Town Manager Seth Webb reviewed the financial standing of the Alpine Drive and Route 4 sewers as well as proposed rates for 2015. He also reviewed an updated capital plan for each system which estimates the overall costs of the systems, their expected lifetimes, and the major repairs anticipated over the next decade.
The Board approved no change in the Alpine Sewer rates and a 4 percent increase in Route 4 rates to keep track with the increased bond payment. As background on the Route 4 sewer, the system was subsidized by additional proceeds from the bond issuance for the first decade of operation. As those subsidies were expended and the annual bond payment increased, the Town was forced to raise the rates. The bond is scheduled to be paid off in 2019.
GMN Golf Course improvements
There are several small projects happening at the Green Mountain National Golf Course to improve the clubhouse. Projects include contracting with Green Mountain Power to provide more efficient heat in the winter and air condition in the summer; renovation of the restrooms; painting and adding wainscoating in the main room; bar improvements; a new TV; and installing a scoreboard for tournaments.
The Board followed up on a request by Vito Rasenas to check into state laws regarding littering. Rasenas noted how he believed there was an increase in littering on main roads in town, and was wondering if the Town could enforce a littering ordinance similar to the State of Vermont’s. Selectman Chris Bianchi reviewed the fines put in place by state statues and discussed possible enforcement / signage strategies. To follow up, Webb will work up an implementation plan with the Police Department.
The Town was fortunate this year to have many more volunteers than spots to fill. After much deliberation, the Selectboard made the following appointments.
Planning commission: Dawn Barclay, Vito Rasenas and Andy Salamon
Zoning board of adjustment: Daniel Mielcarek, Lou Grob and Ron Riquier.
Economic development and tourism commission: Rob Megnin and Nancy Koch.
Recreation commission: Paul Blodorn and Andrew McKenna.
Town service officer: Debbie Burke
Regional ambulance service: Peggy Pelletier
Rutland regional planning commission: Jim Haff
Rutland region transportation council: David Rosenblum
Energy coordinator: Todd Kowalczyk
Fence viewers: Louis Grob, Debbie Burke and Jon Curtis
Inspector of lumber, shingles and wood: Louis Grob, Debbie Burke and Thomas Shebell.
Weighers of the coal: Louis Grob, Debbie Burke and Jon Curtis
Golf committee: Peter Metzler and Mary Furlong
If you were interested in serving, please note that the Board is still seeking to fill the following vacancies and would welcome applicants: Zoning Board of Adjustment, Tree Warden, Rutland Solid Waste District.
Additionally, there will be multiple opportunities to volunteer for the Recreation Programs over the course of the year, the Town can always use more help with Green Up Day, and the Volunteer Fire Department is always searching for new members. If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact 422-3241.
The Manager reviewed the expense and budget reports for the Town and Golf Course, noting how the highway department was slightly higher due to an increase in salt and stone costs and use. The Selectboard approved a new contract with an Electronic Waste provider to comply with state rules and the Board approved the use of East Mountain Road and River Road for the Killington Stage Race in May and Downhill Throwdown in June.
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