Greenville Selectmen's Meeting Agenda
6:30 PM Wednesday, August 2, 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. Public Hearing – Proposed Street Name Change: Residents from the Karen’s Court subdivision have requested a change in their street name to West Cove Point. As per the process established in the past by the Board of Selectmen regarding street name changes, a public hearing has been set for 6:30 PM. Barring any objections from the public, I recommend the Board change the name of this road and bill the petitioners for the street name change the cost of a new sign (approximately $45).

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

4. Landfill Hours of Operation: Previously, the Board of Selectmen held a public hearing on these hours. The Board has not taken any action on this topic. If the Board does wish to alter the summer hours, I recommend implementing those changes in the summer of 2007: the winter hours will begin in approximately 6 weeks and run through the end of May 2007.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

5. Parking for Red Cross Beach and Traffic / Parking Ordinance: There have been complaints for some time regarding parked cars on Crafts Road adjacent to the Red Cross Beach. Recreation Director Jack Hart and I have discussed this problem, consulted with Police Chief Duane Alexander and PW Foreman Mike Thornton to develop proposed solutions to this problem. We have reviewed the attached amendment to the Town’s parking and traffic ordinance, which may assist in resolving this problem.

In addition to this problem, we have continued concerns about parking on both side of Pritham Avenue near the school and our athletic facilities, as well as concern about parking against the flow of traffic in the downtown area. The purpose of this agenda item is to outline our proposed solutions for parking by those using the Red Cross Beach, as well as to explore possible changes to our ordinance to address these other traffic concerns.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

6. Airport Runway Reconstruction Project & Future Projects: The airport reconstruction project is nearing completion. It will be complete well before the Fly-In, at which we are planning a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the project. Also, PW Works Foreman Mike Thornton and I will meet with MDOT officials in Augusta Friday to go over future projects. Pursuant to the last Airport Advisory Committee meeting, our engineer for the airport (Bill Gerrish) has prepared the attached proposals for future projects. It would be helpful if the Board of Selectmen would take two actions: appoint someone from the Board to work with the advisory committee and the Fly-In committee on the proposed ceremony, and also either approve or amend and approve the proposed future projects for state and federal funding at the airport.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

7. Police Department Position: The Board of Selectmen, Police Chief, and Town Manager have completed interviews of candidates for the position of full-time police officer. The Board should decide at this meeting whether to offer employment to one of these candidates, or to re-open the search. If you wish to discuss any of the candidates, an executive session may be in order. If you are prepared to take action as a Board, you may do so in regular session.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

8. Meeting with Piscataquis County Commissioners: There is a scheduled meeting between the Piscataquis County Commissioners and the Board of Selectmen August 1, 2006 at 7:00 PM at the County Courthouse in DF. This agenda item is to make provision for any action to be taken pursuant to this meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

9. Letter to the Editor – Revaluation, Services, and Taxes: Notices regarding new property values will be sent out to all property owners next week (week of August 7, 2006). The Town will run a public notice describing the process available to all property owners to meet with the assessors to go over how this calculation was done. In addition to this public notice, I suggest the Town (either Board of Selectmen or Town Manager) also submit a letter to the editor to explain WHY this revaluation is being done, and the relationship between tax values, tax rates, and services provided to citizens, especially in outlying portions of Greenville. I will have a draft letter for the Board’s consideration at this meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

10. Verizon Pole Permit Request for Washington Street: This form requires signature and therefore approval by EITHER the Board of Selectmen or the Director of Public Works. In addition to the Board’s disposition of this permit request, it would be helpful to know if the Board would prefer that these permits – when allowed – be approved by the PW Works Foreman in the future, as a matter of efficiency.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

11. Letter of Thanks – Department PCEDC Executive Director Mark Scarano: The PCEDC’s longtime Executive Director Mark Scarano is leaving the State of Maine for a new position advancing the economy of a county in New Hampshire. Mark has worked closely with the Town of Greenville on a number of projects, and has worked diligently on the Town’s behalf on more than one occasion. I recommend the Board thank him for his service to our county and to our community.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

12. Additions to the Agenda (if any):

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

13. Warrants

14. Adjourn

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