Greenville Selectmen's Meeting Agenda
6:30 PM Wednesday, September 01, 2004 at Greenville Municipal Building

Present at meeting:

1. Minutes from Meeting of August 18, 2004:

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. Yellow Ribbon Campaign – American Legion: Post #94 Commander Pete Johnson has asked to address the Board of Selectmen regarding this effort to support our troops and also to discuss a scholarship program.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

4. Right-of-Way Issues – Greenville Airport: Kirby Turner, who owns property which abuts the airport, has asked if he could have permission to add a spur to his current right-of-way as part of his subdivision plan for his property (see attached map). John Pepin, also an abutter to the airport, also has a request for a right-of-way, although the need is further in the future. John would like to have permission to develop a taxiway from his property to runway 14-32. The existing and the proposed right-of-ways, although for different purposes, would intersect on airport property. These proposals have been reviewed by the airport engineer, and both proposals can be made compatible with FAA / MDOT regulations and our proposed runway reconstruction project. I recommend that the Board of Selectmen allow the spur addition for Kirby Turner’s right-of-way, provided he will allow his current road to be slightly altered and improved as part of the runway reconstruction project. I further recommend that the Board allow John Pepin to develop a taxiway in the future connecting his property to runway 14-32.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

5. Projected Tax Cap Impact: If the proposed 1% tax cap on property taxes passes this November and is subsequently implemented, the municipal government budget would be cut by 56% and the school budget by roughly the same. Numerous services currently provided by the Town would likely cease, and all full-time employees would be reduced to part-time employees. The school would likely close, as would the Chamber of Commerce’s visitor’s center (this is a prediction). Through significant research, Bookkeeper Cindy Hanscom and I have prepared recommendations for how to adjust the FY2004-2005 budget to reflect the implications of this tax cap and to still maintain as many priority services as possible. Of course, if this cap were implemented and massive cuts in the budget had to be made, the Board of Selectmen would oversee these changes and likely the budget committee would be invited to participate. The cuts projected here are my projections as Town Manager, developed with the assistance of our bookkeeper.

It is clear, following this exercise, that the community of Greenville would look much different if these cuts were implemented. I believe these cuts would be extremely detrimental to not only current residents but also to any hopes for further business growth or comprehensive tourism development. I urge the Board to oppose this tax cap proposal, an action which can be done in several manners. I will provide a proposed resolution for the Board’s consideration, as well as some examples of resolutions adopted by other communities.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

6. Fly-In Update: Following an earlier planning meeting with the Fly-In Committee, I will have updated information at the Selectmen’s meeting regarding this year’s fly-in.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

7. Right-of-way issue for Belmont Road: Following exhaustive research by Town Clerk Roxanne Lizotte and supplemental information from the Maine Department of Transportation, it appears that this road could be considered discontinued by abandonment, or it could be discontinued by Town Meeting action. Brent Belmont, a principal landowner on either side of this road, is seeking clarification on the road’s status. More details will be available at the meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

8. Supplemental tax commitment for Tree-Growth penalty: Town Clerk Roxanne Lizotte will be present to go over this tree growth penalty with the Board.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

9. Liquor License Renewal – Stress Free Moose Lounge: Police Chief Duane Alexander and I recommend approval.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

10. Updates on Four Building Projects: I will have information for the Board regarding the progress on the municipal building, the Greenville Business Incubator, the Airport SRE Building and the Airport Arrivals Building. Some of these updates will have requests for action by the Board.

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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