Selectmen minutes

Selectmen's Meeting

Meeting Date
2016-07-05
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Marti Gross, Lenny Meader, Colleen Meader
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Reviewed and signed Warrant #13 ($62,848.33)
  3. Request for signature on Central Maine Power pole paper work.
  4. Received the Kennebec Country tax bill for 2016 - $67,634.47, due before September 1st.
  5. The $10,897.48 balance in the 2015 paving account has been carried over to the 2016 paving account. This is money received from the State of Maine DOT. This year the paving will be performed on a portion the Bean Road (grinding and paving).

Selectmen's Meeting

Meeting Date
2016-06-21
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Marti Gross, Alan Trask, Brian Church
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Reviewed and signed Warrant # 12 ($156,233.68)
  4. Alan Trask requested a letter to be sent to the United States Postal Service stating that the property taxes on the Post Office building have been paid in full. The postal service leases the building from Mr. Trask.
  5. Discussed Fire Engine #82 pump issue: Chief Church informed the selectmen that Engine 82 did not pass the 2016 pump test. The engine needs a seal replaced on the dry side of the pump along with other parts on the wet side. Chief Church is waiting for an estimate from Reliance for the repair of the pump.

Selectmen's Meeting

Meeting Date
2016-06-14
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Lidie Robbins, Mike Rogers
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting
  3. Another request for reviewing the valuation of a resident’s property. The increase in valuation was due to the 2016 tree growth rates.
  4. Discussion with Lidie Robbins of 30 Mile River Watershed about the Parker Pond Boat Launch. The pavement has been gradually breaking away over time. There is now a plan to put in riprap and stone to improve the area. The town will supply the materials and the YCC will provide the labor for the project.
  5. Mike Rogers of Maine Revenue Service did a sales ratio analysis of recent sales. This is done annually to determine the Certified Ration for the town. Since our last town wide reassessment, we have been able to remain at 100% when doing the Tax Commitment. The town will receive his results at a later date.

Selectmen's meeting

Meeting Date
2016-06-07
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Wayne Whittier, Brian Church, Marti Gross
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Reviewed and signed Warrant #11 ($11,938.50)
  4. Discussed tax bill with a town resident. There was a question on the assessed value, in regards to the Tree Growth law. The property in question has shore frontage and some acreage in Tree Growth. Dodi will contact assessing agent John Sexton to review the situation. Resident was g i v e n a b a t e m e n t applications.
  5. The Vienna Fire Department has received two grants from Maine Municipal Association totaling $2138.00. The money will be used for Self Contained Breathing Apparatus.
  6. Mark Holmes from the fire department contacted John from the MMA about chimney cleaning. At this time the town is not covered for Chimney cleaning under the Workers Compensation policy. Selectmen will contact Kyes Insurance, who provides the town insurance, about coverage
  7. Vienna Fire Department, Inc has bought gear bags for the fire fighters.
  8. Selectmen reviewed and signed the Bank Reconciliation report. 9. Looked through plumbing permits from 1987 to 1989 looking for a septic plan. The plan in question is not on file.

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