Greenville Selectmen's Meeting Agenda
6:30 PM Wednesday, November 05, 2003 at Greenville Municipal Building

Present at meeting:

1. Minutes from Meeting of October 15, 2003:

Motion to Accept:_________________ Second to Motion:________________________

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2. Additions / Deletions to the Agenda

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3. Police Department Update: Chief Duane Alexander will give his weekly update, including the addition of our new Police Department Secretary and also some good news regarding our police cruiser.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

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4. Fire Truck Disposition: The Board of Selectmen have asked for clarification for what is going on with the old 1977 pumper truck which was placed out to bid, but no bids were accepted. We had hoped to sell it to a local buyer, but no one has offered much for the truck. Also, there is an old antique fire truck stored at the Spruce Street lot which the Chief and I think should be sold, but would need Town Meeting approval to do so. Chief Mike Drinkwater will be present to discuss options for these trucks. I recommend the Board do what it can to eliminate unused equipment and free up desperately needed space on Spruce Street and Minden Street.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

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4A. Abatement Requests: There are a series of four abatement requests for the Board of Assessors to consider. These have been reviewed by the agent to the Board of Assessors. Town Clerk Roxanne Lizotte will be present to further explain these requests to the Board.

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5. NREC Deed Change and Memoranda of Understanding: According to Town Attorney Erik Stumpfel, we need to go to Town Meeting to change this deed and also to authorize the Selectmen to enter into any MOU which results in a financial obligation (even if that obligation is to be met by another entity, such as NREC). I recommend that the Board include these items on the special Town Meeting warrant.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

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6. Executive Session – Property Negotiations: I recommend this item be taken up prior to discussion of the Special Town Meeting warrant.

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Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

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7. Proposal for Re-Aligning Boundary Line Between Greenville & Moosehead Junction Twp: I have mentioned this proposal previously to the Board of Selectmen and to the Piscataquis County Commissioners; the proposal has also been included in concept-form within the September 3, 2003 “Greenville Industrial Park Improvement and Expansion Plan” drafted by Scott Hersey and I. The proposal – which includes relinquishing the backyard properties of several residents on Depot Street to the Unorganized Territory, and acquiring some property adjacent to the Industrial Park – is outlined in the attached draft letter to the Piscataquis County Commissioners. Essentially, I am proposing that the boundary be changed from the political line drawn on a map to the middle of Wiggins Stream as it runs between Route 15 and the Greenville Steam Plant Road, and slightly south of the Greenville Steam Plant Road to follow the old tote road adjacent to Gravel Pit Pond. I believe this will prove to be a win-win for everyone involved: I urge the Board of Selectmen to sign and to forward the attached letter to the County Commissioners.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

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8. Special Town Meeting Warrant: There are multiple issues which need to be addressed in a timely fashion through a November Special Town Meeting. I will have a draft warrant for you at the meeting. I recommend the Board approve and sign the Special Town Meeting Warrant at this meeting, post it immediately, schedule a Public Hearing for Wednesday, November 12 for the contents of the warrant, and then hold the actual Special Town meeting before the regular Selectmen’s Meeting on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 here at the Municipal Building.

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9. Maine Department of Conservation Snowmobile Trail Grant Application: This is the standard operational grant for the snowmobile trail program which requires the Board’s signature. I recommend the Board sign this so we may send it in for approval.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

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10. U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Grant Application: This is the federal grant for the purchase of the Snowmobile Trail Groomer. I will have details for the Board at the meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

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11. Update on Airport Projects: I have provided the Board members with a copy of our approved DEP Site Location of Development Permit, which permits most all of our proposed projects. Telford Allen’s Hangar will be completed before frost settles into the ground, as will our long-term parking area. There has been a great deal of interest in our Arrivals Building project. I will update you on all of these and more.

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12. Request for Plowing Service on Taxiway before Private Hangars: Private Hangar Lessee Dr. Arnold Sperling has contacted me and requested that the Town of Greenville provide snow removal services along the taxiway from the main terminal area north to the end. Dr. Sperling also requested that his apron area be cleaned, but then rescinded that request. His suggestion is prompted by the recent mill rate increase, which inflated his total cost for his hangar at the airport, and prompted him to ask what services he is getting for his tax and lease payment. The Airport Advisory Committee has not formally discussed this, but individual members I have asked have stated that such services should be up to the private hangar owner. Considering the strain on our Public Works crew during winter storms, I tend to agree that this should be responsibility of the private hangar owners. If in the future additional revenue could be generated which could be earmarked for this additional expense, then I may change my recommendation.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

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13. Land Clearing / Hangar Project: Previously, the Town had sought the services of area contractors to cut and chip the wood from the proposed hangar lots off runway 3-21. The work was not done, mostly due to the unavailability of contractors and the lowered price for chips. A wood-chipping contractor is planning to do work near the airport in the coming weeks, and is willing to do this work for the Town for little to no cost. I recommend we seize this opportunity and have this work done in the off-season to promote development of these hangar lots.

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13A. Schedule of General Fixed Assets: To comply with auditing requirements set forth in GASB 34, I have prepared a schedule of general fixed assets, the design of which has been approved by our auditor to meet this requirement. It is essentially an inventory list of Town-owned assets in excess of $10,000 each. I request that the Board of Selectmen approve this list and this format as Greenville’s schedule of General Fixed Assets for audit purposes.

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Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

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14. Streetlight for Municipal Parking Lot: In checking the experience of the last two years in the streetlight account, which has been flat-funded for two years or more, it would appear there is a cushion built in to the account which would allow for the added expense of a streetlight. We have had requests for a streetlight to illuminate the municipal parking lot behind the Harris Drug Store. Considering that this is a Town owned and maintained parking lot, I believe we have a responsibility for the safety of those members of the public using this lot. The cost of adding a light to illuminate this lot for the remaining of the fiscal year we are in is well-within the current budget. I recommend the Board authorize the installation of such a light.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

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15. Rubbish Pickup on Shoals Road: A recurring complaint from and subsequent conversation with Karl Watler on the corner of Shoals Road prompts me to make this suggestion to the Board of Selectmen: move the pickup point of rubbish on Shoals Road to the corner of Shoals Road and Sloper Lane, and posting a NO LITTERING sign at the top of Shoals Road. Those passing by will be knowingly breaking the law if they drop trash at this point, and the further distance down Shoals Road to the regular pickup point will discourage them from dumping trash at this point. Some research needs to be done to confirm that there is sufficient room within the right-of-way to allow for such a pickup point, and affected residents need to contacted. I suggest the Board of Selectmen authorize a letter to these residents suggesting the change and then implement it after a short comment period, pending the content of public comment.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

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16. Maine Woods Vision and Policy Suggestions: I have spent a great deal of time studying and participating in public policy issues related to the North Maine Woods. I have taken the time to write a proposal – a vision - for the North Maine Woods which I believe should be adopted by the State as well as communities within the Maine Woods as a template for future policy discussions. I hope the Board of Selectmen would considering adopting a resolution supporting these policy recommendations as a guiding principal for the Town’s position on Maine Woods Issues.

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17. CMP Standard Easement Deed: Attached – recommend approval.

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18. Liquor License Renewal – Lodge at Moosehead Lake: Standard renewal – Police Chief Alexander and I each recommend Selectmen’s approval.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

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19. Liquor License Renewal – The Black Frog: Standard renewal – Police Chief Alexander and I each recommend Selectmen’s approval.

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Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion:________________________

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20. Additions to the Agenda (if any):

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21. Warrants

22. Adjourn

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