Greenville Selectmen's Meeting Agenda
6:30 PM Wednesday, November 9, 2005 – Municipal Building

Present at meeting:

1. Minutes from Meeting of October 19, 2005:

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

2. Additions / Deletions to the Agenda & Public Comment Period

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

3. Snowstorm Update / Analysis: On October 25 and 26, the Moosehead Lake Region experienced a major early snowstorm which left 9” of snow on Scammon Road, 4” of snow in the Junction; 24” of snow in Kokadjo, and no snow south of Monson. Heavy snow on power lines and trees resulted in long periods of lost power, and difficulty in keeping roads cleared from debris. Our Town’s response to this storm was effective, but as with all things, could be improved. I have asked all department heads for their input as to how we could have handled this better: I will present my findings to the Selectmen at this meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

4. Sidewalk Maintenance: There has been a lot of discussion in the past regarding the maintenance of our sidewalks. A local contractor – Ozzie Wilson – has offered to use his equipment to plow and sand these sidewalks as necessary at a per hour rate of $100, plus use of the Town’s sand and salt piles. The equipment the Town currently has access to is not appropriate for use on all of our sidewalks, especially any of those adjacent to the curb. I believe the Town has the following options: (1) Accept Ozzie Wilson’s proposal in its entirely or modified in some way; (2) Go to bid for sidewalk maintenance with certain parameters stated (such as frequency of salting and sanding, size of equipment to be used, etc.); (3) Create a specification for the type of machine which the Town could use to best maintain its own sidewalks and have other collateral uses as well; (4) Continue maintaining our sidewalks with the same equipment we have always used (status quo option). PW Foreman Mike Thornton and I will be present at the meeting to offer our suggestions.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

5. Meeting with the DEP, RE: Landfill: The same day as this re-scheduled Selectmen’s Meeting – November 9,2005 – the DEP will host a meeting with Greenville officials to discuss the future of the landfill. Vice-Chair of the Board of Selectmen Alan McBrierty will be in attendance at this meeting with PW Foreman Mike Thornton, Contractor David Eastman, Engineer Shawn Small and me to work with the DEP to find a way to keep our facility open. We will report the results of this meeting to the Board of Selectmen.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

6. Meeting with Governor Baldacci, RE: Revenue Sharing with UTs for Regional Infrastructure: Code Enforcement Officer Richard Gould, Piscataquis County Manager Mike Henderson and I met last week (11/1) with Governor Baldacci, his chief policy advisor Richard Davies, and Commissioner for Finance Rebecca Wyke to discuss the attached proposal for sharing future tax revenues in the Unorganized Territories to create a regional infrastructure improvement fund. Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce President Dennis Welsh and Executive Director Bob Hamer were also present in the meeting to discuss an unrelated topic. After the presentation of the proposal, and after asking two questions, Governor Baldacci stated his support for the concept, and asked that we present this to the Commission to Study the Delivery of Services Within the Unorganized Territories (see attached). I asked the Governor if we got our proposal added to the list of reforms to be recommended as a part of this commission, would he advocate for passage of this reform through the legislative process: the Governor said he would do so. I have also spoken at length with Bob Dorion of Maine Revenue Services, and with Selectmen from Beaver Cove and Shirley regarding this proposal. There are some major changes which would strengthen this concept draft – I will attempt to have a revised draft for the Board’s review at this meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

7. Tax and Zoning Maps Maintenance Contract – Cartographic Associates: This is the standard contract for mapping services the Town has used for years. We are ordering an additional set of tax maps this year for revaluation purposes.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

8. CMP Pole Permit: Attached – recommend approval.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

9. Hazardous Waste Pick-Up Day: Last year, the Town of Greenville hosted a successful, first-annual hazardous waste pickup day for all property owners eligible to use our landfill and recycling center. Clean Harbors, Inc., served as the contractor. As of January 1, 2005, a number of mercury-containing and heavy-metal containing products are now required by state law to be collected from the municipal waste streams and sent to a licensed company for proper disposal. The pick-up day is still valuable, however, as many products such as paints, paint thinners, pesticides, etc., still are out there and need to be properly disposed of. The first-year cost – which is usually higher than subsequent years – was $5,000. We have that much budgeted again for this year. I recommend that the Town seek quotes and availability from both the company we currently use for disposal of hazardous wastes and the company we used last year for the pickup day for a one-day hazardous waste pickup (recommend Saturday, December 3).

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

10. Additions to the Agenda (if any):

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

11. Warrants

12. Adjourn

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