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Fairfax Selectboard Minutes of 11/03/08

Selectboard Members present: Judy Cleary, Bill Ormerod, Charlie Swanson, Randy DeVine and Bob Horr. Staff Members present: Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard

Public Present: Melissa Beerworth, Paul Lavallee, Sam Hudson, and David Shea.

1.Call to Order

Judy Cleary, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.

2. Minutes

A. Bob motioned to accept the minutes from the meeting on October 27, 2008, as written. Bill seconded. Randy offered one amendment. All board members voted in favor of accepting the minutes from the meeting on October 27, 2008, as amended.

3. Items on the Agenda

A. Bid Opening for the Town Forest Management Project - Judy opened the 4 bids that were received from John Musick, Gabe Parent, Dan Forand, and David Hayden. Sam Hudson attended the bid opening to review the bids.

John Musick's bid included the following:

1. Logs sold $0 to $300/M, 50% of sale price.
2. Logs sold $301 to $600/M, 60% of sale price.
3. Logs sold $601 to $850/M, 65% of sale price.
4. Logs sold $801 to $1100/M, 70% of sale price.
5. Logs sold for more than $1100 and all veneer will be paid at 75% of sale price.
6. Firewood - $20 per cord.
7. Pulp wood - 25% of the price received on the landing.
8. Soft wood logs - 50% after trucking costs.

Trucking costs will be split evenly between logger and landowner for hardwood saw logs.

Bill motioned to award the contract for logging the Town land located in North Fairfax, also known as the 100 acre woods, to John Musick; the details and arrangements will be made by Judy Cleary and Sam Hudson. Bob seconded. All board members voted in favor.

B. Randy Devine - Randy reviewed the VT Monthly Water System Operations Report and the Water Usage Summary for the month of October. Randy also gave a summary of his activities for the week, including, but not limited to: revised the water and sewer district maps for Northwest Regional Planning, fixed a leak in the chlorination injector at the water control building, composite sampling, and accompanied an appraiser from VLCT to all of the Utility Department buildings. Randy also contacted JP Electric regarding the work that needs to be done on the Nan's Mobil Pump Station.

Judy indicated that there are 5 water meters that need to be replaced; Randy has received information from Amy regarding the location of the meters.

4. Other Business

A. The board reviewed a memo from Norm Benoit, a resident of Cherrierville Road, regarding the assessment of his property. Erin will send Norm a copy of the State Statute that addresses the assessment of contiguous parcels.

B. The board continued their review of the Town's Water Use ordinance.

C. The board continued their review of the Zoning Administrator's job description.

5. Public Input

A. Melissa Beerworth asked who will maintain the road to the Town Forest while the logger is working on site. Judy will contact John Musick regarding the road.

B. David Shea presented the board with a check from All Metals Recycling for $190.00 for the scrap metal that was collected on Household Hazardous Waste Day.

6. Executive Session

There was no Executive Session this evening.

7. Adjournment

Charlie motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:15PM. Bob seconded. All board members voted in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 9:15PM.

Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard


The above minutes are unapproved , subject to amendment.

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