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Fairfax Selectboard Minutes of 06/18/07

Selectboard Members present: Bill Ormerod, Jeff Blake, Judy Cleary, Charlie Swanson, and Randy DeVine. Staff Members present: Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard. Public Present: Colleen Steen and Rick Burnham.

1.Call to Order

Bill Ormerod, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.

2. Minutes

Charlie motioned to accept the minutes of the meeting on Monday, June 11th. Judy seconded. All board members voted in favor.

3. Items on the Agenda

A. Invoices and purchase orders

B. The board reviewed the proposed amendments to the zoning by-laws. A public hearing will be held on Monday, July 2nd, at 7:00PM in the library.

C. The board reviewed a proposal from All-Cycle for trash service in Town. The board reviewed fiscal information regarding trash. The Town has spent $112,000 so far this year for trash service; the Town budgeted $289,000 for trash service for the year. The cost of contracting with All-Cycle would exceed the remainder of the budgeted amount for the year. The board discussed privatizing trash, making each resident responsible for contracting their own trash service. Judy motioned to privatize trash service once Clean Green's service ends. Jeff seconded. 2 board members voted in favor, and 3 were opposed.

4. Items on the Correspondence Worksheet

A. Historic Registry information will be posted on the bulletin board in the Town Office.

B. Letter from Briane Barr; Jeff motioned to waive the building permit fee of $100 for a structure to replace his home that burned down. Charlie seconded. All board members voted in favor.

C. Transportation Enhancement grant correspondence

5. Other Business

A. Response to Marlene Karr's letter

B. The board discussed whether to charge interest or penalties on overdue water and sewer accounts; the ordinances in place allow for this. The board reviewed a sample letter informing users of the charges. Charlie motioned to not send the letter. Jeff seconded. 3 board members voted in favor of not sending the letter, and 2 board members voted in favor of sending the letter. The board decided not to impose interest or penalties on overdue water and sewer accounts.

C. The board reviewed a request from Eustis Cable to dig in the area of Shepardson Hollow Road; this should be coordinated with Don.

D. The board signed a grant claim form from Randy Reed for the River Road project.

E. The motor in the Highway Department's tandem truck is being re-built.

F. The Verterre Group will be handling the clean up of the diesel fuel spill on Huntville Road.

6. Public Input

Colleen Steen attended tonight's meeting to update the board on Safe Routes to School, and meetings she has attended recently.

7. Adjournment

Judy motioned to adjourn at 9:53PM. Randy seconded. All board members voted in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 9:53PM.

Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard

The above minutes are unapproved , subject to amendment.

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