Water & Sewer Committee Minutes 8-9-19

Water & Sewer Committee Minutes 8-9-19




The Water & Sewer Committee of the Rutland Town Select Board met at 8:00 AM on Friday August 9th at the Municipal Town Hall. Present was Board Clerk Mary Ashcroft, Board Member Joe Denardo, Administrative Assistant Bill Sweet, Town Road Commissioner Byron Hathaway, Town Lister Howard Burgess and Mr. Robert Clark from Otter Creek Engineering.

  • The committee met with Mr. Robert Clark from Otter Creek Engineering to discuss a proposed water line extension down Randbury Road.
    1. Clark informed the committee that 6 Hazardous Waste sites have been identified on Randbury Road. If petroleum is detected in soil in the right of way where the water line would be installed, ductile iron would need to be used instead to PVC piping. The soil would be corrosive for the PVC piping
      1. The cost to upgrade to ductile iron would increase costs by approximately 20%, but this cost could be eligible for reimbursement.
      2. The 6 sites are identified and have hazardous waste site numbers with the state
  • If petroleum is not found in soil samples from the road way then PVC piping can be used
  1. The estimated cost of the project is currently $279,640 with approximately $36,000 in reimbursable expenses depending on if petroleum is found or not.
  2. Otter Creek Engineering would like to submit plans to Rutland City and the state for review and proceed with the soil borings.
    1. The soil borings should cost between $3500 and $4000.
  3. Clark expects the city and the state to approve the designs which would allow us to proceed with a bid period in the fall with construction able to begin in the spring.
  4. Reviewed possibilities of tying into the main on Farrell Road, Mr. Clark presented 2 options for doing so. One option was to follow the route of the proposed service road and the other was to do directional boring. The cost is approximately the same.
  5. Discussed the possibility of having to create a looped main. This could double the cost of the project. Automatic flushing hydrants should be a reasonable alternative.
  6. Discussed having a meeting with the landowners from Randbury Road and when it should take place. Mr. Clark said within 2 to 3 weeks would be a good timeframe.
    1. Friday August 23rd at 10AM was discussed for a meeting on site. Mary and Bill will draft a letter to be sent out.
  • Discussed the need to refurbish 2 manholes on Windcrest Road.
    1. There are 2 that are not a standard size which makes maintenance and inspection a problem
    2. It would cost approximately $2000 each to update with new frames, bricks and covers
    3. The money to pay for the improvements would come from the sewer fund
    4. Discussed having the highway department complete the work or hiring a contractor to complete it. The decision on who will complete it will be left to Mr. Hathaway.


There being no other business the meeting adjourned at 8:40 AM.

Respectfully submitted, Bill Sweet