TOWN OF RUTLAND
MINUTES: July 3, 2012
Board members present: Jim Hall, Stanley Rhodes and Joe
The Meeting opened at 6:45 P.M.
All rose for the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag.
Mr. Rhodes said the Board would review the minutes at the next meeting
when there is a full Board.
Board took questions from the floor.
April Lynn Kelly, representing the Holiday Inn, asked if the Board would be
approving the Holiday Inn’s liquor License. Mr. Rhodes cited the fact that
Chief Ed Dumas had reviewed the Holiday Inn’s 1st & 2nd
class liquor and tobacco application and that all is in order.
Dicton made a motion to accept the application as requested by the Holiday Inn.
Mr. Hall made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
resident Mr. Thomas Terenzini informed the Board he will be running as a
Republican write-in candidate for the State House seat being vacated by
Representative James McNeil. Mr. Terenzini thanked Mr. McNeil for his years of
service to the Town.
Dicton said he appreciates Mr. Terenzini running for the vacated seat and his
interest in the political scene. Mr. Terenzini said he has lived in town for
several years and that his children attended the Town Elementary School. Mr. Terenzini
thanked the Board for their time.
Council & SWAC: Charles Shields
- Informed the Board that a presentation regarding
the Stone Valley Byway was given at his last meeting. He said the video
would be distributed to chambers of commerce.
Clerk & Treasurer: Ms. Marie Hyjek reported:
- Informed the Board the 2012 Education
residential tax rate is 1.2598, which is up 1.2475 from last year. She
said the 2012 nun residential tax rate is 1.3227, which is a decrease from
1.3477 from last year. Mr. Rhodes said the base education rate went up to
- Told the Board that the fuel oil bid requests
and the public notice had been mailed out. Ms. Hyjek said she would have
the bids for the Board to open at the next meeting. Mr. Dicton asked how
many bid requests were mailed. Ms. Hyjek said she mailed out 10 requests.
Ms. Hyjek said she would also place a notice in the newspaper.
- Cited the A.M. Peisch engagement letter in the
Planning Commission Mr. Fred
- Reported his tenure as Chairman of the Rutland
Regional Planning Commission is over. Mr. Nicholson said one of his last
official acts was to mediate a meeting of the Act 248 Process recently
held at the Rutland City Intermediate School. He said there were 76
individuals in the audience. He said the Rutland Herald reported there
were 40 people present.
Dicton nominated Mr. Nicholson to be the Town’s voting member to the League.
Mr. Hall made a second to the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
Zingale asked Mr. Nicholson if he had made a decision regarding the tree at the
Killington Ave. / Victoria Dr. intersection. Mr. Nicholson said he still needs
to discuss the matter with the Town Road Commissioner.
Administrator: Mr. Joseph Zingale reported:
- Informed the Board that only Dubois & King
submitted a bid regarding the pump station panel relocation. Mr. Rhodes
opened the bid. Dubois and King submitted a bid of $27,000.00. The Board took no action.
- Informed the Board that only Computer-EZ
submitted a bid in response to a request for proposals. Computer-EZ
submitted a price of $5,398.00 for
four new desktop and two laptop computers. Mr. Hyjek informed the Board
that Mr. Larry Gold has requested half the total be paid now and the
remaining amount when the computers are delivered. Mr. Dicton made a
motion to accept Computer-EZ’s bid for 4 desktop workstations and two
notebooks think pads and 8 hours of support & labor for $5,398.00 and to approve half payment up
front. Mr. Hall made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously
- Reminded the Board that there are 99 days
remaining for the Board to hold a Public Hearing on the proposed zoning
- Told the Board that the proposed Aldi Food
Market construction is being delayed do to permitting issues with the
Agency of Transportation. Mr. Zingale said he could contact Senator’s;
Kevin Mullin, Peg Flory and Bill Carris and request their help in the
matter. Mr. Rhodes said he spoke with Ms. Shirley Barnhart and that she is
very frustrated with the delay. The Board instructed Mr. Zingale to
contact the County Senators.
- Informed the Board that State rail officials are
attempting to schedule a meeting regarding the status of the Rutland rail
yard relocation. Mr. Zingale said he would keep the Board informed.
- Informed the Board that the annual landfill
water quality report indicates no significant changes since last year.
Board members discussed possible problems
that could arise if testing indicates a problem and the landfill is under
a lease with the solar company.
- Told the Board that OMYA has agreed to give the
Town of Rutland the old Clarendon & Pittsford rail right-of-way behind
the Center Rutland Fire Station. Mr. Zingale said the Town would receive
the rail r-o-w running the length of Simons Ave. The Board discussed the
matter. Mr. Zingale cited the fact the Town would prepare the deed and a
survey. The Board said the survey cost would come fro the Fire
department’s Building & Maintenance account. The Board said Mr.Zingale
could contact a local surveyor to prepare a survey.
- Informed the Board that Attorney Joseph O’Rourke
said his client, Mr. Alphonse Coccia, would remove his dilapidated
structure on Forest Way but that he needs until August 15, 2012 to get the
job done. Mr. Rhodes said it is a step in the right direction and the
Board agreed Mr. Coccia has until August 15, 2012 to remove the
- Cited a painting proposal to paint the Town
Hall. The Building Committee will review the proposal and report back to
- Mr.Zingale suggested the Town publically thank
OMYA for the proposed land dedication to the Town. Mr. Rhodes said the
Board would do something after the deed has been received.
Chief: Joseph Denardo reported:
- Submitted a copy of the Rutland County Mutual
Aid agreement to the Board
- Submitted a copy of a proposed Lock Box
Ordinance to the Board for consideration. The Board will consider the
proposed ordinance at the next meeting.
- Submitted a report regarding the construction of
a new pumper/tanker truck. Chief Denardo said the bids were open on June
19, 2012. Mr. Denardo said the Fire Committee discussed the mater on June
Mr. Rhodes read from the report submitted by the Chief. The Board and the
Chief discussed the various deficiencies with the bids submitted, with the
exception of the Dingee Machines bid. According to the report, the Fire
Committee recommends the selection of the Dingee machine Company.
Mr. Rhodes said the Dingee Truck would be $7,000.00
cheaper than the Valley Fire Equipment Truck. The Board will
vote on the truck selection at the next meeting.
- The Chief informed the Board he is in the
process of putting the old tanker up for sale. The Chief said a minimal
price should be about $1,500.00
- Reported on the status of the new tanker truck,
which Dingee Machines is building for the Town. Mr. Denardo said the new
truck should be delivered the following week.
- Mr. Denardo said Assistant Chief Mike Barron
would meet with the fireworks company the next day to choose a location.
Mr. Hathaway told the Board he had removed three old fire hydrants from US
RT 7 South.
Board reviewed packet correspondence.
Rhodes said A.M. Peisch has proposed a contract of $12,620.00
to do the annual audit. Mr. Hall made a motion to employ A.M. Peisch to do the
annual Town audit at a cost of $12,620.00.
Mr. Dicton made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Rhodes cited a letter from Mr. John Kalish regarding a request for the Board to
adopt a Tax Increment Financing Zone in the area of his proposed commercial
development. Mr. Kalish will be put on the next agenda.
Board reviewed a letter submitted by Mr. Gary Wing regarding an alleged
nuisance-barking dog owned by the Garrow/Alexander. The Board instructed Mr.
Zingale to speak to Garrow/Alexander and to instruct them to prohibit the dog
from being a barking nuisance.
Hall moved to close the meeting at 8:24 P.M. Mr. Dicton made a second to the
motion. The motion passed unanimously.