Imagine a day without water!
Can you imagine a day without water? We are very fortunate to be able to open a faucet and be assured that the water coming out of the tap is safe to drink. The 10th of October is “Imagine a day without water Day”.
Please think about your water supply and every time you use the water on the 10th, try to imagine that no water would come out or the water that was available was not safe to use.
Now remind yourself that you pay for that water to be safe and reliable. Your water rates ensure that the system is being well maintained and the operators are properly trained so that when you wake up and fill the coffee pot or run the water for a shower, you can be assured that the water will run and the coffee will start you off on a great day!
Please remember to thank your local water system specialists!
Reminder – Utility Bills are due October 15, 2018. The Treasurer’s Office is open 8 am – 4 pm. For your convenience check payments may be dropped off after hours in our drop off box located near the handicap entrance of the Town Hall. Online credit card/debit card payments can be made at the link below. There is a 2.65% fee for using your credit/debit card (charged by the credit card company).
Water Leaks, sump pumps and winter running faucets….
Please help us save money and water this winter. If you have had a frozen water pipe in the past, please make sure to run one faucet during the coldest days. The water only needs to be running a stream about the size of a pencil. If your basement is warm then you will only have to run the water after the ground freezes down to the water line. Only run the water when needed.
If you have a dripping or running fixture in your home, please get it repaired. If you live near a house that is vacant, please check on it to make sure that there is no water running in it. If there is an outside hose connection, you can put your ear to it and if there is a leak you will be able to hear it. If you notice an area in your neighborhood that is wetter than normal, please call us so we can check on it.
If you have a sump pump that is connected to the sewer, it is an illegal connection and must be disconnected. Please don’t pump the water to the sewer system. The extra water has to be treated and the pumps and the plant will fail if we receive too much ground water.
Thank you for helping us save time and money!
Please see the links below on road diet information from the Federal Highway Safety Program.
https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/road_diets/resources/pdf/fhwasa17020.pdf Emergency Response
https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/road_diets/resources/pdf/fhwasa17021.pdf Question and Answer Fact Sheet
https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/road_diets/ general information
The appraisal team will begin the week of May 21st. They will be starting with the following streets: Marble, Main, Chapel, Ross and High.
The Vision Government Solutions personnel will be back in town to continue their reappraisals October 15 through 19, 2018 and November 5 through 8, 2018.
WEST RUTLAND, VT – 2018 REVALUATION
The Town of West Rutland, VT has contracted with Vision Government Solutions to do a complete town-wide reappraisal for the 2019 Grand List. Vision will be working with the Listers office to make this year long project a successful one. The last revaluation was completed in 2008 and current CLA and COD values calculated by the state indicate that a reappraisal is needed again. A revaluation will determine the current fair market value of every property in town. It equalizes the values of all properties for the purpose of a fair distribution of the tax burden.
The major phases to a municipal revaluation are: Data Collection, Market Analysis, Valuation, Field Review and Informal Hearings. You can visit the Vision Government Solutions website at www.vgsi.com for information that explains the revaluation process, and read answers to frequently asked questions. During the month of April, the data collectors will be starting the data collection phase. The Valuation phase will be starting later in the year. Vision personnel will also be driving through the town reviewing all properties to update the Listers Office database. A “Listers Office” sign will also be posted in the vehicle window, and their car is registered with the Sheriff’s Office as well as the Listers Office at the town hall.
If you have any questions about the revaluation process or need additional information please contact the Listers office at (802) 438-2263 or stop by on Tuesday mornings. We can also be reached email at email@example.com
Lisa Wright, Robert Higgins, Patrick Trepanier
Town of West Rutland Listers
Hydrant flushing will begin Monday, May 14th– Friday, May 18th. As a result you may notice some water discoloration while this process is taking place. Water is safe to use but it is advised to let the water run until the discoloration goes away before drinking.