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Town Of Fairfax Selectboard Minutes
October 5, 2009

Selectboard Members Present: Bill Ormerod, John Mitchell, Randy DeVine, and Bob Horr

Staff Present: Don Pigeon, Skip Taylor

1. Call to Order

Bob Horr, Chair, called the meeting to order at 7:01 PM.

2. Items on the Agenda

A. Don: Two access permit applications on Plains Road were reviewed. Bill suggested we require a driveway design for one of them and the other one is okay. A letter will be sent to the applicant. Don will be gone from Thursday, 10/8, for ten (10) days. DJ will be filling in for him. He would like to do another cut on the forest near the reservoir, the Board did not have a problem with it. The Village View Road sign request was discussed and subsequently a request for a traffic safety study will be made to AOT District 8. The Bridge 10 replacement schedule was discussed. It was noted a letter will be sent to BFA Fairfax School Board with a copy of the schedule. Once the road is closed the contractor (Blow & Cote) will be working 6 days per week, 16 hours per day and need to have it finished within 30 days. The Town of Georgia contacted Don and offered $900 for the old mower we no longer use. The Board gave the okay to sell it.

B. Skip: Skip distributed his Activity Report and items were discussed. Claude Rainville sent a letter of interest to be re-appointed to the DRB. Bill motioned to appoint Claude to the DRB for a 4-year term effective immediately, Randy seconded the motion. Vote was 3-0-2 in favor. Tom Wyckoff’s sewer allocations were discussed and Skip will draft a letter with Suzanne regarding the three (3) units he may not need any longer. Skip noted that he and Cathy have cut back on their hours due to the slowdown in work. He may work only three (3) days per week this winter (Dec – Feb). The Steeple Market received notification from FEMA that they are no longer in the flood plain. Skip suggested to Pierre Menard the notification be recorded with the land records; the Board supports this suggestion. The new Zoning By-Laws are still under construction and are approximately six (6) months out from being complete.

C. Randy: Randy attended the annual NRPC dinner and wanted to note that several attendees commended Skip for the job he does in his position as Zoning Administrator. Randy is meeting with VTrans Tuesday morning to fix the manhole in front Steeple Market. Disconnect notices are being distributed, shut-offs to occur on October 13th. Meter readings began this week. The contractor will be boring under the road at Betty Parker’s tomorrow. Water sampling will be done tomorrow, composites were done today. Paul will be trained on how to do bacteria testing. Still need to clean the airlines in town. Also will need to empty the trailer rented for the Buck Hollow Road work and return it. The water at 15 Maple Street was shutoff and the meter removed. The building will be torn down soon.

3. Minutes

A. Bill motioned to approve the September 28, 2009 meeting minutes as written, John seconded the motion. Vote was 3-0-2 in favor.

4. General Business

A. The McNall Road /Route 104 commuter parking area has become a dumping ground and hangout. A letter will be sent to Randy Reed at VTrans requesting the State either maintain or close this area down to public.

B. Bob suggested the Board members each make a list of building issues they would like to see brought to the BFA school board so the items can be reviewed at the next meeting.

C. Bill had a chance to look the Water Ordinance over and had a few edits for Suzanne to make before final approval.

5. Adjournment

John motioned to adjourn at 8:36 p.m., Randy seconded. Vote was 4-0-1.

Respectfully submitted by Suzanne Lavallee,

Selectboard Administrative Assistant

Robert A. Horr, Selectboard Chair

The above minutes are unapproved , subject to amendment.

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