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Fairfax Selectboard Minutes of 05/15/06

Selectboard members, Jeff Blake, Judy Cleary Doug Webb, Bill Ormerod and Charles Swanson were present at the meeting. Also present were Don Pigeon, Randy DeVine, Erin McSweeney, Lt. Robert Evans of VSP, and Colleen Steen. 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. Don Pigeon and Charlie Swanson discussed the Road Tour that took place last Friday. Don also addressed a concern he heard from a resident at the Household Hazardous Waste Day about a culvert that is above the pavement on Nichols Road. Don will take a look at this.

Randy DeVine discussed the record drawings sent by Ruggiano Engineering for the Workman project. He will follow up with them with some questions he has. Randy also discussed the Recertification from the state pertaining to the sludge field. The certification is good until March 31, 2011. There is a notice on the board until June 1 containing this information. The water leak on Hunt Street has been fixed.

The board ruled it is OK for Randy and Mildred to go to a conference and trade show for the Vermont Rural Water Association.

Marlene Karr's concern regarding her property has been taken care of.

The board discussed painting the hydrants and manholes around town.

Lt. Robert Evans addressed the board regarding the Vermont State Police and staffing being added to the St. Albans barracks, Community Advisory boards in Franklin County and Community Outreach programs.

Skip Taylor addressed the board regarding new housing permits. He also presented the idea of putting a guardrail on Shepardson Hollow Road because there have been cars who have gone off the road.

Skip also discussed the permit process and the fees associated with it. The board determined that fees should be assessed even if a person pulls out of the process after the platt review.

The members of the Selectboard will attend the Planning Commission meeting on June 6th.

Judy motioned to accept the minutes as stated from the May 8, 2006, meeting and Doug seconded. All voted in favor.

OTHER BUSINESS: Board members were given copies of the zoning by-laws for review. Any questions or comments will be addressed at next week's meeting.

If the town is awarded the Transportation Enhancement grant, the funds would be used for sidewalks along Route 104 through the growth center of town, and the sidewalks on school street to provide safe access to the school and the public library.

Charlie informed the board that there are 39 applicants for the Safe Routes to School grant and the state would only be selecting 4. There are 4 applicants from Franklin County.

Bill Ormerod reported that the organizers of the Egg Run to be held on August 5th would like to change the route slightly. They would like to use Huntville and Woodward roads instead of the roads previously mentioned. No objections from the board.

PUBLIC INPUT: Colleen Steen discussed the collection of application fees and a concern she has over the dust that the Workman project is generating around her house. Jeff has been in contact with the owner of the project.

Judy Cleary made the motion to go to Executive Session to discuss a legal issue at 8:30 P.M. Doug Webb seconded the motion. All voted in favor. The Board came out of Executive Session at 8:40 PM.

The Selectboard meeting was adjourned at 8:40 PM.

____________________________________ Erin McSweeney, Selectboard Administrator

The above minutes are unapproved , subject to amendment.

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