Selectmen minutes

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.

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.

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