Selectmen minutes

Selectmen's Meeting - Feb. 21, 2017

Meeting Date
2017-02-21
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Reviewed and signed Warrant #04 ($61,483.09)
  4. Discussed the court case between the Town of Vienna and Sandra Wade. The town was represented by John Archard, Code Enforcement Officer. John reported that the Judge Fowle found in favor of Miss Wade; his interpretation was that the portion of the ordinance pertaining to the case was vague. He did say that if the structure was moved again, a permit would be needed.
  5. Selectmen discussed the Public Hearing held at the community center to discuss the three proposals for changes to the Building Ordinance. This was attended by around 50 plus residents. The proposals, two of which contradict each other, will be voted on at the March 10th election.

Selectmen's Minutes - Feb. 14, 2017

Meeting Date
2017-02-14
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Dan Onion, Sue Burns
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Discussed the upcoming Public Hearing on the proposed changes to the Town of Vienna Building Ordinance. Made copies of all the proposals to be discussed and prepared packets, including copies of the Building Ordinance. Paul Mills will be the moderator for the hearing, to be held in the Community Room on Thursday, February 16th.

Selectmen's Meeting - Feb. 8, 2017

Meeting Date
2017-02-08
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Marti Gross

The Tuesday night meeting was postponed until Wednesday night because of the winter weather.

  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting
  3. Reviewed and signed Warrant # 3 ($32,261.28)
  4. Selectmen finalized the warrant articles for the 2017 town meeting. The budget amounts to be raised at town meeting, as presented in the Warrant, total $553,811.00. Dodi will take the completed town report to Pettingill Printing in Leeds on Monday, February 13. The reports should be back in town by Thursday, March 2, to be mailed out Friday, March 3.
  5. Selectmen received a proposal letter from Creston Gaither to work on the property transfers (April 1, 2016 to April 1, 2017) and update the town tax maps, etc. Selectmen voted to accept the proposal as written and will contact him.
  6. Selectmen reviewed and signed the Bank Reconciliation Report.

Selectmen's Meeting

Meeting Date
2017-01-26
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, John Archard, Chuck Yates, Crystal Whittier
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Received and discussed a Citizen’s Petition presented to the selectmen proposing changes to the Building Ordinance. Discussed the possibility of having the public hearing on the petition in conjunction with the public hearing on proposals for Town Meeting Warrant (proposals for changes to the Building Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance and the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance) presented by the Ordinance Review Committee. The presenter of the Citizen’s Petition has requested that the proposal be voted on by secret ballot on Friday March 10th when we vote for town officials.
  4. Discussion between Mr.Yates and CEO John Archard on an ongoing legal matter. Mr. Yates requested a reply (from John) to a letter sent to the selectman in late December.
  5. Discussed the possibility of the Ordinance Review Committee proposals being voted on by secret ballot as well.
  6. Road Commissioner, Dan Goucher turned in his report for the town report. Dan and the selectmen discussed the upcoming road maintenance and paving accounts for the 2017 budget.
  7. Selectmen worked on the warrant for the Town Meeting.
  8. Discussed the fact that, so far, no one has come forward to run for RSU #9 School Board Representative for Vienna. Maine Municipal Association has told us that if no one runs for the position, the selectman can appoint someone to a one year term.

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