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Fairfax Selectboard Minutes of 10/15/07

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: Tom and Peggy Feerick, Bruce Pendleton, Pat Hudson, Sam Hudson, Jr., Colleen Steen, Peg Stewart.

1.Call to Order

Bill Ormerod, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.

2. Minutes

Jeff motioned to accept the minutes from the meeting on October 8, 2007, as written. Charlie seconded. Judy offered one amendment. All board members voted in favor of accepting the minutes as amended.

3. Items on the Agenda

A. Don Pigeon - Reviewed the notes for the Forest Management Plan with Sam Hudson and Judy. Don, Sam and Judy are seeking the board's approval to proceed with the plan. By consensus, the board authorized them to proceed with the plan.

B. Randy DeVine - Reviewed the Water Usage Summary and the Monthly Water System Operations Report for the Month of September.

C. Katrina Antonovich - Interim Parks and Recreation Director; she submitted her resume for consideration for the permanent position of Parks and Recreation Director. Charlie motioned to appoint Katrina Antonovich to the position of Parks and Recreation Director. Judy seconded. All board members voted in favor.

4. Public Input

A. Douglas Jones, a resident of Main Street, informed the board that the municipal water in his apartment has an odor. Randy informed him he will take a sample and have it tested by Endyne Laboratories.

B. Sam Hudson discussed the Act 250 application submitted by Larry and Barbara Young for a proposed subdivision adjacent to the Fairfax Fire Station. Sam has requested an Act 250 hearing as he is an interested party. Erin will draft a letter to the Act 250 board indicating the Town's interest in obtaining party status as well.

5. Other Business

A. Bruce Pendleton, a member of the Valleyview Homeowners' Association, attended tonight's meeting regarding the association's request to form a fire district.

Jeff motioned to approve the creation of Fairfax Fire District #2. Judy seconded. The board signed the Order of Selectmen and the Charter for the fire district. All board members voted in favor.

Judy noted that the date stated in the Order of Selectmen indicating when the map for Valleyview was recorded, is incorrect. Bill retrieved the map slide and verified the date.

Jeff motioned to rescind the previous decision. Judy seconded. All board members voted in favor.

The date on the Order of Selectmen was corrected. Charlie motioned to accept the Order of Selectmen with the correct date of March 25, 1988, recorded. Judy seconded. All board members voted in favor. The first meeting of Fairfax Fire District #2 will take place on October 30, 2007. Erin will confirm the time and place for the meeting.

B. Jeff reviewed invoices and purchase orders; Donna has received the monthly invoice from All-Cycle for $31,877.50 for trash service.

C. The board reviewed the Sewer Status Report. Jeff motioned to only award preliminary sewer allocations to Betty Parker, Tom Feerick, and Larry and Barbara Young. Randy seconded. All board members voted in favor.
Erin will contact the other applicants on the list to verify that the amount they are requesting is still accurate.

6. Adjournment

Judy motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:28PM. Randy seconded. All board members voted in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 9:28PM.

Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard


The above minutes are unapproved , subject to amendment.

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