TOWN OF RUTLAND
Board members present: Stanley Rhodes III, Steve Hawley, Jim Hall, John Paul Faignant and Joe Dicton
The Meeting opened at 6:45 P.M.
All rose for The Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag.
The Board reviewed the 5-8-12 minutes. Mr. Hall moved to approve the 5-8-12 minutes with changes. Mr. Dicton made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Peter Fisk, Secretary of the Rutland Railway Association, met with the Board and explained the Railway Association’s plans to have a historic site marker placed on Depot Lane at the intersection with Business Route 4.
Mr. Fish made a video presentation and briefed Board members regarding the Rail Museum and Model Railroad Club planned activities. Mr. Fish said major repairs are planned for both the caboose car and the Rail Depot building.
Mr. Fisk said the Depot Museum is open to the public on Saturdays from 11:00 A.M. to 3 P.M. Mr. Fish said the restoration of the caboose will be a major project. Mr. Fisk told the Board that his group will be applying for a Transportation Enhancement Grant and he requested a letter of support from the Board.
Mr. Faignant made a motion to support the Rutland Railway Association and its efforts and sign the documents to support their grant application. Mr. Hall made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Mr. Rhodes signed a letter of support.
Town Clerk & Treasurer: Ms. Marie Hyjek reported:
Rhodes cited the fact he knows nine individuals who have unregistered dogs. Ms.
Hyjek said all individuals on the list have received courtesy calls. She said
whoever follows up on what we have done generally takes care of it. Ms. Hyjek
said the warrant is by state statute and that the Town does it every year. Ms.
Hyjek said it has been over one month since the courtesy calls were made.
Mr. Hall asked what the Town did last year. Ms. Hyjek said five dogs were removed from the system because they were not registered. Mr. Rhodes said the Town didn’t get their money and the dogs did not get destroyed.
Mr. Faignant moved to sign the warrant to destroy unlicensed dogs because it is a public health issue. Mr. Hawley made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Hawley moved to sign the Marshall & Swift software agreement for the $231.00 license fee. Mr. Dicton made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
The Board discussed the proposed map contract with Mr. Dean Russell of Russell Graphics of North Carolina. Mr. Rhodes said he knows Mr. Faignant had reviewed the proposed agreement and he asked Mr. Zingale if he had anything to add. Mr. Zingale said he worked on the agreement with Mr. Kevin Brown and got the agreement in a form that is acceptable to the Board.
Mr. Dicton moved to agree to said contract from Russell Graphics. Mr. Faignant made a second to the agreement and to authorize the Chair to sign. The motion passed unanimously.
Solid Waste Alliance Communities & Rutland Transportation Council: Mr. Shields reported:
Regional Planning Commission Mr. Fred Nicholson reported:
1. Informed the Board that a consultant had been selected to assist in the RRPC in its Strategic Planning Initiative. He said Copeland Associates from Shelburne Vermont had been selected. Mr. Nicholson said all of the consultants interviewed said the RRPC should hire a new Executive Director after the Strategic Planning Initiative is complete.
Planning Commission: William Matteson:
Mr. Rhodes reported for Mr. Mike Rowe. He said according to Mr. Rowe: baseball season is up and running, concessions are up and running and the parents are happy they just have to watch and not work (at the concession stand). He said all of the Recreation locks had been changed but that selectbaord had not received keys.
Mr. Faignant said he will tell Mr. Rowe to make a list of all those who received keys. According to Mr. Rowe; the pool cover has been removed and cleaning the pool has begun. He said pool pass sales and lesson registration would take place on June 4, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the pool. He said the maintenance crew is doing a good job.
Mr. Rhodes read highlights from the Rutland County Sheriff’s report; 69 hours of patrol, 40 local speed traffic tickets, 5 regulations in municipalities, 8 inspection violations, 3 license suspensions and 3 insurance violations. The total in local fines was $6658.00 and $1,931.00 in state fines.
Town Administrator: Mr. Joseph Zingale reported:
Mr. Rhodes questioned Mr. Zingale regarding a Black Rive Design Architects “notice to proceed”. Mr. Zingale said he had the notice revised because it previously sought authorization from the Town Fire Department. Mr. Rhodes read the “notice to proceed”.
Mr. Hall moved to approve the notice to proceed. Mr. Hawley made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Zingale informed the Board that grants are available for the purchase of a generator. He suggested the Fire Department look into the grant for the Center Rutland Station. Mr. Rhodes cited the fact the Fire Department has a donated Generator that has never been used.
Mr. Hathaway said the Town Fire Department received a three-phase generator from VELCO in 1984, which needs a gas tank and be rewired.
The Board reviewed packet correspondence.
Mr. Zingale will contact the American Cancer Society regarding their pool pass request.
Mr. Hall gave a brief report regarding the status of the Fire Committee’s work with the Center Rutland Station renovation plans.
Mr. Hall also reminded the Board that it had previously discussed doing maintenance work on the Town Hall. Mr. Hall also reminded the Board that the Post Road Pump station project has not been put out to bid.
Mr. Hawley asked Mr. Zingale how often the US 7 Corridor Group meets. Mr. Zingale said there is no formal Corridor Group but that the Service Road proposal now has a group of individuals, which will be holding a series of meetings.
Mr. Nicholson told the Board that he and Ms. Schreibman eliminated the proposed road (from the servicer road RFP), which Mr. Zingale proposed, and instead drew a circle around the area where the road could be located.
Police Department: Chief John Sly reported:
Recreation Director: Mike Rowe reported:
Mr. Faignant moved to close the meeting at 8:04 P.M. Mr. Dicton made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.