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Town Of Fairfax Selectboard Minutes
November 2, 2009

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

Staff Present: Deb Woodward

Public Present: Brad Morse, Peter King, Larry & Barbara Young

1. Call to Order

Bob Horr, Chair, called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

2. Items on the Agenda

A. Deb Woodward: Deb reviewed the loan paperwork for the fire truck with the Board. It was discussed whether the check was to be mailed or hand delivered by someone from the Fire Department. The check will not be ready until Wednesday morning. Bob signed the paperwork for the loan to return to Deb. There was discussion about the Office Assistant not calling Deb directly to let her know when she is going to be out of the office. Deb also noted she may be required to work overtime this week and the Board had no problem with it.

B. Water Ordinance Adoption: Bill motioned to adopt the Water Use Ordinance for the Town of Fairfax, signed 11/16/09, Randy seconded the motion. No public comment. Vote was 4-0-1.

C. Brad Morse: A letter was sent to Brad asking whether he would be receptive to a conversation regarding his property and possibly the development of a test well for a backup water supply for the Town. Brad responded that he does have an interest and is here to discuss this with the Board. He is considering taking the building down and putting a residential subdivision in that location. Bob brought Ken Yelsey from the State to look at the parcel last week. Brad would be interested in selling a portion or the entire parcel to the Town. Bill explained the purchase of the entire parcel by the Town, we could enter into an agreement but it would require voter approval. If it were only purchase of a water source, it would fall under the Town Utility Department. There was extensive discussion following.

D. Larry & Barbara Young: Discussion regarding availability of land in Fairfax Village. Barbara Young requested this business be conducted in executive due to pending legal matters.

Bill motioned to enter executive session to discuss legal matters at 7:47 pm, John seconded. Vote was 4-0-1. Bill motioned to exit executive session at 8:20 pm, Charlie seconded. Vote was 4-0-1.

3. Minutes

A. Charlie made a motion to approve the minutes from the October 19, 2009 meeting as written, Randy seconded the motion. Vote was 3-0-2. Bill made a motion to approve the minutes from the November 2, 2009 meeting as written, John seconded. Vote was 4-0-1.

4. General Business

A. The Board decided to delay review of the Sewer Ordinance indefinitely until 2010.

B. There was note in the purchase order file from Mary to Deb that the vacuum is no longer working. The Board authorized Deb or Mary to purchase a new vacuum cleaner out of the Town’s office maintenance budget.

C. The letter from Bethany at NRPC regarding moving the sign on Fletcher Road was reviewed. Bill motioned to revise the Traffic Ordinance, Town of Fairfax dated 3/2003, specifically Article V Speed Regulations for Town Highway #2 to read “A maximum speed of 30 mph from the intersection of VT 104 extending northerly for .65 miles.” from the original .5 miles. Randy questioned moving the sign to the top of the hill. Discussion followed. Charlie seconded Bill’s motion. Vote was 3-1-1.

D. The Regional Energy Committee information was discussed. Bob volunteered to attend the meeting on December 8th.

E. Discussion regarding an inquiry for an addition at 36 Maple Street and how it would affect the water/sewer allocation, if at all. The answer is no, it does not affect the allocation.

5. Executive Session

Bill motioned to enter executive session to discuss personnel issues at 8:42 pm, John seconded the motion. Vote was 4-0-1. Bill motioned to exit executive session at 9:10 pm, Charlie seconded. Vote was 4-0-1 in favor.

6. Adjournment

Bill motioned to adjourn at 9:28 pm, Charlie seconded. Vote was 4-0-1 in favor.

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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