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Town Of Fairfax Selectboard Minutes
April 12, 2010

Selectboard Members present: Robert Horr, Chair, William Ormerod, Jr. – Vice Chair,

Randy DeVine, John Mitchell and Peter King.

Robert Horr, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 6:32 PM.

(This meeting began directly after the joint school and Selectboard meeting.)

Agenda Items

Topics for Discussion:

Grant for sidewalks

Upgrade internet Service

Regulating Construction/Demolition Waste Disposal/Illegal Burning

Disposed Household Hazardous Waste Fees

Review the Minutes of 4/5/10.


We have $11,000.00 in the sidewalk fund ($3,000 this year, $3,000.00 last year and $5,000.00 the year before). Some of the locations designated for new sidewalks are going to have to be graded, retaining walls will have to be put in and the culverts will need to be extended. If we build 3,000 feet of sidewalks we will be obligated to maintain them year-round, per AOT. Bob will follow-up with Regional Planning to see where we go from here. (Request for information: We will look into hiring local people who can generate the RFI document in an electronic format.)

Upgrade Internet Service:

We are looking into upgrading our internet service. We sent letters to three different ISPs. We talked to Global Net and have agreed to contract with them. This contract includes tech support. They came to the Town Office last week to do a perimeter study. (Our current internet service is provided through the school.)

Regulating Construction/Demolition Waste Disposal/Illegal Burning:

The Board is looking into changing the building permit application for contractors to include a statement that you must have a container on-site for disposal of construction debris. Skip Taylor, ZA was called in for his input. Skip and Peter will get in touch with the VLCT to see which direction is the best way to proceed regarding a civil ordinance or an interim bylaw to address the problems of illegal burning and waste disposal. A violation fee schedule and action plan was discussed.

Household Hazardous Waste Day:

Household Hazardous Waste Day fees were reviewed and revisions made to a couple of the items.


John made the motion to approve the minutes for April 5, 2010.

Peter second. Vote 5-0 in favor of approving the minutes of April 5, 2010.

Other Business:

Road Access Permits: Minor, Thompson and Maddocks reviewed.

A letter to Vinod Jiwatram reviewed, revised and signed.

The Young’s property was discussed as a possible site for a future municipal building. Bob and John will walk the property and the initial proposal will be reviewed. Bob will get in touch with the Young’s to discuss what parcels and what variations are available.

8:03 PM – Executive Session:

Motion entertained to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel issues.

Peter King made the motion.

Randy DeVine Second. Vote 5-0 in favor of motion.

8:27 PM – Exit Executive Session:

Motion to exit executive session by John, seconded by Randy.

Vote 5-0 in favor of the motion.

8:28 PM – Adjourn

Motion to adjourn meeting by Peter, seconded by Randy.

Vote 5-0 in favor of motion.

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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