Board of Selectmen
October 22, 2007
Community Hall Annex
Present: Donald R. D’Auteuil, Douglas C. Briggs, Leroy Clark, Joseph Becker,
Sheila Dibb and Nancy M. Macaruso, Secretary.
Treasury Warrant #9, Police, Fire, DPW payrolls were signed.
Minutes: Mr. Briggs moved to accept the minutes from September 10, 2007. Mr. Clark seconded. Vote unanimous. Mr. Briggs moved to accept the minutes from
October 9, 2007. Mr. Clark seconded. Vote unanimous.
REPORT OF TOWN DEPARTMENTS:
Mr. Christianson was not in attendance.
Chief Baril had nothing for the Board. Mr. Becker asked the Chief for clarification on the Public Safety building’s electric bill.
Chief Ruchala informed the Board that the Safe Grant had been received. He stated that the old tanker has gone to a solid waste facility in Fulton County, NY (Federal Excess Property). Paul Newcomb will be back sometime after December 1st. He stated that the new fire truck is not as far along as he would like but that it is being worked on. The Chief stated that his department is still looking for one paramedic/firefighter.
6 pm - John O’Donnell from DCAM spoke to the Board on the study at Rutland Heights Hospital regarding sewer and capacity issues and presented a packet titled RSH Sewer Discharges Data (attached). Senator Brewer stated that he has been in contact with Worcester regarding the completion of projects in Worcester to resolve the capacity issue in Rutland. Mr. Clark questioned Senator Brewer on funding ie. loans, grants, etc. if Rutland were to look into it’s own sewer treatment plant and the Senator responded with several ideas on how to fund a project like that.
7 pm – Al Futterman from Nashua River Watershed Association did a power point presentation on the project involving source water (surface and ground) for the nine towns that make up the Wachusett Working Landscape Partnership. Regional meetings will be held November 15th at the Holden Town Hall at 7:30 pm and on November 29th in Princeton Town Hall at 7:30 pm.
A letter from DCR was read concerning the formation of a focus group (Rutland-Holden Trunk Sewer). Mr. Briggs moved to appoint Mr. D’Auteuil and Mr. Christianson to the focus group. Mr. Becker seconded. Vote unanimous.
Memo from the Recreation Department on appointing a skate park subcommittee. Chairman D’Auteuil would like to send a memo inviting the Director to the next Selectmen’s meeting for clarification (November 5th at 6:30 pm). Ms. Dibb would like to discuss the possibility of the subcommittee looking at all Recreational use and not specifically just for a skate park.
Mr. Briggs moved to accept the resignation of Carol Boucher as the Council on Aging Board of Directors’ secretary. Mr. Becker seconded. Vote unanimous.
Mr. Briggs moved to appoint Carol Boucher to the Outreach Worker’s position. Mr. Becker seconded. Vote unanimous.
Mr. Briggs moved to accept the resignation of Harry E. Sechman from the RDIC with regrets. Mr. Clark seconded. Vote unanimous.
Mr. Briggs moved to appoint Peter Van Dyke to the RDIC per the recommendation of the RDIC. Mr. Clark seconded. Vote unanimous.
Mr. Clark wanted to discuss the approval or acceptance by the Selectmen of the Building Department’s list of procedures/guidelines that are followed prior to issuing a building permit. Mr. Johnson was asked to join the Selectmen’s meeting. He stated that there are procedures that are followed presently, but not necessarily as a check off list. Mr. Briggs and Mr. Becker would like to check other towns to see if they have more formal procedural guidelines. Mr. D’Auteuil would also like Mr. Johnson to look into the possibility of raising the permit fees as the current fees are over two years old.
Chapter 61A on 268 Pleasantdale Road – Mr. Briggs moved to sign the waiver. Mr. Clark seconded. Vote unanimous.
Mr. Becker would like to discuss setting a meeting date for the policy on inflow at the next Selectmen’s meeting.
Mr. Briggs moved to adjourn. Mr. Becker seconded. Vote unanimous.
The meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.
Nancy M. Macaruso, Secretary
Board of Selectmen