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Fairfax Selectboard Minutes of 09/11/06

Selectboard members Jeff Blake, Judy Cleary, Bill Ormerod, Charlie Swanson and Doug Webb were present at the meeting. Also present were Erin McSweeney, Don Pigeon, Randy DeVine, Skip Taylor, Colleen Steen, Newt Garland, Jim Donovan, and Mike Crete. 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 presented 2 road access permit applications to the board and Jeff signed them.

Charlie motioned to pay Jeff $16.90 an hour plus overtime to work on the River Road project. Judy seconded. 4 board members voted in favor, and one abstained.

Don discussed the anticipated schedule for the River Road project for this week.

Randy discussed the Operations Report and the Water Usage Summary for the month of August. Randy also informed the board that he had a meeting with Sam Ruggiano, John Easterday, Gabe Handy and Craig Cowles regarding the remaining items on the punchlist for the Workman Project. Mike Crete, from Yankee Plumbing, attended tonight's meeting on behalf of Gabe Handy to discuss the meters for the project.

Mike offered a couple of alternatives to the approved plan to the board. Jeff reiterated to Mike that each living unit will have its own meter, as previously approved by the board. Also, Jeff reiterated that the Town will bill each deeded owner, and not an association, which was suggested by Gabe. Randy asked the board's permission to turn on the water to the project to conduct a pressure test, which is one of the punchlist items. Permission was granted; the water is to be turned on for the test and then turned off after the testing is completed.

Skip Taylor distributed the Zoning Administrator's Activity Report for 8/22/06-9/11/06. Skip will issue a letter to the Ackerman's regarding the motocross track that is on their property.

A public meeting began at 8:00PM. Jim Donovan, a Landscape Architect from Wilbur & Associates, attended tonight's meeting to discuss an Intersection Re-Alignment Alternative Analysis Study for the intersection of Routes 104 & 128. He presented 6 different options for the intersection, including the option of taking no action.

The board reviewed both technical and cost proposals from 5 engineering firms for the WWTF Expansion Feasibility Study. 3 board members voted in favor of selecting Dubois & King, Inc., to administer the study, with one board member abstaining. Erin will draft a letter to each firm informing them of the decision.

Doug reviewed 3 Road Name applications. Doug motioned to accept Shelby's Way Road as the name of the first road. Judy seconded. All board members voted in favor.

Doug motioned to accept Luke's Place Road as the name of the 2nd road. Judy seconded. All board members voted in favor.
Doug motioned to accept Pine Place Road as the name of the 3rd road. Judy seconded. All board members voted in favor.

OTHER BUSINESS: The board reviewed an application form for use of recreation facilities created by Carol Lizotte. Bill has revised the form; The board will discuss the new form next week. Bill also gave an update on Safe Routes to School. Bill informed the board that he attended a meeting regarding the Fairfax Teen Center. The organizers of the Teen Center are seeking a fiscal agent. Bill also informed the board of a concern about Clean Green he received from a resident. Clean Green's contract is up for renewal in January. The board discussed whether it should consider soliciting for proposals. Jeff informed the board of 2 e-mails from Ann Lemieux with questions regarding the water and sewer ordinance and putting a noise ordinance in place. The board will respond to her questions in writing. Mary Spaulding, who maintains the Town Office, informed the board in writing that her vacuum needs to be repaired. Jeff will follow up with her. Jeff also informed the board there is a meeting regarding Orphan Stormwater Systems taking place on September 21st.

PUBLIC INPUT: Colleen Steen discussed the Safe Routes to School Program. She informed the board that on Saturday, September 30th, there will be a dedication of the new recreation path at 9:00AM, followed by a Bike Safety Fair beginning at 10:00AM.

Colleen also stated that Catherine Dimitruck of the NWRPC will be able to provide the map needed for the Village Center Designation Program application if necessary.

The Selectboard meeting was adjourned at 10:13PM.

____________________________________ Erin McSweeney, Selectboard Administrator

The above minutes are unapproved , subject to amendment.

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