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Fairfax Selectboard Minutes of 01/21/08

Selectboard Members present: Bill Ormerod, Judy Cleary, Jeff Blake, Charlie Swanson and Randy DeVine. Staff Members present: Don Pigeon, Road Foreman, and Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard. Public Present: Joan Wotherspoon, and Tom & Peggy Feerick.

1.Call to Order

Bill Ormerod, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:01PM.

2. Minutes

Judy motioned to approve the minutes from the meeting on January 14, 2008, as written. Charlie seconded. All board members voted in favor.

3. Items on the Agenda

A. Donna Meunier - Donna reviewed the current items for the warning for Town Meeting, which will take place on Saturday, March 1st, in the Elementary School gym.

B. Don Pigeon - Don has gotten another load of salt for the roads. The Road Crew has been patching potholes around Town. The board reviewed a request from a resident regarding paving Goose Pond Road. Don informed the board that he will be doing some prep work on a stretch of the road so he can pave it next year. Don and the board discussed his method of paving; Don will put figures together for paving a road from end to end instead of paving sections at a time.

C. Randy DeVine - He reviewed the Water Usage Summary for December 2007. He also reviewed a summary of activities for the week. By consensus, the board authorized Amy Sears of the Utility Department to renew the current service contract with Ultramar. Randy would like Ultramar to look at the heaters in the Water Control Building as they are not generating much heat.

D. Skip Taylor - Reviewed the Zoning Administrator's Report for December 4, 2007 - January 21, 2008. Joan Wotherspoon asked about the number of Certificates of Occupancy and building permits that were issued in 2007. Skip reviewed the contract between the Town and the Northwest Regional Planning Commission for its assistance with drafting the Town Plan.

E. Tom Feerick - Seeking a final sewer allocation for his property at 1192 Main Street. Bill reviewed the requirements to obtain a final sewer allocation from the Sewer Allocation and Connection Ordinance. Tom provided the following for the board's review: a drawing depicting the connection to the municipal sewer line, a wastewater permit issued by the State, and a well-driller's log. By consensus, the board granted him a final sewer allocation.

4. Public Input

There was no public input this evening.

5. Other Business

A. The board reviewed the Policy regarding broken glass on vehicles struck with objects falling from Town vehicles. By consensus, the board would like to rescind this policy, as there is already a procedure in place.

B. The board reviewed a memo from Elisabeth Kirkpatrick regarding the use 14 Fletcher Road.

C. Judy will be attending a Library Trustee meeting on Tuesday night.

D. The board would like to include the Winter Operations Plan in the Town Report.

E. The board signed the revised Employee Policy.

6. Adjournment

Judy motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:55PM. Randy seconded. All board members voted in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 8:55PM.

Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard

The above minutes are unapproved , subject to amendment.

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