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MONDAY, September 6, 2011


Selectboard Members Present: Bill Ormerod, Randy DeVine, Peter King and Chris Santee.

Public Present: Zoning Administrator Skip Taylor and Gary Pomichter.

Call to Order: Bill called the meeting to order at 7:02 PM.

(This meeting is being held on Tuesday September 6th as the 5th was a holiday.)


Don Pigeon – Road Foreman

Don reviewed an application for road excavation permit submitted by Fairpoint. The proposed project location is on Cherrierville and Carroll Hill roads. The SB signed the permit for work to begin on September 12, 2011. A performance bond check will be held in the amount of $2500.00.

Don reported the final figures for the new truck; extended warranty options were discussed. He will get another warranty quote from J&B and report to the SB next month for comparison. Stockpiling sand is complete.

Skip Taylor - Zoning Administrator

Gary Pomichter is here to discuss his sewer allocations for lot 6, a 4.4 acre piece of property located at 20 Butler Road. Gary was approached by the Town Land Committee asking him if he would be interested in having his parcel considered as one of the options for the future site of a municipal building. He is here to discuss his options with the Board. Gary submitted two letters, dated August 24, 2011. One letter addressed his requests to extend his sewer allocations for one year to 9/24/11. The other letter serves as his offer to the land committee.

Randy made a motion to accept the letter extending his sewer allocation permit for Butler Road by 1 year to 9/24/12.

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

A letter will be sent to Gary with guarantee of an extension for the sewer extension.

The second letter will be submitted to the Land Purchase Committee.

Skip handed out his activity report, dated 8/1/11 to 9/6/11. A draft of the “Options for the Fairfax Town Office” meeting, which will be held Tuesday September 13th at 7 PM at the Town Library, was handed out. Julie Beers submitted a letter of resignation from the DRB effective September 7th. By consensus of the Board they agreed to accept Julie’s resignation. The DRB presently has two alternates. Skip will ask the alternatives if they would be interested in taking the position vacated by Julie.

Randy DeVine – Water & Sewer Superintendent

August Activities: Randy replaced a shut off rod at the Vermont Food Venture, which had rotted. He replaced it with a stainless steel rod. He continues with manhole inspections. A manhole on Huntville Road needs rebuilding. Rob Hall, AOT, told Randy that he didn’t need a permit to perform the work on this manhole as it’s out of the R.O.W. There was a water leak by the Bakery on Main Street. The water system was shut down for this repair which resulted in air getting in the lines. He spent two days bleeding out the air from the pipes after that repair; the three sewer pump stations were pressured washed; a raw water tap was installed for the town well; the water coming into the station can now be sampled to see what’s coming in from the well. The upper Fletcher Road booster pump wasn’t working. He called Lynn Chaplin Associates to come in to fix a computer problem associated with that pump. In preparation of Hurricane Irene the lagoons were lowered and precautions taken. The delinquent w/s accounts were reviewed and late fees discussed.

Minutes 8/22/11.

Randy made a motion to accept the minutes as written.

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

Purchase Orders: The orders and invoices were reviewed and approved.

Peter King, Health Officer, submitted an invoice for six months of service.

Randy made a motion to accept the invoice for payment of the Health Officer.

Chris seconded the motion. Discussion. Motion carries. Vote 3-0-1

Peter abstained from vote.

Other Business:

1. Speed Control: Monitoring traffic for speed was performed on Main Street for a fifteen minute period of time. The information will be shared with the Sheriff’s Department.

2. Vandalism in the park was discussed.

3. The animal control officer asked the Board if they would approve going in half with the Town of Fletcher on the purchase of a long range dog bark collar. This request was denied.

4. Chris made a motion to place a lien on a delinquent w/s account SC0006. Peter seconded the motion. Motion carries. Vote 3-0-1.

5. A Village View homeowner inquired about an intersection sign being placed on Buck Hollow Road. A letter will be sent addressing the findings of this request.


Peter made the motion to adjourn at 9:02 PM.; seconded by Randy. Motion carries. Vote 3-0-1

The minutes were respectfully submitted by Stacy Wells, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard.


William Ormerod, Chair


The above minutes are unapproved , subject to amendment.

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