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Monday August 16, 2010

Selectboard Members Present: Robert Horr, William Ormerod, Randy DeVine, John Mitchell & Peter King.

Public Present: Paul Lavallee, Mark Hunziker and Susie Posner-Jones, CFC and Cliff Collins, Ruggiano Engineering, Al Senecal, Paige Est.

Call to Order: Bob called the meeting to order at 7PM.

Agenda Items:

7:00 PM – Town Attorney Steve Stitzel –

Bill made the motion to enter into executive session to discuss contractual and legal issues.

Peter second the motion. Motion passed. Vote 4-0-1

7:30 PM – Peter made the motion to exit executive session.

Randy second the motion. Motion passed. Vote 4-0-1

7:31 PM – Citizens for Fairfax Community (CFC)-

Mark Hunziker and Susie Posner-Jones came in to update the SB on their work to obtain a viable community center. Susie Posner-Jones spoke on their progress to date. She said that the CFC explored new options but in the end decided to go with the Baptist Building located on Main Street. They are looking into the Vermont Community Development Program for a planning grant. This grant will help them with identifying who will be using the building, a funding plan for the restoration and renovations of the building and a plan to manage the facility including operating funds. The next step will be implementing a Purchase & Sales agreement for ownership. They are here asking the SB if they would support the CFC in applying for a grant on their behalf. They also would like someone on the SB to be a point of contact for the CFC. The Board would like them to come back periodically with updates.

7:45 PM – Alan Boutin re: storm water on Maple Street – No Show

Minutes 8/9/10:

John made the motion to approve the minutes with an amendment to the size of the culvert from 18” to 15”.

Peter second the motion. Motion passed. Vote 3-0-1 (Bill was not present at the first part of the 8/9/10 meeting.)

Purchase Orders & SB Orders – Reviewed

Correspondence - Reviewed

Other Business:

Water Source: Bob will contact Ken Yelsey from the Agency of Natural Resources - Water Supply Division to check on the well tag numbers from Tracy Road (Pottala & Bruning). We will get a copy of the design to make sure there’s a safe place to drill. Randy will take a water sample once this has been done.

Ordinances: Penalties & Enforcement - A review of the ordinances that would be affected by the new “Penalties and Enforcement” tickets took place. We will implement a section in the following ordinances: Parking Ordinance/Winter Parking Ordinance/Dog Ordinance and Burning Ordinance. We will get ticket booklets printed.

8:00 PM – Cliff Collins, Ruggiano Engineering - Paige Estates

Cliff Collins from Ruggiano Engineering and Al Senecal of LNP, Inc., owner of Paige Estates, are here to discuss the three options presented to the SB for a sewer connection. The Board reviewed all three options.

Bill made a motion to go with Option 1.

Randy seconded the motion. Discussion.

Motion passed. Vote 4-0-1

Cliff will make the changes discussed and send them back to Randy for review. Once Randy has reviewed the changes he will send them to Green Mountain Engineering for final approval.

Public Input: Paul Lavallee is here to follow-up on the discussion he had with the SB on 7/19/10 regarding sidewalks. He contacted Carolyn Branagan and Gary Gilbert, State Reps. John read an email from Carolyn, dated 8/13/10. Bob and Stacy are scheduled to meet with Kevin Russell, from AOT, on August 26th at 1 PM. to discuss the 2009 TE grant money for sidewalks. Paul was invited to attend the meeting.

9:10 PM - Executive Session

John made the motion to enter into executive session to discuss personnel issues.

Peter seconded the motion. Discussion

Motion passed. Vote 4-0-1

9:13 PM Exit Executive Session

John made the motion to exit executive session.

Peter seconded the motion.

Motion passed. Vote 4-0-1

Bill made the motion to adjourn.

Randy seconded the motion.

Motion passed. Vote 5-0-1

9:14 PM - Adjournment.

Respectfully, submitted by Stacy Wells, Adm. Asst.


Robert A. Horr, Selectboard Chair


The minutes are unofficial until approved at the next Selectboard meeting.

The above minutes are unapproved , subject to amendment.

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