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April 2, 2012
Board of Selectmen
April 2, 2012
Community Hall Annex
6:00 pm

Present:  Joseph R. Becker, Chairman; Michael Pantos, Vice-Chairman; Sheila H. Dibb, and Peter Letsky, Clerk.  Leroy Clark was absent.

Mr. Pantos moved to sign Treasury warrant #20 and payroll.  Mr. Letsky seconded.  Vote unanimous.

Ms. Dibb moved to sign the executive session minutes from March 22, 2012 as presented.  Mr. Pantos seconded.  Vote unanimous.
Ms. Dibb moved to sign the minutes from March 19, 2012 as presented.  Mr. Pantos seconded.  Vote unanimous.
Ms. Dibb moved to sign the minutes from March 15, 2012 as presented.  Mr. Letsky seconded.  Vote 3 to 1 with Mr. Pantos abstaining.
Ms. Dibb moved to sign the minutes from March 1, 2012 as presented.  Mr. Pantos seconded.  Vote unanimous.

The superintendent spoke about the work at the Library / Trustee Fund.
Tabled road acceptance and sewer rates until next meeting.
Town hall project discussion on scope of services.  Mr. Pantos moved to approve the scope of services for vinyl siding.  Mr. Letsky seconded.  Vote 3 to 1 with Ms. Dibb abstaining.
Yard waste – Mr. Kellaher stated the DPW yard will be open Saturdays & Sundays during May for town residents.
Water debt assessment review.
Assessment should be 16.15 per quarter.  Mr. Pantos moved.  Ms. Dibb seconded.  Vote unanimous.
Mr. Kellaher questioned collaborative purchasing for DPW items.

Mr. Pantos moved the pay rate for the three part-timers.  Mai Grover $15.10, step 1; Sean Cooney $15.78, step 2; John Songy $16.51, step 3.   Ms. Dibb seconded.  Vote unanimous.


The three principals from Rutland schools (Dixie Herbst, Nancy Fournier & Tony Gasbarro) read a prepared statement supporting the upcoming budget.

Richard Fox – Regarding his dog Shadow.  After a lengthy discussion between ACO Laura Pease, the Board and Mr. Fox, Mr. Fox stated that he will not comply with the dog order put in place by the Selectmen.  Ms. Dibb moved to impose the orders set forth by Laura Pease.  Mr. Letsky seconded.  Vote three in favor, Mr. Pantos abstained.

Recreation – Discussion.  A meeting will be set between the Recreation Committee, Karen Croke, Katelyn Wojnarowicz and the Selectmen to review the Director’s hours and responsibilities, ‘work from home’ policy, revolving fund balances and trends and computer access & record storage for Recreation and Safe Place.

Marcia Warrington – Came before the Board to discuss Rutland becoming a sister city with Marietta, Ohio.  Will add to April 30th agenda.

Addison Redfield turned into the Selectmen a petition with two non-binding ballot questions.  Will forward to the Town Clerk.

Selectmen Letsky read a document pertaining to solar projects.  Solar committee to be formed with Mr. Letsky, Ms. Dibb, Finance Committee and Board of Assessors.

Some discussion on school budget.  Mr. Pantos moved for a $1,450,963 override to be placed on the ballot.  Ms. Dibb seconded.  Vote unanimous.  Revision to previous number voted on 03/22/12.

A meeting will be set for April 12th between the Board and the Finance Committee to have discussion on possible budget reductions should the override fail.

Ms. Dibb moved to enter into Executive Session for Reason #3:  To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining or litigation if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigating position of the public body and the chair so declares.  Mr. Pantos seconded.  Dibb aye, Pantos aye, Letsky aye, Becker aye.

Mr. moved to adjourn.  Mr. Pantos seconded.  Vote unanimous.  Meeting adjourned at 9:15 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Peter Letsky, Clerk
Board of Selectmen

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