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 Vienna (Vy-enna) a town in Kennebec County was settled in 1786 and incorporated on February 20, 1802 from portions of Goshen and Wyman's plantations. The community was named for what is now Vienna, Austria. (see History of Vienna).


Small, quiet and picturesque, Vienna is located on the northwesterly corner of Kennebec County, 22 miles northwest of Augusta the state capital and just 12 miles down Rt. 41 from Farmington the Franklin County seat.

Vienna lies within the foothills of the western Maine mountains. On a clear day McGaffey Mountain — the highest point in Kennebec County—which is located in Vienna, provides views of Mount Washington, Mount Blue, the Camden Hills and Mount Katahdin.

Planning Board Meeting - July 26, 2017

At 6:15 PM Regular members Waine Whittier, Ed Lawless, Alan Williams, and Creston Gaither conducted a site visit on the Stake/Weeks property on Kimball Pond, depicted on tax map 3 as lot 11-K to consider the owners’ proposal to add a structure to house radon mitigation onto the existing house.

At 7:00 PM the Board’s regular meeting convened at the Town House with Waine, Ed, Creston, Alan, and regular member Tim Bickford present. Minutes of the June 28 meeting were read and accepted.

Planning Board Meeting - August 23, 2017

At 6:15 PM Regular members Waine Whittier, Ed Lawless, Alan Williams, Tim Bickford, and Creston Gaither conducted a site visit on the Norman Thombs and Russell Mattson properties on Kimball Pond, depicted on tax map 3 as, respectively, lots 9-K and 10-K, to consider Mr. Thombs’ proposal to construct an addition to the existing cabin, and Mr. Mattson’s proposal to do likewise; both intend to install new septic systems. Mr. Mattson was advised that the Board will need to see a plumbing permit before it can issue a Shoreland Zoning Ordinance permit.

Planning Board Meeting - September 27, 2017

At 6:15 PM Regular members Ed Lawless, Alan Williams and Creston Gaither met with
contractor Jim Meader on the Thomas and Dorothy Moore site on Flying Pond, depicted on tax
map 10 as lot 42; the owners would like Jim to install a foundation beneath the existing camp,
which is currently on posts. The camp is currently about 50 feet from the pond. Some trees to
the west and east of the camp would have to come down to allow equipment and to move the
camp during construction. The rules regarding expansion of non-conforming structures in the

Vienna Record: Oct-Nov 2017

Town Newsletter

Selectmen's meeting minutes July 25, 2017 through Sept. 19, 2017

Planning board minutes July 26, 2017 and August 23, 2017

School board news - Budget meeting October 11, 6:30PM and validation referendum: October 24, 1-7pm at community center in Vienna

Health officer report: "Measuring and Fixing the Disturbingly Strong Link between Health and Economic Status in Maine Counties"

Dr. Shaw Memorial Library news

Planning Board Meeting - June 28, 2017

  • At 6:15 PM Regular members Waine Whittier, Ed Lawless, Tim Bickford, and Creston Gaither conducted a site visit on the Shawkey property on Kimball Pond, depicted on tax map 3 as lot 26-K to consider the Shawkeys’ proposal to build a house on the property. Very gentle slopes and ample setbacks were noted. Regular Board member Alan Williams, who is acting as the Shawkeys’ agent and contractor, was present for this discussion. No formal Board action was taken a this time.

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