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Fairfax Selectboard Minutes of
Selectboard Members present: Bill Ormerod, Charlie Swanson, and Randy DeVine. Staff Members present: Don Pigeon, Road Foreman, Skip Taylor, Zoning Administrator, and Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard. Public Present: Kurt Magnan, Mike O'Day and Gary Gilbert.
1.Call to Order
Bill Ormerod, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.
Charlie motioned to accept the minutes from the meeting on February 4, 2008, as written. Randy seconded. All board members voted in favor of accepting the minutes as written.
3. Items on the Agenda
A. Don Pigeon - Don discussed the salt shortage; he informed the board that he will not be able to buy salt from a vendor in Canada because his inventory has been depleted. He also informed the board that he would still like to sleeve culverts on Fletcher Road and Buck Hollow Road.
Erin will send a letter to the residents on White Pine Road and Clark Road advising them that All-Cycle has placed a dumpster at the corner of White Pine Road and Clark Road for their household trash.
B. Randy DeVine - The board reviewed a memo from Randy regarding a Stevens Gas Service truck that struck the Water Booster Station located near 72 Buck Hollow Road. Randy indicated in the memo that there is minimal damage to the Station; however, he would like to re-evaluate the Station in the spring once the snow has melted.
Randy informed the board that he has completed composite sampling for the month of February; he is still waiting for the results from the second set of composite sampling that he took on January 28th.
Randy is working on the classified ad for a backup operator. He would like to include the following qualifications: the person must be able to attain certification, have a clean driving record, and a reliable vehicle.
C. Skip Taylor -Reviewed the Zoning Administrator's Activity Report for January 21, 2008-February 11, 2008. He reminded the board that he will have office hours on Tuesday nights instead of Monday so he can attend a class being offered by UVM's Extension Program. He reviewed the projects that he is aware of but have not been brought to the DRB. Greta Brunswick will be attending the Planning Commission meeting on February 19th to assist with the Town Plan. Bill asked Skip about the classification of Goodall Street. Skip indicated that he has looked through the file and he believes that it is classified as a right-of-way. Skip informed the board that Gabe Handy would like to create 2 more lots on Old Academy Street.
4. Public Input
Gary Gilbert attended tonight's meeting to give the board an update on the Legislature's activities.
5. Other Business
A. The board reviewed the Correspondence Worksheet. By consensus, the board accepted Pat Hudson's resignation from the Planning Commission following 10 years of service. The board also reviewed the ATV Ordinance and the Dog Ordinance. Both of these ordinances will be revised once all the Town ordinances have been reviewed.
B. Charlie motioned to appoint William Perkins to a 2 year term on the Prudential Committee for Fairfax Fire District #1. Randy seconded. All board members voted in favor.
C. Charlie motioned to appoint Travis Jones to a 3 year term on the Prudential Committee for Fairfax Fire District #1. Randy seconded. All board members voted in favor.
D. The board reviewed an e-mail from Assistant Chief Justin Hayes regarding the Fire Department's budget. The board recommended that, from now on, Chief Potter should attend a Selectboard meeting and present the annual budget so he can answer any questions from the board.
E. The board reviewed a road name application from Pam Supernault for a new road off of Wilkins Road. By consensus, the board chose Boulder Hill Road for the new road.
Charlie motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:13PM. Randy seconded. All board members voted in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 9:13PM.
Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard
The above minutes are
, subject to amendment.