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Selectboard Members present: Bill Ormerod, Judy Cleary, Jeff Blake, Charlie Swanson and Randy DeVine. Staff Members present: Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard, and Don Pigeon, Road Foreman.
Public Present: Rick Burnham, Colleen Steen, Fred Griffin, Dave Stanley, Diane and Gabe Handy.
1.Call to Order
Bill Ormerod, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:01PM.
Judy motioned to accept the minutes from the meeting on September 4th, as written. Jeff seconded. All board members voted in favor.
3. Items on the Agenda
A. Don Pigeon -Don has met with a representative from VLCT who gave some suggestions for making the Town Garage more secure; The Highway Department has finished drawing winter sand.
B. Randy DeVine-Randy has read all the meters at the Fairfax Green Senior Housing Building, and submitted the paperwork to Skip. He has resumed discharging; he has done maintenance on the Route 104 pump station and has treated the main pump station with degreaser.
C. Fred Griffin and Dave Stanley - Informed the board about the proposed Fairfax Community Woods Trail System. Fred informed the board that he is currently working on the Act 250 requirements. He anticipates the trail will be completed and open for public use before the start of the school year in 2008.
D. Gabe Handy - Seeking final approval of his preliminary sewer allocation for his property at 7 Maple Street for construction of a duplex. The board reviewed the following documents: construction plans, a building permit issued by the Town, and the wastewater permit issued by the state.
4 board members voted in favor of applying conditions stated in Section 3.06 of the Town of Fairfax Sewer Allocation and Connection Ordinance. 1 board member abstained.
4 board members voted in favor of applying conditions stated in Section 3.07 of the Town of Fairfax Sewer Allocation and Connection Ordinance. 1 board member abstained.
All board members voted in favor of requiring the installation of a Town supplied ¾" meter to be installed at the owner's expense.
All board members voted in favor of requiring the submission of a well-driller's log prior to the sewer connection being made.
The final fee of $1,000 was not paid at this meeting. The board will sign the application for the final sewer allocation once payment has been received.
Gabe was also informed that if he proceeds with the sewer line connection as illustrated in the plans he provided, there will be additional town permits and associated fees for Boring under Maple Street. If the plans are revised, an
updated version must be reviewed prior to final connection. Erin will forward a written request from Gabe for a time extension for completion of final paving on Old Academy Street.
4. Public Input
A. Colleen Steen informed the board about the Commissioner's meeting she attended at Northwest Regional Planning.
B. Rick Burnham attended tonight's meeting to request a statement from the board regarding Carol Lizotte's resignation and the appointment of Katrina Antonovich to the position of interim Parks and Recreation Director.
5. Other Business
A. Household Hazardous Waste Day will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2007, from 8:00AM-12:00PM at the Town Garage.
B. Erin will reschedule the Valleyview Homeowner's Association for October 1st; a public hearing will be held to hear a request from the association to form a fire district to obtain grant funds to renew an expired stormwater permit.
Jeff motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:16PM. Judy seconded. All board members voted in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 9:16PM.
Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard