Water & Sewer Committee Minutes 8-23-19

Water & Sewer Committee Minutes 8-23-19



FRIDAY AUGUST 23rd, 2019

The Water & Sewer Committee of the Rutland Town Select Board met at 10:00 AM on Friday August 23rd in front of 207 Randbury Road. Present was Board Chair Joshua Terenzini, Board Clerk Mary Ashcroft, Board member Joe Denardo, Town Road Commissioner Byron Hathaway, Town Clerk & Treasurer Kirsten Hathaway, Robert Clark from Otter Creek Engineering, Town Administrative Assistant Bill Sweet and several property owners from Randbury Road.

  1. Clark reviewed the scope of the project with the property owners and representatives on site, a copy of the plans was provided to everyone.
  2. The total project cost is estimated currently at $375,000. It is expected to be able to go out to bid this fall to begin construction in the spring of 2020. It is anticipated the project would take 6 to 8 weeks to complete.
  3. Otter Creek Engineering will obtain the needed state permits for each property to be able to make a connection to the new system. Information from each property owner will need to be provided to Otter Creek Engineering to be able to complete the permit requests.
  4. Each individual owner will be responsible for costs to connect their building to the curb stops.
  5. Rutland City will be conducting a flow test soon at the hydrant on the corner of Randbury Road and US Route 7 South
  6. An 8” line is planned which will give sufficient fire flow.
  7. Discussed looping the main to the dead end on Farrell Road. According to Mr. Clark, this would provide more flow than installing a new 12” main but would double the cost of the project.
  8. The 8” main will be sufficient to support future development along the road as well.
  9. Several property owners have already expressed interest in connecting to the new line.
  10. Standard hookups at the curb stops will be up to 1 ¼” lines. Larger lines can be installed with up front notice from the property owner, providing the pay the cost of the larger line.
  11. The plans have been submitted to Rutland City for review and approval.
  12. Soil borings will be coordinated by Otter Creek Engineering within the next few weeks to determine if any contamination exists. The cost for removal can be covered by the state as long as it is found ahead of time.
  13. A follow up letter will be sent to property owners regarding the anticipated schedule and options for larger service lines.
  14. Discussed the rates billed by Rutland City for water service. A water meter will need to be installed at any building connecting.

There being no other business the meeting adjourned at 10:30 AM.  Respectfully submitted, Bill Sweet.