Proctor is uniquely situated along a north-south valley of the Otter Creek, making it one of the most picturesque towns in Rutland County. Our vast marble and sand deposits, the proximity to the “Great Falls” of Otter Creek and the rail lines are among the primary reasons Redfield Proctor, Sr. formed the Vermont Marble Company here in 1880. Six years later, the settlement of Sutherland Falls was recognized as the Town of Proctor by the Vermont State Legislature.

Our legacy as the former center of the global marble industry forms the basis for the cultural experience of Proctor today. We are home to the Fletcher Proctor Memorial Bridge, the Vermont Marble Museum, and the Wilson Castle. Visitors continue to admire our unique marble sidewalks and buildings.
  
Proctor’s well-regarded local school system, active community groups, and abundant historical, cultural, and recreational opportunities make it a compelling place for our 1,900 residents and for visitors to explore.

Announcements

 Hard Water Information

Click Here for Water Quality Analysis.

Andrea Varney has up to date information regarding installation of softeners.  People can contact her at andreal.varney@gmail.com dhvalv@comcast.net or (h) (802) 459-3546 (c) (802) 345-9482.

If you have any questions or wish additional information please contact Stan Wilbur, Town Manager at 459-3333 ex.13 or proctor_administrator@comcast.net.

Blood Drive Challenge

Help Proctor catch back up in the year long blood drive challenge! After 2 drives in West Rutland they have collected 57 donations. Please save lives, please help Proctor catch back up, please donate at the Proctor High School on Thursday April 30 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m..

For information or to make appointments please contact the Red Cross at redcrossblood.org.

Proctor Greenup Day Activities

The Greenup Day Committee will be distributing Greenup trash bags at the Library from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 on Saturday May 2.  Bags will also be available at the Town Office for anyone that wants to get an earlier start.  The Highway Department will pick up roadside bags between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  For additional information contact Jim Moore at 459-2837 or jim.moore2@gmail.com.   

The Proctor Transfer Station on Deere Road will be open from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the disposal of brush, yard wastes and trash by Proctor residents (proof of residency required) at no charge.  Appliances, white goods or tires will not be accepted.

The Rutland County Solid Waste District will be collecting Household Hazardous Waste at the Transfer Station from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For additional information contact Stan Wilbur, Town Manager at 459-3333 ex.13,  proctor_administrator@comcast.net or Celia Lisananti at 440-3333 ex.10, proctor_tc@comcast .net.

 Proctor Free Library

       Welcomes

Kimberly Griffin & Laura MacLachlan

Composting made Easy

Wednesday April 29,2015 - 6:30 p.m.

From Garbage to Garden...It's Compost Time!

 

Notice of Public Hearing

 The Town of Proctor will be applying for State of Vermont Village Center Designation for the village core area.  To accomplish this the Proctor Planning Commission has proposed amendments to the 2013 Town Plan.   The amended plan adds “State of Vermont Village Center Designation” to several section of the current town plan (pages 5, 11, 16, 17, 20, 83 and 85).  In keeping with recent legislation the amended plan also incorporates a new “Flood Resilience” section (pages 63 through 66) to the plan.

A public hearing will be held at 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015 at the Proctor Free Library, 4 Main Street, Proctor, VT  05765 to present the proposed plan amendments and respond to questions and comments. 

A draft copies of the amended plan and the future land use map showing the proposed village designation boundary are available at the Town Office, 45 Main Street, Proctor VT  05765.  For additional information please contact Richard Horner, Chair Proctor Planning Commission or Stanley Wilbur, Town Manager at 45 Main Street, Proctor, VT  05765 or by phone 802-459-3333 ex.13.   Written comments or questions should be addressed to Town of Proctor Planning Commission, 45 Main Street, Proctor, VT  05765.

