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Any time the Selectboard "amends" the previous weeks' minutes, there will be a statement to that effect in the minutes of the meeting at which the "amending" occurred.

Fairfax Selectboard Minutes of 07/31/06

Selectboard members Jeff Blake, Charlie Swanson, Judy Cleary, Bill Ormerod, and Doug Webb were present at the meeting. Also present were Erin McSweeney, Don Pigeon, Randy DeVine, Dean Potter, and Justin Hayes. These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board at the next regularly scheduled Selectboard meeting.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm. Don Pigeon informed the board that he has been digging ditches around town and that he will be changing the culvert on Nichols Road this week.

Jeff and Don discussed the River Road project. The board reviewed the budget sheet. Jeff is waiting for additional bids for the pilings to come in. Jeff would like Erin to call Ruggiano Engineering to request information about how they came up with the design and quantity of the pilings needed.

Jeff and Don also discussed a concern that Carolyn Branagan raised on behalf of Elaine Kirkpatrick, a resident of Shepardson Hollow Road. Jeff thanked Carolyn for bringing this to the board's attention. Bill will follow up with Elaine.

Randy DeVine presented an application from the school to dig across Hunt Street.

Doug motioned to allow the school to dig across Hunt Street and waive the 60 day waiting period. Judy seconded. Charlie suggested that Don and Randy make a site visit. All board members voted in favor of allowing the school to dig and to waive the 60 day waiting period. Jeff signed the application.

Randy informed the board that there was a laboratory inspection last week. This inspection happens every 3 years. Randy passed the inspection, and the inspector will issue a letter to the Town. Also, Randy informed the board that the flushing of the water system last week took 2 days. The Workman project was discussed and Randy informed the board that not all of his requirements, which have been stated to the owners, have been satisfied. The board will send letters to the owners and applicants. Charlie informed Randy that Requests for Proposals for the WWTF Expansion Feasibility study will go out next Monday. The study is to be completed by 12/30/06.

Skip Taylor issued the Zoning Administrator's Activity Report for the period of July 10-July 31, 2006. Skip also discussed the Workman project. He informed the board that he has been following up with Randy weekly regarding whether Randy's conditions have been met. Certificates of Occupancy will not be issued until all conditions have been met. Charlie asked Skip for an update on how the Planning Commission is doing with the suggested changes and revisions to the by-laws that were submitted by the Selectboard. Skip informed the board that the Planning Commission will be meeting every week during August so that they can review the recommendations.

Dean Potter and Justin Hayes from the Fire Department attended the meeting. They informed the board that they are keeping an eye on the Workman project to make sure all conditions are being met. Jeff informed Dean that any invoice for taxpayers should come through the Selectboard for approval. Jeff also asked Dean about greasing the fire hydrants in town. Dean said he will have some members from the department work on them. Bill reminded Dean of the Egg Run taking place on August 5th, beginning at 9:00AM at St. Luke's church.

Judy motioned to accept last week's minutes as written. Doug seconded. Bill motioned to make one amendment. Omitted from last week's minutes was that the board sent a letter of thanks to Nick Blair, an Eagle Scout, who made the sign in front of the Town Office. All members of the board signed the letter after posing for a picture in front of the sign. The letter and the picture were both sent to Nick. Charlie seconded the amendment. All board members voted in favor of accepting the minutes with one amendment.

Bill motioned to pay an invoice from Marshall & Swift. Charlie seconded. All board members voted in favor. Jeff signed this, and it will be forwarded to Donna for payment.

Charlie motioned to reimburse Erin McSweeney for filing an application to become a notary and for mileage. Judy seconded. All board members voted in favor.

Stacy Wells asked if an American flag could be purchased to be put up in front of the Town Office.Charlie motioned to purchase the American flag. Judy seconded. All board members voted in favor.

Jeff reviewed the Utility Billing Calculation Report. Bill and Jeff discussed the procedure for accepting payments for sewer and water hookups. The board agreed in consensus that the fees should come through the Selectboard and be recorded and then Randy will be notified that payment has been received. Bill informed the board that the recreation path should be finished shortly.

PUBLIC INPUT: There was no public input this evening.

Doug made the motion to adjourn. Judy seconded. The Selectboard meeting was adjourned at 9:15PM.

____________________________________ Erin McSweeney, Selectboard Administrator

The above minutes are unapproved , subject to amendment.

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