Selectmen's meeting - May 28, 2024

Meeting Date
2024-05-28
Board
Present
Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Laura Church, Kerry Casey, Whitney Baker, Beth Trehu, Brian Church
  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted the minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. The selectboard worked on setting the 2024 Mill Rate and was unable to set the Mill Rate as the State of Maine has not provided the Tree Growth information which is needed to do so.
  4. The selectboard signed Broadband Warrant #1 ($491,368.55).
  5. Whitney Baker presented two new grants she feels the Town should apply for. #1) The Maine Stream Crossing application for up to $200,000.00 per application in which a Town can submit up to 3 applications. #2) The Maine Infrastructure Adaptation Fund. A town can apply for up to $4 million per application. A town can only have one application. The Infrastructure Adaptation could be more challenging as it has stricter regulations to meet and the Town may not meet those. Whitney will look into this Grant further and will get back to the selectboard. The selectboard agreed and will apply for the Stream Crossing Application for three stream crossings which are for the Jesse Ladd Road, the Trask Road, and the Kimball Pond Road.
  6. Beth Trehu updated the selectboard on The 30 Mile Watershed Association and the Stream Crossing Grants the Town has applied for.
  7. The Vienna Fire Chief, Chief Church, provided an update on the Fire Department’s expenditures on the 2024 budget.
  8. Meeting adjourned.

 

Selectmen's meeting - May 21, 2024

Meeting Date
2024-05-21
Board
Present
Jeff Rackliff, Laura Church, Kerry Casey, Brian Church, Ed Lawless, Jim Anderberg , Mark Ouellette , Michael Jones, Ed Lawless, Dan Goucher
  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted the minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Reviewed and signed Warrant #11 ($45,851.54).
  4. The selectboard continued to discuss the need to have the Town House painted. The paint is starting to chip off.
  5. The selectboard along with the Broadband Committee did a site visit at the Community Center in order to review the placement of the broadband hub. They discussed what a project manager would be able to do and how to help with the broadband project. They agreed a project manager is not yet needed, however the Town will contact a couple of managers and discuss the project to attain someone for the future.
  6. The Road Commissioner, Dan Goucher, discussed the current road conditions.
  7. The selectboard worked on property cards so the mill rate can be set next week.
  8. Meeting adjourned.

Selectmen's meeting - May 14, 2024

Meeting Date
2024-05-14
Board
Present
Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Laura Church, John Rodrigue
  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted the minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. The selectboard discussed having the Town House and ramp painted. This was tabled until the next meeting.
  4. The selectboard discussed participating in the 2024 Household Hazardous Waste Collection. The selectboard has been contacted by a resident asking if they would coordinate the waste collection.
  5. The selectboard discussed hiring a broadband project manager.
  6. The selectmen worked on cleaning up property cards from the reassessment.
  7. The selectmen talked with John Rodrigue about culvert engineering and will be discussing this with the company he works for.
  8. Meeting adjourned.

Selectmen's meeting - May 7, 2024

Meeting Date
2024-05-07
Board
Present
Jeff Rackliff, Laura Church, Kerry Casey, Brian Church, Ed Lawless, Jim Anderberg
  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted the minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Reviewed and signed Warrant #10 ($10,649.68).
  4. The Broadband Committee brought forth a request for a project manager to be hired for the broadband project. The money was included in the grant. The selectboard agreed to discuss this and get back to them with a decision. The selectboard was provided with a list of possible choices.
  5. The selectboard will meet with the Broadband Committee, the Fire Chief and Mark Ouellette,
    from Axiom, to review the placement of the hub at the fire station.
  6. Meeting adjourned.