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Fairfax Selectboard Minutes of
Selectboard Members present: Bill Ormerod, Judy Cleary, Charlie Swanson and Randy DeVine. Staff Members present: Don Pigeon, Road Foreman, and Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard. Public Present: Peter King, David Shea, and Michael O'Day.
1.Call to Order
Bill Ormerod, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.
Judy motioned to approve the minutes from the meeting on January 28, 2008, as written. Charlie 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 - Mary Bushey from the State of Vermont contacted Don to inquire whether he needs any additional labor, as she would like to place someone locally. Don will ask Mary to contact Randy. He informed the board that he ordered a load of salt; he anticipates receiving it on Thursday or Friday. He will contact George DeCell of VTrans to find out if he can use liquid chloride to conserve salt.
The board reviewed an e-mail from David Shea, who was present at tonight's meeting. David expressed concern regarding an accident on Sam Webb Road near the intersection of Potter Road on Sunday night. Don informed him that he will have Randy Reed of VTrans evaluate the site.
B. Randy DeVine - He informed the board that the results for his BOD sampling for January were over the permitted limit by 5 milliliters per liter. He took a second round of composite samples for which he is still awaiting the results. Randy gave a summary of the activities he completed during the week, including meeting with a representative from Ultramar regarding the fans in the Water Control Building, completing the Sludge Reports, which will be sent to the State, backwashing the filtering system, and completing the summaries to be included in the Town Report.
Randy informed the board that he was contacted by the State Police and told that someone damaged the air release valve, part of the water system on Fletcher Road. Randy stated that this will have to be dug up and repaired in the spring.
He informed the board that Pat Pigeon is interested in managing the sewer land this year. Randy will work on a classified ad for a backup operator.
4. Public Input
A. Regarding the accident on Fletcher Road, Peter King expressed that the driver who damaged the air release valve, not the Town, should be liable for the damage.
B. Mike O'Day expressed concern regarding the reduction in health insurance benefits for Town employees as of January 1, 2009.
5. Other Business
A. The board reviewed the Correspondence Worksheet including a memo from Johanna Blake, Delinquent Tax Collector, regarding an upcoming tax sale, and the weekly report from the Vermont State Police.
B. The board reviewed 3 policies and one ordinance. The board would like to rescind the Building Permit policy, as this information is already included in the by-laws. By consensus, the policies regarding Town roads should stay in place. The board would like to revise the policy regarding property owner's acceptance of liability when working in a right-of-way. By consensus, the Conflict of Interest ordinance will stay in place.
C. Bill is working on the presentation for Town Meeting Day; he will present a rough draft next Monday.
Judy motioned to adjourn the meeting at 7:49PM. Randy seconded. All board members voted in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 7:49PM.
Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard
The above minutes are
, subject to amendment.