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Selectboard members Jeff Blake, Judy Cleary, Doug Webb, Bill Ormerod and Charlie Swanson were present at the meeting. Also present were Erin McSweeney, Skip Taylor, Randy DeVine, and Don Pigeon. These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board at the next regularly scheduled Selectboard meeting.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00PM. Don discussed an Access Permit he received from Ronald Dusablon. Don informed the board he dug the ditch in North Fairfax as discussed at last week's meeting. Mr. Hatin, who leases land from the Town near where the ditch was dug, was concerned that Don had compromised trees on his property as a result of the ditch. Bill mentioned to Don that there was at least one guardrail on River Road that is partially bowing into the road; Don will take a look at it. Don will also be filling potholes in the River Road area this week.
Randy informed the board he met with Wayne Graham, a Wastewater Treatment Specialist for the VT Rural Water Association, to update the current Emergency Power Failure Plan. The updated report is due to Suzanne Pickett of the State Wastewater Management Division by January 31st. Erin will send Suzanne the current plan for her review. Wayne is also assisting Randy with hourly meters at the pump stations in Town, which is the last item outstanding from the Inspection Report from Suzanne. Randy informed the board that the new heater on Buck Hollow Road has been installed. The board reviewed a service contract from UltraMar for the heater at the Water Treatment Plant on Fletcher Road. By consensus, the board agreed to renew the service contract. Erin will call Renee at UltraMar and ask her to schedule a cleaning with Randy.
Skip Taylor distributed The Zoning Administrator's Activity Report for December 19th-January 8th. Skip informed the board that the Planning Commission is meeting with Greta Brunswick and John Lambert, of the Northwest Regional Planning Commission (NWRPC), on Tuesday, January 23rd at 7:30PM. Skip also informed the board that Bethany from NWRPC will be installing new mapping software on Skip's computer. Skip informed the board that he has been advised that 1192 Main Street is under contract, and the owners are hoping to close within 30 days. Skip discussed the permits associated with the property and the Certificate of Compliance needed to complete the sale.
Charlie motioned to accept the minutes from last week's meeting. Judy seconded. All board members voted in favor.
OTHER BUSINESS: The board discussed the presentations to be made on Town Meeting Day. Bill suggested doing a Power Point presentation. The board reviewed and signed a letter to Geoff Green, the District 6 Coordinator for Act 250. The board also reviewed a letter from Carolyn Branagan regarding changes she is proposing to the current Orphan Stormwater System legislation. Charlie informed the board he has spoken with Bill Rose regarding the 104 & 128 Intersection Study. Bill will be following up with Charlie during the next couple of weeks with more information.
PUBLIC INPUT: There was no public input this evening.
The Selectboard meeting was recessed at 8:30PM until Wednesday, January 10th at 7:00AM to work on the Town Budget.
____________________________________ Erin McSweeney, Selectboard Administrator