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Planning Board Meeting - August 24, 2022 Present:Waine Whittier, Alan Williams, Tim Bickford, Creston Gaither, Richard Stake and Bob Nurse

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VIENNA
PLANNING BOARD HELD AUGUST 24, 2022

The meeting convened at 7:00 PM at the Town House. Regular members present were Waine Whittier, Alan Williams, Tim Bickford and Creston Gaither. Also present were Richard Stake and Bob Nurse. Minutes of the July 27 meeting were read and accepted.


Richard Stake expressed concern about jet skis on Kimball Pond. Someone told him there are no rules on this pond. The Board advised him that State statutes regarding Great Ponds apply to Kimball Pond, but that the Planning Board has no enforcement power. He says that an access ramp into the pond has been built without a permit. He was advised that DEP controls access ramps and that the Game Warden probably has some enforcement power in this regard.


Alan said that his wife Donna Williams would like to split lot 1 in Siegler Subdivision, shown on tax Map 7 as lot 4-1, into two lots. There is no note on the subdivision plan requiring Board approval for this.

It was moved that Creston should draft a letter stating that the Board does not believe that Board approval is required for the division because more than 5 years have passed since Lot 1 was created, and the proposed lots will exceed the 2 acre minimum required for the original subdivision. The Board voted 3 – 0 in favor of this, with Alan recusing himself from the vote.

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM.

Creston Gaither, secretary

Selectmen's meeting - July 26, 2022 Present:Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Laura Church,Tom Jewett, Ed Lawless, Jim Anderberg, Jason Buzzell, Ridgely Fuller
  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted the minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. A resident inquired if he had any recourse for the cost of his wife being taken to the hospital during a welfare check. His wife called someone by accident and that person in turn called 911 for a welfare check. The officer that arrived called for an ambulance which transported his wife to the emergency room in Augusta. The Selectboard knew of none.
  4. The Broadband Committee updated the selectboard on the progress and outlined the future process as follows;
  • August 31, 2022- Information meeting at 6:30p.m. at the Vienna Community Room. -
  • September 01, 2022- the Special Town Meeting Warrant will be posted on the Vienna website, at the post office, and at the Townhouse.
  • September 19, 2022- Public hearing at 6:30p.m. at the Vienna Community Room.
  • October 01, 2022- Special Town Meeting for VOTE on the Broadband warrant at 9:00a.m. at the Vienna Community Room.

     5. Meeting adjourned.

Planning Board Meeting - July 22, 2022 Present:Waine Whittier, Alan Williams, Tim Bickford. Creston Gaither. Anne Eiseman

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VIENNA

PLANNING BOARD HELD JULY 22, 2022

At 6:30 PM Regular members Waine Whittier, Alan Williams, Tim Bickford and Creston Gaither visited the Kelley site on Flying Pond depicted on tax map 10 as lot 8-N regarding Kevin Kelley’s inquiry about tree removal.

The regular meeting convened at 7:00 PM at the Town House. The aforesaid members were present, along with Anne Eiseman. Minutes of the June 22 meeting were read and accepted.


The Eisemans would like a new Shoreland Zoning Ordinance (SZO) permit for the project at 10 Day Road on Kimball Pond which they first proposed in 2020. As the Board visited the site at that time, it was agreed to waive the usual site visit. The project remains as proposed in 2020. The Board voted 4 – 0 to issue a new permit, essentially identical to the 2020 permit, and to waive the fee because the Eisemans self-reported the situation and because Covid has delayed so many things in recent months. Alan advised the Board that the SSWD permit for the project does not expire.


Kevin Kelley’s proposal to remove the flagged trees on the aforementioned site was discussed.

Section 15.P.3 of the SZO was briefly reviewed. Table 1 in the SZO indicates that if the trees are removed in a manner consistent with Sect. 15.P.3, no permit is required for the work. Waine will send Mr. Kelley an email to this effect.


A memo from Plumbing Inspector John Archard was discussed. It was agreed that in some cases Board members issuing permits may want to advise applicants that they may need an internal plumbing permit.

Stephine Hickman would like us to sign an 1190 Form for a CMP connection on land depicted on tax map 3 as lot 25. It was briefly discussed and Waine signed it and left it for Laura Church to forward.

The meeting adjourned at 8:55 PM.

