Greenville Selectmen's Meeting Agenda
6:30 PM Wednesday, July 19, 2006 – Municipal Building

Present at meeting:

1. Minutes from Previous Meetings:

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

2. Additions / Deletions to the Agenda & Public Comment Period

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

3. Revaluation Update: Town Clerk Roxanne Lizotte has details to share with the Board regarding the timeline for calculation of the new proposed property values, the next meeting between RJD Appraisals and the Board of Assessors, the mailing of the notices of new property values to property owners, and the hearings for property owners to discuss the new values with the assessors.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

4. Request from Moosehead Highlands Road Maintenance Property Owners Association: At the July 5th meeting, Mr. Donne Tompkins addressed the Board of Selectmen regarding a request by the association to re-purchase some land held by the Town in the Highlands. The Board tabled this item pending review the property records in question. This item is back on the agenda for this meeting so that the Board may take action on the request, however the Board deems appropriate.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

5. Request for Reimbursement of Legal Fees – Scott Harding: Mr. Harding, who purchased a small lot in the Greenville Industrial Park several years ago, has recently sold this lot and the building he constructed upon it. In selling the property, he discovered an error in his deed which was made by the Town’s attorney. The error was made due to the fact that the Town failed to have its approved subdivision plan for that section of the Industrial Park recorded at the Registry of Deeds. The plan was subsequently recorded and (I believe) a corrected deed produced by our attorney for Mr. Harding. Mr. Harding’s attorney has billed him for the time he spent researching this matter and consulting with the Town and its agents. The request is for $442.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

6. Jaws of Life Presentation: I have asked Fire Chief John Cobb to meet with the Selectmen to go over the status of our extrication equipment, namely the “Jaws of Life”. This set of “Jaws” are over 20 years old and the company which produced them is now out of business and due to a patent dispute, no replacement parts exist. The pump for the hydraulic system is not as reliable as it should be. The system needs to be upgraded. The Fire Department Association is willing to continue (and accelerate) fundraising for a new set of jaws, if the Board is agreeable. The Fire Department is also in the process of reviewing various types of extrication tools to determine what would make the best replacement for this outdated set.

I recommend the Firefighter’s Association be encouraged to fundraise for new Jaws, to request that the Fire Department review types of extrication equipment and select an appropriate replacement for our equipment, and to develop a financial plan for purchase of new equipment, utilizing a combination of fire department equipment reserve funds and proceeds from outside fundraising.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

7. Landfill Status: Four members of the Board of Selectmen, our Public Works Foreman and I recently met with two DEP officials in Bangor regarding the status of our landfill. This agenda item is meant to brief the entire board on this meeting and subsequent actions.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

8. Wood Waste at the Landfill: Groundwater pollution is the most difficult problem we are dealing with at the landfill. One contributor to such pollution is wood ash which come from burning our wood debris on-site. Before this next meeting, I will explore options the Town may have for separating out clean wood waste (e.g, tree parts and brush) from the burn pile to be chipped and hauled to the Greenville Steam Plant as fuel. If we could reduce further the amount of material we are burning, we may be able to reduce our pollution of groundwater at a reasonable cost and effort.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

9. Recycling Committee: We have had a handful of citizens offer to serve on this committee: I recommend the Board appoint those who have shown interest and set a first meeting date and time for the committee, and give them a specific set of objectives (purpose) to meet.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

10. Junction Wharf Project: This is an update following the July 7, 2006 meeting between the Board of Selectmen, engineers from University of Maine and also CES, Inc., our PW Dept., the media and the PCEDC.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

11. Sandpiper Bid: One bid has been received. It will be opened at the meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

12. Proposals for General obligation Bond for Road Improvement Project: These bids will have been opened and tabulated prior to the Selectmen’s meeting. The Board is encouraged to act on this matter in a timely manner due to the pending expiration of some of these quotes.

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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