Select Board minutes 11-27-18

Select Board 11-27-18





NOVEMBER 27th, 2018


  • Board members present: Josh Terenzini, Mary Ashcroft, Sharon Russell, JP Faignant
  • Meeting opened at 6:00 P.M. with the Pledge of Allegiance

Approval of Orders

The Board approved the orders

Approval of Select Board Minutes for 11-13-18

  • Russell moved to approve the minutes, Ms. Ashcroft made second to the motion. The motion passed 3-0 with Mr. Faignant abstaining.

New Business; Board to meet with Town Attorney Kevin Brown:

  • Russell moved to enter executive session to discuss pending litigation with Town Attorney Kevin Brown and Town Administrative Assistant Bill Sweet attending. Ms. Ashcroft made a second to the motion. The motion passed 4-0. The board entered executive session at 6:03 PM.
  • The board came out of executive session at 6:37 PM. Faignant moved to deny the public record request appeal from Senior Assistant Attorney General John Dunleavy and have the town attorney send notification of this decision. Ms. Ashcroft made a second to the motion. The motion passed 4-0.

New Business; Board to meet with Mary Cohen and Tyler Richardson from the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce to discuss the regional marketing initiative:

  • Cohen and Mr. Richardson gave a presentation to the board on their Rutland Region marketing campaign.
  • Provided data on online marketing and its results.
  • They showed videos which have been produced to highlight living and working in the Rutland area.
  • Reviewed updates made to their website and future plans

Bill Sweet Administrative Assistant to the Select Board:

  • Provided information from state statute on dog licensing
  • Provided information from Northstar Fireworks on incentive for paying early for July 4th Pricing will be provided for the budget meeting for discussion.
  • Provided updated budget sheets
  • Provided RTPD calls for service
  • Provided follow up correspondence from Barbara Krysztofik regarding the dog barking complaint.
  • Board of Health presentation by Town Health Office JP Faignant will be done at the meeting on December 11th.
  • The American and Vermont State flag have been replaced on the flag pole at Town Hall

Barbara Noyes-Pulling Rutland Town Planning Commission Chair:

  • No updates.

Kirsten Hathaway Rutland Town Clerk/Treasurer:

  • Discussed where funds from Timber sale should be deposited. They will go to the Mead fund.

Frank Cioffi Rutland Town Fire Chief:

  • Reminded everyone to make sure vents around your house stay clear and to check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Will follow up with A. Tedescos masonry on the status of the flower bed caps

Committee meeting updates:

  • Reviewed recent Highway Committee meeting
  • Reviewed recent PD / Transfer Station committee meeting
  • Reviewed recent building committee meeting
    • Reviewed options to start clerks office remodel

Mr. Faignant made a motion to adjourn. Ms. Russell made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 7:25 PM.

Respectfully submitted, Mr. Bill Sweet




Joshua Terenzini, Chairman



Mary Ashcroft, Clerk


John Paul Faignant



Sharon Russell



Joe Denardo


Center Rutland, VT.