Selectmen minutes

Selectmen's Meeting - Feb. 8, 2017

Meeting Date
2017-02-08
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Marti Gross

The Tuesday night meeting was postponed until Wednesday night because of the winter weather.

  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting
  3. Reviewed and signed Warrant # 3 ($32,261.28)
  4. Selectmen finalized the warrant articles for the 2017 town meeting. The budget amounts to be raised at town meeting, as presented in the Warrant, total $553,811.00. Dodi will take the completed town report to Pettingill Printing in Leeds on Monday, February 13. The reports should be back in town by Thursday, March 2, to be mailed out Friday, March 3.
  5. Selectmen received a proposal letter from Creston Gaither to work on the property transfers (April 1, 2016 to April 1, 2017) and update the town tax maps, etc. Selectmen voted to accept the proposal as written and will contact him.
  6. Selectmen reviewed and signed the Bank Reconciliation Report.

Selectmen's Meeting

Meeting Date
2017-01-26
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, John Archard, Chuck Yates, Crystal Whittier
  1. Reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Received and discussed a Citizen’s Petition presented to the selectmen proposing changes to the Building Ordinance. Discussed the possibility of having the public hearing on the petition in conjunction with the public hearing on proposals for Town Meeting Warrant (proposals for changes to the Building Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance and the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance) presented by the Ordinance Review Committee. The presenter of the Citizen’s Petition has requested that the proposal be voted on by secret ballot on Friday March 10th when we vote for town officials.
  4. Discussion between Mr.Yates and CEO John Archard on an ongoing legal matter. Mr. Yates requested a reply (from John) to a letter sent to the selectman in late December.
  5. Discussed the possibility of the Ordinance Review Committee proposals being voted on by secret ballot as well.
  6. Road Commissioner, Dan Goucher turned in his report for the town report. Dan and the selectmen discussed the upcoming road maintenance and paving accounts for the 2017 budget.
  7. Selectmen worked on the warrant for the Town Meeting.
  8. Discussed the fact that, so far, no one has come forward to run for RSU #9 School Board Representative for Vienna. Maine Municipal Association has told us that if no one runs for the position, the selectman can appoint someone to a one year term.

Selectmen's Meeting

Meeting Date
2017-01-17
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Stephen Hopkins, CPA, PC, Marti Gross
  1. Selectmen reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from previous meeting.
  3. Reviewed and signed Warrant # 02 ($15,023.65).
  4. Lengthy discussion with the Towns Financial Auditor, Stephen Hopkins. We talked about findings in the completed 2015 audit. Stephen gave suggestions of information we could add to the Town Report to give a more complete picture of our budget; a better way to present our revenues and well as appropriations.

Selectmen's Meeting

Meeting Date
2017-01-10
Board
Present
Dodi Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff, Creston Gaither, Cathy Horner, Charity Spencer, Gail Seamon
  1. Selectmen reviewed and dispersed mail.
  2. Read and accepted minutes from previous meeting.
  3. Lengthy meeting with town resident and other family members regarding their properties in Vienna. Creston spoke as a surveyor and as the person who updates Vienna’s tax maps. The confusion of property ownership has been resolved, but there is still a question of acreage resulting from a survey of an abutting property. Creston will review the survey and all maps pertaining to the situation. Name changes will be made for the 2017 tax bills.
  4. Selectmen worked on the Town Warrant for the March 11th town meeting.
  5. Selectmen reviewed the Bank Reconciliation report.

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