would like to set it up for 9:00 AM either Monday, March 31 or Thursday, April 3 in Greenville (location TBD).

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of
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8. Bond Proposals: As we enter into deliberation of the FY2003-2004 Budget, I believe it would be beneficial to give the Board some history as to our indebtedness, where we are at now, and some proposals to you for infrastructure improvement which you should consider as part of this budget and possibly the next budget. This would also be a good time to further discuss the municipal building project (as has been requested by one Board member).

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of
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9. FY2003-2004 Municipal Budget & Updated Budget Schedule: It has taken longer than anticipated to get this draft budget to the Board. It will be available for your review at the meeting. The Board will have both meetings in March and the first meeting in April to review this draft and to make your changes prior to it being reviewed by the Municipal Budget Committee. I plan to send the draft budget to the budget committee members, with the explanation that an updated version will be given to them after the Selectmen finish their review. With the school superintendent’s help, I plan to have an updated budget schedule for the board, as well.

I plan to give the Board of Selectmen an overview of the total budget picture at the meeting, and I recommend that the Board members take this draft home with them to review and to then work through line-by-line beginning with the March 19 meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of
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10. Update on Possible Land Purchase / Sale in Industrial Park as Related to On-Going Economic Development Project (Executive Session): One of our on-going economic development projects has taken a new direction which requires explanation to the Board, and possible future action on the sale or purchase of land related to the project. I would like to brief the Board on this in executive session, to protect the Town’s position in regard to possible future negotiations. In light of the fullness of this agenda, I promise to be brief.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of
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11. Resolution of Support – Piscataquis County Bonding Legislation: The attached draft legislation is being put forward as emergency legislation, sponsored by Senator Paul Davis. I recommend that the Board of Selectmen for Greenville adopt a resolution of support for this legislation. If enacted, major economic development projects could be funded by the entire county, which would be fairer than having only certain municipalities fund the same as the entire county benefits from significant job growth.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of
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12. Letter of Support – LD 1052, “An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $5,800,000 To Adequately Fund the Applied Technology Development Centers in Order to Increase the Number of Research and Development Jobs and Companies in the State”: I believe this bill would greatly help us in Greenville with the development of our wood composites incubator. The bill is unlikely to pass, but I would like the Board to consider a letter of support to try to salvage its better parts as an addition to the Governor’s proposed Economic Development Bond package.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of
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13. Federal Grant for Fire Departments: Fire Chief Mike Drinkwater and I (and others) are putting together an application for fire equipment through this grant program. Last year, we tried to receive funding for a new aerial / pumper truck which would cost over $500,000. This year, we are looking at mostly air packs and related equipment for a total cost of roughly $100,000 or less, local share to be $10,000 or less, most of which can be taken from the proposed operational budget for the fire department, with a small portion coming from the fire department reserve (without infringing upon the funds necessary to make payment on the loan for the new pumper). The grant is due by the end of March. I recommend the Board of Selectmen authorize the grant application and financing package as described briefly here and in greater detail at the meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of
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14. Town Manager’s Third-year Review: At the previous meeting of the Board of Selectmen, the Board agreed to review the form used to review the Manager at this meeting. Once this form is altered to everyone’s satisfaction, I believe the Board’s intention at the last meeting was to use the new form to complete the review individually and to have the results turned in to the Chairman, who would compile them and then meet with me to share the results.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of
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15. Additions to the Agenda (if any):

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

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16. Bingo License – Holy Family Catholic Church: Recommend approval.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:_______________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of
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17. Warrants

18. Adjourn

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