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Selectboard members Jeff Blake, Bill Ormerod and Charlie Swanson were present at the meeting. Also present were Erin McSweeney, Skip Taylor, Bill Superneau, Andy Hoak, Sharon Horr, Dean Potter, Steve Bessette, Greg Heyer, Leebeth Ann Lemieux, Mark Hunziker, Jason Heyer, Paul Costello and Bonnie Smoren. 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. Charlie motioned to accept the minutes from last week's meeting. Bill seconded. All board members voted in favor.
The board reviewed a disconnect list from Amy Sears of the Water & Sewer Department. Erin will follow up with Randy to find out when notices of disconnect will be delivered to customers on the list.
The board reviewed a request from Skip Taylor asking the board to waive a permit fee for Tim Hathaway. Bill motioned to waive the permit fee for Tim Hathaway. Charlie seconded. All board members voted in favor.
Sharon Horr attended the meeting at the board's request to discuss the figures she submitted for the 2007 budget. She informed the board there was an error in the original budget request; she distributed revised figures.
Dean Potter attended the meeting at the board's request as well. Dean discussed some long-range planning items for the Fire Department. Steve Bessette asked how the Fire Department would go about creating an
equipment replacement schedule, similar to that of the Highway Department. Jeff informed Steve that the Fire Department can suggest a format to the board.
Bill Superneau of Vermont Wood Structures and Andy Hoak of Ruggiano Engineering attended tonight's meeting to discuss a proposal concerning exploration of a potential water source. The board would like Bill and Andy to come back on February 5th when the all members of the board are present and discuss the proposal further.
Paul Costello, Executive Director, and Bonnie Smoren, Executive Assistant of the Vermont Council on Rural Development, attended tonight's meeting to discuss the Community Visit program for which Fairfax has been chosen to participate in. Bonnie distributed copies of the report done for one of the communities in the state that has just completed the program. Vermont Council on Rural Development is an independent non-profit organization which helps communities build policy councils around important issues affecting rural communities. The board will make a decision whether to participate in the program at next week's meeting when all board members are present. Erin will forward copies of the report Bonnie distributed to Peg Stewart for review by the School Board.
Charlie motioned to accept and sign the Certificate of Highway Mileage. Bill seconded. All board members voted in favor.
Charlie motioned to accept Pheasant Run Road as the name of a new road off Cherrierville Road. Bill seconded. All board members voted in favor.
Bill motioned to accept Vista Green Lane Road as the name of another new road off Cherrierville Road. Charlie seconded. All board members voted in favor.
Bill motioned to accept Arbor Meadow Road as the name of a new road off Route 104 across from Fairfax Falls. Charlie seconded. All board members voted in favor.
OTHER BUSINESS: Erin informed the board that she has received the Sheriff's Report for the Town Report.
PUBLIC INPUT: Members of the Planning Commission , the Zoning Administrator, and the Emergency Management Coordinator attended tonight's meeting to learn more about the Community Visit program and to express their support for the program.
The Selectboard meeting was adjourned at 9:20PM.
____________________________________ Erin McSweeney, Selectboard Administrator