Selectmen minutes

Selectmen's Meeting - June 5, 2018

Meeting Date
Dodi Thompson, Jeff Rackliff, Chris Smith, Katie Church, Marti Gross, Lidie Robins
  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted theminutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Reviewed and signed Warrant # 11 ($65,478.46)
  4. 30 Mile River Watershed Association will be applying for a grant from the DEP. A portion of the grant will be used for a Vienna project. Discussed the culvert at the beginning of Ithiel Gordon road and the ditch running from the end of the Ithiel Gordon road toward Parker Pond along side of the Tower Road.
  5. The selectmen reviewed the current years insurance policy from Kyes Insurance; discussed the application from MMA for the town insurance.
  6. The Selectmen worked on paperwork for the FEMA reimbursement for the wind/rain storm on October 31st, 2017. Dodi will meet with Pam Coleman of FEMA on Wednesday, June 6 at 1:00 p.m.
  7. Meeting Adjourned.

Selectmen's Meeting - May 29, 2018

Meeting Date
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff
  • Reviewed and dispersed mail; read and accepted minutes from previous meeting.
  • Selectmen worked on the Tax Commitment. After filling out the Municipal Tax Calculation Form, the 2018 mil rate was set at .01915, which is the same as 2017. The Commitment papers were signed, with a copy for the Tax Collector and the Treasurer. Tax bills will be going out later this week. The first half is due by June 30th; the second half is due by September 30th.
  • Dodi reported that she has an appointment with Pam Coleman from FEMA next Wednesday to go over the town’s application. Chris will provide all the necessary paperwork at next week’s selectmen’s meeting.

Selectmen's Meeting - May 22, 2018

Meeting Date
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Robert Martin
  • Reviewed and dispersed mail; read and accepted minutes from previous meeting.
  • Selectmen searched through old plumbing permit folders; a resident was hoping to find the septic design for his property.
  • The selectmen discussed the town’s insurance coverage. Kyes Insurance provides our current coverage, but the town will seek a quote from Maine Municipal Association for comparison. The current policies are up for renewal on July 19th.
  • FEMA has contacted the town regarding the application for reimbursement for damages to town roads during storms in October 2017.
  • Dodi will meet with John Sexton tomorrow to wrap up 2018 property changes. Most have been given to Annie at this point, with only a handful left. Selectmen plan to do the Tax Commitment next Tuesday, May 29th.

Selectmen's Meeting - May 15, 2018

Meeting Date
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Marti Gross, Dan Goucher
  • Reviewed and dispersed mail; read and accepted minutes from previous meeting.
  • Reviewed and signed Warrant #10 ($20,295.52)
  • Selectmen discussed the School Budget and the vote which is taking place. 
  • Dodi reported that she attended the Town House Committee meeting with representatives from Bangor Savings Bank. They gave a review and update of the Dorothy Waugh Trust. The Town of Vienna receives 40% of the interest income quarterly to be used for the upkeep, maintenance and preservation of the Vienna Town House. 
  • Selectmen signed the two-year contract with Luke Olson for mowing of town properties.
  • Road Commissioner’s report: Grading and materials applied to Besse Rd, Stream Rd, and Davis Rd. Brush has been cut on Klir Beck and Egypt Pond Roads; tree and brush work on Cumner and Tower Roads; removed excess sand from ditches on Anderson Road. Most roads in town are no longer posted; Dan is monitoring loggers on Mountain Road for damage to the road.

Selectmen's Meeting - May 8, 2018

Meeting Date
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Luke Olson
  • Reviewed and dispersed mail; read and accepted minutes from previous meeting
  • Selectmen discussed the newly discovered roof leak in the small office around the chimney. The townhouse committee has been notified. 
  • Selectmen talked with Luke Olson about his contract to mow the town cemeteries, town park, community building and townhouse. He has agreed to sign for two more years at a 3% increase over last year. The new contract will be signed at the next meeting.
  • Discussed pot holes on a few roads around town; the Besse Rd. being of concern.
  • The preliminary RSU #9 budget vote was held last night at Mt. Blue High School; the proposed budget passed as presented ($35,547,403, Vienna’s share is $721,988). There will be a town wide vote held on May 15th; polls in Vienna will be open from 2:00 to 8:00 PM. at the Community Building.

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