Greenville Selectmen's Meeting Agenda
6:30 PM Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at Greenville Municipal Building

1. Minutes from Meeting of April 7, 2004:

Motion to Accept:_________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

2. Additions / Deletions to the Agenda & Comments from the General Public

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

3. Finalize FY2004-2005 Budget: Following the meetings of the Budget Committee (held April 12 & 14), there are few changes in what is being recommended by the Advisory Committee vs. the Selectmen’s Budget as presented. I will review these comments from the Advisory Committee and urge the Board to finalize the budget at this meeting so we can move toward finalizing the Town Meeting warrant and Town Report.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

4. Proposed Reserve Account Policy: One suggestion made by the Advisory Committee involved the notification of the public prior to expenditures from reserve accounts. Some members of the committee felt that the public is “taken out of the loop” when the municipal officers, who are – by statute - the trustees for the reserve accounts, approve major expenditures from these accounts. A suggestion I made to the committee which they adopted as their own was to establish a Board policy by which any expenditure from any reserve account which exceeds $50,000 will require a public hearing to discuss the expenditure. The public hearing – which would likely occur at a regularly-scheduled Selectmen’s Meeting – would be posted at least 7-days before the hearing. The hearing may be held just prior to the same meeting at which action would occur on the proposed expenditure. In order to better inform the taxpayers of such large expenditures, I recommend that the Board adopt this policy.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

5. Request for Streetlight: Dennis Thorell has requested that a streetlight be placed near his apartment building on Lincoln Street. His letter of request is attached. Typically, such requests are added to the Town Meeting warrant.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

6. First Draft 2004 Annual Town Meeting Warrant: Roxanne and I will try to have a DRAFT town meeting warrant for the Board’s consideration. I would recommend discussion at this meeting and final decision at the May 5th meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

7. Report on Airport Capital Project Cost-Sharing Effort with Counties: At a meeting with two of the Piscataquis County Commissioners on April 14, verbal agreement was reached for participation by Piscataquis County

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

8. Municipal Building Project Update: This will be an update only – a presentation of formal recommendations to the Board will be made at the May 5th meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

9. Proposed Greenville Project Submissions for Piscataquis County Economic Development Bond Package: I will have an update at the meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

10. Meeting with Assessor Bob Duplissea & Public Hearing for Nina Whittaker – property tax value appeal -May 4, 2004: Assessor Bob Duplissea will be in the Town Office all day Tuesday, May 4, 2004. I suggest that the Board assemble to meet with Bob at 1:00 PM to discuss the great increase in the state valuation from 04 to 05, and to further discuss how the revaluation will go. If Board members cannot make it at 1:00 PM, I recommend members come to see Bob individually. It is very important that the Board fully understand how this revaluation will work and what is going on with our state valuation. I have asked School Superintendent Steve Pound to meet with Bob and the Board at 1:00 PM as well for informational purposes.

On the same day at 9:00 PM, the Piscataquis County Commissioners will host a public hearing to discuss an appealed property value by Nina Whittaker. Roger Peppard from RJD Appraisals will attend this hearing with me to discuss the property in question. All members of the Board are encouraged to attend if possible.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

11. Crafts-Sheriden Scholarship Criteria: Guidance Counselor David Morrill has come forward to suggest a meeting with the Selectmen and other Town officials to discuss how the criteria for this scholarship will be applied, especially considering the new designation of the Maine Technical College system to the Community College System. I would suggest a delegation from the Board of Selectmen meet with Mr. Morrill, Bookkeeper Cindy Hanscom and myself during the day on either Monday, April 26 or Tuesday, April 27.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

12. Liquor-License Renewal – Greenville Inn:

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

13. Additions to the Agenda (if any):

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

14. Warrants

15. Adjourn

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