Selectmen minutes

Selectmen's Meeting - July 21, 2020

Meeting Date
2020-07-21
Board
Present
Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Laura Church, Felicia Audett, Dodi Thompson, Tom Jewett
  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted the minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Reviewed and signed Warrant #14 ($77,304.34).
  4. The selectmen will meet with Matthew Drost on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 5:30p.m. for an interview for the Code Enforcement Officer position.
  5. The Treasurer has resigned and will end her service at the end of August 2020.
  6. The selectboard discussed the previous complaints of a resident of people speeding on Route 41, in front of his house. The selectboard agreed to not get a speed radar sign due to lack of storage space and personnel to a) keep it maintained b) collect data and c) to keep it operational/charged. The selectboard has directed the resident via email and in person to contact the Sherriffs’ Department and the State Police.
  7. The selectboard has been asked to sign paperwork to acknowledge the need for faster internet in the town. The selectboard is in full agreement and furthermore agrees to support efforts to bring better service to our community. The town has been working with other local towns to bring better service to the area.
  8. Meeting adjourned.

Selectmen's Meeting - July 14, 2020

Meeting Date
2020-07-14
Board
Present
Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Laura Church, Felicia Audett, Steve Linder, Allan Williams, Edson Bean
  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted the minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. A resident wanted to know how to transfer property. The selectmen directed the resident toward the Kennebec County Registry of Deeds.
  4. Fire Chief, Brian Church, discussed the use of the community room and the possibility of opening it again to public use. Discussion was held on charging a cleaning fee until Covid has been taken care of. The Selectmen agreed to continue to keep the building closed to public use until further notice.
  5. The selectmen discussed the cutting of the town property known as the “Old Dump” property. This process would need to be put out to bid. The selectmen are considering this as a way to make money for the town.
  6. The town is looking into a new code enforcement officer. Matthew Drost is considering an offer to work for the town.
  7. A resident requested an abatement for his parents' taxes from 2019. The bank sent paperwork stating the 2019 taxes are unpaid and will have a lien placed on the property. The resident is concerned the bank will foreclose on the property.
  8. Meeting adjourned.

Selectmen's Meeting - July 7, 2020

Meeting Date
2020-07-07
Board
Present
Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Laura Church, Felicia Audett, Paul Fontaine
  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted the minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Reviewed and signed Warrant #13 ($17,653.04).
  4. The selectboard met with Diane Circo, Chief Planner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and Wes Ashe, Fisheries Biologist for the State of Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, at the Parker Pond boat ramp prior to the selectboard meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to look at the current boat ramp and parking area in order to come up with a plan on how to improve both the ramp and parking.
  5. The Klir Beck Road dumpster is going to be re-set a little further away from the mail boxes, however, it will not be back to the Vienna shore.
  6. The Road Commissioner is looking into ditching and water issues on the Mountain Road.
  7. The selectmen looked at the assessment on a property, re-evaluated it, and wrote an abatement.
  8. Meeting adjourned.

Selectmen's Meeting - June 23, 2020

Meeting Date
2020-06-23
Board
Present
Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Laura Church
  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted the minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. The selectmen worked on updating property cards.
  4. Discussed the concern a citizen has over people speeding in town.
  5. Discussed the garage proposal for the fire station.
  6. Inland Fisheries and Wildlife have inquired about improving the boat ramp at the Parker Pond boat landing. The selectmen will look further into this.
  7. Meeting adjourned.

Selectmen's Meeting - June 18, 2020

Meeting Date
2020-06-18
Board
Present
Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Laura Church

The selectboard finalized the mill rate for 2020.The mill rate for 2020 will be .1915 with an overlay of $17,136.10.This will keep the mill rate as it has been for the last two years.

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