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Fairfax Selectboard Minutes of 08/07/06

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, Colleen Steen and Carolyn Branagan. 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 informed the board that he has been to Cynthia Pease's house and has cleaned up her lawn and put her stone back on her driveway.

Bill informed the board that he met with Elaine Kirkpatrick on Saturday regarding some concerns she has about her property and the potential for flooding. Don and Bill discussed some possible solutions.

The board discussed the River Road project with Don.

Randy discussed the Workman Project; he has some requirements that have to be met before connections will be made. Charlie asked Randy about the depth of water and sewer lines between Hunt Street and Buck Hollow Road on both sides of Main Street.

Bill motioned to accept the minutes of July 31st with one amendment. Charlie seconded. All board members voted in favor.

The board reviewed a memo from John Stuart, who is working on the Lost Tree condominium project. The memo is asking whether the town plans to file an appeal on this project. Bill motioned to send a letter stating that the board will not appeal. Judy seconded. All board members voted in favor.

The board reviewed a memo from the Lister's office citing an error on the Grand List for 2006. Doug motioned to approve the Listers' request. Judy seconded. 4 board members voted in favor, and one board member abstained.

A public meeting began at 8:00PM. Jeff Blake, Judy Cleary, Doug Webb, Bill Ormerod and Charlie Swanson were present. Also present were Erin McSweeney, Colleen Steen and Carolyn Branagan. The topic of the meeting was the Transportation Enhancement grant application. Charlie and Bill made a presentation regarding the proposed project, which includes sidewalks through the growth center. Charlie and Bill presented the results of their feasibility study, including potential obstacles and the benefits of the project.

OTHER BUSINESS: The board reviewed the list of suggested changes to the Zoning By-Laws. Erin will give the list to Cathy Raymond for distribution to the Planning Commission. Also, the board discussed the stormwater orphan systems and what action should be taken. The board discussed putting information about stormwater systems in the by-laws. The board reviewed the Flood Plan sent by Margaret Torizzo and made some suggestions for changes to the document. The revised document will be discussed at a future meeting of the Selectboard. Charlie discussed the sidewalk project on Main Street. Charlie also mentioned that VTrans will be placing more emphasis on federally funded projects over the next 2 years. Charlie thanked Bill for his assistance with the Feasibility Study that is part of the application for the Transportation Enhancement grant. Charlie also mentioned that Food Ventures is moving its operation to St. Albans. Bill informed the board that the Egg Run, which was held on August 5th, made a $2,700 profit. Bill also stated that the recreation path project is nearly complete.

PUBLIC INPUT: Colleen Steen asked about the status of the village designation application as part of the Downtown Program. Jeff informed her that the application is being completed. Also, Colleen mentioned the NWRPC newsletter which gives information on grants available.

Doug made the motion to adjourn. Judy seconded. The Selectboard meeting was adjourned at 9:35PM.


____________________________________ Erin McSweeney, Selectboard Administrator

The above minutes are unapproved , subject to amendment.

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