Selectmen minutes

Selectmen's Meeting - May. 9, 2017

Meeting Date
2017-05-09
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Creston Gaither
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting
  3. Marianne Archard has submitted her resignation from the Ordinance Review Committee, effective immediately.
  4. Marianne has also resigned as editor of the Vienna Record newsletter to become effective after the June/July edition. The Selectman agreed to offer the position to Katie Church, beginning with the August/ September edition.
  5. The Selectmen worked on the letter that will be mailed out Postal Patron to all Vienna residents (there are also a few residents with a Mt Vernon Post Office Box mailing address). The letter will outline the differences between the first two options on the ballot, and will give explanations for all four options to be voted on at the election on May 16, 2017. The selectmen are in hopes that this will help clarify the ballot for everyone.
  6. The meeting was adjourned until 6:30 Wednesday, May 10th, to copy, fold and seal the mailer. Dodi will mail them out on Thursday. 

Selectmen's Meeting - May. 2, 2017

Meeting Date
2017-05-02
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Jeff Rackliff, Steve Linder, Cathy Horner, Gail Seamon, Creston Gaither, John Archard
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Reviewed and signed Warrant # 09 ($11,551.69).
  4. Selectmen entered into a brief executive session John Archard, CEO pertaining to a code violation.
  5. Discussion with a local resident concerning several properties, name changes among family members and acreage on each property.
  6. Had lengthy discussion on town policies, elections, citizens’ petitions, town meetings, and the upcoming election. 

Selectmen's Meeting - Apr. 26, 2017

Meeting Date
2017-04-26
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting
  3. The selectmen signed the renewal contract with Waste Management in Norridgewock for the waste disposal. 
  4. The town received a $341.00 dollar refund from Maine Municipal Association, as a result of the 2016 Workers Compensation audit.
  5. Discussed the upcoming Public Hearing, to be held Monday, May 1. Steve Hayes will moderate. Made copies for handouts at the meeting. 

Selectmen's Meeting - Apr. 18, 2017

Meeting Date
2017-04-18
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Charles Yates, Crystal Whittier, Sandra Wade
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Reviewed and signed Warrant #08 ($22,367.77)
  4. The selectmen reviewed and signed Bank Reconciliation report.
  5. The Selectmen read a letter from PretiFlaherty advising them to refuse the two recently presented Citizens’ Petitions. The selectmen reviewed this with the petitions’ presenters; the petitions were refused.
  6. There was a discussion on navigating the Town Website. All new postings appear on the home page, in the order they were posted.
  7. Worked on property cards. 

Selectmen's Meeting - Apr. 11, 2017

Meeting Date
2017-04-11
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Gail Seamon, Cathy Horner, Charles Yates, Crystal Whittier, Sandra Wade
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Chuck Yates presented selectmen with two new Citizens Petitions: One pertaining to term limits of elected officials; one pertaining to a personnel issue. Mr. Yates found issue with an article written by the Ordinance Review Committee which was on the website in the April/May newsletter. The selectmen feel that the article in question did not recommend how to vote on the upcoming “run-off” election, but rather explained the reasoning behind the creation of the current Building Ordinance. Yates, Whittier and Wade strongly oppose the current building ordinance.
  4. The Selectmen worked with a town resident on her property cards and tax maps.
  5. The Selectmen agreed to contact MMA in reference to the two new citizens’ petitions.
  6. Charles Yates has agreed to be on the Ordinance Review committee. The Selectmen are in search of one more resident to join the committee. The next meeting is Thursday, April 20th.
  7. Dodi reported that DownEast Energy came to clean the furnace for the town house. The service man discovered that it had a cracked heat exchange. Considering this and the age of the furnace, he recommended that the furnace be replaced before the next heating season. The cleaning was cancelled. The Town House committee has been apprised of the situation.
  8. Selectmen agreed to contact the town attorney concerning the two new Citizens’ Petitions. 

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