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Town Of Fairfax Selectboard Minutes
April 5, 2010

Selectboard Members present: Robert Horr, Chair, William Ormerod, Jr. – Vice Chair (arrived later), Randy DeVine, John Mitchell and Peter King.

Staff Members present: Don Pigeon, Randy DeVine and Skip Taylor.

1. Call to order

Robert Horr, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

2. Agenda Items

A. Don Pigeon – Road Foreman:

John Musick has contacted Don regarding the logging on the land in North Fairfax. He has completed the logging and would like Don to inspect the property. Don will walk the land tomorrow. Don has concerns with a large spring on the land and feels it should be covered. The only problem would be getting something out to the area. Blow & Cote have a construction trailer set-up at the Town Garage in preparation of bridge work on Main Street to begin around 4/15.

B. Randy DeVine – Chief Operator W/S:

Randy handed out reports on Sewer Discharge – 12 Month Average, Water Usage Summary and a letter drafted for notification to sewer customers was reviewed. The permit monitor info sheets were signed for February and March. Renewal for members of the Vermont Rural Water Association discussed and fee of $260.00 reviewed.

Peter made the motion to approve the renewal and fee.

John Mitchell second. Discussion.

All in favor.

C.Skip Taylor - Zoning Administrator:

Skip handed out his activity report for the time period 3/1/10 through 4/5/10. The report was reviewed and discussed. The road name for the Henning subdivision off Hunt Street was approved. The new road will be called Bluevale Street. A sewer allocation for the Sports Barn owned by Marcella and Godfrey Stephens discussed – Bob and Randy will meet to review the sewer allocations. The IDS contract was signed.

D. Bruce Tuck – Informal interview for Lister Position.

He was informed the job was part-time, with no benefits. He will meet with the listers to discuss the duties of the listers and the hours. He will contact the office after he has talked with the them.

E. Jim Minor – Cemetery Commission:

Jim wanted to touch base with the SelectBoard to let them know what the commission has been up to. They have been working at different cemeteries fixing stones that have fallen down, or are about to fall down and pressure washing stones. They have been getting bids for mowing for the lawns and bids for renovating Carroll Hill Cemetery. He showed before and after pictures of some of the stones that have been repaired thus far.

F. Minutes:

The minutes of 3/1/10 were reviewed.

John made the motion to accept the minutes as written.

Randy second. Discussion. All in favor.

The minutes of 3/15/10 were reviewed.

Randy made the motion to accept the minutes as written.

Peter second. Discussion. All in favor.

G. Public Input:

Vinnie Jiwatram submitted a letter on March 22, 2010 to the SB in reference to the water ordinance and changes made allowing a change in use for existing buildings. He asked if the SB would grant him permission for a change in use for his building located at 1175 Main Street so that both apartments can have town water. They both have town sewer, but only one unit has town water. The total number of bedrooms would not be increasing. The connect fee was discussed plus the installation expense for the additional line and meter to be absorbed by the property owner. Mr. Jiwatram agreed to the terms outlined above along with the $1500.00 connection fee.

John made the motion to grant Mr. Jiwatram town water for 1175 Main St., Unit 102.

Peter second. Discussion. All in favor.

H. Tim Smith: Franklin County Development Corporation:

Tim talked about what is going on in different parts of Franklin County for developmental growth. He talked about the Job Expo, that 900 people attended and who the companies were that attended that had jobs available. He is looking to the Board to give him direction of what they would like him to do for Fairfax. Various buildings in town were discussed.

General Business

Correspondence reviewed. Purchase Orders reviewed and signed.

Peter King presented materials on illegal burning which included “Facts on Trash Burning,” “Don’t Burn Vermont” and Air Pollution Control Rules Related to Illegal Burning.

Executive Session:

Bob asked to entertain a motion to go into executive session.

Bill made the motion to go into executive session at 9:46 PM.

Randy second.

All in favor.

Out of executive session at:


The minutes respectfully submitted by Stacy Wells, Asst. Town Clerk.


Robert Horr, Chair

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

The above minutes are unapproved , subject to amendment.

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