Greenville Selectmen's Meeting
September 04, 2002 - 6:30 PM at Greenville Municipal Building

Present at meeting:

1. Minutes from Meeting ofAugust 21, 2002
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. Update on Police Department Activities – Chief Duane Alexander
Motion:________________________________________________________________________
Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________
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4. Greenville Gazebo Concert Series Wrap-Up:The Town of Greenville has been witness to a very positive gazebo concert series, orchestrated this year almost single-handedly by North Country Healthy Communities Executive Director Sue Crippen.Sue has provided some information to me regarding how we made out each concert in terms of donations and the we have the final budget results for the 9-week series, which this year cost the Town of Greenville $0.I have also drafted a letter to the editor, outlining the success of the series and our intention to see the project continue next year.I have also drafted for your consideration a letter from the Board of Selectmen to Sue, thanking her for her efforts this year in organizing the concerts.
Motion:________________________________________________________________________
Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________
Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

5. Rubbish Pickup at SandyBay: In an effort to secure a location for rubbish pickup at Sandy Bay, I have been trying to identify and to contact the owners of Buck Lane, the private camp road on which it would make sense to have rubbish pickup of trash for SandyBay residents now that the usual location is no longer an option.No one from SandyBay seemed to know who owns the road, so I did not make contact nor did I authorize residents to leave their trash at the end of the road nor to have our contractor pick up trash there.However, some residents have taken it upon themselves to leave trash at the end of the road, and once this occurred, one of the owners of the road came forward and met with me in my office.David Finnegan made it clear that he does not want trash pickup on his road, due to concern for litter and pollution, not to mention added traffic.At his request, I have had a “No Dumping” sign installed at the end of Buck Lane.

We are back to the drawing board.I will review the Town’s options and report back to you at the September 4 meeting.
Motion:________________________________________________________________________
Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________
Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

6. Recycling Center Update & Discussion of Volumes and Charges to Piscataquis and SomersetCounties: At the last meeting, I gave the Board of Selectmen a report on the current state of mandatory recycling and the operation of our recycling center.You directed me to implement my recommendations, which are underway.The Board further requested that I bring information to the Board regarding the current volumes sent to our center from the Lily Bay Transfer Station and from the Rockwood Transfer Station, both of which pay by the ton to ship their material to us for processing.I will have that data for you at the meeting, and I maintain my recommendation that our prices per ton should increase significantly, and that the proceeds from this revenue should be used to implement improvements to the recycling center.
Motion:________________________________________________________________________
Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________
Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

7. Industrial Park Lot Sales: Interest in our Industrial Park Lots continues.Although as of this draft I have still yet to receive a letter from E.J. Carrier, we have now two interested parties for purchase of a lot on the end of Cotas Drive.Previously, Dave Hall (DBA Dave’s Auto) expressed interest in the lot to develop a metal fabrication business.Recently, Sean Bolen (DBA Moosehead Rubbish) has expressed interest in the lot to house a maintenance garage for his equipment.I have spoken with both parties and have asked them to come to the Selectmen’s meeting to further explain their plans.I believe either of these businesses would be appropriate for this lot, considering the recent sales in this section of the park.

I have also drafted a letter for the Board to consider signing which is addressed to Ira Gray and Stephen Hinckley.These two individuals purchased a total of three lots last year in an effort to develop a small cedar sawmill operation.Despite the deed covenant requiring such development within one year, no building has been constructed on any of the three lots.The one year mark will be reached by the end of September, 2002.The Board of Selectmen has previously indicated an interest in reclaiming these lots if the terms of the deed covenants are not met.I will try to contact Ira Gray prior to this meeting.
Motion:________________________________________________________________________
Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________
Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

8. Appointment of Trustee to the Shaw Library Board of Selectmen: A while back, Everett Parker gave his resignation to the Shaw Library Board of Trustees.As is practice, the Board of Selectmen should appoint a replacement until the next municipal election.After having advertised the opening for several weeks, a less-then-lengthy list has been generated.I recommend the Board of Selectmen appoint the only interested party who has come forward – Deana Ryder - to the Board of Trustees for the Shaw Public Library.
Motion:________________________________________________________________________
Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________
Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

9. Possible Acquisition or Disposition of Town-Owned Property Related to Economic Development (in this case, the proposed Wood Composites Incubator Center): As per Maine Statute, the Board of Selectmen may enter Executive Session to discuss the above-referenced issue.I have updates for you on this project, and also some recommendations for action you may take once returning to regular session of the meeting.
Motion:________________________________________________________________________
Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________
Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

10. Right-of-Way in Industrial Park Next to Proposed Maine Lumber Development: Attached please find a copy of a map indicating a right-of-way which is held by the Town of Greenville from the Greenville Steam Plant Road to lot 3-4, which is land-locked.This lot is now owned by David Sinclair, and will be integrated into the Maine Lumber project.In my opinion, the right-of-way no longer serves any purpose, and should be discontinued to allow more efficient development of the Maine Lumber Project.I will have information for you on how to accomplish this, if the Board so desires to do so.
Motion:________________________________________________________________________
Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________
Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

11. Proposed SpecialTown Meeting Date and Warrant: There are a variety of issues which require attention via Special Town Meeting.The driving force behind such a meeting is the need to be able to accept the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds necessary for the Maine Lumber project to proceed in the Industrial Park.There are related issues necessary for Special Town meeting vote, all of which I have outlined in a rough draft Special Town Meeting Warrant, which is attached for your consideration.Other non-related issues for Special Town Meeting consideration include, but are not limited to, funding the Town’s proposed donation to the IF&W Multijurisdictional Patrol Boat, development of the Wood Composites Incubator project, possibly others.I recommend using Thursday, September 26, 2002 as the meeting date, which would allow the Board one additional meeting to formalize the warrant and to post it 7 days before the meeting.
Motion:________________________________________________________________________
Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________
Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

12. Pole Permits for Central Maine Power Company: Copies attached – recommend approval.
Motion:________________________________________________________________________
Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________
Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

13. Maine Municipal Association’s property Tax Reform Proposal for a Citizen’s Initiative Ballot Question: I have had the privilege to serve on MMA’s Tax Reform Steering Committee over the past couple of months, and I have helped to craft the proposal now being put forth by MMA.The concept is to collect sufficient signatures within the next 5-6 months to ensure that the Secretary of State will add to the November 2003 ballot a simple question: “Do you want to provide broad-based property tax relief by requiring greater financial support from the State for elementary and secondary public school costs and establish a plan for state, regional and local governments to address the overall tax burden in Maine?”.I will have more information at the meeting regarding this proposal, which includes a resolution for the Board to consider adopting showing support for the proposal.In short, this proposal requires the State of Maine to fund K-12 education at the 55% level, and to also fund special education costs at 100%.How this would be paid for will be up to the legislature to decide – MMA has numerous models which would make the appropriate $200 million shift from property tax revenues to other revenues.I recommend that the Board support this proposal fully.
Motion:________________________________________________________________________
Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________
Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

14. Additions to the Agenda (if any):
Motion:________________________________________________________________________
Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________
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15. Warrants
Motion:________________________________________________________________________
Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________
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16. Adjourn
Motion:________________________________________________________________________
Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________
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