Selectmen minutes

Selectmen's Meeting - May. 16, 2017

Meeting Date
2017-05-16
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Marti Gross, Mike Rogers, Steve Linder, Laura Church
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting
  3. Reviewed and signed Warrant 10 ($19,294.77)
  4. Chuck Yates has said he would like to be on the Ordinance Review Committee. Sue Burns and Jim Anderberg remain as members. Selectmen would like to have two more on the committee. Next meeting is May 18th.
  5. Tim Bickford has been asked to join the planning board. The planning board has been short one member for over a year since one of the members moved out of town.
  6. Mike Rogers, from Maine Revenue, reviewed the cards of property sales during the last year in the town, comparing the valuation the town has on the properties and actual sale price. This sales ratio analysis determines the percentage we use when we commit the taxes, etc. The town is currently at 93%, which means we can still use 100% on exemptions, etc.
  7. The Selectmen reviewed the Bank Reconciliation report. This is the report showing outstanding checks and transactions on the town’s checking account.
  8. RSU 9 has disclosed the proposed budget for 2017/2018. If the budget passes as is, Vienna’s share will go up around $40,000.00 from the 2016/2017 budget. The election for the school budget is June 13, 2017 in the Community Room (8:00 AM to 8:00 PM).
  9. Town received copy of the contract with Waste Management.

Selectmen's Meeting - May. 9, 2017

Meeting Date
2017-05-09
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Creston Gaither
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting
  3. Marianne Archard has submitted her resignation from the Ordinance Review Committee, effective immediately.
  4. Marianne has also resigned as editor of the Vienna Record newsletter to become effective after the June/July edition. The Selectman agreed to offer the position to Katie Church, beginning with the August/ September edition.
  5. The Selectmen worked on the letter that will be mailed out Postal Patron to all Vienna residents (there are also a few residents with a Mt Vernon Post Office Box mailing address). The letter will outline the differences between the first two options on the ballot, and will give explanations for all four options to be voted on at the election on May 16, 2017. The selectmen are in hopes that this will help clarify the ballot for everyone.
  6. The meeting was adjourned until 6:30 Wednesday, May 10th, to copy, fold and seal the mailer. Dodi will mail them out on Thursday. 

Selectmen's Meeting - May. 2, 2017

Meeting Date
2017-05-02
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Jeff Rackliff, Steve Linder, Cathy Horner, Gail Seamon, Creston Gaither, John Archard
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Reviewed and signed Warrant # 09 ($11,551.69).
  4. Selectmen entered into a brief executive session John Archard, CEO pertaining to a code violation.
  5. Discussion with a local resident concerning several properties, name changes among family members and acreage on each property.
  6. Had lengthy discussion on town policies, elections, citizens’ petitions, town meetings, and the upcoming election. 

Selectmen's Meeting - Apr. 26, 2017

Meeting Date
2017-04-26
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting
  3. The selectmen signed the renewal contract with Waste Management in Norridgewock for the waste disposal. 
  4. The town received a $341.00 dollar refund from Maine Municipal Association, as a result of the 2016 Workers Compensation audit.
  5. Discussed the upcoming Public Hearing, to be held Monday, May 1. Steve Hayes will moderate. Made copies for handouts at the meeting. 

Selectmen's Meeting - Apr. 18, 2017

Meeting Date
2017-04-18
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Charles Yates, Crystal Whittier, Sandra Wade
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Reviewed and signed Warrant #08 ($22,367.77)
  4. The selectmen reviewed and signed Bank Reconciliation report.
  5. The Selectmen read a letter from PretiFlaherty advising them to refuse the two recently presented Citizens’ Petitions. The selectmen reviewed this with the petitions’ presenters; the petitions were refused.
  6. There was a discussion on navigating the Town Website. All new postings appear on the home page, in the order they were posted.
  7. Worked on property cards. 

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