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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, Catherine Jones, Kristin Avery, Debra Richer, Wanda Lafar, Bill Ormerod 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 7:00 pm. Don Pigeon reported that he took delivery of the hot water washer. A demonstration was given. There is a 5 year warranty on the pump and mechanical parts plus a full year on the entire unit. Three trees on Fletcher Road need to be cut down; another one fell in the road on Friday during the storm. Don will take it down or contact Ed Neeham for help. Don reported that he will draft a Forestry Program for the Fletcher Road parcel.
Randy DeVine provided an updated inspection list for the Workman/Modica project. Randy reported that a 3-phase motor burned out during a power outage at the water control building. He might be able to replace just the fuse.
At 7:30 Bob Horr motioned to enter executive session to interview candidates for the Selectboard Administrative Assistant position and to discuss a personnel issue afterwards. Judy Cleary seconded. The Board came out of executive session at 8:45 pm. Ed Nuttall motioned to accept Debra Richer as the Selectboard Assistant with pay to be determined. Bob Horr seconded. All voted in favor.
GENERAL BUSINESS: Bob Horr moved to accept the minutes from the February 13, 2006 Selectboard meeting. Judy Cleary seconded. All voted in favor of accepting the minutes as written. The Board reviewed and approved Purchase Orders from the town office and Listers. There were only Water & Sewer work orders and invoices (which were reviewed and signed) due to the holiday. Jeff informed the board that they were obligated offer the COBRA insurance program to full-time employees after they leave. They will be responsible for the monthly premium; there is no cost to the Town.
OTHER BUSINESS: Ed Nuttall distributed a copy of: 1) VT Land & Water Conservation Fund Grant Program which was put together by Carol Lizotte. 2) updated Town Meeting slides for the Board to review and 3) Regional Commission report. Ed also requested that the board appoint someone to sit in his place for four months on the Regional Commission. Jeff pointed out that Colleen Steen would still be there as a representative for Fairfax. Ed also pointed out that he needed to be replaced as the Policing Community Advisory Board and as liason for the Recreation Path Committee.
Bob Horr reported that he and Sally would be working with ANR's Dept. of Environmental Conservation to complete Fairfax's Solid Waste Implementation Plan which was started in 2002. He also expressed displeasure at NWRP's role in completing the SWIP in a timely manner. Bob and Ed will draft a letter to NWRP.
Judy Cleary reviewed wellness and health screening information with the Board.
Jeff Blake reported that Alan Fletcher called him with concerns that he can't sell his house due to non-approval of the new septic design. The engineer will not sign off due to non payment of engineering fees from neighbor Mitch Bunnell. The Board agreed that it was a legal matter.
CORRESPONDENCE was reviewed: January Franklin Co. Sheriff's Report; VTrans invitation to view the 2005 Performance Report; Randy DeVine - Update on Workman/Modica list of 12/8/05; Opinions Newsletter; Christina Carli Thank you note.
PUBLIC INPUT: Bill Ormerod asked for clarification on contradicting information he found in the 2005 town report. The Selectboard confirmed that the Selectboard term he was running for was three years.
Colleen Steen clarified that role of the regional planning commissioners was to make recommendations for the Wal-Mart project but had no authority to approve or deny the project. NRPC wants it to be in compliance with the Regional Plan. Colleen pointed out that she was Fairfax's only Regional Commission member for quite a while.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:49 pm.
___________________________________ Jeff Blake, Selectboard Chair