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Selectboard Members present: Bill Ormerod, Jeff Blake, Judy Cleary, Charlie Swanson, and Randy DeVine Staff Members present: Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard. Public Present: Please see the attached sheet
1.Call to Order
Bill Ormerod, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:03PM.
A. Jeff motioned to accept the minutes from the meeting on May 7th; Judy seconded. Randy distributed a document containing 2 proposed amendments.
B. Charlie motioned to amend lines #40, 42, 45, 48 and 51 to state "4 board members" instead of 3. Judy seconded. 4 board members voted in favor, and one abstained.
C. Charlie motioned to amend line #79 as proposed by Randy. Judy seconded. 4 board members voted in favor, and one opposed.
3. Items of discussion from the Correspondence Worksheet
A. Memo from Betty Parker regarding the existence of a Town water allocation on her property; 4 board members voted in favor of allowing her to connect to Town water, and one opposed.
B. Memo from Bob Strang recognizing the members of the Town of Fairfax Highway Department for their efforts during winter storms.
C. E-mail from Laura Rigoni regarding signage for Swamp Road.
4. Items on the Agenda
A. Randy DeVine: Reviewed the following reports for the month of April: Operations Report, Permit Monitoring Report, Sewer Discharge Report, and the Phosphorus Monitoring Report. Randy purchased and installed a new coil for the trash pump; he also purchased and installed a starter coil for blower #2. He anticipates completing the draw-down plan by the end of the week; he will submit it to the State even if he has not received the results of the samples he took.
B. Jason Boissoneault: The board signed a Quit Claim Deed that is required for him to close on a property he purchased in Town.
C. Jill Spinelli Quong: Seeking 1 preliminary sewer allocation of 210 gallons; she would like to convert her existing duplex back into a single family home and construct a duplex on the same piece of property. Jeff motioned to grant a preliminary sewer allocation of 210 gallons to Jill and Johnathan Quong with the condition that only 3 uses exist on the lot. Charlie seconded. Jill stated that she and Johnathan are planning to drill a well. All board members voted in favor.
D. Charlie motioned to grant a preliminary sewer allocation of 210 gallons to Leebeth Ann Lemieux. Jeff seconded. Bill noted a condition on the application stating that water must be supplied via a drilled well on-site. All board members voted in favor.
E. Michael Webb: Discussed a proposal that would maintain the present water allocation of 210 gallons per day at his residence. Charlie motioned to grant a preliminary sewer allocation of 300 gallons. Randy seconded. Bill noted a condition on the application stating that water for the B&B must be supplied via an on-site well. 4 board members approved, and one abstained.
F. Chris Santee: Chris distributed a list of questions from the users of the Town's water system. The Selectboard addressed questions from water users in attendance. Bill informed the water users of the present balances of the Fairfax Utility Department's accounts including a checking account, CD's and Money Market accounts. Several of the water users suggested that the Selectboard should attempt to mediate with the members of the DDH-GSH Trust. Randy motioned to pursue non-binding mediation with the members of the DDH-GSH Trust if it is feasible; Charlie seconded the motion. Bill will consult with the Town's Attorney to determine feasibility. 4 members of the board voted in favor, and one board member was opposed.
5. Other Business
A. Charlie: Met with Don regarding paving on River Road; attended VLCT Field Days.
B. Judy: Received a call from a resident regarding 4-wheelers on Brick Church Road and Caroll Hill Road.
C. Jeff: Obtained an estimate for lawn care and a price of $50.00/ hr for a plumber to install meters on an as-needed basis; distributed a proposal from Simon Operation Services, Inc.
D. Bill: Informed Charlie that the Disaster Roundtable meeting with Steve Bessette is scheduled for May 17th, and the next Safe Routes to School meeting is scheduled for May 16th.
E. Charlie motioned to sign the agreement for PACIF to participate in the defense of Handy v. Fairfax case pursuant to our reservation of rights if Stitzel, Page, and Fletcher, PC, can not represent us in all matters. Judy seconded. All board members voted in favor.
6. Public Input
A. Sally Sweet: Distributed a memo regarding the condition of Mudget Cemetery on Wilkins Road. Erin will obtain information about the Cemetery Commission and follow up with Sally.
7. Executive Session
Judy motioned to enter Executive Session to discuss a pending legal matter as well as a matter pertaining to real estate at 9:55PM. Randy seconded. All board members voted in favor. The board came out of Executive Session at 10:40PM.
Judy motioned to adjourn at 10:42PM. Randy seconded. All board members voted in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 10:42PM.
Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard