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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.

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.
Selectmen's meeting - June 7, 2022 Present:Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Laura Church, Annie Tibbetts, 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 #11 ($184,909.91).
  4. The selectmen filed property cards
  5. The selectmen helped a resident with finding their correct postal address.
  6. Meeting adjourned.
Selectmen's meeting - May 31, 2022 Present: Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Laura Church, Brian Church, Richard Nystrom, Robert Neal
  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted the minutes from the previous meeting
  3. The selectmen worked on finalizing this year's Mill Rate.
  4. Richard Nystrom talked with the selectmen about changing his property to a Church Status and the history he has with the town.
  5. Robert Neal Introduced himself to the selectboard and shared he is running for State Representative. He discussed what he would like to accomplish if elected.
  6. Meeting Adjourned.

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