Selectmen's meeting - May 28, 2024

  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

  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

  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

  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.

Selectmen's meeting - April 23, 2024

  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted the minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. The selectboard worked with a resident on whether or not his properties are contiguous (adjoining).
  4. The selectboard reviewed and approved signing the Maine Infrastructure Adaptation Fund Grant agreement contract for funds going toward the engineering of a couple of culverts.
  5. Meeting adjourned.

Selectmen's meeting - April 9, 2024

  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted the minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Josh Markham asked questions about property lines.
  4. The selectmen and the Fire Chief reviewed hours used during the December 2023 Storm.
  5. The selectmen discussed an email from Full Service.
  6. Bruce, from Spirit America, has asked the selectmen to choose a public official for the award i.e., select person for the award.
  7. The selectmen read and discussed an email from The 30 Mile Watershed Association in regards to additional grants for road improvements.
  8. Meeting adjourned.

Selectmen's meeting - April 2, 2024

  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted the minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Reviewed and signed Warrant #7 ($126,363.37).
  4. The Krauses inquired about the snow plow turn around located on the Varney Road. Currently, the snow is being pushed in front of his barn/shed. This is causing them to not be able to get into the barn/shed. Mr. Krause plans to make this property his year-round residence and wants to work with the Town to have the snow pushed elsewhere. The selectboard, road commissioner, and winter road contractor will meet with the property owner early summer and look over the situation in order to work out a plan.
  5. Meeting adjourned.

Selectmen's meeting - March 26, 2024

  1. Reviewed and dispersed the mail.
  2. The selectmen read and accepted the minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Whitney Baker presented a draft grant application for the selectboard to review. This Grant is for climate action and if awarded will be used towards road improvements, paying for engineering new culvert crossing.
  4. The selectboard discussed residents parking in the snowplow turn-arounds. This prohibited the Varney Road from being plowed during the last Saturday snow storm. A letter will be sent to the resident who parked in the snow plow turn-around on the Varney Road in order to let them know that, next time, the car will be towed at the owner's expense. The Town has placed new signs at each of the snowplow turn-arounds to let the public know that parking is prohibited and towing will occur during snow storms.
  5. Meeting adjourned