Selectmen minutes

Selectmen's Meeting - Jun. 13, 2017

Meeting Date
2017-06-13
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Marti Gross, Steve Linder
  1. Read and accepted minutes from previous meeting. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. The selectmen appointed Gary Fuller (441-5302) as the new Code Enforcement Officer. Mr. Fuller will continue to be our alternate plumbing inspector as well.
  3. The selectmen worked on several tax bill corrections (abatements) along with a supplemental tax bill. There are always a few adjustments after the tax bills go out pertaining to changes for that year.
  4. Meeting adjourned. 

Selectmen's Meeting - Jun. 6, 2017

Meeting Date
2017-06-06
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Marti Gross, Gail Seamon, Cathy Horner, Dan Goucher, Steve Linder, and Brian Church
  1. Read and accepted minutes from previous meeting.
  2. Reviewed and signed Warrant #11— $40,660.09
  3. The selectmen talked with Cathy Seamon Horner and Gail Seamon about property taxes. The town of Vienna received the corrected property deeds (estate of Leon Meader) from the state for 2017 and is currently in the process of figuring the correct amount owed by Gary Seamon and Norma-Jean Meader. The selectmen will review the “land locked” property assessment and past valuations. Dodi will work with Tax Collector Annie Tibbetts on separating the taxes owed and will contact Cathy, as advocate for her parents, as well as all interested parties.
  4. The selectmen reviewed and signed the Bank Reconciliation Report. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  5. Chief Church reported that the Vienna Fire Department will send one fire truck out to have the pump rebuilt. This will happen the week of June 19th and the truck should be back in service by June 23rd.
  6. Dan Goucher reported that he has graded half of the dirt roads in town, and should have them completed within the following week. Dan will begin ditching within the next couple of weeks.
  7. The middle section of the Cumner Road will be ground down and repaved this year (2017). The hill portions of the Davis and Trask roads will be evaluated.
  8. Meeting Adjourned. 

Selectmen's Meeting - May 30, 2017

Meeting Date
2017-05-30
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Steve Linder
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting
  3. Selectmen appointed Tim Bickford to the Planning Board and signed the appointment certificate.
  4. The selectmen reviewed the figures needed for the 2017 Tax Commitment. One more figure is needed – the 2018 Kennebec County Tax– to be paid in 2017. Total municipal appropriations are $579,211; state Revenue Sharing is $30,351. Homestead exemption for 2017 is up to $20,000. We have a projected mil rate of .01915 giving us an overlay of $12,000 plus. The meeting was adjourned until tomorrow night at 6:30 to finalize the Commitment. 

Selectmen's Meeting - May 22, 2017

Meeting Date
2017-05-22
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Marti Gross, Michael Church, Katie Church (and Margaret Church)
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting
  3. The Selectmen received a letter of resignation from John Archard as Code Enforcement Officer. This will take effect June 2, 2017. John will remain on as Plumbing Inspector for the town. Gary Fuller, alternate CEO will be filling in until the town appoints a new CEO. Fuller’s contact number is 441-5302.
  4. The Selectmen talked with Katie Church about taking over as Editor for the Vienna Record. She was hired for the position and will begin with the August/September edition. 
  5. The selectmen had a discussion about the school budget. The projected town assessment for 2017-2018 for Vienna is $739, 027.27. This is up $39,268 from 2016/2017. The vote will be held on June 13th in the Community Room.
  6. The selectmen discussed the 2017 taxes and will be committing taxes on Tuesday, May 30th. The last batch of property changes (April 1, 2016 through April 1, 2017) will be completed by this Friday and entered by the Tax Collector into her database. 

Selectmen's Meeting - May. 16, 2017

Meeting Date
2017-05-16
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Marti Gross, Mike Rogers, Steve Linder, Laura Church
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting
  3. Reviewed and signed Warrant 10 ($19,294.77)
  4. Chuck Yates has said he would like to be on the Ordinance Review Committee. Sue Burns and Jim Anderberg remain as members. Selectmen would like to have two more on the committee. Next meeting is May 18th.
  5. Tim Bickford has been asked to join the planning board. The planning board has been short one member for over a year since one of the members moved out of town.
  6. Mike Rogers, from Maine Revenue, reviewed the cards of property sales during the last year in the town, comparing the valuation the town has on the properties and actual sale price. This sales ratio analysis determines the percentage we use when we commit the taxes, etc. The town is currently at 93%, which means we can still use 100% on exemptions, etc.
  7. The Selectmen reviewed the Bank Reconciliation report. This is the report showing outstanding checks and transactions on the town’s checking account.
  8. RSU 9 has disclosed the proposed budget for 2017/2018. If the budget passes as is, Vienna’s share will go up around $40,000.00 from the 2016/2017 budget. The election for the school budget is June 13, 2017 in the Community Room (8:00 AM to 8:00 PM).
  9. Town received copy of the contract with Waste Management.

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