Warning! Brown Tail moths are here in Vienna

Vienna is now being invaded by the brown tail moth which is not only a serious forest pest, but also a human health concern.  For anyone who has experienced the rash caused by the exposure to the hairs of the caterpillars it is really uncomfortable and can cause serious problems.  There are some precautions folks should take now and some methods to manage the population at other times of the year. 

Follow this link to important information from the Maine Forest Service.

Particularly there is a very comprehensive list of frequently asked questions that should provide lots of answers to questions.


 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.

Vienna Record: Jun-Jul 2021

View the Jun/July 2021 issue here

Selectmen's Minutes April 6,  2021 through May 25, 2021

Planning board minutes - March 24, 2021 and April 28, 2021

From the Health Officer "A Little Jab Will Do Ya: Part II"

Mill Stream Grange - Celebrating National Grange month

Dr. Shaw Memorial Library News

Mount Vernon Community Center

Vienna Broadband Committee News

Fire Department News - Vienna Fire Department’s annual Chicken Barbecue! Sunday, July 25th

A Little Jab Will Do Ya, Part II

A Little Jab Will Do Ya, Part II

Getting a COVID-19 Shot Locally

Dan Onion, MD, MPH

Mt. Vernon/Vienna/Fayette Health Officer

293-2076; dkonion@gmail.com

June 2021

Last edition, I wrote about why and how to get vaccinated to protect yourself, those you love and the whole community. Then, the single shot Johnson and Johnson (J+J) vaccine had just come out, Covid variants were just being found, and shots were just becoming available for those under 60. 

Planning Board Meeting - April 28, 2021



At 6:15 PM regular members Waine Whittier, Creston Gaither, Ed Lawless, and Tim Bickford visited the Heath Dolloff lot on Flying Pond, shown on tax map 11 as lot 13-H to consider Mr. Dolloff’s proposal to add a platform and deck with a porch on the southerly end of the existing house along with a porch and stairs on the westerly side of the house.

Job posting - Mt. Vernon part-time social worker

The Aging in Place Committee of the Town of Mount Vernon is looking to contract with a social worker on a very part-time basis (8 hours a month). Final date for acceptance of applications: June 1. Job to start July 1. 


For details about this opportunity, take a look at the job description on the Town website: www.mtvernonme.org.  

Town of Mount Vernon Aging in Place Committee

Social Worker Consultant Job Description


The Town of Mt Vernon will contract with a social worker on a part-time basis in order to provide educational and consultative support to a group of volunteer outreach workers as well as town officials. The contract willinvolve case reviews conducted once a month, educational and training sessions on an as needed basis, and ad hoc consultation and advice about specific problems triaged by a subcommittee of the town’s Aging in Place Committee (the Case Triage Subcommittee). 

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