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Town Of Fairfax Selectboard Minutes
June 15, 2009

Selectboard Members present: Bob Horr, Bill Ormerod, and Randy DeVine

Public Present: Sheriff Robert Norris, Peter King, Sam Hudson, Paul Lavallee, Steve Cota

1. Call to Order

Bob Horr, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

2. Items on the Agenda

A. Sheriff Norris: Sheriff Norris reviewed reports for activity in the Town of Fairfax from January to present.

B. Steve Cota: The Board reviewed the proposed contract with Steve Cota for repairs to the Town Office building. Bill motioned to award the contract with amendment to Steve, Randy seconded, three voted in favor.

3. Minutes

A. Bill motioned to accept the meeting minutes of June 8, 2009, Randy seconded the motion. Two voted in favor, one opposed. Bill motioned to accept the minutes as amended, Randy seconded, three voted in favor.

4. General Business

A. A letter was received from George Desch, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation pertaining to the Sites Management Activities at Ross’s Auto was reviewed and discussed. According to the ANR this site does not pose an unacceptable risk to human health or the environment, therefore site management activities are designated as completed. A letter will be drafted to send to the State regarding continued concerns about this issue.

B. Letter from Casella regarding transfer station rate increases was reviewed. Suzanne will draft a letter in response, reminding them of our contract with them.

C. Deb proposed to pay Sherri for the extra time she put in during Stacy’s absence. The Board voted by consensus to pay her for those hours.

D. Suzanne requested a change in her work schedule. Beginning the week of June 21st, the Selectboard Office hours will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The office will be closed on Thursdays.

E. There was discussion regarding the Water Department finances and how best to direct funds.

F. Randy reported the entire pump start package was replaced at Wheezy Way. The pump station seal is broken and the part has been ordered. The cost will be between $375 and $425. Paul Langelier passed his water and wastewater operator certifications through the State of Vermont.

G. Randy suggested the Selectboard Office begin maintaining personnel files and it was agreed Suzanne will set these up and maintain them.

H. There was extensive discussion regarding the Animal Control Officer position and the offer to be made to Bill Stygles. It was decided to offer $100 per month base salary to be paid at the end of each month, along with mileage reimbursement. We will also pay $5 per dog for each dog Mr. Stygles gets licensed. The boarding fees for any animals are to be paid by the owner of the animal.

I. Bill Superneau’s proposal for the property referred to as Paige Estates located on Main Street in the village was discussed. The Board agreed on a counter proposal amount for the entire 27 acre parcel, dependent upon the successful outcome of a bond vote. The vote was unanimous to go ahead with the offer.

5. Adjournment

Bill motioned to adjourn, Randy seconded, three voted in favor. The meeting adjourned at 9:49 PM.

Respectfully submitted by Suzanne Lavallee,

Selectboard Administrative Assistant

Robert A. Horr, Selectboard Chairperson

The above minutes are unapproved , subject to amendment.

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