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

 Dog License

Dogs need to be registered by April 1, 2015.  $8.00 spayed or neutered - $12.00 not spayed or neutered.  Make sure rabies shots are up to date.  Please call the Town Clerk's Office (459-3333 ex.11) if anything with your dog/dogs has changed since last year. 

Hard Water Informational Meeting

The Selectboard has concluded that a town wide water softening project is not a viable option for addressing the hard water situation in Proctor.  To assist customers in determining how to proceed, the Selectboard has scheduled an informational meeting for 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 8 at the Proctor Free Library Community Room.  They have invited representatives from the VT Drinking Water Division and suppliers of water softening equipment to attend and answer questions.  For a copy of the latest water quality analysis click here.

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

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. 

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

Water & Sewer Payments

Just a reminder, water rate payments are due March 15 and sewer rate payments are due April 15. 

Blood Drive Challenge

West Rutland has challenged and Proctor has accepted the challenge for a yearlong blood drive.  Six blood drives will be held at various locations in each town.  The town with the most pints donated in that town at the end of the year will awarded a rotating plaque to hang in the town office and will hold bragging rights.  Also, lunch is on the line as a friendly wager between the town managers.

Drives scheduled for Proctor thus far are April 20, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. at St. Domicic’s Church and April 30, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Proctor High School.  For information or to make appointments please contact the Red Cross at redcrossblood.org.

Request for Proposal

Bicycle and Pedestrian Scoping Study

The Town of Proctor Vermont has received funding through the VTrans Bicycle and Pedestrian Program to plan for and identify issues with construction of a sidewalk/bicycle facility in Proctor.  The Town is seeking assistance from qualified firms to provide planning services to identify issues associated with possible construction of a sidewalk/multi-use path connecting the Pine Hill Carriage Trail, the Town Center and Beaver Pond. The Pine Hill Carriage Trail constructed in 2014 connects to the Pine Hill Park in Rutland City.  The Town Center includes the Library, Marble Bridge, Otter Creek and Southerland Falls, Post Office, Town Office, Fire Station, Vermont Marble Museum Johnson Marble and Granit, College of St Joseph’s Lab and Office Buildings and Omya’s Geology Building, Beaver Pond has a long history as an attractive recreation area.

 Proposals must be received by the Town no later than 4:00 PM on April 13. 2015. Questions about the project or requests for a complete RFP document should be directed to Stanley Wilbur, Town Manager, 45 Main Street, Proctor, VT  05765, (802) 459-3333 ex.13,           proctor_administrator@comcast.net  Click here to download RFP.  Click here to down load map.

ALL NIGHT PARKING PROHIBITED

Town of Proctor Parking Ordinance
Chapter 1, Section 116 – ALL NIGHT PARKING PROHIBITED
No person owning, operating or controlling a vehicle shall park, or cause to be parked such vehicle on any street within the Town of Proctor from 1:00 AM to 7:00 AM, inclusive from November 1 through March 31.

Any vehicle so parked or standing on the street may be removed from the street per Chapter 1, Section 126 of the Town of Proctor Parking Ordinance.

Chapter 1, Section 114 – STOPPING, STANDING OR PARKING PROHIBITED; NO SIGNS REQUIRED
No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle on a sidewalk.

Selectboard
Town of Proctor

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 8 - Hard Water Informational Meeting - 6:30 p.m. at the Proctor Free Library

April 13 - Regular Selectboard Meeting - 6:00 p.m. at the Town Office Meeting Room

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

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