October 2014

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE


Ron Senecal - Vermont Rental Property Owners Association

Hello Everyone:

If you need to contact me in Oct call me at 802-770-8498 and I will return your phone call as soon as possible. For minor issues call Patrick at 775-3660 and he’ll return your phone call as soon as he can.

A reminder if it’s regarding fuel please call Pat as he’s in charge of it and I’ll just end up giving you his phone number.

The December meeting is the association’s annual meeting and there will be elections for the board of directors. Up for re-election are: Patrick Riordan, Ronald Senecal and Robert White. There will be no guest speaker. Ron will be presiding over both the November and December meetings.

The next meeting will be Wednesday November 5, 2014 and the guest speaker will be Kevin Rantanen of After Hours Lawn Care who will talk about yard maintenance and landscaping.

The board has done everything it can think of to keep members interested and aware of the changes in the laws to landlords but this all comes with a price tag so please pay your membership dues promptly. Please tell your fellow landlords that are not members that they are missing the boat by not keeping up with the changes in the laws.
If you know anyone who rents property you might want to ask him or her to be part of VRPOA as it will make the organization stronger and help him or her with any problems that can occur from being a landlord.

The board of directors is continually looking for guest speakers for the monthly meetings. If you have a topic or know someone who would like to be a guest speaker, please let us know.

There were four letters to the editor regarding evictions and Vermont Legal Aid’s role in said process. They cannot be printed here, but you’re definitely encouraged to read them. They are in the Rutland Herald on the following dates: August 14, 2014, August 21, 2014, August 22, 2014 and August 25, 2014. Let us know what you think of them. We may try to get a spokesman from Legal Aid to speak at one of our meetings.

The guest speakers for them meeting were Jim Toher and Matt Albertazzi from Casella Waste Management.

Act 148 is the new legislation passed this past summer and it’s the universal recycling law. Described in the handout, the point of it is that all of the information is not 100% accurate and recyclables vary from leaf, to food, to plastic, aluminum etc. It is supposed to be enforced by the state but we are waiting to see how that is all going to happen. It’s going to be very difficult to enforce the facilities and people to comply 100%. The state does not want to put recyclables in the landfills but it’s going to be very hard to prove what is in those garbage bags coming into the facilities. The idea is for recyclables to be banned from the landfills and the haulers not to accept any of it because where they will need to be taking the trash the recyclables will no longer be good there. Not sure how they will overcome, manage or enforce this issue. You as the customer pay me to come and haul your garbage away and if by chance I notice an aluminum can in there I’m not supposed to take it anymore. That’s going to impact businesses over the years and where the State is considering all these items as bad, they need to figure out where it goes from here for the customer, hauler etc.

Landfills will be put in the position also of having to figure how to prevent his stuff from coming to their business. It could come down to the state etc. saying that every five bags of trash has to be audited to see what’s being brought in, in order monitor any recycling issues, especially if they are not a regular facility. In California /San Francisco, they have garbage policemen and ladies that are checking garbage bags at 4:00 in the morning to see what is in those bags. If they find recyclables, they leave a ticket with the trash and that can get pretty hairy. Member: Peanut butter and mayonnaise jars, are almost impossible to get clean. Jim: My wife does it, not sure how she does but she gets them clean.

Member: I have tried everything I can think of, I recycle everything else but them.
Jim: With cardboard, like pizza boxes, in the past they didn’t want any boxes that were soiled, greasy etc. With the market, things have changed and it’s all based on the supply and demand of what they need. The supply and demand will go up and down with each recycled product, so that on various occasions when the cardboard is low they will accept any kind of cardboard to meet that demand. They have allowed for certain contaminants per recycled product and instead of the overabundance at one time and shortage at another, the contamainant will limit and will be normal for each product and it will balance out. The issue has settled over the years but they can’t keep changing it on the fly either. It will prove very hard to have it ok one day when you go to the facility and the next time you go it’s not. (i.e. pizza boxes being recyclable one day and not the next)

The timeframe as to when it will be banned; facilities will have to make arrangements for what is brought in by 2014, right now. Rutland is a facility already. It will be or is mandatory for a facility to accept recyclables based on the list. In discussing aluminum, to see it processed at a facility is really cool. It gets pushed down the belt and the rollers take the aluminum and shoots it off the belt. Yogurt tops are also considered aluminum for recycling. Foil from pies or anything with minimal residue is considered recyclable. The process with which it goes through

considers that residue and takes care of it. For example, it takes 17,000 cans to make one bale of aluminum which is about 1200 pounds. Milk jugs bales are about 600 pounds. You can tour the Murph building to see some of the process if anyone is interested. This is considered a facility.

Leaf and yard debris has to be accepted by next year for any facility. There is a charge but if you go with leaves to a facility they have to take it. Food scraps etc will be in place by 2017. The facility has to accept recyclables by 2015 yard by 2106 and scrap by 2017. These are all pertaining to the business operating as a facility.

Residential homes are not charged for recyclables yet a business will be charged a fee. An apartment is considered a business so therefore will be charged a fee for picking up recyclables. A hauler who picks up trash for a fee has to offer you recycling pick up for free. If you are having recyclables only picked up, there will be a charge for those. For the homeowners, a hauler who picks up for your trash for $40 must offer you recycling pickup also. If you voluntarily recycle that is fine…if you insist you do not want to recycle that works as well. The only way there is a fee is if he is picking up recyclables only…it’s not mandatory to make you recycle, but he has to offer the service.

