Rutland residents and friends will be partying long tonight to send off the Lariat Bar. A new bar will be built over the summer with the goal to complete construction by fall. The Lariat will provide ‘temporary’ service this summer at the American Legion building. The Rutland Fitness Center has relocated most of its equipment to the Fire Hall so that residents can continue their fitness routines during the summer construction. The Legion Hall needs some preconstruction to get ready for the bar to open and provide food and beverages to its clientele this summer. Stay tuned here or on the Lariat website for updates and future photos of the progress this summer.
Last week, the Rutland Community Club approved soliciting bids for labor to construct handicapped accessible restrooms and to add a storage room to City Hall. Bids will be due and opened at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 15. Anyone who is interested in the project should contact Kathy Brakke at 724-3467.
Members of the Horizon Steering Committee and some of the Action Plan Committee Chairs met in November to discuss how to allocate the $8500.00 remaining that was received through the Horizons Program. The group reviewed the community suggestions received (see earlier post for list) and determined that several of them met the goals and vision established at the beginning of the Horizons process. The group allocated $2,000 to Emergency Services to cover a portion of the cost for the new pump for the fire truck; $1,500 toward the City Hall renovation/remodeling (primarily for the furnace); $1,000 for the Recreation Program; and $1,500 to the Advertising Committee to fund a “welcome sign” at the two-mile corner. The group kept $2,500 in reserve to be utilized for future needs that are identified and that meet the vision and goals.