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WRS Graduation Parade Route

Due to COVID-19 precautions and restrictions, West Rutland School graduation will be closed to the public. We are asking those who are not part of the allowed three cars of family per student, please support our seniors along the parade route. Thank you for your understanding of the restrictions we are under and the unwavering support shown to our students by our community.

Information on Filing of Grand List and Grievance Hearings

Given the COVID 19 situation, we are working on limited hours and working remotely from home as well.   We are checking voicemail and e-mail on a regular basis so please leave us a message if you have questions and we will respond promptly.   The West Rutland Listers have requested, and the Select Board has approved, an extension of the statutory deadline of June 4 for filing the Grand List.  The state of Vermont has allowed this automatic extension due to the extension of tax filing deadlines, which has delayed all other tax processes as a result.

Per our adjusted timeline, on June 15th we will file the preliminary Grand List, send out change of assessment notices, and announce the time of grievance hearings.   We anticipate meeting that timeline and will set the date for hearings at that time, with a tentative date for grievance to be held July 7th.   Requests for grievances must be received by the start of grievance hearings.

This year we will need to hold our grievances remotely.  We will be using Zoom to hold these hearings, with a phone conference option if you do not have computer access.   Taxpayers who request a hearing will be sent an invite to that meeting via e-mail, or will be given the phone number if the taxpayer does not have access to e-mail.  Grievances can be heard by letter from the taxpayer if you do not wish to schedule a hearing.  We will read those grievance letters in our open session hearings.  Since grievance hearings are open to the public, we will allow attendance by members of the public upon request.   Please phone or e-mail listers@westrutlandvt.org if you would like to attend as a member of the public and we will send you that invite.  If you would like to submit a grievance for this year, you may do so at any time prior to the grievance hearings.   Requests for grievance hearings received now will be kept on file and those taxpayers will be contacted to schedule a hearing in June.

Lisa J. Wright
VT Certified Residential Appraiser, SRA
VT PVR Certified Project Supervisor For Municipal Assessment

Green Up Day 2020

Town of West Rutland                

Green Up Day, 2020

50th year !!

Volunteers Needed!

Saturday, May 30th at 9 am

Volunteers will meet in front of the Town Hall.

Please help keep our town clean and beautiful!

Long pants, light colored clothing, boots and gloves are advised.  Garbage bags & bottled water will be provided.

Note:      This year, we will be unable to provide a Barbecue lunch due to the Covid-19 issue.

 

New Rt. 4 Road Design

See attached for the new road design.     Roads in gray shading indicate removal of that road:

West Rutland-Rutland STP FPAV(18) jughandle

Road Construction Updates May 14, 2020

Construction Update

West Rutland Paving/Intersection Project

[Business Route 4 and VT 4A]

DATE: Thursday, 5/14/20

PROJECT TYPE: Roadway

LOCATION: This project begins at the US-4 and BUS-4 intersection in West Rutland and heads east along BUS-4 to the Class 1 Town Highway limit in front of the Rutland Town Clerk’s Office (MM 0.997). The total project length is 3.094 miles. The intersection project is located in the town of West Rutland at the intersection of Business Route 4 and Vermont Route 4A (near the Price Chopper Plaza).

SCOPE OF WORK: Construction activities include coarse milling (grinding) of the roadway, paving with a leveling and wearing (final) course, intersection reconfiguration (removal of the jughandle), traffic signal improvements, reconstruction of an at-grade railroad crossing, guardrail, pavement markings, signs, drainage rehabilitation and other highway related items.

As part of Governor Scott’s “Work Smart, Stay Safe” order, all construction crews are currently subject to safety restrictions and precautions.

ANTICIPATED CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES:

Sub-contractor ECI will continue work on signal foundations at the intersection of Business Rt 4 and VT 4A next week. Work hours will be Monday-Friday

6:30 AM – 6:30 PM with occasional lane/shoulder closures.

Signal work and track work is scheduled to continue on the railroad crossing on Business Rt. 4 through the week of 5/18. A speed reduction from 40 mph to 30 mph will be in place in the vicinity of the railroad tracks. A two-lane merge will go into effect for westbound traffic on Business Rt. 4 as it approaches the rail crossing.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS:

Occasional lane/shoulder closures may occur in the vicinity of the intersection. Traffic control personnel will be onsite assisting with the flow of traffic as needed. No delays are expected.

In the vicinity of the railroad crossing a speed reduction will be in place and traffic will be reduced to one lane of travel for westbound traffic as it approaches the crossing.

