Greenville Selectmen's Special Meeting Agenda
6:30 PM Wednesday, July 13, 2005 – Municipal Building

Present at meeting:

1. Public Hearing, Part I – Proposed Street Name Change – Sanders Point to Chapel Point.

2. Public Hearing, Part II – 2004 Economic Development Infrastructure Grant for Greenville Business Incubator.

3. Subsequent Action Following Public Hearing:

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

4. Minutes from Meetings of June 8, June 29 and July 5, 2005:

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

5. Additions / Deletions to the Agenda & Public Comment Period (Board Chair to provide clarification for public participation)

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

6. Revaluation Contract: Bob Duplissea of RJD Appraisals has supplied the Town with two contracts for revaluation services. I recommend the Board sign these contracts as requested.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

7. Update on Junction Wharf Project: We have received a grant offer through a special congressional appropriation from the VA-HUD budget for a little more than $120,000. We have also applied for $50,000 through the Department of Conservation’s Land and Water Conservation Program for the rebuilding of the wharf. Also, we have contracted with the University of Maine’s Advanced Engineered Wood Composites (AEWC) Center for engineering services for the rebuilding of the wharf’s retaining wall. The AEWC is seeking additional grant funds to augment the engineering budget. If sufficient funds can be secured, I would recommend attempting the rebuilding of part of the retaining wall this October.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

8. Affordable Housing Planning Grant (CDBG): The Town has been invited into phase II of this CDBG program. To complete phase II, a series of assurances and disclosures needs to be completed, and a public hearing needs to be scheduled. I recommend the public hearing be scheduled for our next Selectmen’s meeting – August 3, 2005 at 6:30 PM. Also, an advisory committee needs to be created for this planning project – I recommend the Town run a public notice, requesting volunteers for this advisory committee and then appoint a seven-member committee at the next meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

9. Economic Development Grant (CDBG) for C.A. Dean Hospital: Just as listed in the previous item, the Town has been invited into phase II for this CDBG program as well. The grant is for $100,000 through the Business Assistance category to assist C.A. Dean Hospital with the development of its proposed medical office building. I have invited C.A. Dean Hospital President and CEO Geno Murray to update the Board of Selectmen on this project. Also, I recommend that the Board of Selectmen name the Hospital Board as the advisory committee for this grant, along with any interested representatives from the Board of Selectmen and/or the Town Manager.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

10. Downtown Trail Project – Phase I: There has been a lot of discussion in regard to developing a downtown trail, following the old railroad bed which connected Atlas Plywood with the main line track. I recommend the Board appoint a committee to specifically prepare a plan for developing a multi-use trail connecting the municipal parking lot behind Harris Drug Store with the CMP power-line trail, and following this informal power-line trail to Spruce Street. This trail exists now informally, but has no permanent public access, nor does it accomadate motorized recreation.

To formalize this trail, it requires
(1) definition for exactly where the trail should be;
(2) private landowner permission and consent;
(3) easement and/or purchase of some or all of this land for trail use;
(4) development of a permanent crossing of the railroad tracks;
(5) defined uses of the trail;
(6) defined maintenance responsibilities for the trail; and (6) a budget for the development and the maintenance of the trail. I believe funds for easement or land purchase for this trail could come from the Land for Maine’s Future program, and that funds for construction could come from the Maine Department of Conservation’s multi-use trail construction grant program. This would be a viable first-step toward development of a permanent in-town trail system.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

11. Landfill Contract: As previously discussed, the landfill contract is up for review and renewal prior to its December 31, 2005 deadline in order to provide for certain operational changes at the landfill. I will have a letter for the Board’s review to go to landfill contractor David Eastman, suggesting certain changes and also addressing certain issues which require immediate attention. The Board may wish to add or subtract certain items to the letter.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

12. Amendment to Recycling Enhancement Ordinance: The Town of Greenville’s Recycling Enhancement Ordinance (attached) does not include an enforcement provision. Recently, our Police Department was asked to the landfill to enforce a blatant violation of this ordinance. I will have a recommendation for the Board at this meeting for how to amend this ordinance accordingly.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

13. Proposed Regional Planning Group Formation – Moosehead Council of Governments (MooseCOG): Considering the rapid growth of the entire Moosehead Lake region, both through recent, actual camp and home development, and also through proposed development throughout the region, I submit that the governments within the region should work together to plan for our future. In particular, I suggest we work on long-range planning for how to maintain regional infrastructure, regional services, and finance all of this fairly. The State Planning Office offers grants for regional efforts susch as this. I think this should be a standing council of governments which would work together to address these changes in the region. This proposed group would NOT have authority over any existing government, but would be an established mechanism for Piscataquis County, Somerset County, Beaver Cove, Greenville, Shirley, and possibly Monson and Jackman to communicate and to plan together. Such topics as road systems, airports, solid waste and recycling, emergency services, recreation, and tax reform would be intended topics for discussion for this council.

If the Board of Selectmen is interested in this concept, I will contact the surrounding communities and ask for their participation. SPO grant funds might be able to fund a part-time staff person to help evaluate these matters.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

14. Personnel Matter – Executive Session:

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

15. Warrants

16. Adjourn

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