Selectmen minutes

Selectmen's Meeting - June 16, 2020

Meeting Date
2020-06-16
Board
Present
Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Laura Church, Felicia Audett, Ed McCarthy, Alan Williams, Joe Young, Tom Jewett, Ed Lawless, Annie Tibbetts
  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted the minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Reviewed and signed Warrant #12 ($15, 206.94).
  4. Mr. Young updated the selectboard on the Broadband process and informed them of the next steps.
  5. Mr. McCarthy talked with the selectmen about people speeding on Route 41, how business is being conducted in Mt.Vernon at the Flying Pond Variety Store, and talked about people wearing masks during public meetings in Vienna. The select board continues to look into these matters.
  6. Mr. Williams expressed interest in cutting wood from town owned property referred to as the “Old Dump”.The selectboard has been advised the cutting of trees on town owned property would need to go out to bid. The selectboard will look further into this option of raising money for the town.
  7. The selectmen will meet on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 6:30p.m. to set the mill rate.
  8. Meeting adjourned.

Selectmen's Meeting - June 9, 2020

Meeting Date
2020-06-09
Board
Present
Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Laura Church,Felicia Audett,Ed McCarthy, Loise Hinkley, Ed Lawless, Dodi Thompson
  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted the minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. The selectmen and Dodi worked on the 2020 Mill Rate and worked on the HomeStead Exemption form.
  4. Mr. McCarthy expressed concerns over people speeding past his home on Route 41 (just outside the village) in Vienna. The selectmen advised him to contact the Sheriff's Department and the State Police on this matter. Mr. McCarthy also expressed concerns over the wearing of face masks at the selectmen meetings. The selectmen directed Mr. McCarthy to the sign, located on the entrance, requesting anyone entering the Town House to wear a mask.
  5. A citizen expressed concern over a covered dead end sign on the Cumner Road. The sign is going to be moved closer to the beginning of the road making it more visible.
  6. Ed Lawless updated the selectmen on the broadband committee's progress. Joe Young, Chairperson for the Broadband Committee, will attend a future meeting to further update the selectmen on the process and to explain the next step(s).
  7. Meeting adjourned.

Selectmen's Meeting - March 31, 2020

Meeting Date
2020-06-03
Board
Present
Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Laura Church, Felicia Audet, Edson Bean
  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted the minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Discussed a possible tax abatement with a resident.
  4. The selectmen discussed and answered questions from the Newsletter Editor about the town newsletter.
  5. Meeting adjourned.

Selectmen's Meeting - June 3, 2020

Meeting Date
2020-06-02
Board
Present
Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Laura Church,Felicia Audett,Ed Lawless
  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted the minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Reviewed and signedWarrant #11 ($67,984.26).
  4. Selectmen worked on updating property cards.
  5. Ed Lawless updated the selectboard on how the fiber internet for the town is coming along. The broadband committee is continuing to work on this and will send a consultant to talk with each of the six towns.The committee has decided the best option is fiber optic to each home. It was discussed and agreed to stay working on this as a group. We have six vendors to look at and consider. Two have responded with positive responses.
  6. The selectmen reviewed and discussed an email received from Ed McCarthy. Ed has continued concerns about the selectboard’s use of face masks.
  7. Meeting adjourned.

Selectmen's Meeting - May 26, 2020

Meeting Date
2020-05-26
Board
Present
Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Laura Church, Felicia Audett, Ed McCarthy, Lois Hinkley, Tim Bickford
  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted the minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. The selectmen discussed Covid-19 and the Governor's response. Mr. McCarthy had a concern with people speeding past his home. He has had contact with the State of Maine about a radar sign and he will forward the contact information to us. Mr. McCarthy had concerns with some of the selectmen not wearing masks at the meeting. He is also concerned about people not wearing masks at the Flying Pond Variety Store. We informed him that the store is located within the town of Mt. Vernon. Mr. McCarthy should speak with the Mt. Vernon selectboard.
  4. Meeting adjourned
     

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