Greenville Selectmen's Meeting Agenda
6:30 PM Wednesday, September 03, 2003 at Greenville Municipal Building

Present at meeting:

1. Minutes from Meeting of August 20, 2003:

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. Snowmobile Trail Grooming Equipment and Program: Following the August 20 Public Hearing regarding the possible purchase of new snowmobile trail grooming equipment, it was clear that all of those present favored the purchase of a new groomer and the keeping of the two groomers the Town currently owns (except for one member of the Board of Selectmen). I recommend the Board of Selectmen agree to finance the purchase of a new trail groomer and the keeping of the two current machines, allowing for a “spare” machine. If the Board wants to do this, it should direct me to initiate grant applications and a bonding package for the special Town Meeting planned for this fall.

The Board of Selectmen has also voiced concerns about the operation of the program. I believe that this program needs as much stability as possible to be successful and to keep volunteers and machinery working best. I recommend that the Board authorize the implementation of the same program as run at the end of the last season, with the “tweaks” outlined in the attached memorandum.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

4. Appointment of Appeals Board Members: Both Noel Wohlforth and Bruce Wyman have expressed interest in serving on the Board of Appeals. Each has been invited to this meeting to discuss their interest with the Board of Selectmen. Knowing the scope of work for the Appeals Board and what I know of these two individuals, I recommend their appointment to the Appeals Board.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

5. Presentation by Andy Hinkley of Cornerstone Communications: Over a month ago, Andy Hinkley represented his company – Cornerstone Communications LLC – at a presentation to the Moosehead Development Council. Cornerstone Communications specializes in bringing high-speed internet to communities in rural Maine. After several logistical delays on my part, I have invited Andy to speak before the Board of Selectmen to further explain his company’s mission and capacity and current plans for Greenville.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

6. Long-Range Plan for Greenville Industrial Park: Scott Hersey, General Manager for the Greenville Steam Plant and I would like to lay out for the Board of Selectmen our thoughts for a long-range plan for the Greenville Industrial Park. Outside of our professional titles, Scott also serves as the President and I the clerk for the Forest Products Maintenance Corporation (FPMC). This corporation is charged with the maintenance of common infrastructure within the park (such as snowplowing). Scott and I have spent a significant amount of time working on these plans, which are drafted with the needs of the dozen of so companies we have met with over the past 2-3 years who are interested in locating within the park. We will present this to the Board at the meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

7. International Seaplane Fly-In Update: By this meeting, department heads and I will have sat in on one logistics meeting in Greenville with a representative of the Fly-In committee. We will have a signed Memorandum of Understanding, and also an exclusive shuttle van permit system (both attached). Please note that we are only planning to allow the six permitted shuttles supplied by the Fly-in Committee to enter and exit our barricade systems at the airport and the IFW Seaplane Base. If other shuttles wish to run for the weekend, they may do so but will not be allowed to drive up the airport access road and likewise will not be allowed to turn down Village Street to IF&W: they may pickup and drop off passengers just outside of these points, if they like (and provided they meet the State of Maine requirements for transporting passengers for a fee or donation). Not necessarily related to the Fly-In and more to the Craft Fair and other festivities, I have agreed to have the Town provide two additional bathrooms for the weekend, and to allow RV parking on the Minden Street and Oliver Road lots. We have allowed this on Minden Street in the past, and overflow parking on Oliver Road for other events. Overall, things are looking good for the weekend (provided the weather holds out). This is meant as an update only.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

8. Tax Reform Resolution of Support: This item was tabled from the last meeting: I have attached a model resolution of support for the MMA proposal, as well as further background information. I recommend that the Board adopt the resolution of support as I believe the MMA proposal will do the most to help municipalities state-wide.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

9. Options for Oliver Road Lot: The Town of Greenville has given the Board of Selectmen permission to sell the Oliver Road lot and to use the proceeds to go into the municipal building reserve account. I will present to you several options for how to proceed, and ask for your direction for which you would like to go in.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

10. Special Town Meeting Proposal: As discussed last time, the Town needs to have special Town meeting approval to move forward on a handful of issues, including the possible receipt of specific state grant funds. I will have a possible meeting date, draft warrant, and draft rubbish collection ordinance for your consideration at the meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

11. RJD Appraisal Services Revaluation Proposal: The proposal the Board requested from RJD Appraisal Services for a full revaluation has been submitted (attached). The Board has had this information for about a month. I recommend the Board direct me to secure these services for the desired year under the desired conditions as soon as possible, in order to avoid being (bumped) to a later year.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

12. Transfer of Lease / New Lease for Telford Aviation: This item is informational only at this point. Telford Allen is selling his current hangar to an interested party, and wishes to build a new hangar similar in size and scope on a soon-to-be-created-lot adjacent to his current lot. This new lot and hangar is allowed under the Airport Master Plan Update (AMPU). I have attached a draft version of the new commercial lease, which still requires a physical description (we have asked Whit to work on this for us). Construction may not begin until the Site Location of Development Permit (SLOD) is approved by the Maine Department of Environmental protection (DEP), but we want to get the paperwork done beforehand. I present this to the Board for your information and to seek comment and any direction you may have as we move ahead. I recommend that the new building owner be asked to sign a lease arrangement for the remaining year under the current conditions allowed for Telford’s current lease, and then to have Telford sign a new lease for a full 15 years under the new rate schedule.

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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