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Fairfax Selectboard Minutes of 07/23/07

Selectboard Members present: Bill Ormerod, Judy Cleary, Charlie Swanson, and Randy DeVine. Staff Members present: Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard, and Don Pigeon, Road Foreman. Public Present: Bill Rose, Colleen Steen, Peg Stewart, Mark Hunziker, Will Skerritt, and Jennifer Skerritt.

1.Call to Order

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

2. Minutes

Judy motioned to accept the minutes of the meeting on Monday, July 16th, as written. Charlie seconded. One amendment was offered; all board members voted in favor of accepting the minutes as amended.

3. Items on the Agenda

A. Don Pigeon - Ray Doherty of Vermont Emergency Management will be conducting a site visit for the River Road project on Thursday, August 9th.

Don will begin drawing winter sand during the week of July 30th.

Don informed the board he would like to work on the repair and expansion of the parking lot of the bus garage this week; Peg Stewart will follow up with Don on Tuesday.

B. Randy DeVine - Randy updated the board on the progress of the Lagoon Cleanout project; lagoon 3 has been cleaned out, and he is currently working on lagoon 1.

C. Bill Rose of Northwest Regional Planning Commission- Reviewed the results of the Route 104 / Route 128 Intersection Study.

D. Will and Jennifer Skerritt - Coordinators for the Safe Routes to School grant; reviewed the Travel Plan with the board.

4. Other Business

A. E-mail from Skip - He has been approached by someone who inquired about the feasibility of converting the Fairfax Green Senior Housing project into affordable housing.

B. The board reviewed the contract from All-Cycle. Charlie motioned to sign the contract. Randy seconded. The contract will be effective August 13, 2007 through August 13, 2008. 3 board members voted in favor, with one board member opposed.

C. Judy reviewed information she received from Hank Lambert from Vermont Local Roads regarding signage on Fletcher Road; she will contact Hank with some suggested changes to the document.

D. The board discussed an e-mail from Skip regarding permit fees and impact fees for accessory apartments. Charlie motioned to not charge impact fees for accessory apartments, whether they are attached to a structure or not. Judy seconded. All board members voted in favor.

5. Public Input

Peg Stewart informed the board that people have been putting items in the metal dumpster in the parking lot near the recreation park. The dumpster is scheduled to be in place for one week.

Colleen Steen asked the board if clean copies of the Zoning By-Laws are available to the public; copies may be obtained at the front counter of the Town Clerk's office. The final public hearing to discuss proposed amendments to the Zoning By-Laws will take place on Monday, August 6th, at 7:00PM.

6. Adjournment

Judy motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:40PM. Randy seconded. All board members voted in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 8:40PM.

Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard

The above minutes are unapproved , subject to amendment.

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