Greenville Selectmen's Meeting Agenda
6:30 PM Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at Greenville Municipal Building

Present at meeting:

1. Minutes from Meeting of September 3, 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 Program: There has been much discussion about how to proceed this winter with the Town of Greenville’s Snowmobile Trail Grooming Program. In particular, there is interest in preserving good maintenance of the equipment, and in limiting the amount of time necessary by the Town Manager’s office to oversee the program. A meeting was held September 12 to discuss changes to the program – the attached recommendation by the Town Manager was presented and discussed. Although there was support heard for this recommendation, no consensus was reached. I recommend the Board decide how to proceed with this program at this meeting, if at all possible, to expedite planning and preparation for the trail program this winter.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

4. Mill Rate Selection for FY2003-2004: Despite a prediction that the property tax rate in Greenville would jump from the current $17.80 per $1,000 valuation to about $21.00, it would appear that the rate could comfortably stay below $20.00. Additional state revenue appeared for the schools after these predictions were made, and our net growth of new construction grew by $3 million, above the average of $1 million. I will have more details for you at the meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

5. Rubbish Pickup Ordinance: This was proposed at the last meeting. I will have an amended draft for the Board’s consideration.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

6. Update on Piscataquis Properties Corporation: The Piscataquis Properties Corporation (PPC) was formed a little over a year ago to implement a three-district speculation building program within the county. Funding for the project was a challenge, and the County became the best mechanism to fund such a program. Legislation to allow such use of county funds was passed in Augusta, and now the PPC appears to be the best-positioned entity to package a series of bond-fundable economic development projects. At the last meeting of the PPC, it was decided to wait until fall of 2004 to put a bond request on a county-wide referendum, in order to better prepare our project lists and to better educate the public. At the same time, the communities which make up Piscataquis County have a great opportunity to competitively apply for Pine Tree Enterprise Zone (PTZ) status to attract investment in manufacturing to our region. There is a PPC meeting scheduled for the morning of September 17, 2003 to discuss the future of the organization and to determine which projects to take on and how. I will have an update for the Selectmen at their meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

7. Propane Tanks: Unless I misunderstood the request from last meeting, Selectman Burt Whitman asked that the issue of accepting or not accepting used propane tanks be placed on this agenda. Here it is.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

8. Moose-on-the-Run 5K Road Race Update: This will be just an update on the second annual road race, which is coming together once again.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

9. Additions to the Agenda (if any):

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of:__________________________________________________

10. Warrants

11. Adjourn

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