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Public Notice – Amendment to West Rutland Traffic Ordinance

Amendment to the West Rutland Traffic Ordinance 24 V.S.A. § 1976

Town Highway Truck for Sale-Invitation to Bid

The Town of West Rutland is accepting sealed bids for the sale of a 2005 International 7600 Tandem Truck. The vehicle has 69,443 miles and 4,463 hours. The unit is powered by a caterpillar motor, has a MG body, side dump, plow and wing. The truck is sold as is with no expressed or implied warranties or representations as to the suitability for any particular use.

The sale of the truck will be awarded to the highest bidder at or above the minimum bid in accordance with the terms outlined below.  The Town of West Rutland reserves the right to reject any or all bids.  The truck is available for viewing at West Rutland Highway Garage, 265 Ross Street, West Rutland, by appointment only.  Arrangements for viewing and other inquiries regarding this truck should be directed to Frank Woolf at (802)438-2854.

All bids shall be plainly marked: “SEALED BID – 2005 INTERNATIONAL TRUCK”.  No faxed or emailed bids will be accepted.  A minimum bid amount of $35,000 is required.

Bids must be received by 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2017, and any bid received after that time will not be considered.  Bids will not be opened at this time.

Submit bids to

Town of West Rutland

Attn: Mary Ann Goulette

35 Marble Street West Rutland, VT 05777.

The final selection shall be made at the Selectboard meeting on Monday, September 18, 2017.  All bidders may request a list of bid results following the Selectboard meeting. Full cash payment, or verified check, is required prior to transfer.

Business Route 4 Bike Path Public Meeting-August 23rd

A public meeting to discuss a bike path on business Route 4 will be held Wednesday, August 23rd at 5:30 pm at the Town Hall.

Please see the attached agenda

Public Meeting for Route 4 Bike Path Agenda

Tax Payments Due Tuesday, August 15th

A reminder that tax payments are due Tuesday, August 15th. The Treasurer’s office is open Monday – Thursday, 8 am to 4 pm and 8 am to noon on Friday. After hour check payments may be placed in our drop box located near the handicap entrance of the Town Hall.

Online payments will be accepted beginning August 1st, 2017 for Taxes and Utilities.  A transaction fee of 2.65% of the payment amount will be charged (minimum $3 charge) for use of this service. E-Checks may also be used through this service with a transaction fee of $1.50 per E-Check.  Please use the link below to access online payments.



Temporary water shut off for parts of Pinehill, Skyline, Meadow and North streets

There will be a temporary water shut-0ff for parts of Pinehill, Skyline, Meadow and North Streets today to fix a water leak.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  Water will be restored as soon as possible.

Invitation for Fuel Bids

For information on how to submit a bid, please click the link below.  Sealed bids are due by August 14th, 2017, 10 am

Fuel Bid Invitation, Instructions and Usages

West Rutland Recreation Area Survey

West Rutland is looking to put a fresh face on its recreation facility.  The recreation area is a 100+ acre facility. The new access off Boardman Hill is constructed and we now have a safe and convenient access for all of our visitors.  We want the public to help us determine how the future of the town’s recreation facilities evolve over the next decade.  Please click on the link and answer the short survey below to give us direction on what you would like to see ‘At the Rec’.

Neighborworks Weatherization and Solar Power Presentation.

Join your friends at Neighborworks, 110 Marble Street, West Rutland, VT on Wednesday, July 19 at 6 pm for a presentation from Heat Squad and SunCommon about home weatherization and solar power.  For more details see the link below.

neighborworks presentation

Vermont Statute on Fireworks

2012 Vermont Statutes

Title 20 Internal Security and Public Safety Chapter 177 EXPLOSIVES AND FIREWORKS § 3132 Prohibitions; permits

 Universal Citation: 20 V.S.A. § 3132.

 § 3132. Prohibitions; permits

 (a) Except as provided in this section, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, co-partnership, or corporation to do any of the following:

 (1) Offer for sale, expose for sale, sell at retail or wholesale, or possess fireworks unless the person has been issued a permit by both the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the municipality in which the person offers for sale and stores the fireworks.

 (2) Use, possess, or explode any fireworks unless the person has been issued a permit to display fireworks pursuant to subsection (c) of this section.

 (3) Transport fireworks except in interstate commerce.

 (4) Offer for sale or sell hand-held sparklers as described in subdivision

3131(1) of this title to a minor.

 (5) Offer for sale or sell sparklers that are not in compliance with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations.

 (b) The state fire marshal shall have power to adopt reasonable rules and regulations for granting permits for supervised public displays of fireworks by municipalities, fair associations, amusement parks, and other organizations or groups of individuals.

 (c) Any display for which a permit is issued shall be handled by a competent operator to be approved by the chiefs of police and fire departments of the municipality in which the display is to be held and shall be of a character, and so located, discharged or fired as, in the opinion of the chief of the fire department, or in a municipality with no fire department, the selectboard, after proper inspection, shall not be hazardous to property or endanger any person or persons.

 (d) Application for permits shall be made to the chief of the fire department, or in municipalities with no fire department, the selectboard, in writing, at least 15 days in advance of the date of the display. After the permit has been granted, sales, possessions, use and distribution of fireworks for the display shall be lawful for that purpose only. No permit granted under this section shall be transferable. (Amended 2003, No. 15, § 2, eff. May 6, 2003; 2003, No. 122 (Adj. Sess.), § 294q; No. 122 (Adj.

Sess.), § 294z, eff. April 1, 2005; 2005, No. 8, § 3, eff. April 25, 2005; 2009, No. 33, § 42.)


2017 Tax Grievance Date Scheduled

Appointments to grieve taxes will be scheduled on the morning of Tuesday, June 27th and Thursday, June 29th.  To schedule your appointment, please call the Treasurer’s Office at 438-2263.

Notice to Taxpayers

Grievance Form