Greenville Selectmen's Meeting Agenda
6:30 PM Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at Greenville Municipal Building

Present at meeting:

1. Minutes from Meeting of June 18 & July 2 (attached):

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. Presentation on Revaluation Issues – Agent to the Board of Assessors Bob Duplissea and Town Clerk Roxanne Lizotte: Following last year’s sales ratio study and the subsequent factoring done to undervalued properties (e.g., shorefront land, elimination of 10% depreciation on residential structures set in 1991), the need for a full revaluation has become very clear to the staff, our assessor, and your Town Manager. Bob has come to meet with the Board to discuss what goes into a full revaluation, what options we have, what the costs are expected to be, and how we go about scheduling this revaluation with RJD Appraisals (Bob’s company). I have also asked Bob and Roxanne to briefly explain for the full Board’s benefit (considering that we have some newer members) the process for assessing property value in Greenville. We hope this will proof to be useful to the Board of Assessors.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

4. Parking Lot Lease: Bob Eurich, who has indicated to me that he has acquired the former Odd Fellows Hall lot, has inquired with me to see if the Town would be interested in leasing the lot for the next 1-2 years for general parking. He inquired because he has been approached by two different restaurants who want to lease it from him and provide EXCLUSIVE parking for their patrons. His concern is liability: he needs to insure the property to allow parking, and needs revenue to off-set that cost. I suggested the Town could include this lot under its current policy for little or no additional cost, if we were to lease it. Mr. Eurich thought that would work, but would require a monthly lease fee of $800. He indicated the lease amount could be negotiable. At $9,600 per year, I do not believe this is at all feasible for the Town. At no cost, I believe it would be reasonable for the Town to include the lot under its own general liability policy, naming the owner as a beneficiary. I told Mr. Eurich I would bring his request to the Board of Selectmen, but at this cost, I strongly advise against proceeding with this arrangement.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

5. Mail Ballot for 2004 Slate of officers for Maine Municipal Association: The Maine Municipal Association, of which Greenville is a perennial member, requests each municipality to vote for the members of its Executive Committee and officers to the same. I will share my recommendations with the Board at the meeting. The ballot is attached.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

6. Meeting with Scott Ramsey of the Maine Department of Conservation Regarding Snowmobile Trail Program: The Board of Selectmen has previously requested to have some assurance from the State of Maine regarding the future financial commitment of the State to snowmobile trails statewide. During this past year’s budget process, the Selectmen met with those involved in the Town’s snowmobile trail grooming program to discuss the need to update equipment. It was clear that there is a need for newer equipment. However, the Board of Selectmen decided not to pursue the purchase of new equipment, due to budget concerns at both the state and local level. Considering that the voters at Town Meeting passed an amendment to allow for the purchase of new snow grooming equipment, this may be an item to reconsider in the future.

I am working to set up a meeting with Scott Ramsey and, if possible, Commissioner Pat McGowan, the last week of July. There are operational issues to work out with Scott which could be done prior to the meeting with the Selectmen and (hopefully) Commissioner McGowan. I would like the Selectmen to meet with Scott and Pat and others involved in the ITS Grooming Program: it would be helpful for you to share some preferred dates and times.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

7. Pine Tree Zones Informational meeting: The Piscataquis Properties Corporation will host a meeting on Monday, July 21st at 10:00 AM in Dover-Foxcroft to further discuss a possible application for Pine Tree Enterprise Zone status for Piscataquis County. I bring this to the Board’s attention to let you know that I plan to attend and to pursue this status for the Greenville Industrial Park. It would be very beneficial if the Board would choose a representative to accompany me to this meeting to better understand how this is proposed to work for our area.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

8. Wood Composites Incubator Update: This on-going project has many moving parts. I will have many details for you at this meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

9. Housing Grant Warrant: Recommend approval.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

10. Executive Session – Craft-Sheridan Scholarship Application: Apparently, an application was overlooked when it was submitted to my office in April. This is for a new applicant who appears to be eligible. I will have more details at the meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

11. Additions to the Agenda (if any):

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

12. Warrants

13. Adjourn

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