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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, and Don Pigeon, Road Foreman. Public Present: Lena Meunier, Karen Charboneau, Colleen Steen, and Peg Stewart.
1.Call to Order
Bill Ormerod, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.
A. Judy motioned to accept the minutes of the meeting on May 14th. Charlie seconded. All board members voted in favor.
3. Items of discussion from the Correspondence Worksheet
A. E-mail from Skip regarding Certificates of Occupancy for Old Academy Street; the owners should contact Randy so he can inspect the installation of the water meters.
B. E-mail from Paul Legassey; by consensus, the board's preference is to have public access from St. Albans rather than from Colchester.
4. Items on the Agenda
A. Don Pigeon: Ordered calcium chloride; deliveries will be coming from Gorman's and All-State. He informed the board that all blacktopping for River Road has been completed, including the shoulders. Don received estimates from Nortrax and Pace for a part for the backhoe; he has ordered a new mower, a budgeted item, from Champlain Tractor for $3,175.00. Don informed the board that Stan Jenkins will be working until the end of the week. The Road Tour has been re-scheduled for Monday, June 4th, at 1:00PM.
B. Randy DeVine: Randy distributed copies of the updated Sewer Status Report. Randy informed the board that he anticipates that the circulating of the lagoons should take 4 days. Randy has spoken with Dubois & King regarding camera inspection work for the WWTF Expansion Feasibility Study. He informed the board that he has inspected manhole repairs at the Senior Housing project, inspected the water meter installation at 52 Old Academy Street, and cleaned the contact chamber at the WWTF. Randy distributed a Lagoon Cleanout Process and Drawdown Schedule; he informed the board that he has not received the results from his sampling from Endyne Laboratories. He informed the board that he anticipates the de-watering of the lagoons will start a couple days after he gets approval from the state.
5. Other Business
A. The board reviewed a road name application from Jeff Clokey for a new road to be located off Huntville Road. Charlie motioned to name the new road Clokey Street. Judy seconded. All board members voted in favor. The board also reviewed road name applications from David Joachim and Cristal and Jaret Bates; the board would like both applicants to submit other possible road names.
B. The board discussed the request for proposal for trash service. Erin will send this out this week.
C. The board reviewed information from Amy Sears of the Fairfax UtilityDepartment.
6. Public Input
A. Colleen Steen: Discussed the Safe Routes to School grant; informed the board that the VTrans project priority list has been revised and now includes bridge #10 at #6; Bill Rose at Northwest Regional Planning is looking for new projects to put on the list.
B. Lena Meunier & Karen Charbonneau: Attended tonight's meeting regarding the status of mediation in the litigation of Handy v. Town of Fairfax. Bill informed Lena and Karen that he has sent a letter to Amanda Lafferty at Stitzel, Page & Fletcher with questions about mediation; the board has not seen the response to the questions in its entirety. The board then answered questions from Lena, Karen, and Peg Stewart regarding the Fairfax Green Senior Housing Project.
7. Executive Session
Judy motioned to enter Executive Session to discuss a pending legal matter at 9:20PM. Randy seconded. All board members voted in favor. The board came out of Executive Session at 9:49PM.
Judy motioned to adjourn at 10:02PM. Randy seconded. All board members voted in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 10:02PM.
Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard