Greenville Selectmen's Meeting
November 06, 2002 - 6:30 PM at Greenville Municipal Building

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEETING WILL BE PRE-EMPTED BY A SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
TO BE HELD AT THE FIREMAN’S HALL BEGINNING AT 6:00 PM

Present at meeting:

1.Minutes from Meeting of October 16, 2002:

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2.Additions / Deletions to the Agenda

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Motion Made By:___________________Second to Motion: ________________________ Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________ 3.Possible Deed Correction – Airport Property:As you know, Joe Richards owns property adjacent to the Town-owned land on East Road, near the Stagecoach Road, which is part of the flight path safety area for runway 3-21.In Mr. Richard’s efforts to sell his property, he has discovered the need not only for an easement from the Town regarding his buried underground utilities, but he and Forest Whitman have discovered that there is a discrepancy in the location of the Town’s land as it relates to Mr. Richard’s property.I have met with Mr. Richards and Mr. Whitman and it appears that the land is surveyed in one location, which is slightly different from the description in the recorded deed for the Town property.Mr. Whitman will be present at the meeting to explain this further: there is a drawing of the lots in question attached to this agenda.By making this correction, the Town will not lose or gain any property: it will simply have the correct legal description of the property on the recorded deed.I recommend the Board agree to this change, and sign the appropriate deed correction, to be recorded after being approved. Motion:________________________________________________________________________ Motion Made By:___________________Second to Motion: ________________________ Motion Passed / Failed by vote of
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4.Update by Police Chief Duane Alexander:

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5.Request for Consideration of Town Curfew:
I have been approached by two different residents, who have concerns regarding the incidence of juveniles being on the streets late at night.The perception is that these children should not be out so late, and that their collective presence can lead to vandalism and other minor crimes.I have asked those interested in having a curfew established to come to this meeting and to discuss their concerns with the Board of Selectmen.

In preparation for this discussion, I have attached a copy of the proposed curfew ordinance for the Town of Madison, which will vote on this ordinance by referendum vote at Tuesday’s general election.I have also attached recent newspaper articles about the Madison proposal and also our own community discussions.

If the Board of Selectmen perceives public concern over this matter, than I would recommend a public hearing be set to further discuss the issue.I urge the Board to move carefully on this subject.Although a curfew appears on the surface to be a “silver bullet” to the problem of juvenile crimes and the incidence of late-night presence of juveniles on our streets, I would argue that the curfew itself will not keep these things from happening.The “kids” who vandalize our Town are not seen by our police department now: they will be equally as elusive should a curfew be established.In retaliation for the curfew, I can imagine some juveniles – the very, very few in our community who have a history of causing acts of vandalism – “retaliating” against the Town for imposing this curfew.Moreover, our Police Department could become overrun with reports of “juveniles out after dark”, putting our officer on duty into a “chase” mode after young kids who do not want to be caught, while speeders, vandals, and OUIs potentially escape attention.In short, if a curfew is established, I doubt if it will be effective in keeping ALL juveniles off the streets or in curbing ALL acts of juvenile vandalism.And if I were a juvenile in our community who has never run afoul of the law, and who typically acts quite mature and respectful, I would take offense to having my rights limited as a citizen.But that is my own personal view.Both our Police Chief and I will be present to answer any questions, to give our recommendations, and to proceed with this suggestion however you as a Board would like.

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6.International Seaplane Fly-In:
I have sent each of the Board members a memo outlining comments made by one of the Fly-In Committee members – Paul Fichtner – at the Annual Chamber of Commerce Meeting & Dinner.Mr. Fichtner indicated that the Fly-In may be “up for grabs”, and that some organization (such as the Chamber) may want to consider running it next year.I have stated in my memo that I think the Town should be more involved in the Fly-In for a variety of reasons ranging from promotion to responsibility to coordination.I have scheduled a meeting of the Airport Advisory Committee for Thursday, November 7, 2002 to discuss several matters, one of which being the Fly-In.I would like to have some direction from the Board for your thoughts on what new role – if any – the Town should play in the Fly-In.

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6A.Letter of Support – Budget Request to PiscataquisCounty by the PiscataquisCounty Economic Development Council (PCEDC):
The PCEDC has done a tremendous amount of work to develop the necessary infrastructure to allow develop of our local economy in the greater Greenville area.Now, the PCEDC needs help ins securing necessary funding to continue to operate.I have drafted the attached letter of support for the PCEDC’s $75,000 budget request to PiscataquisCounty, and I urge the Board of Selectmen to sign it.Please also note my letter to the County’s Budget Advisory Committee, which further outlines why this organization is vital to Greenville.I strongly urge the Board to sign this letter of support for the PCEDC.

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6B.Industrial Park Roads:
A meeting is set for Tuesday, November 5, 2002 for the Forest Products Maintenance Corporation, the entity which is responsible for road maintenance and other maintenance issues within the industrial Park.I will have a summary for you of the comments and discussion heard at this meeting, and in particular, update you on the status of the road system in the park.

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7.Housing Rehabilitation Program:
Greenville’s Housing Rehabilitation program is working well.Attached please find a copy of the letter from our grant administrator Ron Harriman, outlining the accomplishments of the program, as well as some possible action steps for continuing the project next year with a new Community Development Block Grant.Ron and I have each had Shirley residents inquire about participating in the program, not realizing that it is intended only for Greenville residents.It is possible to apply next year as a Two-Town multi-jurisdictional program.Although not stated in the program guidelines, Ron and I each feel that such collaboration would bolster our chances of having a second grant awarded to us for Housing Rehabilitation.

To have Shirley apply, our housing assessment study would need to be amended to include a survey of Shirley.Ron is willing to update the assessment to accomplish this, for a cost.I recommend that if Shirley wants to participate, the Town of Shirley should pay for the cost of updating the housing assessment study, and a portion of the cost to have Ron prepare the application for grant funds.I plan to send a letter of inquiry to the Shirley Board of Selectmen to see what interest they have in this.

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8.Liquor License Renewal – Black Frog:
The Police Chief and I both recommend approval.

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9.Cartographic Associates, Inc. Contract:
This is a standard contract for services related to our tax maps and zoning maps.If there are no concerns with the service to date, then I recommend approval.

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10.Municipal Return for Tax Commitment:
Our Town Clerk will have some documents for the Board to sign for the municipal return to be sent to Augusta.

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11.Additions to the Agenda (if any):

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12.Warrants

13.Adjourn

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