TOWN OF RUTLAND
Board members present: Stanley Rhodes III, Steven Hawley, James Hall, Joshua Terenzini and Joe Dicton Jr.
The Meeting opened at 6:40 P.M. with the pledge of allegiance. Mr. Rhodes was not present he was attending the Mount Saint Joseph Academy’s Scholarship awards.
Mr. Hawley made a motion to approve the minutes of 5-24-11 with corrections. Mr. Terenzini made a second to the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 4 to 0. Mr. Rhodes was not present for the vote.
Road Commissioner: Mr. Byron Hathaway reported:
Mr. Terenzini inquired as to the status of the uncut grass in front of Taco Bell and the Holiday Inn. Mr. Zingale informed the Board that he had spoken with a manager at the Holiday Inn and that the Holiday Inn would mow the area in question.
Town Clerk & Treasurer: Ms. Marie Hyjek reported:
Mr. Hall read a written report submitted by Mr. Charlie Shields.
Recreation Commission: Mr. Jode Hall reported:
Mr. Tim Pacquette – Chairman
Mr. Jeff Cassarino – Vice Chairman, but will resign at end of June
Town Administrator: Mr. Joseph Zingale reported:
Mr. Rhodes joined the meeting.
Mr. Zingale explained why Farrell Distributing Corp and the Green Mountain Plaza should apply for “Business Directional Signs” and why the Town of Rutland would apply for the so-called Farrell slip lane.
Mr. Rhodes informed the Board that A.M. Peisch has lowered their annual Town audit fee by $1,500.00. He said the audit would cost $12,250.00.
Mr. Hawley made a motion to sign the agreement with AM Peisch to do the Town audit for 2011. Mr. Hall made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Rhodes questioned Mr. Zingale as to whether the Town’s Law Firm “Langrock, Sperry & Wool are still willing to pay $2,200.00 for landscaping at Northwood Park and Del Bianco Park at Dewey Field. Mr. Zingale said they had agreed to fund the landscaping project.
Mr. Dicton questioned the type and number of proposed plantings. Mr. Dicton said if the Town’s lawyers want to pay for the planting then he’s for the proposed plantings. Mr. Dicton made a motion to accept Skip Pratico’s submitted design for the removal of shrubs and the planting of new shrubs at the sign at Northwood Park for a price of $2,200.00. Mr. Hawley made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously
The Board discussed the marble valley Lion’s Club’s request to sell food at the 4th of July fireworks. Mr. Dicton questioned if the club would need a vendor’s license. Mr. Rhodes said the Board waives the requirement for the group. Mr. Hall made a motion the Board grant permission to the Marble Valley Lion’s Club to run their operation on July 4th. Mr. Dicton made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
The Board discussed a price quote from Mr. Brad Rousseau for installing a booster pump for the toilets and domestic water at Northwood Park. Mr. Hall read a letter submitted by Mr. Rousseau quoting a price of $1,845.00 to install a booster pump. Mr. Rousseau also quoted a price of $55.00 per hour per man to do other associated work.
The Board discussed the matter. Mr. Hall made a motion to go with the proposal that Brad Rousseau submitted for $18,845.00 for the system for Northwood. Mr. Hawley made a second to the motion. Mr. Dicton said that if it is going to get rather costly to do any other work at $55.00 per hour. Mr. Rhodes said Mr. Hall’s motion did not include the additional work at $55.00 per hour. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Dicton said he would like to be notified prior to a significant amount of work being done at $55.00 per hour per man. Mr. Hall made a motion to place a ceiling of $2,000.00 for additional repairs at Northwood Park to be made by Mr. Rousseau and anything over and above to be discussed at the next meeting. Mr. Hawley made a second to the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 3 to 1. Mr. Dicton voted in the negative. Mr. Terenzini was not present.
The Board reviewed packet correspondence:
Mr. Rhodes said the Board needs an executive session to discuss the Recreation Department personnel regarding mowing and the Gemini (Diamond Run Mall) tax appeal.
Mr. Jode Hall informed Mr. Rhodes of the new Recreation Commission officers. Mr. Rhodes cited the fact the minutes say Mr. Kent Smith is the Vice Chairman. Mr. Pockette said the minutes were modified after the meeting and Mr. Smiths name was added.
Mr. Rhodes said the only information in the minutes is what happens at the meeting and not afterward. Mr. Zingale said the Commission should have discussed and voted on the change at the next meeting. Mr. Rhodes asked Mr. Hall if Mr. Cassarino had resigned from the committee. Mr. Hall said Mr. Cassarino is done as of July 1st.
Mr. Rhodes said there have been lots of complaints regarding the mowing. Mr. Rhodes said he is disgusted with the quality of the field maintenance.
Mr. Nicholson told the Board he would attend a Friday Kick-off meeting at the Neighborhood West office in West Rutland regarding a $10,000.00 energy competition.
Mr. Hawley asked Mr. Hathaway if the new “dog signs” were available. Mr. Hathaway said he needs to pick up the signs and place at Northwood Park.
Mr. Hall made a motion to go into executive session to discuss the Gemini Tax appeal and a Recreation Department personnel issue. Mr. Hawley made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Rhodes declared the executive session closed at 8:19 P.M.
Mr. Hall moved to approve Mr. Tim Pockette as Chairman of the recreation Committee. Mr. Hawley made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Hawley moved to hire Bill Bauer for mowing and trimming work at Dewey Field. Mr. Hall made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Hall made a motion to reimburse Gemini $337,000.00 and to return Gemini’s $258,000.00 May Tax payment and to apply credit of $399,000.00 to the Town’s Education tax bill. Mr. Hawley made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Hawley made a motion at 8:47 PM to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Dicton made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.