MINUTES: November 8, 2011


Board members present: Joe Dicton, Joshua Terenzini and James Hall


The Meeting opened at 6:44 P.M. with the pledge of allegiance.


Mr. Dicton moved to approve the 10 -25-11 minutes as presented. Mr. Terenzini made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.



Town Clerk & Treasurer:  Ms. Marie Hyjek reported:


  1. Town office will be closed November 11, 24 & 25
  2. All town bills are due on the 17th
  3. BCA meeting 11-15-11
  4. Will mail out Town Reports Bid request


Solid Waste Alliance Communities & Rutland Transportation Council:  Mr. Shields reported:


  1. He had received an overview regarding “safe routes to school”
  2. The annual solid waste meeting is next week
  3. Informed the Board he and Mr. Zingale had Posted Northwood Park for no hunting


Regional Planning Commission Mr. Fred Nicholson reported:


  1. The Executive Finance Committee had met and that membership dues would be going up by $25.00



Planning Commission: Mr. William Matteson reported:


  1. Landowners had meet with the Planning Commission regarding the proposed new service road for the south end of town. Mr. Matteson said those present were enthusiastic and supportive. Mr. Matteson aid the next meeting would be on December 1, 2011


Police Department: Chief John Sly reported:


1.      Recommended that individuals regularly check any unoccupied properties they may have due to break-ins and thefts. Mr. Sly also recommended that individuals not place “for sale” signs in front of their home, if their property is for sale. Mr. Sly recommended that individuals consider installing alarm systems in their unoccupied properties.


  1. Mr. Sly informed the Board that convenience stores have also been targets of recent break-ins


  1. Mr. Sly told the Board that copper is often the target of home and business break-ins.


Mr. Dicton thanked Mr. Sly and the Town Police for keeping the community safe.


Recreation Director: Mike Rowe reported:


1.      The Halloween party was a success.

2.      Basketball registration is on going.

3.      Town the Board that Northwood had been winterized and Dewey would soon be winterized.

4.      Reported the tennis windscreens had been taken down.



Town Administrator:  Mr. Joseph Zingale reported:


  1. Requested Board approval for a $2,000.00 budget to work with Peter Andrews at Stantec to develop a Hazard Mitigation Grant application to relocate the Post Road Pump Station electrical panel to higher ground. Mr. Terenzini moved to approve the proposed budget with Stantec. Mr. Dicton made a second to the motion. Mr. Dicton questioned Mr. Zingale regarding the proposed project. The motion passed unanimously.


  1. Informed the Board of an invitation to the Grand Opening for the Casella Zero-Sort facility in Rutland City.



  1. Told the Board that the Diamond Run Mall has received Act 250 approval to put up a 23’ X 12’ Mall sign at the Bypass intersection.


  1. Requested and received permission to write to the Army/Guard administrator and request the word “Town” be added to the Army/Guard Sign, which reads Rutland, Vermont.


The Board decided to wait two weeks to consider the Alderman KIA wastewater request.


Mr. Terenzini moved to have the Clerk of the Board sign the Sub-Grant Agreement for Tropical Storm Irene. Mr. Dicton made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


The Board decided to wait until the next meeting to consider the Waste Quip compactor price proposal.


The Board and Mr. Matteson discussed the proposed Aldi’s Store and the Town plans for a service road. Mr. Matteson will discuss the matter with an Aldi’s representative and report back to the Board.


Town Road Commissioner: Mr. Byron Hathaway reported:


Not present



Fire Chief: Joseph Denardo reported:


Not Present


The Board reviewed packet correspondence.


The Board and Mr. Zingale discussed two 911 matters regarding homes on private drives that should be named under the Town’s 911 ordinance. Mr. Terenzini said he had heard from an Oak Ridge Drive resident and that the individual is very concerned regarding the possible name change.


Town Police Chief John Sly encouraged the Board to administer the ordinance and not make any exceptions to the ordinance.  Mr. Zingale will report back to the Board.


Mr. Terenzini moved to close the meeting at 7:37 PM. Mr. Dicton made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.