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Fairfax Selectboard Minutes of 10/01/07

Selectboard Members present: Bill Ormerod, Jeff Blake, Charlie Swanson and Randy DeVine. Staff Members present: Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard. Public Present: Bruce Pendleton, Joseph Fallon, Peg Stewart, Jennifer Shapiro-Burgess, Carolyn Branagan, Rick Burnham, Meg Baker, Ron Gratton, Paula Gratton, and Georgia Pendleton, Armando Vilaseca.

1.Call to Order

Bill Ormerod, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:01PM.

2. Minutes

Charlie motioned to accept the minutes from the meeting on September 24th, as written. Jeff seconded. All board members voted in favor.

3. Items on the Agenda

A. Public Meeting with members of the Valleyview Homeowners' Association & Joe Fallon, attorney for the Association - The Association would like to form a fire district in order to obtain funds to renew an expired stormwater permit. Jeff Blake motioned to table the request of the Valleyview Homeowner's Association until Mr. Fallon has had a chance to review the proposed changes in the charter, which will be reviewed again next week. Charlie seconded. All board members voted in favor.

B. School Board Chairperson Peg Stewart and Superintendent of Schools Armando Vilaseca - Discussed the lease on the Town Office building, which expires in 2010; the Supervisory Union's lease also expires in 2010. Based on a report from Cross Consulting Engineers, it has been determined that the Town Office building will not accommodate the Supervisory Union staff at this time as it is not large enough. The board discussed some ideas for long-range planning with Peg and Armando.

4. Public Input

A. Rick Burnham asked about the topic of the meeting with Peg Stewart and Armando Vilaseca.

5. Other Business

A. The board discussed a site visit it made to the proposed location of Russell Senesac's maple sugaring operation on McNall Road. The board will issue a letter of response to Russell.

B. The board reviewed a revised plan for Gabe Handy's project located at 7 Maple Street. Jeff motioned to approve a final sewer allocation for the project. Charlie seconded. All board members voted in favor.

C. The board discussed developing a Data Retention Policy to create a back-up system for the recordings of the Selectboard meetings. Also, the board discussed creating a policy for obtaining copies of recordings on a CD. Charlie motioned to charge $20.00 per copy to cover the cost of materials and Erin's time. There was no second. Jeff motioned to charge $25.00 per copy. Randy seconded. All board members voted in favor of charging $25.00 per copy of the recordings of Selectboard meetings on a CD.

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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