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Fairfax Selectboard Minutes of 02/12/07

Selectboard members Jeff Blake, Doug Webb, Judy Cleary, Charlie Swanson and Bill Ormerod were present at the meeting. Also present were Erin McSweeney, Chuck Goodling, Emily Hackett, and 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 7:00PM. The Selectboard met with the School Board at the Community Library to discuss the concerns of both boards. Concerns were noted and will be addressed at a future joint meeting. Concerns stated included the following: traffic and parking at the school, maintenance of the sidewalks in the village during the winter months, the lease of the White House, enrollment figures and projected growth in both the Town and the school, and the recreation department.

The Selectboard meeting continued at the Town Office. Doug motioned to accept the minutes from the meeting on January 29th. Charlie seconded. All board members voted in favor.

Bill motioned to accept the minutes from the meeting on February 5th. Doug seconded. 3 board members voted in favor, and 2 board members abstained.

Charlie motioned to sign 2 copies of the liquor license for Adams Quick Stop. Bill seconded. All board members voted in favor. All board members signed both copies.

Chuck Goodling and Emily Hackett from Dubois & King Engineers attended this evening's meeting to discuss the progress of the WWTF Expansion Feasibility Study. Chuck distributed an agenda outlining all the topics of discussion. Chuck informed the board that flow-gauging took place on 2 separate evenings between the hours of midnight and 5:00AM. Bill informed Chuck that the data for the 2nd night is skewed because Chuck did not ask Randy to shut down the pump station. Bill stated that the board must have valid data and that this study can not be based on assumptions. The board would like Chuck to notify Erin before anything else is to be done so the board is aware. Bill asked Chuck for a breakdown of what tasks have been completed and what tasks still need to be done; Bill also asked for a breakdown of costs already invoiced and what percent of the budgeted amount is remaining. Chuck informed the board that Dubois & King is working within the budget.

By consensus, the board chose Gedeon Road for the 2nd shared driveway in the Whitney subdivision off Lawton Road.
By consensus, the board chose Rose Road for the main road through the Whitney subdivision off Lawton Road.
By consensus, the board chose Hillman Road for the 1st shared driveway in the Whitney subdivision off Lawton Road.
By consensus, the board chose Skyline Road for a road off McNall Road.

Judy motioned to waive the final hearing fee for Paul Bean, as this has been paid once. Charlie seconded.
All board members voted in favor.

OTHER BUSINESS: The board reviewed an e-mail from Carolyn Branagan regarding proposed stormwater legislation. Erin will respond to the e-mail on behalf of the board. Erin will ask Cathy to provide the School Board with a copy of the Zoning Administrator's Activity Report. Erin will contact Geoff Green and ask for a written response to the letter sent to him in January. By consensus, the board signed off on the Grand List submitted by the Listers. Bill informed the board that the Recreation Department meeting scheduled to take place last week was cancelled and will be rescheduled; he also informed the board that there will be a Community Advisory Board meeting on Tuesday at 7:00PM in Swanton.

PUBLIC INPUT: Colleen Steen attended this evening's meeting; she informed the board she attended February's TAC Meeting. She received a copy of the Agency of Transportation's priority list of projects. Colleen noted that Town Bridge #10 is no longer on the list. The board will follow up with Randy Reed. She also discussed the Village Center Designation program. Jeff reminded the board that Colleen's appointments as the representative to the Northwest Regional Planning Commission for 2007-2008 and the Transportation Advisory Council, are both set to expire in March 2007. Colleen would like to continue in these capacities.

Judy motioned to enter Executive Session at 10:13PM to discuss a pending legal issue. Doug seconded. All board members voted in favor.

The Selectboard meeting was adjourned at 10:17PM.


____________________________________ Erin McSweeney, Selectboard Administrator

The above minutes are unapproved , subject to amendment.

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