Board of Selectmen
November 15, 2010
Community Hall Annex
Present: Sheila H. Dibb, Chairman, Joseph R. Becker, Vice-Chairman, Leroy C. Clark, Cherilyn A. Bulger and Michael S. Pantos, Clerk.
Ms. Bulger moved to sign Treasury Warrant #10 and payroll. Mr. Clark seconded. Vote unanimous.
Minutes: Mr. Clark moved to accept the minutes of October 19, 2010 as presented. Ms. Bulger seconded. Vote unanimous.
Mr. Dionne (Reach the Beach Relay) – Road race May 20, 2011 through Rutland (9:30 am – 6:30 pm). Eight adults would be needed as volunteers to man St. Patrick’s Church location. Insurance information and route map were provided. Ms. Bulger moved to provide the Town’s approval for the Reach the Beach Relay contingent upon all safety plans are approved by Police and Fire chiefs. Mr. Clark seconded. Vote unanimous.
Mr. Becker announced the start date for the new police chief would be November 22, 2010. Mr. Pantos questioned whether or not the background check was completed to which Mrs. Dibb answered that it was still pending.
Discussion on insurance. Some discussion on staffing of the Fire Department employees and EMTs. They try to cover with on-call to reduce overtime costs. Mr. Pantos requested more detailed information on a staffing plan.
Some discussion on Oakham Dispatch Agreement. Will add to next agenda.
Mr. Kellaher updated the Board on the Rutland Heights pavement and curbing. Discussion on a memo being sent to all departments about purchasing items and charging to other departments. Will look into the possibility of Town ID cards.
6:30 – Public hearing (Digester at Jordan Dairy Farm) – Randy Jordan. Dale Perkins (a direct abutter to the property) wanted to know why he was not informed of the hearing. The Board will check with the Assessor’s office. Fire Chief Ruchala gave a brief overview of the digester process. DPW Superintendent Kellaher has concerns with the weight of the trucks traveling over the roads. Mr. Becker questioned what groups were involved in the permitting process. Mr. Becker moved to approve the permit for the anaerobic digester at Jordan Dairy Farm to store bio-gas. Mr. Clark seconded. Vote unanimous. Darren Ross asked the Board to consider waiving the building fee of $7,100.
Mr. Cornacchioli came before the Board to discuss the files for the Glenwood Elementary School project.
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Olson re: water bill discussion. They stated they were not informed by the Board of the November 1st meeting as was to agreed from a prior meeting. A resident from 21 Michael Drive – discussion on meter about how lightning could affect the meter.
Mr. Jeff Gibbs, 1 Sumac Circle, questioned the abatement. Mr. Kristoff of 70 Kenwood Drive feels the Board should grant an abatement. Mr. Becker explained the reason why an abatement was not issued. Darren Ross questioned the volume of water.
Mr. Clark moved to appoint Shawn Moore to the Conservation Commission. Mr. Pantos seconded. Vote unanimous.
Julianne Kelly (WRSDC) – came before the Board with concerns about a possible ordinance for homeowners to remove snow from the sidewalks in front of their homes. The Board did not agree to an official ordinance, but did agree to encourage residents with sidewalks near their property to clear them when possible.
Ms. Kelly also requested the Board place a warrant article moving the Annual Town Meeting from Saturday to Monday; Board did not agree to place this article.
Mr. Pantos moved to sign the Initial Compliance Certification for the Green Repair Program at Naquag Elementary School. Ms. Bulger seconded. Vote unanimous.
Cable Commission – Keys to Community Hall Annex. Mr. Clark asked to retract his vote from the last meeting on allowing key access to the annex due to a conflict of interest. Lengthy discussion. Mr. Becker moved to allow the Cable Commission the key to the common space of the Annex to be managed by the Program Director for up to 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after the meeting. Mr. Pantos seconded. Mr. Becker aye, Mr. Pantos aye, Mrs. Dibb nay, Ms. Bulger nay, Mr. Clark abstained. Vote did not pass. Some discussion on the floor.
Mr. Becker moved to adjourn. Mr. Clark seconded. Vote unanimous. Meeting adjourned at 9.20 pm.
Michael S. Pantos, Clerk
Board of Selectmen