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BFA – Elementary Gym

Selectboard Members Present: Bob Horr, Bill Ormerod, Randy DeVine and John Mitchell.

Public Present: Please see the sign-up sheet attached.

Call To Order:

The February 21st 2011, SB meeting was called to order by Chair Bob Horr at 7:05 PM. Bob made the motion to convene the Selectboard Meeting to hear the local concerns meeting for the sidewalk scoping study, as stated on the agenda. John Mitchell seconded. All were in favor. Vote 3-0-1


Local Concerns Meeting - Sidewalk Scoping Study

KAS, Inc. from Williston, VT has been awarded a contract with the Town of Fairfax to conduct a bicycle and pedestrian feasibility study along Main Street, from Hunt Street to Paige Estates. The project is funded by a federal “enhancement grant” that the Town has been awarded through the State of Vermont.

The purpose of the “Local Concerns Meeting” is to introduce the project to residents of the Town, and to gain awareness of what is being done to establish a viable sidewalk access in the Village area and how.


Eric Sandblom, P.E. and Bretton C. Gardner, Engineer presented a slide show identifying the project area and existing conditions of the area. Eric and Bretton discussed the purpose of the project, problems that need to be addressed, potential options and alternatives. They also want the community to address any ideas or concerns that they may have. Eric explained that they will have another meeting in a couple of months from now, where they will present the alternatives that they came up with and what they recommend. The alternative will be developed and presented as a final report. The Town can then submit a letter of intent to VTRAN’s for another enhancement grant for the next phase of the project, the “design phase”, for funding. A target date for project completion is in the year 2013 to 2014.

Bob made the motion to adjourn the “Local Concerns Meeting” portion of the meeting at 7:57 PM. John seconded. Motion carried. Vote 3-0-1

** Please see the note at the end of the minutes for advertisement information.

8:15 PM: The Board returned to the Town Office to continue the business portion of their meeting.

Other Business:

1. Casella Contract: There are still some areas in the contract that the Board feels needs to be clarified and written into the contract. John made the motion to sign the contract contingent upon the changes being made. Randy seconded the motion. Discussion. Motion carried. Vote 3-0-1

2. Minutes 2/14/11:

Randy made a motion to approve the minutes. John seconded the motion.

Motion passed. Vote 3-0-1

3. A water application was submitted from Diane Henning, power of attorney for Marcella and Godfrey Stephens. The application is for property located at 8 Boissoneault Road (the former Sport’s Barn).

4. Hardcopy printing of the Town Report- discussed.

5. Town Meeting presentation discussed.

6. 2010 SWIP grant closed out. Bob signed the final invoice.

Purchase Orders: Reviewed.


John made the motion to adjourn at 9:06 PM.

Randy seconded the motion.

Motion passed. Vote 4-0

Respectfully, submitted by Stacy Wells, Adm. Asst.


Robert A. Horr, Chair


**(Note: The “Local Concerns Meeting” was advertised for two days in the St. Albans Messenger, on the two local websites in town and forty-two individual invitations were sent out to residents along the project area, as well as other individuals who had expressed interest project on Summit View Street.)

The minutes are unofficial until approved at the next Selectboard meeting.

The above minutes are unapproved , subject to amendment.

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