TOWN OF RUTLAND
March 2, 2009
Board members present:
Steven Hawley, James Hall, Stanley Rhodes III, Richard Del Bianco and Joshua Terenzini.
Meeting opened at 6:00 P.M. The Board signed orders.
Board and those in attendance recited the pledge of allegiance.
Board reviewed the February 17, 2009 minutes. Mr. Hall moved to approve the
minutes as corrected. Mr. Terenzini made a second to the motion. The motion
representative to SWAC, Mr. Charlie Shields reported:
- Next Hazardous Waste collection day is scheduled
for April 11, 2009
representative to the Rutland Regional Transportation Council, Mr. Charlie
- City State Representative Mr. Steve Howard is
trying to get a stoplight installed at the Ripley Road / West Street
intersection due to traffic conditions.
- Informed the Board that he had given the Town
School Principal a Safe School Grant application. He said the deadline to
submit the application is March 16th. Mr. Shields said it would
be nice to get a grant to extend the sidewalk along the Post Road.
- Informed the Board that Ms. Susan Schreibman had
briefed the Council regarding the status of the US 7 Corridor Study.
- Mr. Shields said he had also received a list of the
transportation priority schedule for project in the county. Mr. Shields
and Mr. Rhodes discussed various transportation issues.
Board discussed the fact that new development in the Town of Rutland generates
new revenues to the City of Rutland.
Fire Chief, Mr. Joe Denardo reported:
- He would get word to Town Firemen regarding
Income tax relief for emergency responders. Mr. Denardo said volunteer
responders could receive a $30.00
per month deduction. He said the tax relief is available of 2008, 2009 and
- Informed the Board he has ordered new
flashlights at a cost of $550.00 for
- Informed the Board that the department has to
replace their search ropes. The Chief said the current flat ropes tend to
get caught and get tangled when used. The Chief said the current ropes
were purchased with a FEMA Grant. The Chief said he would like to purchase
5 rope bags that contain 220 feet of 7.5 millimeter reflectorized search
rope at a cost of $191.00 per bad.
The Chief said he would also like to replace all the personal search
ropes, which each firefighter uses. The Chief said all of the improvements
would cost about $1,500.00.
- Informed the Board the Department would like to
purchase a new photocopier at a price of $1,070.00.
Mr. Denardo said the Department has spent $700.00
in repairs on the current copier. Mr. Denardo said there is money in the
department’s office equipment budget. Mr. Terenzini moved to allow the
Fire Chief to purchase a new photocopier for the McKinley Avenue station in
the amount of $1,070.00. Mr. Hall
made a second to the motion. Mr. Del Bianco asked where the chief would
get the money. Mr. Denardo said from the current budget. The motion passed
Police Chief, Mr. John Sly reported:
- Said everyone should be on guard for fraudulent
- Encouraged everyone with a home computer to have
anti-virus protection as well as firewalls in order to protect their
computer. Chief Sly said the department can provide limited assistance
with computer problems and can help seek other assistance.
Hall reminded Chief Sly that he is to submit a list of all the department’s
equipment to the Board. Mr. Sly said he would have the information available
before the end of the month. Mr. Sly thanked the Board for being patient.
Clerk & Treasurer, Ms. Marie Hyjek reported:
- She had a liquor license for consideration.
Administrator, Mr. Joseph Zingale Jr., reported:
- Informed the Board he will take a look at the
Casella Recycling contract to see whether Casella has the right to charge
a rate increase of 3.99%.
- Cited the report from A1 sewer service regarding
recent maintenance work on the Northend pump station.
- Informed the Board that Mr. Hall had located an
Energy Grant to possibly replace all of the lighting at Town Hall with
more efficient lighting. Mr. Zingale will work with Mr. Hall and Mr. Jerry
Stearns on the project.
- Informed the Board that he has been working with
the State Tax Department regarding the implementation of the 1% local
Board reviewed and signed the Certificate of Compliance for Town Roads and
Bridge Standards form. Mr. Hawley moved to sign the form. Mr. Terenzini made a
second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Terenzini moved to approve the Liquor & Tobacco Licenses for the Midway Oil
Corp. and the Holiday Inn. Mr. Hall made a second to the motion. Motion passed
Board discussed the February 18 Local Government Day, which Mr. Hall attended
at the State legislature. Mr. Hall said everyone should tell the State “not to
Board decided to review the proposed Zoning Regulations at the next meeting.
Hawley moved to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Terenzini made a second to the motion.
The motion passed unanimously.