TOWN OF RUTLAND
MINUTES: June 5, 2012
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.
Mr. Hawley moved to approve the May 22, 2012 minutes with corrections.
Mr. Faignant made a second to the motion.
were no questions from the floor.
Clerk & Treasurer: Ms. Marie Hyjek reported:
- Informed the Board that six Land Record Books would
be out of the Office for microfilming beginning on June 11, 2012.
Board reviewed a letter from ARC regarding ballot wording.
Waste Alliance Communities & Rutland Transportation Council: Mr. Shields
Road Commissioner: Mr. Byron
half of the summer paving is complete. Mr. Hathaway said the paving work should
be complete in July.
- Informed the Board that he would be taking
Mondays and Fridays off until July 1st to use up his remaining
vacation days. Mr. Hathaway said while he is off Mr. Tripp would not be
doing any chain saw work. Mr. Hathaway said there are always two men
present when the chain saw is used.
Mr. Faignant questioned Mr. Hathaway regarding the
structural inspection of the East Creek Bridge. Mr. Hathaway said he is waiting
to hear back from a State official as to why there is a deficiency. Mr.
Hathaway will report to the Board when he receives a reply. Mr. Hall made a
motion to sign off on the Bridge Inspection report as requested by the state.
Mr. Hawley made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Director: Mike Rowe reported:
- Informed the Board that pool registration is on
- He said baseball is going well and the Junior
Babe Ruth league will start next week.
- Told the Board the Parks look great. Mr. Rowe
said Bill Bauer and Chuck Hall are doing a good job.
the Board that the waste containers and the doggie bags have been set up
at Northwood Park. He said individuals are using the bags.
- He told the Board that the Town Pool will be
open on June 9 & June 10 and will open for the season on June 15.
- Mr. Rowe told the Board that a handicapped lift
must be installed at the pool in order to be in compliance with an
Americans with Disabilities Administration (ADA) requirement. Mr. Rowe
said the Town must be in compliance by January 2013. Mr. Rowe discussed
the lift matter with the Board. Mr. Rowe said the lift would cost $5,000.00 and that it would cost $1,500.00 to install the lift. Mr. Rowe said
the lifts are on back order. He said the installation would take place in
the fall. Mr. Rhodes instructed Mr. Rowe to move forward with complying
with the regulation.
- Mr. Rowe and the Board discuss recreation summer
staff pay increases. Mr. Rowe said some individuals have not had a raise
in 2 or 3 years. He told the Board the rate he feels they deserve. Mr.
Rowe cited the fact that the State minimum wage is $8.46 per hour. Mr. Rhodes said the Board
should look at the proposed rate increases before approving the request.
Mr. Dicton said the Board should approve the request submitted by Mr.
Rowe. Mr. Dicton cited the fact four individuals would be earning $8.75 per hour and that new employees would
start at $8.00. Mr. Dicton said he does not have a
problem with the submittal.
Mr. Dicton moved to accept Mr. Rowe’s recommendation for the Northwood
Pool staff summer 2012. Mr. Hall made a second to the motion. The motion
Administrator: Mr. Joseph Zingale reported:
- Informed the Board that the American Cancer
Society (ACS) had requested a family or individual pool pass for the
season as a donation to raise money for the ACS. Mr. Faignant moved to
authorize one family pass as a donation. Mr. Dicton made a second to the
motion. The motion passed unanimously.
- Presented the proposed Center Station contract
with Black River Design Architects for signature. Mr. Zingale told the
Board that Town Attorney Kevin Brown had reviewed the contract and said
the chair could sign. Mr. Hawley moved to sign the standard form of
agreement between the Town and Black River Design Architects as reviewed
by Kevin Brown. Mr. Dicton made a second to the motion. Mr. Faignant
questioned if a provision had been added. Mr. Zingale said he had not
attached any new information. Mr. Faignant said the item he wanted
included was included. The motion passed unanimously.
- Presented a CVPS Corp. application to the Public Service
Board seeking permission to replace and add new poles to the power line
running through Town to the Board. Mr. Zingale told the Board that the new
poles and replacements would be along the power line in the Hitzel Terrace
/ West Ridge Terrace area of town. Mr. Zingale said the work would not
affect the Town of Rutland since it is on private property.
the Board that a Virginia Company is considering whether to propose a
contract to the Town to lease the capped landfill in order to construct a
solar farm. Mr. Zingale said the same company is negotiating to place
solar panels on property owned by a business on Seward. Mr. Zingale said he also suggested the
Town’s Park Street property but that the Virginia is not interested
because the land is in the flood plane.
Mr. Dicton asked if Mr. Zingale suggested the new parcel of land the Town
recently took possession. Mr. Zingale said the land has flood plane and
wetland issues and is inaccessible.
Mr. Dicton said he believes Mr. Richard Lloyd researched the matter
and determined there is legal access to the property.
the Board he had performed a sewer manhole inspection the previous week
and that he found grease in certain manholes. Mr. Zingale said the Town
cleaned the manholes with grease last fall. Mr. Zingale told the Board he
could show pictures of his inspection at the next meeting.
- Mr. Zingale cited a report he prepared regarding
the proposed sewer and water line feasibility study for the Business Route
4 corridor. Mr. Zingale said the name of parcel owners as well as the
parcel size and the amount of taxes the parcels pay is listed on the
report. He said the report also indicates the current use of the
Hawley read the public hearing notice for the sewer and water line feasibility
study for the Business Route 4 corridor.
Mr. Zingale told the Board that Mr. Jamie Stewart, the Executive
Director of the Rutland Economic Development Corporation, is heading up the
proposed study. Mr. Faignant cited the fact the properties along the corridor
would have redevelopment potential with water & sewer service.
Stewart presented a map depicting existing water and sewer service in the
Center Rutland Area. Mr. Stewart said part of the scope of the study would be
Is it feasible
At what cost
What is the potential
Stewart referred to the map and showed the areas where services are currently
available. Mr. Stewart said the study would not only look at development and
redevelopment along the road but also land behind the road frontage. Mr.
Stewart said the businesses along the road now have limited development due to
the fact there is no municipal water and sewer service.
Stewart told the Board that the CVPS, General Electric and the Rutland Hospital
never drive guest through Center Rutland because of the negative image the area
creates. He said all three companies will take their guest via the bypass in
order to avoid going through the Center Rutland corridor.
Stewart said Wilk Paving would like to expand at their current site but can not
due to the lack of sewer and water service. Mr. Stewart passed out copies of
the proposed work plan. Mr. Stewart said the CDBG program requires a study for
the potential for low and moderate housing. Mr. Stewart cited the fact there is
ledge along the corridor.
Zingale told the Board that Town Fire District #1 operates water and sewer
lines in Center Rutland and that the City of Rutland is already connected into
the Fire District’s water system for emergency needs. Mr. Zingale explained
that all of the wastewater from Fire District #1 is pumped into the City of
Rutland for treatment.
Stewart told the Board that both Rutland City and West Rutland would like to
provide services to the Center Rutland corridor.
Department: Chief John Sly reported:
Planning Commission Mr. Fred
Board came out of executive session after discussing Police Department matters.
Mr. Hall moved to allocate 14 more hours to the Sheriff’s Department. Mr.
Dicton made a second to the motion. It was stated that the same conditions
stipulated in the contract would apply. The motion passed unanimously.
Hall moved to close the meeting at 9:01 P.M. Mr. Faignant made a second to the
motion. The motion passed unanimously.