Selectmen minutes

Selectmen's meeting

Meeting Date
2016-05-24
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Bonnie Currier.
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Discussed Sand and gravel issue from this last winter/spring with property owner. The party has been given a 30 day extension due to family issues.
  4. Selectmen Committed Taxes for 2016, the mil rate will be .01845. 5.
  5. Kennebec County Taxes are $67,635 for 2016. Revenue sharing went up $2500.00 from last year.
  6. The new Homestead Exemption is $15,000 (up from the previous $10,000). This year we added 24 homeowners to the list. In total we have a value of $3,352,900 of homestead exemptions. The Town will receive a reimbursement based on a value of $1,676,450.
  7. The Vienna portion of the proposed RSU #9 budget is up by $13,000. The town currently has 56 students attending RSU 9.
  8. Selectmen discussed the damage done to the Kimball Pond Road. It was reported that someone loaded an Excavator onto a load bed and caused damage to the pavement. The selectmen will contact the person who is believed to have been responsible for the damage.

Selectmen's meeting

Meeting Date
2016-05-17
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Muffy Floyd
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Reviewed and signed Warrant #10 ($12,464.36)
  4. Graffiti found on the Davis road has been removed. Driveway sealer was applied to cover up the graffiti which was done with spray paint. The Police have been notified and an investigating is ongoing.
  5. The road side mowing is going out to bid. All bids will be opened on Tuesday, July 26th. The selectmen reserve the right to refuse any and all bids.
  6. Faxed property cards to realtors.

Selectmen's meeting

Meeting Date
2016-05-10
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Racklif
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Discussed the possibility of committing the taxes on May 24th. John Sexton and Dodi are continuing to work on all the property changes for 2016.
  4. Discussed the proposed Fire Department addition and possible time line for it for it to be presented to the residents of Vienna. The possibilities are either wait till the next town meeting (March) or have a special town meeting to take the money out of surplus. The selectmen voted unanimously that this should be presented at the annual town meeting in March.
  5. The USDA, who holds the note for the Fire Truck, has informed the town that we are not required to have a reserve account in the amount of one payment ($14,141) as we had previously been told.
  6. The recent bulky pick up day is complete. Several items were not picked up as they are not on the list of authorized items for pickup. Items that are not picked up on bulky pick up day: motor oil, construction debris (doors, plywood, windows, used lumber, drywall, etc.), paint that is not dried or has not had sand/cat litter applied. No more than three tires per household (tires can not be on rims).
  7. Reviewed property cards with changes.

Selectmen's meeting

Meeting Date
2016-05-03
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Jeff Rackliff, Brian Church, Paul LeBlond
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Reviewed and signed Warrant # 09 ($70,726.05)
  4. Discussed putting an addition onto the Fire Station with Chief Brian Church and Deputy Chief Paul LeBlond. Chief Church presented an estimated cost of the project. The project is still in the planning stages; it is unclear at this time how the project will be funded.
  5. The Vienna fire department received a $50 donation from Lesley Cowenhoven for their help in rescuing his dog from Echo Lake in March. Mr. Cowenhoven sent a $300 check to the Lakes Region Mutual Aid Group and $50 to all individual fire departments who participated in the successful rescue.
  6. The town received a certification - The 2015 Silver Award-from the Maine State Legislators for Vienna’s continued participation in the Spirit of America program.

Selectmen's meeting

Meeting Date
2016-04-26
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Received a request from Annie Tibbetts for proof of Town Insurance for equipment. Signed the 2016 user agreement governing the accessible voting system. This is Mandatory equipment and the State will be paying the lease ($800+) for the town’s use of the equipment.
  4. Read the minutes from the recent Town House Committee meeting. They reported that the balance of the Dorothy Waugh Account is $42911.17. The Town House sign and bulletin board projects have been completed. They are looking into installing a metal grate on the ramp in front of the door.
  5. Discussed the proposed RSU #9 budget for 2016-2017.
  6. Met with town resident about the improper use of sand/salt and crushed stone belonging to the Town. A payment plan has been made.

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