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

Public Present: N/A

Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7PM by Chair Bob Horr.

Agenda Items:

7:00 PM – Don Pigeon, Road Foreman

A road cut for the Billado subdivision on Goose Pond Road was reviewed. They are moving the existing driveway closer to Rowland Road. Don recommended a 15” galvanized culvert and that brush should be cut along the road side to improve site distance. Don did not sign the permit. We will have Skip address the issues. Don stated that there has been a complaint regarding safety at a spring located at the woodlot in North Fairfax. Don will construct a cover of flat steel for this. Don is making a trailer to put a “hot box” on for asphalt. McNall Road ROW discussed. A letter will be generated to address the repair. Don met with Julie Foley, District Wetlands Ecologist, regarding Meade Road and the problem the beavers are creating with the culvert. Don also talked to Julie regarding the bridge project on Woodward Road. She is in favor of the project. All the tires have been removed by Vermonters Helping Vermonters. This will be paid for with money set aside for tree cutting in the budget. The covered bridge damage was discussed. Jan Lewandoski came and inspected the damage and will give us his report.

7:30 PM – Skip Taylor, Zoning Administrator

Skip handed out his Activity Report for the time period of 10/5 through 11/1/10. Safety issues with site distance were addressed with Skip pertaining to the Billado subdivision (as mentioned above). Skip stated that C.V.P.S. has asked for a copy of the plans for this project. They have also asked that the DRB not approve the project until they sign off on the plans for crossing their R.O.W. Skip is keeping in touch with Town Attorney Steve Stitzel’s office regarding the wording of the revised bylaws. Skip talked to Barb Young regarding the timeframe for approval of the Young’s subdivision. Skip will be on vacation

7:45 PM – Randy DeVine – Water & Sewer Superintendent

Randy mentioned that they may not have to clean the lagoons in the spring due to depths of sludge calculations being lower than expected. They will continue to monitor this. They unplugged the gravity feed line between lagoons # 2 & 3. They’ve been having problems with the chlorine pump at the water building; it’s ten years old. They changed all the ceramic check valves as water was coming back into the day tank diluting the chlorine. The installation of ball valves at lagoon #1 has been completed for air line cleaning. They have completed brush removal at the wellhead located on Wheezy Way Road.

The road to the water building located off Fletcher road is filled with potholes. Randy was asked if we should have Don put some stones on it. It was felt that they would address it in the spring.


John made the motion to accept the 10/25/10 minutes with one amendment. Bill second.

All in favor. Motion passed. 4-0-1

Orders/Purchase Orders: Reviewed

Other Business:

1. Public Meeting for the land acquisition discussed with plans to move forward. An email from Colleen Steen discussed. John will head up a committee to gather more information for a second public presentation to be held at a later date.

2. Zoning Assistant opening: We will entertain interviews at the 11/15/10 SB meeting.

3. Town Clerk/Treasurer Leave of Absence.

Peter made the motion to enter into executive session to discuss a personnel issue at 8:30 p.m.

Bill second. Motion passed. Vote 4-0-1

Peter made the motion to exit executive session at 9:00 p.m.

Bill second. Motion passed. Vote 4-0-1

4. Budget – Profit & Loss Statement

The Board will generate a list of questions for the Town Clerk/Treasurer to address. We will ask her to come back at a later date with the answers.

5. Bob will meet with Davin Coleman from the State of Vermont Division of Historic Preservation Department on Friday November 5, 2010 at 1 pm. to discuss options for the Vermont Food Venture building located at 1126 Main Street.

6. State Police coverage vs. Sheriff Department. The Board will look into options for the Town.

Purchase Orders – Reviewed.

Correspondence – Reviewed.


John made the motion to adjourn at 9:02 p.m.

Bill second. Motion passed. Vote 5-0

Respectfully, submitted by Stacy Wells, Adm. Asst.


Robert A. Horr, Selectboard Chair


The minutes are unofficial until approved at the next Selectboard meeting.

The minutes are unofficial until approved at the next Selectboard meeting.

The above minutes are unapproved , subject to amendment.

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