Greenville Selectmen's Meeting Agenda
6:30 PM Wednesday, June 02, 2004 at Greenville Municipal Building

Present at meeting:

1. Minutes from Meeting of May 19 & Special Meeting May 26, 2004:

Motion to Accept:_________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

2. Additions / Deletions to the Agenda

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

3. Proposal for Sale of Land to Gary Dethlefsen, DBA Maine Mountain Candle and Soap: The Board of Selectmen was granted authority at the November 19, 2003 special town meeting to negotiate the sale of a small section of ground to Gary so as to allow for the development and expansion of his business. A copy of the special town meeting warrant is attached, as is Gary’s proposal.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

4. Oil Bid: Bids close 4:00 PM Wednesday, June 2. The bids will be opened and tabulated at 4:00 PM and presented to the Board with a recommendation.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

5. Automobile Graveyard Inspection and Industrial Park Lots Compliance Review: Code Enforcement Officer Richard Gould and I will have a June 1 inspection report for the Board, and also details about other lots in the park.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

6. Fireworks Update: Mr. David Jones, owner of Evergreen Estate and Farm, has offered to donate $6,500 toward the Town’s fireworks display. The Town has $3,500 budgeted for this event. This is a very generous offer by Mr. Jones. However, the larger shells he has requested may not be possible due to State of Maine restrictions on larger shells this year. I will have an update for the Board at this meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

7. NREC Deed: For NREC to proceed with the acceptance of MDOT funds for the development of their project, the deed change requested by the Board last fall must be completed. The corrected deed is attached for the Board’s consideration.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

8. NREC Trail Dedication & Greenville Business Incubator Groundbreaking: Previously, the Board of Selectmen had voted to allow the Town Manager to arrange for a ground-breaking ceremony for the incubator project. Knowing that Governor Baldacci would be in Greenville June 24 for the NREC trails dedication, I set the groundbreaking for this date and have collaborated with NREC on these ceremonies. A copy of the invite is attached. I will have an update for you.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

9. Resolution for (former) Steamship Katahdin: This year the Katahdin turns 90 years old. There are a series of events underway to celebrate this achievement, including a reception on the Kate June 24 as part of the NREC and Greenville Business Incubator projects; a focus on the Kate during Forest Heritage Days this year, and a special event on the Kate marking both its 90th and also the 50th anniversary of Downeast Magazine. It would be very appropriate for the Board to adopt a resolution marking the Kate’s birthday.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

10. Proposed Amendments to the Personnel Handbook: I have two recommendations for changes to the personnel policy. First, in an effort to save money, I recommend an option be created for a “50 % buy-out” for single health insurance. Other municipalities have similar options: this change would allow full-time employees who are eligible for health insurance to opt out of the coverage and be paid 50% of the total value of the coverage. Therefore, if an employee would normally have 100% of his/her health insurance paid for by the Town (roughly a $4,800 value annually), the Town would save $2,400 and would pay the employee $2,400 if the employee did not take the insurance. This would only be calculated on the cost of single (individual) coverage, and would be paid as a weekly stipend added to the employee’s pay.

The second change would be to amend the work hours section of the handbook related to the police department. For a four-hour period from roughly 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM each morning, the officer responsible for call-outs would be paid a flat stipend for being on-call. The stipend would be $15. If the officer is called out, the officer would receive only the three-hour call-out, NOT the $15 call pay. The intent of this change is to prevent officer burnout and to more professionally cover these early-morning hours with police officers.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

11. Applications for Full-Time Police Officer: Applications for the full-time police officer position vacated by Officer David Johnson (now full-time for the Thomaston Police Department) close on June 2. A copy of the advertisement is attached: it clearly states the Town’s preference for applicants who have full certification through the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. The cost to send an officer to the academy is in excess of $14,500. I recommend that the Board of Selectmen review these applications and form a sub-committee to interview those applicants who have full MCJA certification.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

12. Craft-Sheridan Scholarships – Executive Session: The Board was unable to reach a decision due to the fact that only two voting members were present for this part of the meeting. The full board should act of this matter.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

13. Annual Review – Town Manager: Tabled from last meeting. Should be done in executive session.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

14. Additions to the Agenda (if any):

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

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15. Warrants

16. Adjourn

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