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Vienna (Vy-enna) a town in Kennebec County was settled in 1786 and incorporated on February 20, 1802 from portions of Goshen and Wyman's plantations. The community was named for what is now Vienna, Austria. (see History of Vienna).
Small, quiet and picturesque, Vienna is located on the northwesterly corner of Kennebec County, 22 miles northwest of Augusta the state capital and just 12 miles down Rt. 41 from Farmington the Franklin County seat.
Vienna lies within the foothills of the western Maine mountains. On a clear day McGaffey Mountain — the highest point in Kennebec County—which is located in Vienna, provides views of Mount Washington, Mount Blue, the Camden Hills and Mount Katahdin.
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VIENNA PLANNING BOARD HELD JANUARY 28, 2015
The meeting convened at the Town House at 7:00 PM. Regular members present were Waine Whittier, Ed Lawless, Austin Harrell, and Creston Gaither. Also present were Jonathan Lawless and Chrissie Hudon. Minutes of the December 3, 2014 meeting were read and accepted.
Creston had advertised tonight's meeting as a public hearing on prospective changes to the Shoreland Zoning and Wireless Facilities Siting Ordinances.
Due to the storm there will be NO recycle pick-up this week.
Next week, Wednesday, February 4th, Riverside will pick-up Recyclables AND Trash!
Also: Tuesday's Selectmen's Meeting has been cancelled.
Global Tower Assets, LLC & Northeast Wireless Networks, LLC was denied by the Vienna planning board in their application to build a cell tower on the Besse Road.
They appealed this finding to the Board of Appeals which met on Jan. 13, 2015 to reconsider the application.
The Board voted unanimously to overturn the Planning Board and grant the application.
The minutes of the meeting may be found here.
The VIENNA PLANNING BOARD will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the TOWN HOUSE on TOWN HOUSE ROAD
The hearing will consider changes to the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance and to the Wireless Telecommunications Facilities Siting Ordinance (sometimes known as the "cell tower Ordinance").
The Board of Appeals will be holding a public meeting on January 13, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the community center to hear the Telecommunication Facility Application as the Administrative Appeal of Global Tower Assets, LLC & Northwest Wireless Networks, LLC.
Location: Vienna Town Hall
1. To see if the town will transfer the balance of the Paving Account (approx. $11,000) to the Road Maintenance Account.
2. To see if the town will transfer $6,900 from surplus to the Winter Maintenance Account.
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VIENNA PLANNING BOARD HELD OCTOBER 22, 2014
The meeting convened at the Town House at 7:00 PM. Regular members present were Waine Whittier, Alan Williams, Ed Lawless, Austin Harrell, and Creston Gaither. Minutes of the Sept. 24 meeting were read and accepted.
Recent permits were reviewed briefly.