Greenville Selectmen's Meeting
December 17, 2002 - 6:30 PM at Greenville Municipal Building

Present at meeting:

1. Minutes from Meeting of December 4, 2002:

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2. Additions / Deletions to the Agenda

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3. Final Report – Municipal Building Task Force: After much thought and deliberation, the members of the Task Force have completed their work and have a final report to present to you. I have invited and encouraged all of the Task Force members to com to this meeting to assist in the presentation of the report, and to offer additional comments and/or to answer any questions you may have for them. I encourage the Board of Selectmen to make this item the focus of the meeting, to answer as many questions as you may have, and to study this report carefully. There will be too much information, I believe, for the Board to make an informed decision on the recommendations. I hope the Board will take this up again in January and decide what course of action, if any, it would like to take.

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4. Police Chief’s Monthly Report

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5. Committee Charge & Structure – Committee to Explore Options to Curb Vandalism and the Incidence of Juveniles Present Downtown Late at Night: At the last meeting of the Board of Selectmen, the Board voted to establish this committee as recommended, but did not decide on the committee structure or charge. We have been soliciting names for the committee membership, and names are coming in. I recommend that the Board set the charge and the committee structure at this meeting, and then appoint members at the first meeting in January.

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6. Renewal of Landfill Operations Contract: I plan to meet Monday with landfill contractor David Eastman and Shawn Small of CES, Inc., to discuss aspects and costs associated with the new contract. I have invited Dave Eastman to come to this meeting to discuss the contract further with the Board. Our current extended contract with David expires December 31, 2002.

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7. Next meeting of the Board of Selectmen: The first Wednesday in the month of January is January 1- New Year’s Day. I recommend the Board choose a different day to meet. I recommend either the next day (Thursday the 2nd) or the following Tuesday (Tuesday the 7th). If the 2nd is chosen, an alternative meeting site will need to be secured as the Fire Department will be holding its monthly meeting in the meeting hall at 6:30 PM that night. The following Tuesday would be preferable.

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8. Review Letter from Maine Department of Environmental Protection: According to a recent letter from the DEP, the State is now re-considering the Town’s Salt-Sand Pad located in the Moosehead Industrial Park. Despite the fact that the Town of Greenville sited the pad 238’ away from the edge of the sand-gravel aquifer as represented on a map provided by the DEP, the State now claims they sent us the wrong map, and we have to seek a variance from the DEP in order to keep the pad in place. The letter from the DEP claims that in the past, variances have only been allowed when the municipality has agreed to construct a building over the pile.

I cannot print in a public document such as this what I personally think of this late notice and directive from the DEP. I believe the Town of Greenville acted in good faith, followed the rules provided by the DEP, and satisfied the requirements of LURC in order to construct such a pad for the salt-sand pile. Indeed, we have a letter from the DEP stating that we meet the requirements to site the pad where it is now, and we also have a signed permit for such construction from LURC. If the DEP does not want the pad to be located there, then I suggest they send us a check to pay fully for the construction of a new pad elsewhere.

I have drafted a letter to the DEP outlining (more diplomatically) this position.

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9. Liquor License Request for Renewal – Lodge at Moosehead: Police Chief Duane Alexander and I both recommend renewal.

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10. Holiday Hours of the Town Office: I would like to close the office at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, December 24, to give our employees a little more time with their families during this holiday. I also recommend the office be open all day January 31. I would like the Board to consider my request.

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11. Additions to the Agenda (if any):

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12. Warrants & Adjourn

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