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MONDAY, May 16, 2011


Selectboard Members Present: Bill Ormerod, Randy DeVine and Chris Santee.

Public Present: Carolyn Branagan – State Rep. for Franklin County

Call to Order: Bill called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.

(Deviation from Agenda:)

6:35 PM Don Pigeon – Road Foreman – Paving Bids

Don asked to come in this evening to speak with the SB. He stated the Fletcher Road project will have to be put on hold until late fall due to the unscheduled work they had to perform due to the weather. He will see in the fall if financially it’s feasible to perform the work. Don stated that Pike Industries will be coming next week to do black topping. The new truck will be in next week. He expects it will take approximately 10-14 days to have it ready to go on the road. There is FEMA work that needs to be completed. They will be installing culverts.

Minutes 5/16/11

*Randy made a motion to accept the minutes as written.

Chris seconded. Motion carried. Vote 3-0

Orders & Purchase Orders: Reviewed by Randy.

Other Business/Correspondence:

1. Town Office – Water in the basement: The Board will make inquiries into finding someone who will dig a trench in the basement to divert the water to the sump pump.

2. Rec. Dept.: Katrina submitted a letter asking the Town if they would consider helping to defray the cost of a battery for her laptop. She uses her home computer for town business. The town’s split would be $25.50. The Board unanimously approved this request.

3. Rec. Dept.: Waiver of the $100.00 building permit fee for the construction of a restroom and pavilion in the park.

*Chris made the motion that we grant a fee waiver in the amount of $100.00 to the Rec. Dept. Randy seconded the motion. Motion carried. Vote 3-0.

4. Sidewalk Scoping Study TE Grant. We will create a new account which will be used for the reimbursement of grant money from the State.

5. FairPoint letter, dated 5/6/11: A petition and license for conduit/buried location. A permit will be sent to them. This is for work to be performed on Cherrierville Road and Carroll Hill Road.

6. 2012 TE Grant: The letter of intent was signed by Bill. (Sidewalk Scoping Study, design phase.)

7. USDA Service – Farm Agency. We received an email from Dorothy Perkins asking if the Board wanted to appoint someone to the Franklin-Grand Isle county committee. The Town is eligible as it owns land. We will respond prior to May 27.

8. CVPS, letter dated 5/13/11: The letter is in regards to the Fairfax Falls Hydro Station recent erosion damage due to the recent flooding. The Town approves their plan to complete emergency protective measures at the station. The letter was signed by Bill and will be returned to them.

9. Computers for the Town Office: The Town budgeted for three new computers, one for the lister’s office, the zoning assistant and the Selectboard office.

*Randy made a motion to authorize Bill to purchase the computers.

Chris seconded the motion. Motion carried. Vote 3-0

10. Sewer Allocation review: Randy stated the annual daily average went up. There is presently sewer available. We will entertain another review in six months.

11. Water Ordinance: The revisions were made. A revised copy was given to each member of the Board.

12. Capital Budget: The information from PlaceSense was reviewed.

We will ask Brandy to meet with the SB and PC at a date in June.

13. 100 Acre woods in North Fairfax: Bob is meeting with Nancy Patch Wednesday Morning. Further discussion will take place on this at a later date.

14. Sheriff Patrol: Chris was asked by a local resident about coverage for the going to work traffic on Main Street around 7 AM. Chris will get in touch with Peter King with the resident’s concern.

15. Drop Box: We will check on the cost of a mail slot and install it to the outside of the entry way of the town office.


*Randy made the motion to adjourn at 8:04 PM.

Chris seconded the motion. Motion carried. Vote 3-0

Respectfully, submitted by Stacy Wells, Adm. Asst.


William Ormerod, Chair


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

The above minutes are unapproved , subject to amendment.

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