MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VIENNA
PLANNING BOARD HELD SEPTEMBER 25, 2019
The meeting convened at the Town House at 7:00 PM. Regular members present were Alan Williams, Creston Gaither, Ed Lawless, and Tim Bickford.
Alan was elected Acting Chairman in Waine Whittier’s absence. Minutes of the August 28 meeting were read and accepted.
Larry Bacon’s email of Sept. 22 was read aloud and discussed. The Board then voted 4 – 0 that the propane tank enclosures he describes should be considered a “structure” as defined by the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance and would thus require both a SZO and a Notification of Construction permit. Creston will advise Mr. Bacon of this.
Ed reported on the Broadband Committee. Consolidated and Spectrum have offered to present options but as yet have not done so. 6 Towns are on the Committee but some of them seem to have diverse concerns. A consultant is to give a report in a few months providing specifics on services and cost. Advantages of satellite service over fiber to the home were discussed. Ed suggested that Vienna and Mt. Vernon consider forming a small co-op to do broadband on their own.
The meeting adjourned at 7:30 PM.
Creston Gaither, secretary