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Selectboard Chair Jeff Blake and members Doug Webb, Judy Cleary, Bob Horr and Ed Nuttall were present at the meeting. Also present were Road Foreman Don Pigeon, Water/Sewer Superintendent Randy DeVine, Myles Cahoon, Jollene Root, Theresa Johnson, Kristin Avery, Debra Richer, Christina Brolin, Ernest Levesque, Bill Ormerod, Colleen Steen. These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board at the next regularly scheduled Selectboard meeting.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm. Don Pigeon reported that he and Bob Horr met Friday with engineer Sam Ruggiano to review the drawings and plans for the River Road structure. Sam indicated that he will design the footings first. Sam is considering driving the beams down into bedrock. According to the boring test bedrock is 22' down from the level of the water. Sam will provide an approximate cost prior to the end of February. AOT's Randy Reed will work with Don on the Structures Grant program to get additional money for this project. Don also reported that due to the weather, the roads are starting to break up. He has been applying pea stone to the worst areas. Don will investigate a concern from Carlene Sweet about the guardrails in front of her house on Fletcher Road.
Randy DeVine sent an updated letter to the Zoning Administrator, the Development Review Board Chair and new project owners within the well protection area regarding restrictions for property owners within the source protection area of the town water supply. Randy would like the document to be recorded in the Town records and attached to the deeds.
Myles Cahoon presented Bike Path documents for the Selectboard to discuss. A clause specifying an arbitrator/mediator, if needed, was included. The Board agreed that they could use the engineer and/or Selectboard if it became necessary. Myles pointed out that Don Pigeon already reviewed the document; Ed Nuttall agreed to review the document on behalf of the Selectboard. The document will then be sent on to Montpelier for approval.
At 7:45 Bob Horr motioned to go to executive session to interview candidates for the Selectboard Administrative Assistant position. Judy Cleary seconded. All voted in favor. The Board came out of executive session at 9:26 pm.
GENERAL BUSINESS: Judy Cleary moved to accept the minutes from the January 30, 2006 meeting. Bob Horr seconded. All voted in favor of accepting the minutes as written. The Board reviewed and approved Purchase Orders from the Listers and Road Foreman and a Library mileage reimbursement. Work orders and invoices were reviewed and signed.
CORRESPONDENCE was reviewed as follows: David Shea thank you letter to Bob Horr and Don Pigeon; VCRD letter re: not selected for Community Visit; Patricia Crowley thank you card; VLCT News; VLCT February 9th workshop municipal personnel administration; Economic Development Council of Northern Vermont, Inc. re: New Project Form (Ed will e-mail information to C. Lizotte); Dept. of Forests, Parks & Recreation re: 2006 cost-share grant trees for local communities; EJ Prescott re: invitation to advanced metering & billing solutions (forward to Randy DeVine); KeVa Co e-mail re: town website; JL Davis letter to NRCP re: Wal-Mart PUD; Cynthia Stratton note re: recycling; Skip Taylor memo re: request to appoint interim zoning admin. (Jeff will contact Pl. Commission chair, Board agreed to grant Skip's request if Pl. Commission Chair gives the recommendation). Letters of Interest for Selectboard Administrative Assistant received from: Jollene Root, Theresa Johnson, Kristin Avery, Debra Richer, Christina Brolin-Carli, Wanda Lafar, and Ernest Levesque, Jr.
OTHER BUSINESS: Jeff reported that Rochelle Howard asked permission for her Brownie troop to sell Girl Scout cookies at Town Meeting. The Board agreed that it would be okay. Jeff asked Judy to get prices on computers and furniture that will be needed for the new position of Selectboard Administrative Assistant. Ed provided a Budget Synopsis for Town Meeting for the Board to review and bring back next week. Ed also copied the Board on an e-mail from Lt. Robert Evans, VT State Police which consisted of a weekly summary and a report on 2005 Year in Review. Bob reported that the covered bridge damage had been paid by FedEx. Judy attended the wellness coordinator workshop on February 2nd. She will further investigate options for the Town of Fairfax.
PUBLIC INPUT: none. The meeting was adjourned at 9:43 pm.
___________________________________ Jeff Blake, Selectboard Chair