Greenville Board of Selectmen’s Meeting Agenda

6:30 PM Wednesday, July 7, 2010– Municipal Building

 

Please note: This meeting may be pre-empted by a 6:00 PM Public Hearing on

ATV Access Route Implementation.

 

Present at meeting:             

        Chair Eugene F. Murray, Sr.                              Vice-Chair Alan McBrierty                Selectman Bruce Hanson         

        Selectman Ellen Edgerly                                     Selectman Richard Peat                     Town Manager John Simko

        Others:

 

 

 

1.                  Minutes from Meeting of June 16 & Special Meeting of June 28, 2010:

 

Motion to Accept:_________________              Second to Motion: ________________________

 

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

 

2.                  Public Comment Period

 

 

3.                  Additions or Deletions to the Agenda:

 

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

 

Motion Made By:___________________          Second to Motion: ________________________

 

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

 

4.                  ATV Access Routes:  Following a request from the business community to make the existing Pritham Avenue ATV Access Route permanent and a request from the Moosehead ATV Club to create a new ATV Access Route from Eveleth Hill to Foss Street, the Board of Selectmen has commissioned straw votes to gauge public opinion and has scheduled a public hearing on these requests to be held just prior to this meeting.  The purpose of this agenda item is for the Board of Selectmen to take action on these requests.

 

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

 

Motion Made By:___________________          Second to Motion: ________________________

 

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

 

5.                  Shaw Public Library Annex:     The Shaw Public Library Trustees, working closely with the Shaw Public Library Association, previously proposed to the Board of Selectmen an addition to the current library to alleviate overcrowding and create compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The plan would have resulted in a loan through USDA Rural Development which would have generated annual debt service payments to the Town of about $8,000/year.  In discussion with the members of the Board of Selectmen, the Library Association and Trustees understood that the Board of Selectmen would not support a proposal which would add debt service to the Town at this time.  Father Rob Reagan, President of the Shaw Public Library Association, has worked on developing an alternative plan which will meet the goals of expansion and ADA compliance without incurring any cost to the Town other than maintenance of the new space.  Father Rob and other members of the Library Association and Library Board of Trustees will be present at the meeting to explain this opportunity.

 

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

 

Motion Made By:___________________          Second to Motion: ________________________

 

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

 

6.                  Natural Resource Education Center Project Development:   The Building Committee for the proposed Natural Resource Education Center (NREC), Engineer Andrew Manning of Milone & MacBroom, Todd Pelletier of the Maine Department of Transportation, and Town Attorney Erik Stumpfel and others at Eaton & Peabody have been working diligently to pull together the necessary details to move this project forward.  Following a presentation at this meeting by our engineer and others, the Board of Selectmen should consider taking the following actions:

 

-          Authorize the Town Manager to act on behalf of the Town at the closing for the MDOT property on which the proposed building will be constructed; and

-          Approve the request for proposals for building construction prepared by our engineer.

 

Authority for the Board of Selectmen to take these actions has been approved at the 2010 Annual Town Meeting.  The cost for this project is being funded entirely by the USDA Rural Development grant received by the Town this past winter, as well as through a cash contribution by NREC.  The Board of Selectmen should also review the draft lease for the property to NREC as prepared by the Town’s attorney.  This lease, as well as the Maine Tort Claims Act, will protect the Town’s interests moving forward.

 

7.                  Airport Hangar Development Project: All available space at the Greenville Municipal Airport which may be developed for new private or commercial hangars is currently developed and under lease.  A proposal by Eric and Jenny Ward to allow the Town to purchase a ~5 acre parcel of their land adjacent to the airport would allow for upwards of 16 new hangar spots.  The Wards previously proposed a through-the-fence lease arrangement which would have allowed them to develop hangars on their property and to then pay a fee for the right to taxi planes onto the airport.  However, the FAA would not permit such a lease.  However, the FAA supports and would fund through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) acquisition of this land for future hangar development.  The Airport Advisory Committee has reviewed this proposal and recommends then Town move forward with this project in 2011. 

 

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

 

Motion Made By:___________________          Second to Motion: ________________________

 

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

 

8.                  Landfill Closure Project Update and Project Financing:       Town Manager John Simko will present a summary of activities surrounding landfill closure so far this year and planned for the rest of the construction season.  Also, the bid results for a general obligation bond of $300,000 to fund these closure activities will be presented with a recommendation from bond counsel and the Town Manager. 

 

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

 

Motion Made By:___________________          Second to Motion: ________________________

 

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

 

9.                  Additions to the Agenda (if any):

 

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

 

Motion Made By:___________________          Second to Motion: ________________________

 

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

 

10.              “What’s on your mind?” – an opportunity for members of the Board of Selectmen to share questions, concerns, ideas or suggestions – informational only:

 

 

 

11.              Adjourn