TOWN OF RUTLAND
Board members present: Steven Hawley, James Hall, Stanley Rhodes III, James Callahan and Joshua Terenzini.
The Meeting opened at 6:00 P.M. with the pledge of allegiance.
Mr. Hawley made a motion to accept the minutes of 2-15-11 with corrections. Mr. Hall made a second to the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 4-0. Mr. Terenzini abstained from the vote.
Town Clerk & Treasurer: Ms. Marie Hyjek reported:
Mr. Rhodes questioned Ms. Hyjek regarding a $42.00 charge on the bill. Ms. Hyjek said it has to do with how many days are in the month. She said she is charged the said fee on her bill. Mr. Rhodes cited the fact the Town received a credit because CVPS was billing the Town interest. Ms. Hyjek said the Town was charged at the business rate with tax for two months. Ms. Hyjek said the Town had a $294.00 credit toward the bill.
Mr. Rhodes said that since the lights at Dewey Field are no longer being used the usage charge should drop down to almost nothing.
2. Gave the Board the Delinquent Tax report. Mr. Rhodes said the total taxes due are $28,380.00.
3. Informed the Board regarding the most recent revenues from the local option tax. The Board discussed local option revenue totals for the year with Ms. Hyjek and Town Administrator Mr. Joseph Zingale Jr. Ms Hyjek said she would give Mr. Zingale a copy of the amount that is sent to the Town when she receives the information. Ms. Hyjek said the new revenues bring the Town up to $731,748.72 and that the Board pledged $829,000.00 for the 2011 / 2012 budget. She said the Board still needs to collect $98,000.00
4. Reported she is ready for the election tomorrow. She requested people put the caps back on the voting pens when finished voting.
Hyjek said she has the information requested by the Board regarding the town
phone system and the town property maps. The Board, Ms. Hyjek and Mr. Zingale
discussed getting Mr. Zingale and Town Lister Howard Burgess their own separate
phone line. Ms. Hyjek said based on her research the best option would be to
get the two new lines from Comcast. Mr. Zingale said something has to be done
since calls are being misdirected and the Clerk’s office is wasting time on
inquiries, which should have gone to Mr. Zingale. The matter was discussed
further and no action was taken.
Mr. Rhodes questioned Ms. Hyjek regarding a charge from Howard’s Fire Control. Mr. Rhodes said he would follow up on the bill.
Rhodes read from information provided by Ms. Hyjek regarding the Town’s
decision to select a new property mapmaker. Mr. Rhodes cited the fact Ms. Hyjek
has not paid a bill for $490.00, which
Mr. Zingale had authorized for payment. Mr. Rhodes asked Mr. Zingale to explain
Mr. Zingale said the bill was generated due to the fact Vermont Visualization Services (VVS) had to clean up typographic errors resulting from their scanning the Town’s property maps. Mr. Zingale explained to the Board that had the Town’s former mapmaker released a computer file with the information, the new mapmaker would not have had to do a scan the old mapmaker’s maps. Mr. Zingale said the charge should be paid since the work had been done.
Mr. Zingale informed the Board that VVS has thrown in several free additions to the maps since taking over mapping services for the town. Ms. Hyjek said lawyers and others are asking for the new maps because they read about them in the minutes. Mr. Zingale said Ms. Hyjek should have referred those individuals to him since he has the new maps on his computer. Mr. Zingale said the paper maps would ship soon.
7. Ms. Hyjek presented a liquor license request from the 99 Restaurant and a tobacco & liquor for the Mac’s store for board consideration. Mr. Hall moved to approve the applications and to circulate for signatures. Mr. Hawley made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Solid Waste Alliance Communities: Mr. Shields reported:
No meeting No report
Rutland Regional Transportation Council: Mr. Shields reported:
Regional Planning Commission Mr. Fred Nicholson reported:
Road Commissioner: Mr. Byron Hathaway reported:
Fire Chief: Joseph Denardo reported:
Planning Commission: Mr. William Matteson reported:
Police Department: Chief John Sly reported:
Recreation Commission: Mr. Jode Hall reported:
Town Administrator: Mr. Joseph Zingale reported:
Mr. Rhodes requested a motion to spend $1,800.00 for an appraisal of General Electric. Mr. Hall moved to spend $1,800.00 for the GE appraisal. Mr. Terenzini made a second to the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 3 to 0 Mr. Hawley and Mr. Callahan abstained from the vote.
The Board reviewed packet Correspondence.
Mr. Hall cited the fact there is a bill in the legislature, which would require Select Board’s to interview candidates interested in being appointed to town commission or Boards in open session and not in executive session. Mr. Hall said the law should not be changed. He informed the Board he had sent a memo to VLCT expressing his thoughts.
Mr. Hall made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Hawley made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.