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MONDAY, August 15, 2011


Selectboard Members Present: Bob Horr, Randy DeVine, Peter King and Chris Santee.

Public Present: Katrina Antonovich, Rec. Dept.; Susie Posner-Jones, CFC; Kevin Bushey, FCSD and Skip Taylor, Z.A.

Call to Order: Bob called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.

(Bob chaired the meeting in Bill’s absence.)


Public Input:

Katrina Antonovich, Recreation Department Director.

Katrina came in to discuss charges on her cell phone related to town business. In the last two months she has incurred 473 minutes over her regular monthly plan resulting in an additional charge of $260.00. Her cell phone service is with Verizon. She is here tonight looking for a solution from the SB for this expense. The Board asked her to submit invoices, with copies of the calls pertaining to town business, to the town for the overages. The Board asked her to include in her 2012 operation budget the expense for cell phone service for town business.

Kevin Bushey, Detective - Franklin County Sheriff’s Department

Sgt. Lynch met with Chris last week to discuss town ordinances. Kevin stated he accompanied Sgt. Lynch to Fairfax and walked the rec. path while Sgt. Lynch met with Chris. Kevin noted a lack of lighting on the rec. path. He will ask the Sheriff covering Fairfax to walk the rec. path when they are patrolling here. He stated that Sheriff’s coverage from the Egg Run went well without incident. He spoke about vandalism and graffiti occurring at the covered bridge. Kevin stated he visited with a concerned resident regarding a complaint of excessive speed on Main Street. Kevin talked about school starting up soon and that the Sheriff’s Department will make their presence known.

Susie Posner-Jones, Citizen’s for Fairfax Community

Susie came in to talk with the SB regarding an e.mail she sent on 8/11/11. She has concerns with some budget items on the current planning grant they are pursuing. It was suggested by the Board to appoint a “Clerk of the Works” to review invoices and verify work performed. Another concern with a legal estimate for a review of two documents was also addressed.

Minutes 8/1/11:

Randy made a motion to approve the minutes as written.

Peter seconded the motion. Motion carries. Vote 3-0-1.

7:00 PM: Public Hearing - Amendment to the Fairfax Development Regulations

Skip Taylor, Z.A. represented the Planning Commission. No one from the public attended the hearing.

Chris made a motion to adopt the change to the text regarding “Increasing the Degree of Non-Conformity of a Structure” back to the original format. Peter seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Vote 3-0-1

Other Business:

1. Town Plan: Skip stated that he talked with Greta Brunswick regarding a planning grant to help with the rewrite of the Town Plan. She’s going to work with the PC to get the process started. They want to write a section on revitalizing the village center.

2. A Vermont Health Department Grant was discussed, “Building Healthy Communities”. It will be forwarded to the Rescue Department. Catherine Dimitruk is a contact for this grant.

3. Land Acquisition: The Land Committee has another parcel they would like the SB to consider. The property is located on Butler Road. A meeting will be held on 8/22 at 7:30 PM to discuss the particulars of this property.

4. The Fall SB meeting scheduled was discussed. The first meeting in September will be held on Tuesday 9/6/11 at 6:30 PM.

5. 1st Constable - job description was discussed. We will look into a job description for this position.

Orders & Purchase Orders: Reviewed and signed by Randy.


A letter from the Lister’s regarding a correction to the 2011 Grand List regarding a property at MA1282 - reviewed.

Peter made a motion to accept the change to the 2011 Grand List and to sign the letter. Randy seconded the motion. Motion carries.

Vote 3-0-1.


Peter made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 PM.

Randy seconded the motion. Motion carried. Vote 4-0

Respectfully, submitted by Stacy Wells, Adm. Asst.


Robert A. Horr, Vice - Chair


The above minutes are unapproved , subject to amendment.

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