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Town Of Fairfax Selectboard Minutes
June 1, 2009
Selectboard Members present: Bob Horr, Bill Ormerod, Charlie Swanson and Randy DeVine
Public Present: Peg Stewart, Peter King, Dean Potter, Jessica Shepard
1. Call to Order
Bob Horr, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:01 PM.
2. Items on the Agenda
A.Don Pigeon: Discussion about digging across Town roadways without a permit, specifically Comcast. A letter has been drafted to Comcast. Bill motioned to fine Comcast $2,000 plus the cost of repairs per the permit application. Charlie seconded the motion. Three voted in favor, one abstained.
Boissoneault road cut permit on Buck Hollow Road discussion with Skip Taylor.
The mud slide on Goose Pond Road is not moving anymore. Discussion followed regarding work on River Road, as well as the covered bridge repairs.
B. Randy DeVine: Monthly water and sewer reports were reviewed.
Water line to Steeple Market was connected on Friday. Water flushing will be done in July as usual. Need to get fuel for the treatment plant.
C. Skip Taylor: Zoning activity report distributed and reviewed.
Bill motioned to appoint Skip Taylor to the position of Zoning Administrator for the Town of Fairfax for a 3-year term, Randy seconded the motion. Three voted in favor, one abstained.
D. Dean Potter: Dean presented his choice on a new tanker truck. He would like to proceed with a purchase from VTec for $160,394. Bill motioned to approve the purchase, Charlie seconded. Three voted in favor, one abstained.
E. Peg Stewart: The Memorandum of Understanding between BFA and the Town Recreation Department was reviewed and signed. Peg noted the Town should probably budget for a mower next year.
Bill made Peg aware of the proposed building repairs the Town put out to bid. These repairs may need to be phased in over a two year period.
A. The minutes from the May 18, 2009 meeting were reviewed. Charlie motioned to accept the minutes as written, Bill seconded. Vote to accept was unanimous.
4. General Business
A. Discussion on the letter from the State regarding Rocky Ridge Road. Suzanne will copy residents.
B. The proposal from VT Wood Structures (Bill Superneau) was discussed. A revised proposal is forthcoming.
C. The access permit application from McNall was reviewed. The Board would like a sketch attached to the application. Bob will discuss with Don Pigeon.
D. The Town of Fairfax SWIP has been approved by the State.
E. There was a consensus to approve Cathy Raymond’s request for a work schedule change.
F. Peter King informed the Board the State will be holding Health Officer training. Discussion followed regarding a dog bite and a complaint on Fletcher Road regarding a car dump.
G. There was discussion regarding the revised Water Ordinance; Randy informed the Board he will not be signing it.
H. Bill moved to accept the resignation of Regina Meigs, Town Lister, effective May 29, 2009, Charlie seconded. Three voted in favor, one abstained.
I. There was discussion regarding the recent recreation park vandalism.
J. The mediation agreement for the Handy issue was signed; currently scheduled for June 29, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
5. Executive Session
Bill motioned to enter into Executive Session to discuss legal issues, Randy seconded the motion. Three voted in favor, one abstained. The Board entered executive session at 9:25 PM
Charlie motioned to exit Executive Session, Bill seconded the motion. Three voted in favor, one abstained. The Board exited executive session at 9:47 PM.
Charlie motioned to adjourn, Randy seconded. Three voted in favor, one abstained. The meeting adjourned at 9:48 PM.
Respectfully submitted by Suzanne Lavallee,
Selectboard Administrative Assistant
Robert A. Horr, Selectboard Chairperson