CASTLETON-The town of Castleton has $74,000 less to work with
than they did last year. After revisions were made to this year's
budget, the town will have to figure out how to cut back expenses
in a few areas.
Disposal of town waste was the first thing looked at by select
board members at their last meeting. Currently, Castleton has a
membership with the Rutland Solid Waste District which costs them
about $16,000 per year. The cost includes a variety of waste,
recycling and disposal related services. The town will look into
starting a membership with the South Western Waste District which
operates at a lower cost annually. Changing memberships would save
the town approximately $4,000 per year, although they would lose
some of their current services if this route was chosen. The select
board has considered the pros and cons of the two options, and
decided to stay with the Rutland County Solid Waste District for
Final inspection of Grady Bridge is complete and plans are being
developed for the causeway so that cars are able to travel safely
across. Once complete, the plans will be submitted to the State of
Vermont for permit approval. The next phase of the project is
expected to start this summer.
The Vermont League of Cities and Towns has appointed Town
Manager Charles Jacien to its statewide board of directors. Jacien
joins the 13-member board of the VLCT which aims to educate, assist
and support municipal governments and officials. Personal time will
be used to participate in this activity.
A meeting regarding the Castleton Corners sidewalks was held
Friday. Consulting engineers and a representative from the state
funding source were in attendance.
The next select board meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 28 at