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Fairfax Selectboard Minutes of 09/17/07

Selectboard Members present: 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: Peg Stewart, Carolyn Branagan, Jennifer Shapiro, Bruce Pendleton, and Barbara Young.

1.Call to Order

Judy Cleary, Vice Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:01PM.

2. Minutes

Judy motioned to accept the minutes from the meeting on September 10th, as written. Jeff seconded. Randy asked for clarification regarding the voting for one of the motions made. All board members voted in favor.

3. Items on the Agenda

A. Don Pigeon -The board approved an access permit from Russell Senesac for his property on McNall Road; a 15" culvert is required.

B. Randy DeVine-Randy reviewed the Vermont Monthly Water System Operations Report and the Water Usage Report for August.

The board reviewed a request from Amy Sears of the Fairfax Utility Department to make an adjustment to sewer account # HW0038B, as an average was used to determine the current amount due. Amy has received the card with the actual reading, and the amount is lower than the billed amount.

Charlie motioned to approve a request from Amy Sears to adjust sewer account #HW0038B. Jeff seconded. All board members voted in favor.

C. Skip Taylor - Reviewed the Municipal Planning Grant application with the board; if the grant is awarded, the funds will be used to pay for the drafting of the Town Plan. Charlie motioned to sign the resolution for the Municipal Planning Grant application. Randy seconded. All board members voted in favor.

D. Jennifer Shapiro and Bruce Pendleton, members of the Valleyview Homeowner's Association - The Valleyview Homeowner's Association would like to form a fire district for the sole purpose of accessing grant funds to renew an expired stormwater permit. Jennifer submitted a petition on behalf of the residents of Hawley Road. A public meeting to hear the request to form a fire district will take place on Monday, October 1st.

E. Barbara Young - Has a preliminary sewer allocation that is due to expire on October 3, 2007, for her project on Old Academy Street. The board informed her that she will have to re-apply for her preliminary sewer allocation.

4. Public Input

A. Peg Stewart informed the board that she would like to attend the meeting on October 1st along with Armando Vileseca, the Superintendent, and Jeff Loller, a School Board member, to discuss the use of the Town Office building; they have been scheduled for 8:00PM.

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. Members of the Structures section of VTrans are scheduled to attend next week's Selectboard meeting to discuss bridge #10.

C. The board reviewed Gabe Handy's preliminary sewer allocation application for his duplex located at 7 Maple Street; Gabe is seeking final approval. Charlie motioned to sign the application granting Gabe a final sewer allocation. Randy seconded. The board discussed the plan that Gabe submitted at last week's meeting; the connection that is shown is incorrect, as it is not feasible. The actual connection will be different than what is shown in the plan. None of the board members voted in favor, and 4 board members were opposed.

6. Adjournment

Jeff motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:00PM. Charlie seconded. All board members voted in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 9:00PM.

Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard


The above minutes are unapproved , subject to amendment.

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