 

Creston Gaither, secretary

selectmen's meeting - July 19, 2022 Present:Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Kerry Casey
  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted the minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Reviewed and signed Warrant #14 ($18,913.42).
  4. The selectmen discussed the new legislation on freezing taxes for elderly people.
  5. Meeting adjourned.
Selectmen's meeting - July 12, 2022 Present:Chris Smith, Laura Church, Laura Neal, Clyde Neal
  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted the minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. The Neals inquired about the process to get a permit to put a septic system at their camp on Flying Pond.
  4. Meeting adjourned.
Selectmen's meeting - July 5, 2022 Present:Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Laura Church, Jim Anderberg, Ed Lawless, Kerry Casey
  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted the minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Reviewed and signed Warrant #13 ($67,904.04).
  4. The selectmen and treasurer reviewed and discussed the Homestead Exemption and the towns property tax ratio.
  5. The Broadband Committee updated the selectboard on an additional option and how the project is proceeding.
  6. Meeting adjourned.
Selectmen's meeting - June 28, 2022 Present:Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Laura Church, Peter & Debbie Byrnes, Wayne Whittier, Richard Scott
  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted the minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Selectmen reviewed bids for paving the Townhouse parking lot. The project was awarded to King & Sons, out of Wilton.
  4. Richard Scott reviewed and answered questions about the town insurance policy.
  5. Selectmen made and organized 3 binders with property tax information to use as a quick reference.
  6. Girl Scout Troop 2096 sent a thank you letter to the Town for letting them use the Community Room for their meetings
  7. Peter & Debbie Byrnes discussed taxes on their camp property.
  8. Waine Whittier brought in Tree Growth Information for a new piece of property which he purchased this last year.
  9. The selectmen administered two property abatements.
  10. Meeting adjourned.
Planning Board Meeting - June 22, 2022 Present:Alan Williams, Ed Lawless and Creston Gaither

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VIENNA

PLANNING BOARD HELD  JUNE 22, 2022

 

At 6:30 PM Regular members Alan Williams, Ed Lawless and Creston Gaither, made site visits to the Weisz and Medina sites on Flying Pond.

The regular meeting convened at 7:35 PM at the Town House. The aforesaid  members were present. Minutes of the  May 25 meeting were read and accepted.

The Weisz application was discussed. Doug Weisz would like to build an addition and to extend the existing roof and place a kayak rack, at his property shown on tax map 11 as lot 8-W. As there is to be no net gain in the number of bedrooms, it appears that a SSWD permit is not required. In view of the apparent non-conformance with the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance (SZO) 15-foot sideline requirement, it was agreed that an easement to allow this must be obtained from the northerly abutter. In view of the slopes observed on the site it was agreed that best management practices should be required. The Board made Findings of Fact as outlined in the permit and voted 3 – 0 to authorize Creston to issue a SZO permit upon receipt of proof that the aforesaid easement has been recorded at the Registry of Deeds.

The Medina proposal was discussed; the Medinas own land shown on tax map 11 as lot 14 – H and would like to replace the existing camp there with a new house. The Board has received their application dated June 21. As there is to be no net gain in the number of bedrooms, it appears that a SSWD permit is not required. In view of the slopes observed on the site it was agreed that best management practices should be required. It was agreed that the existing setback from the pond must not be reduced. The Board made Findings of Fact as outlined in the permit and voted 3 – 0 to authorize Creston to issue a SZO permit with restrictions as outlined above.

The meeting adjourned at 8:05 PM.

Creston Gaither, secretary

Selectmen's meeting - June 21, 2022 Present:Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Laura Church, Stan Webster, Brian Church, Rebekah Church, Kerry Casey
  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted the minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Reviewed and signed Warrant #12 ($15,095.73).
  4. Rebekah Church completed W4 paperwork. Rebekah is a member of the Vienna Fire Department.
  5. Stan Webster inquired about the property abatement process.
  6. Meeting adjourned.
Selectmen's meeting - June 14, 2022 Present:Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Laura Church, Tim Bickford, Kerry Casey
  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted the minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. .01990 will be the 2022 Mil Rate. The Mil Rate is up from the 2021 rate of .01940.
  4. Tim Bickford discussed a request from a New Sharon land owner to create a driveway from the landowner’s property in New Sharon to the Davis Road in Vienna using the right of way listed on his deed. The selectboard believes this is a civil matter and the land owner needs to talk with the landowners of the properties they will need to cross.
  5. Meeting adjourned.

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