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Fairfax Selectboard Minutes of
Selectboard Members present: Bill Ormerod, Judy Cleary, Jeff Blake, and Randy DeVine. Staff Members present: Don Pigeon, Road Foreman, and Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard. Public Present: Melinda Carpenter, Deb Warner, and Joan Wotherspoon.
1.Call to Order
Bill Ormerod, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:02PM.
Judy motioned to approve the minutes from the meeting on December 20, 2007, as written. Randy seconded; Randy offered one amendment. All board members voted in favor of accepting the minutes as amended.
3. Items on the Agenda
A. Don Pigeon - Don has been advised by his vendor that there is a shortage of road salt due to the storms in the midwest; it may take longer to get additional deliveries. He will be mixing half salt and half sand to conserve the salt he has on site.
Don informed the board that he would like to sleeve a culvert that has rotted out on Fletcher Road instead of digging it up.
Don attended a VLCT workshop regarding drug testing for employees with CDL's, as VLCT has changed contractors for this.
Don expressed concern about the changes to the Employee Policy regarding employee healthcare coverage.
Don would like funds allocated in the budget to put up a portion of a fence and a gate at the Town Garage, as recommended by VLCT.
B. Randy DeVine - He reviewed the following reports for the month of November 2007: Permit Monitoring Report, VT Wastewater Permit Program, Phosphorus Monitoring Report, and the Sewer Discharge Report. Randy informed the board that he has shown Amy how to complete the reports that are required by the state.
C. Melinda Carpenter and Deb Warner, Library Trustees - The Selectboard has reviewed the two proposed budget options for the library. Melinda and Deb discussed the growth that has, and will continue, to take place in the library; they also discussed the need for an increase in hours for the Town Librarian.
4. Public Input
There was no public input this evening.
5. Other Business
A. The board reviewed an e-mail from Colleen Steen regarding Larry and Barbara Young's proposed subdivision.
B. The board reviewed 3 requests for payment schedules for water accounts:
1. The first request was from the tenant of account #MA1179-B. Jeff motioned to deny the request. Judy seconded. Per the Town of Fairfax Water Use Ordinance, the Utility Department bills the deeded owner of a property, not a tenant. All board members voted in favor of denying the request.
2. The second request was from a tenant of account #MA1175-A. Jeff motioned to deny the request, as the Utility Department bills the deeded owner of a property, not a tenant. Judy seconded. All board members voted in favor of denying the request.
3. The third request was from the owner of account #TU0012-B. Jeff motioned to approve the request. Judy seconded. All board members voted in favor. Bill signed the request forms, which will be given back to Amy.
6. Executive Session
Jeff motioned to enter Executive Session to discuss the Employee Policy at 8:58PM. Judy seconded. All board members voted in favor. The board came out of Executive Session at 9:13PM.
Judy motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:15PM. Jeff seconded. All board members voted in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 9:15PM.
Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard
The above minutes are
, subject to amendment.