Memorial Day Holiday: In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, crews will be off of the road at noon and work will resume on Tuesday, 5/26 at 6:30 AM

Signal Project Fact Sheet

https://resources.vtrans.vermont.gov/factsheet/default.aspx?pin=17T026

Paving Project Fact Sheet

https://resources.vtrans.vermont.gov/factsheet/default.aspx?pin=18V034

 

Contact Information:

Name – Natalie Boyle, Project Information Consultant, EIV Technical Services

Phone – (802) 855-3893

Email – nboyle@eivtech.com

 

Construction Update
West Rutland Paving Project
Routes 4A and 133

Date: Thursday, 5/14/20

Project Location: Roadway

Location: Beginning at the intersection of VT-133 (Clarendon Ave.) and Skyline Drive extending northerly along VT-133 (Clarendon Ave) to its intersection with VT-4A (Main Street). The project also begins west of the intersection of VT-4A (Main Street) and Barnes Street at the Class 1 Town Highway limit and extends easterly along VT-4A (Main Street) to its intersection with BUS-4.

Scope of Work: Construction activities include milling (grinding) of the roadway, paving with a leveling and wearing course of asphalt, pavement markings. Sidewalk ramps and pedestrian crossing infrastructure will be replaced and upgraded to meet current ADA standards as necessary. Some bicycle features may be added where applicable and feasible, and other highway related items will be completed as well.

As part of Governor Scott’s “Work Smart, Stay Safe” order, all construction crews are currently subject to safety restrictions and precautions.

Construction Activities:

Crews are scheduled to continue milling operations along the project throughout the first half of next week. Once milling has been completed project-wide, surface prep will begin on Clarendon Avenue.

Paving of the shim coat of asphalt is scheduled to begin mid-week next week.

Traffic Impacts: Motorists can expect a one-way alternating traffic pattern in the vicinity of active construction operations. Minor delays may occur.

Memorial Day Holiday: In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, crews will be off of the road at noon and work will resume on Tuesday, 5/26 at 6:30 AM.

Project Fact Sheet

https://resources.vtrans.vermont.gov/factsheet/default.aspx?pin=16V127

Contact Information:

Name – Natalie Boyle, Project Information Consultant, EIV Technical Services

Phone – (802) 855-3893

Email – nboyle@eivtech.com

WRS Kindergarten Registration

West Rutland School
2020-2021
Kindergarten Registration
Who: All children five (5) years old on or before August 31, 2020
How: Contact Lisa Harvey at lisa.harvey@grcsu.org 
or call (802)438-2288 for registration information. 
Please do not contact the Town Hall.

DRB Public Hearing Notice – May 20, 2020, 7pm

PUBLIC HEARING  NOTICE: WEST RUTLAND DEVELOPMENT REVIEW BOARD (DRB)

On Wednesday May  20, 2020  at 7:00 PM  the W. Rutland  DRB will convene  a Public Hearing  at West  RUTLAND TOWN OFFICE, 35 Marble St. and via remote telephone conferencing to review  the following Application:

 

# 20-10 A request by Alex Marechaux, dba DTR Motors (Applicant) and S.J. Wilk Property LLC (Owner) for a Change of Use to building & grounds at 668 Rutland Road (Parcel #7-4020668) and a  western  portion of lands of Wilk & Wilk Realty Inc. (Parcel #4020730). In addition to the Conditional Use approved by Permit 18-06; Application 20-10 requests a new use as a VT Auto Sales Dealership; and amending the existing parking lot site plan.

A copy of this application and Instructions on how to participate remotely by telephone will be  available for review at the West Rutland Post Office, and on the Town website  www.WestRutlandTown.com   Covid19 prevention protocol will be required of all persons attending the Hearing in person.

Interested Parties are to be registered and be prepared to give (written &/or verbal) testimony by 7:15 pm, or they may forfeit their right to appeal any decision of the DRB to VT Superior Court (Environmental Division).      (Posted 5/4/20)

See the link below for more information:

https://www.westrutlandtown.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/DRB-Notice.pdf

CORONAVIRUS RELIEF OPTIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Coronavirus Relief options for small businesses!!! See link below for more information. Get your application together now!!!

https://www.sba.gov/funding-pr…/…/coronavirus-relief-options

!! BURN BAN !!

Notice from our fire chief:

Open outdoor burning is not permitted within the Town of West Rutland effective immediately through May 30, 2020.

Open burning creates the risk of an escaped fire, especially during the months of April and May.

This is being done in accordance with State recommendations to minimize additional pressure on emergency personnel both in terms of response and unnecessary contact with people who may have COVID-19. This restriction may be extended if the situation warrants. We appreciate your cooperation.

iPod Found in West Rutland

An iPod was located in West Rutland by the Vermont State Police. Contact Lt. Robert McKenna at Robert.Mckenna@vermont.gov if you believe it may be yours.”