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Selectboard members Jeff Blake, Judy Cleary, Bill Ormerod, and Doug Webb were present at the meeting. Also present were Erin McSweeney, Don Pigeon, Randy DeVine, and Colleen Steen. 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 reviewed an access permit he received from Fred Murray. A resident of Georgia on the Fairfax / Georgia border requested that Don put down some chloride on the road in front of his home to minimize the amount of dust from trucks that go by. By consensus, the board denied the request. Don will not be putting chloride down.
Don also informed the board that Greg Beers from Adelphia cable contacted him about boring on private roads in town. Bill gave Don a copy of the application for boring for Greg.
Randy reviewed the following reports with the board: the Monthly Phosphorus Monitoring Report, the VT Residuals Management Quarterly Report, Permit Monitoring Report, the Operations Report, and the Average Discharge Report for September 2006.
Randy also discussed an outstanding water bill for a tenant in one of Susan Drew's apartments. The board instructed Randy to shut the water off if the bill is not paid in full by Monday, October 30th.
Colleen Steen attended tonight's meeting to update the board on the Safe Routes to School program; she attended a seminar in Montpelier last week. The board will discuss the program further once Charlie has returned from vacation, as he and Bill are on the Safe Routes to School committee.
Bill motioned to accept the minutes from the October 16th meeting. Judy seconded. Bill offered an amendment to line 14 to delete " they have been working on." Bill motioned to accept the minutes as amended. Judy seconded. All board members voted in favor.
OTHER BUSINESS: Doug Webb reviewed the invoices and purchase orders; the overtime policy for the road crew was discussed. The board also discussed traffic seeking access to the athletic fields; spectators have been parking and/or turning around at the Mountain View apartments. A "Private Property" sign will be put at the beginning of the road. The board will review the contract from Dubois & King for the WWTF Expansion Feasibility Study at the next Selectboard meeting. Erin and Judy will attend the Municipal Budgeting and Finance Workshop being administered by VLCT on November 2nd. Bill will let Erin know if he can attend. Judy followed up with Dean Potter regarding greasing the fire hydrants. Dean informed Judy that about 100 children turned out for the Success by Six open house. Judy informed the board that there is a Library Trustee meeting on Thursday, October 26th. Bill informed to board that no new residents attended the Welcome to Fairfax Meeting last week. Bill also discussed the weekly update from the Sheriff's Department and the e-mail regarding flood notification.
The board discussed the steel dumpster at the Town Garage. The Road Crew spends time every day maintaining the dumpster because people deposit items that don't belong there; the dumpster was intended for metal. Notice will be posted that the dumpster will no longer be there after December 1st.
The board signed a grant reimbursement form for the River Road project from Randy Reed of the Agency of Transportation.
PUBLIC INPUT: There was no public input this evening.
Judy motioned to enter Executive Session to discuss a pending legal matter at 8:19PM. Doug seconded.
The board came out of Executive Session at 8:24PM.
The Selectboard meeting was adjourned at 8:24PM.
____________________________________ Erin McSweeney, Selectboard Administrator