Greenville Selectmen's Meeting Agenda
6:30 PM Wednesday, August 04, 2004 at Greenville Municipal Building

Present at meeting:

1. Minutes from Meeting of July 21, 2004:

Motion to Accept:_________________ 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 – Town of Greenville Application for CDBG Community Planning Grant: The Board of Selectmen agreed at their last meeting to hold this public hearing regarding the proposal to submit a request for planning grant funds to study the feasibility of a wood products co-operative which would add value to the stumpage of wood lot owners, and also provide a constant supply of wood fiber to businesses within the Greenville Business Incubator. Details of the proposal will be circulated at the meeting. The public is encouraged tocomment.

4. Approval of CDBG Planning Grant Application: I recommend the Board authorize the Town Manager to submit this application for a $10,000 planning grant to study the feasibility of a wood products co-operative affiliated with the Greenville Business Incubator.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

5. Loam: Lonnie Gould has asked to address the Board of Selectmen in regard to the Town of Greenville’s use and disposition of loam from sites we are developing. He is concerned that he Town may be wasting a valuable resource. I encourage the Board to listen to Lonnie’s comments. I have asked Public Works Foreman Mike Thornton to attend this meeting as well.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

6. Agreement with Randy Comber, RE: Materials for Arrivals Building for Airport Hangar Lease: On July 21, 2004, the Town of Greenville voted at Special Town Meeting to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into an agreement with Randy Comber to trade a long-term lease for a hangar lot at the airport for the materials necessary to develop a 20’ X 24’ arrivals building. Subsequent to the Town Meeting and the Selectmen’s Meeting, Airport Advisory Committee Chairman Telford Allen II, Selectman Bruce Hanson and I met with Mr. Comber and came to a verbal agreement on the details of such a trade. We will present these to the Board at the meeting: I recommend the Board of Selectmen authorize the Town Manager to enter into this agreement on behalf of the Town of Greenville as presented.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

7. Objectives for Greenville Community & Economic Development: There is significant activity underway from numerous tourism, economic development, and outdoor education and recreation groups active in the Moosehead Lake Region surrounding the development of infrastructure and prograsms related to outdoor recreation and nature based tourism. The attached document – “Choosing a Path: Objectives and Strategies to Strengthen the Greater Greenville Community and Economy” was created by your Town Manager as a follow-up to an earlier report and as a prompt for a recent tour of Aroostook County facilities associated with the Maine Winter Sports Center. This document will also be discussed at Friday, August 6th’s Moosehead Development Council Meeting. I would like the Board to give me some direction if this list of objectives for development of the local community and economy meets with your approval, or if you have suggestions for amendment of the plan. If you are in agreement, a vote of approval as a course to follow as a planning document would be appreciated.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

8. “Beginning with Habitat” Presentation: Betty Ryder of the Friends of Wilson Pond Area, inc., has asked that the Town of Greenville partner with her group in presenting the Beginning with Habitat” program from the State of Maine at the Community House August 19, 2004 at 7:00 PM. I have told her the Town would be willing to do so, and she has asked if the attached letter could go out on Town stationary. I plan to print out the letter and send it to her for distribution as requested, but would like your input before doing so.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

9. Junction Wharf Advisory Committee Meeting & Tour of the AEWC at the University of Maine, Orono: I have post-poned the first meeting of the Junction Wharf Advisory Committee to Thursday, August 12 at the Depot (tentative). The purpose of the committee and its first meeting is to outline the need for rebuilding the wharf, reviewing the re-development plan of the 2001 Junction Revitalization effort, to review funding options for the project, and to consider changes in use and operation for the Wharf. Notices will be going out this week – I encourage the Board to try to attend.

In addition to this meeting, Dr. Habib Dagher of the AEWC (Advanced Engineered Wood Composites) Center has offered this new committee, the Board of Selectmen, and other interested parties a tour of the AEWC and a hands-on look at the new material the University is proposing we use to rebuild the Wharf. I have asked School Superintendent Steve Pound if he could assist in car-pooling committee members to Orono through use of the school van, and also if he or others at the school (school committee, faculty, etc.) might be interested in coming along. I highly encourage the Board of Selectmen to try to attend this tour if you have not been in the past. Unfortunately, this tour is in conflict with the aforementioned “Beginning with Habitat” presentation. If the Board could send a representative to each function, it would be a great help.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

10. Sector Development for Board of Selectmen: In discussion with the Chair of the Board, I have developed some sectors for which members of the Board of Selectmen may want to participate or learn more about. The thought is that the Board could and should be more involved in the various functions and activities of the Town, and some LIMITED degree of specialization by each member may enhance the Board’s ability to deal with complicated issues. However, it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that the members of the Board recognize that such specialization should not and cannot replace (1) the responsibility of each Board member to educate his or herself to the level necessary to make an informed decision on a subject, and (2) not to use this specialization as a means to micro-manage departments of the Town. Clearly, the departments of the Town answer to department heads, who answer to the Town Manager, who answers to the Board of Selectmen. Any given member of the Board has no more authority than any member of the community over the operation of the Town. The purpose of this specialization is only to assist the Board as a whole, as well as the Town Manager and various department heads in understanding and dealing with complicated issues. The sectors I have identified are for the Board’s consideration – you may or may not want to work with these sectors as presented.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

11. MMA Ballot for Executive Committee and Officers: I recommend that he Board of Selectmen vote for the attached slate of officers.

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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