TOWN OF RUTLAND
Board members present: Stanley Rhodes III, Steven Hawley, Joe Dicton Jr. Joshua Terenzini and James Hall
The Meeting opened at 6:30 P.M. with the pledge of allegiance.
Mr. Hall made a motion to go into executive session with Mr. Mike Rowe to discuss personnel issues pertaining to Northwood Park. Mr. Hawley made a second o the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Rhodes declared the executive session closed at 7:04 PM. He said no action would be taken pertaining to Mike Rowe as pool director.
Mr. Hawley made a motion to approve the minutes of 6-7-11 with corrections. Mr. Dicton made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Hall moved to approve the 6-15-11 minutes as presented. Mr. Hawley made a second to the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 3 to 0. Mr. Rhodes and Mr. Terenzini abstained from the vote.
Town Clerk & Treasurer: Ms. Marie Hyjek reported:
Mr. Rhodes cited the various improvements made at the Town pool and the amount of money that will carry over to the new fiscal year.
7. Told the Board that A.M. Peisch would begin their audit in August.
Town Police Chief: John Sly Reported:
Recreation Commission: Mr. Tim Pockette reported:
Mr. Rhodes said the pool is 99 % complete and operating. The Board discussed a $2,900.00 Pool plumbing proposal from Rousseau Plumbing. Mr. Rhodes read a letter submitted by Rousseau Plumbing.
Mr. Rhodes also informed the Board it would be an additional $2,200.00 for the pool plasterers to complete the caulking around the pool.
Mr. Rhodes told the Board an additional $6,686.07 would be required to purchase and install a new butterfly valve from Allen Pools.
Mr. Rhodes read from a list of itemized pool expenditures and said in total the Board has spent $119,000.00 of the $125,000.00 approved by the voters. Mr. Hall moved to approve $2,900.00 from Rousseau and the cocking for $2,200.00 and the Allen Engineering proposal for $6,686.07. The Board acknowledged the amount of time and effort Mr. Rhodes has put into the Northwood Pool refurbishment. Mr. Dicton made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Town Fire Chief: Joe Denardo reported:
The Board discussed the proposed Driveway Installation Construction application form. Mr. Hall moved to approve the Driveway application form as presented. Mr. Terenzini made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Rhodes raised the issue of whether the Board should continue to charge a fee for the Peddlers permit. Mr. Rhodes cited the fact that some individual’s pay for a $100.00 permit every year while others do not apply for permits. He cited confusion among vendors when they are invited to participate in non-profit events in Town. Mr. Rhodes said he would be in favor requiring individuals to fill out the permit but not charge a fee.
Mr. Zingale told the Board a proposed Farmer’s Market outdoor Fair started at the Home Depot and the fact some of the merchants would need to get peddler permits but that others would not.
Town Administrator: Mr. Joseph Zingale reported:
The Board reviewed packet correspondence from:
Mr. Rhodes informed the Board that the Town hired Mr. Fred Nicholson in 2009 at $55.00 per hour for roadside mowing. Mr. Rhodes said his pay went up to $65.00 per hour in 2010 and that he is now receiving $70.00 per hour as of tonight. Mr. Rhodes said generally the Town sets the rate at which the service will be provided and not the employee.
Mr. Hall said there should have been some discussion prior to the increase. Mr. Terenzini cited the fact other Town subcontractors may feel there is a need for their pay to be increased as well. Mr. Terenzini said the Board should discuss the matter with Mr. Nicholson in two weeks.
Mr. Dicton moved to go into executive session at 8:35 PM to discuss Recreation matters and to discuss a delinquent water fee issue with Mr. Zingale. Mr. Hawley made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Rhodes declared the executive closed at 8:50 PM. Mr. Hall moved to terminate the water delinquency on July 5th. Mr. Hawley made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Terenzini made a motion to dissolve the Rutland Town Recreation Committee and go with a part-time recreation director. Mr. Dicton made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Hall moved to close the meeting at 8:50 PM. Mr. Terenzini made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.