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, subject to corrections and/or additions at the next
Selectboard meeting. Those corrections and/or additions will be written
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Any time the Selectboard "amends" the previous weeks' minutes, there will be a statement to that effect in the minutes of the meeting at which the "amending" occurred.
Selectboard Chair, Jeff Blake Vice-Chair, Judy Cleary and members Doug Webb, Bill Ormerod and Charles Swanson were present at the meeting. Also present were Mallory Bushey, W. Greg Heyer, Ryan DuPrat, Colleen Steen and Margaret Torizzo. 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. Charles made a motion to accept the minutes from the April 24, 2006, meeting and Bill Ormerod seconded the motion. Five amendments were offered and accepted. All voted in favor of accepting minutes as amended.
Margaret Torizzo, State Flood Plan Coordinator discussed the requirements of participation in the National
Flood Insurance Program. The community is responsible for adopting and enforcing proper ordinances or
zoning regulations. She will make suggestions on updating our ordinance to ensure the Town of Fairfax is
fully compliant with the NFIP requirements.
Charles Swanson made the motion to go to Executive Session at 8:05 P.M. to interview candidates for the Selectboard Administrative Assistant position. Judy Cleary seconded the motion. The Board came out of Executive Session at 10:00 P.M.
Charlie Swanson made the motion to go into Executive Session at 10:04 P.M. to consider which candidate the Board would select for the Selectboard Administrative Assistant. Bill Ormerod seconded the motion. The Board came out of Executive Session at 10:23 P.M.
Charlie Swanson made the motion to appoint Karen Duffy as Selectboard Administrative Assistant. Bill Ormerod seconded the motion. Motion carried.
OTHER BUSINESS: Bill Ormerod reported that Joe Ryan, of Clean Green, will do a presentation at the
Elementary / Middle Schools on May 9 and at the High School on May 15. Al Daniels and Joe Ryan will
meet to finalize the details. Bill also noted that Carol Lizotte would like to know if the Egg Run scheduled
for August 5, 2006 could follow an alternate route. Carol would also like to have the Selectboard nominate
Myles Calhoon for the Citizen of the Year Award sponsored by the VCLT. Charlie Swanson said the
sidewalk permit from the State of Vermont is ready. Judy Cleary reported that the application to the Urban
and Community Forestry Grant Program had been denied. Jeff Blake submitted a request from School
Board Chair, Peggy Stewart. The Town has a five-year lease with the school to use the former principal's
home for town offices. Peggy would like the Board to pay the sum of $5.00 in one lump sum rather than the $1.00 per year payment. She also questioned a bill submitted by the town to the school for use of the
backhoe when the power went out. If the school is reimbursed by their insurance for this cost the Board
would expect payment for the invoice, if not, the town will assume the cost.
PUBLIC INPUT: Colleen Steen spoke to Charlie and Bill regarding meeting date.
The Selectboard meeting was adjourned at 10:43 PM.
____________________________________ Judy Cleary, Vice Chairperson