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Town Of Fairfax Selectboard Minutes
June 7, 2010

Selectboard Members present: Robert Horr, Chair, William Ormerod, Jr. – Vice Chair, Randy DeVine and John Mitchell.

Public Present: Todd Deuso and Bob Perry, Casella Waste Systems, Inc., Skip Taylor, Z.A.

Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by board chair Bob Horr.

Agenda Items:

7:00 PM Don Pigeon – Road Foreman

Don reported that by the end of the week the roads will have been graded and chloride applied. Special projects on his agenda are guardrails/culvert on River Road, routine maintenance on equipment, mowing roadsides and cutting brush. Don is working on an enhancement grant for a salt/sand shed at the Town Garage on Fletcher Road. He will be attending a TE meeting next week as part of the conditions for that grant. Detouring traffic created by the bridge repair on Main Street and signage discussed.

7:15 PM Skip Taylor – Zoning Administrator

Skip handed out an activity report for the time period of May 4 through June 4, 2010. There are more permits this year than the last two years. A memo was handed out inviting the Selectboard to a Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday June 29, 2010 at 7:00 PM at BFA Room 217A to present the newly proposed Fairfax Regulations. The grant for municipal planning has expired and has been closed out. Skip will be on vacation June 17 through the 23rd. The Zoning Office will be closed on the 17th with Cathy Raymond, Zoning Assistant covering the rest of the time Skip is away.

7:30 PM Randy DeVine – Water & Sewer Superintendent

Randy has been having a problem with the lagoons going septic due to the weather. There was record demand on the water system during the hot weather with pumping sixteen hours a day and using 66,000 gallons. The Boissoneault Farm has hooked into a private well which should alleviate some of the demand. A community confidence report (CCR) is being generated. It will be ready for delivery by the 1st of July. Randy will be attending a training class on Wednesday June 9 with the Champlain Water District for re-certification of his water license. He has purchased some new tools, one being a manhole lifting tool so when they do manhole inspections this will facilitate the process. Bill suggested purchasing (3) green reflector vests and a yellow florescent gate around the manholes for visibility and protection.

7:45 PM Casella Waste Systems Inc. Todd Deuso, Market Manager and Bob Perry, Sales Manager.

Todd Deuso introduced himself to the Board and gave a history of his time at Casella.

He asked if there were any current problems he should be aware of. They have distributed recycle bins to 800 homes in Fairfax in an effort to have more people recycle. Casella will be contacted in August to come back in and discuss ideas and future contract negotiations.

Other Business/Correspondence:

A. A letter was received from Daniel & Patricia Bouthillette, dated May 24, 2010. The Bouthillette’s home burned down February 8, 2010. They are planning to rebuild this summer and are asking the Board to waive the building permit fee.

John made the motion to accept the letter and waive the building permit fee.

Motion seconded by Randy.

Vote 3-0-1 in favor. Motion carried

B. A letter from Lawrence and Barb Young regarding Act 250 and the subdivision project was reviewed.

C. The Utility Department is requesting to place liens on two properties for failure of payment.

Bill made a motion to file a lien on property located at 52 Old Academy Street, Unit 102 for failure of payment.

Motion seconded by John.


Vote 3-0-1 in favor. Motion carried.

Bill made a motion to file a lien on property located at 51 Old Academy Street, Unit 102 for balance due.

Motion seconded by John.

Vote 3-0-1. Motion carried.

Minutes 5/17/10:

John made the motion to approve the minutes with revisions.

Motion seconded by Bob

Vote 3-0 in favor. Motion carried.

Land Acquisition

John presented Larry and Barb Young with questions the Board had in regards to the land the Town is interested in purchasing as home to a future municipal building. He handed out a paper to the Board of questions asked and the answers from the Young’s. Randy talked to Dale Bellows with the same type of questions and answers. Bill asked the Board if they wanted to continue further discussions with Dale. A letter will be sent to Dale thanking him for his time. A meeting will be set for Tuesday June 15 at 7 PM with the Young’s for further discussion.

Bill made a motion to adjourn at 9:35 PM.

Motion seconded by John.

Vote 3-0-1 in favor. Motion carried

Minutes submitted by Stacy Wells Adm. Asst. to the Selectboard.


Robert A. Horr, Chair

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

The above minutes are unapproved , subject to amendment.

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