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Fairfax Selectboard Minutes of 07/28/08

Selectboard Members present: Judy Cleary, Bob Horr, and Randy DeVine. Staff Members present: Don Pigeon, Road Foreman, and Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard. Public Present: None.

1.Call to Order

Judy Cleary, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:01PM.

2. Minutes

Bob motioned to accept the minutes from the meeting on July 21, 2008. Randy seconded. All board members voted in favor.

3. Items on the Agenda

A. Don Pigeon- Don and the board reviewed the map in the draft Town Plan. Don indicated that there are some inaccuracies. Erin will contact Greta Brunswick at Northwest Regional Planning. Don informed the board that the lines have been painted on Fletcher Road; he has also requested that lines be painted on Buck Hollow Road.

Cargill has quoted a price of $58.96 a ton for winter salt; this price is an increase of approximately $5.00 per ton over last winter. Don would like to get a price from Morton Salt and American Rock Salt before he purchases any salt.

Don has hired Doug Collins to clean a beaver dam out of a culvert on Rood Mill Road. The Road Crew is continuing to draw sand from Ormond Bushey's sand pit. Don will be on vacation during the week of August 10th. Erin will follow up with Donna to find out how much the Town was charged for tire removal by All-Metals Recycling.

B. Randy DeVine - Randy gave a summary of activities for the week, including, but not limited to: flushed the water system, checked the wastewater system reports that were submitted to the State, responded to a power failure, lowered the water levels in the lagoons, inspected sewer connections on lots located on Old Academy Street, backwashed the water system, and mowed the lawn at the WWTF. He indicated that he has to inspect 2 of Paul Jarvis's lots on Old Academy Street.

Randy would like to attend a meeting on August 28th at the Champlain Water District office for information about a program in which the Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging wastewater facility operators to participate in. The program would allow participating systems to lend / borrow equipment to other municipalities.

4. Other Business

A. The board will review employee job descriptions when there is a full board present.

B. The board reviewed a letter from the Town of Westford to Governor Douglas regarding the condition of Route 128. Bob motioned to send a letter to Governor Douglas regarding the condition of Routes 128 and Route 104. Randy seconded. Judy indicated that the letter should refer to Route 128 and Route 104, between the Fairfield Town line and the Cambridge Town line. All board members voted in favor.

C. The board reviewed a letter from Fire Chief Dean Potter regarding providing emergency services to the proposed Rose Hill Subdivision, off Lawton Road. Randy believes Dean should attend DRB meetings to provide feedback about proposed subdivisions.

D. Bob informed the board that he received a phone call from a concerned resident regarding fireworks on Brewster Road on Saturday night. Residents who are concerned about fireworks should contact the Sheriff's Department, as fireworks are illegal per state law.

E. Bob suggested that Fire Chief Dean Potter should be notified when Act 250 applications are received.

F. A DRB hearing regarding the next phase of Cassidy Estates on Fletcher Road will take place on Wednesday, August 6th, at 7:30PM. Randy informed the board that the State has inspected the proposed site for the project; Bill Superneau has conducted a pump test on the site.

G. Erin asked the board if the Dog Bite Procedure should be forwarded to Chris Santee for publication in the August edition of the Fairfax News. Erin will forward a public notice for publication; the procedure is available at the Town Office. If someone has been bitten by a dog, a Town official should be notified immediately.

5. Public Input


6. Executive Session


7. Adjournment

Bob motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:30PM. Randy seconded. All board members voted in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 8:30PM.

Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard


The above minutes are unapproved , subject to amendment.

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