 Town of Proctor

Planning Commission                                                                            Posted: April 7, 2015

Ladies Night Out Concert

This year Rutland’s Ladies’ Night Out Women’s Chorus, Lucy Allen Tenenbaum, Artistic Director and Conductor, present four concerts on their Spring Tour. Titled “From a Feminine Perspective,” the music suggests a variety of ways that women see the world, or how women are seen by the world. “What Wondrous Love is This?” from the Southern Harmony tradition, is the center of the program, holding the other music together like the hub of a wheel. Some of the “spokes” are songs written by Gwyneth Walker and Elizabeth Alexander, well-known living women composers. Other music in the program ranges from folk music to Broadway. Glendon Ingalls on upright Bass and Marci O’Brien on piano will accompany. 

Friday, May 1, 7:30 pm, at the Union Church of Proctor, 5 Church St.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
Proctor Water Department
Levels of TOTAL HALOACETIC ACIDS (HAA5) and TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES (TTHM) Above Drinking Water Standards

The Town of Proctor’s water system recently exceeded drinking water standards.  Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct this situation.

We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants.  Testing results were sampled for the last four quarters, ending with the Fourth Quarter of 2014.  Results show our system exceeds the standard or maximum contaminant level (MCL) for TOTAL HALOACETIC ACIDS (HAA5).  The standard for TOTAL HALOACETIC ACIDS (HAA5) is 60 UG/L.  The running annual average *(last 4 quarters) result was 068 UG/L for TOTAL HALOACETIC ACIDS (HAA5).

Additionally, results show our system exceeds the standard or maximum contaminant level (MCL) for TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES (TTHM).  The standard for TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES (THMs) is 80 UG/L.  The running annual average (last 4 quarters) result was 105 for TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES  (TTHM) .

What should I do?
You do not need to use an alternate (e.g., bottled) water supply.  However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.

What does this mean?
This is not an immediate risk.

Some people who drink water containing haloacetic acids in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous systems, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.  In animal studies, some total trihalomethanes have been associated with reproductive or developmental effects.

What is being done?
The Town Water System switched over from the surface water source to the groundwater source in December 2014 and therefore is not using the water that created the elevated trihalomethanes and haloacetic acid levels.

For more information, please contact the Water Department Operators, at 459-2501 or 45 Main Street, Proctor, VT 05765.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and business).  You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

This notice is posted by Proctor Water Department.

Water System ID# VT 0005228
Date posted: February 23, 2015

Proctor Water System
Long Range Plan Status Report

On March 1, 2015, in compliance with its Assurance of Discontinuance, the Town filed a water system Long Range Plan Status Report with the VT Department of Environmental Conservation Drinking Water and Ground Water Protection Division.  The report summarizes changes to the water system improvement project status since March 1, 2014 and includes a current estimated project cost summary and updated implementation schedule.  Copies of the status report are available at the Proctor Town Office, 45 Main Street, Proctor, VT  05765 or may be downloaded by clicking here.  Questions or comments should be directed to members of the Selectboard or presented during the Open Public Comment portion of a Regular Selectboard Meeting.  Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Consumer Confidence Report

The Proctor Water Department has distributed to all Proctor Residents and Businesses the Water System 2013 Consumer Confidence Report.  Copies of the report are available at the Town Office or may be downloaded by clicking here

On Line Mapping

Proctor’s online mapping program is now open to the public.  Tax Maps, Assessment Field Cards and Building Sketches are available.  Map Layers include, Zoning and Flood Maps.  Access to the site is http://www.caigisonline.com/proctorvt/

 

 

Upcoming Events

April Events

April 27 - Planning Commission Town Plan Public Hearing and Special Meeting 5:00 p.m. at the Proctor Free Library Community Room

April 27 - Regular Selectboard Meeting - 6:00 p.m. at the Town Office Meeting Room

April 30 - Red Cross Blood Drive - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Proctor Jr/Sr High School.

May Events

May 2 - Green Up Day and Transfer Station open for yard wastes, brush, trash and household hazard waste for Proctor residents - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

May 5 - Regular Planning Commission Meeting 6:30 p.m. at the Town Office Meeting Room

May 11 - Regular Selectboard Meeting - 6:00 p.m. at the Town Office Meeting Room

May 26 - Regular Selectboard Meeting - 6:00 p.m. at the Town Office Meeting Room (Re-scheduled due to Memorial Day)