No one really keeps food scraps around for 2 or 3 weeks and then all of a sudden has dirt. It is combined with other material to make composting work. It’s not a simple process but it does work with effort. The goal is to get enough facilities available In Vermont but right now some areas just don’t have a facility. A facility has to be within a 21 mile radius. There is no outlet in the White River Junction area. There is a lot of talk about different set ups in the works In Rutland, you live 20 miles outside of the area, no recycling until 2020. We are trying to permit something now to see if it would be feasible to have. There is a program in Middlebury but it is different than Burlington. In Middlebury, you may not bring combustibles, burnables, etc. but you can bring them to Burlington. Middlebury is an open air facility and the burning process does not get hot enough to care for the recyclables like the closed facility. There are laws for some composting piles where you have to record the heat of the pile over time as well as turn the pile consistently.

At the Chittenden County Solid Waste facility they had an incident where they were in the process of collecting compost such as food, animal bedding etc. and several people bought the compost for fertilizer in their gardens and it killed all of their plants. They weren’t sure why and they had to spend a million dollars to figure out that some of the manure from the horses were mixed in the compost pile and they found that the heat was not hot enough to kill the herbicides that had been used; It was a million dollar cost to figure out what happened. There are plenty of liabilities to be in this business. There are a whole lot of different sets of regulations when you are taking food compost and not using it all for compost. Plenty of people used the food for feeding the animals as well. If you feed that food waste to the pigs for example, there are two contingencies which need to occur and one is the food has to be precooked and two the pigs have to be slaughtered. Therefore, Casella has taken a stand on not to do food waste removal. Only a handful are on track for this anyway. Windham County is one that has already started the process.

Where do we go from here? One example in New Hampshire is a residential area and we provide service to an apartment complex in the town. There was no recycling program when we started this and we picked up the Town of Enfield’s trash weekly and took it to the landfill. Enfield recently came to me and said we want to recycle but can’t afford any big costs from where we are right now. We discussed it and after thinking it through figured we could probably pick up the trash and the recyclables with very little increase. We went from weekly trash collection to every other week, one week on one week off and we picked up the recyclables as well.

The toters are 32 gallon, 64 and 96. With moving to every other week, the Town of Enfield had a decrease of 34% in their trash bill since we started picking up the recyclables. That represents homeowner’s curbside service. The apartment complexes in Enfield which were once a week pickup are now every other week also. For example, one complex was about 1200 units of trash prior to changing over to picking up the recyclables. There were 3- 10 yard, 2-– 8 yard and 1 -6 yard container for every week. That was 52 yards of trash service weekly. When the recycling started up for every other week with the trash, we took away the one 6 yard containers for a total of 23 yards WEEKLY. We added 4 -10 yards and one 6 yard for the recycling. It comes to about 23 yards of recycle also which then equals 56 yards total pickup. There are four extra yards due to the recycling but we cut the trash to almost half.

Apartment complexes are very different based on the people, the space etc. We went back and forth at this one complex for many weeks to figure out what would work best. The trash and recycle bins, keep them together to make it convenient so no one is going out of their way to one or the other. You have to enforce the message to your tenants. You can use calendars, stickers on the dumpsters whatever you need to educate the tenant. The biggest education comes at the college dorms when the year changes and new students come in and out. Every semester it’s new and you have to educate the new group of students. Education is the main source of getting your message across about what is going on. Other suggestions are available in the handouts. It can be different over all but it’s based on the use of the dumpster.

Recycling can be done by toters that have wheels, dumpsters, 18 gallon totes, compactors, and many other options. A 35 yard compactor at Dartmouth for example. Need to use this based on your need, your set up and your hauler. Duplex service for a house is much different than a complex. Space may be the bigger issue as well, all depends on your land, scenario etc.

Plastic wrap is its own commodity and has to be separated from recyclables. It depends on what you have but plastic wrap can be picked up.

Matt: In some instances, recyclables are a volume issue.
Member: I see the bins at the store where you can drop your plastic bags.

Matt: We deal in tons, plastic bags could take up a large volume and you can’t bale half of your stuff and wait for the difference because then you are tying up the use of your baler. For example: in the grocery stores, they create enough volume by collecting at the store, they make a bale of several things, cardboard, plastic bags, etc and they bulk haul it to a specific destination center where they have their own recycling center and then break the bale open and combine it with all the other stuff collected from various other stores. They have a large enough volume in these recyclables to justify what they are doing.

Jim: Old brown bags are my favorite and they are recyclable also.
Member: The paper bags get stained etc. Jim: But then again, it’s a percentage that’s been accounted for in the recycling process. Trash is trash, groceries etc. that is fresh and the bags can go in the zero sort. Member: We put papers in the recycling.

Jim: And that is fine.
Member: How about plastics numbered 1-7 and Styrofoam?
Jim: Styrofoam is a no and that all goes back to the volume/weight issue. A tractor trailer full of Styrofoam wouldn’t even be a ton
Matt: Technically, it’s recycling on the Styrofoam but in its volume it’s not economically feasible to collect the amount of volume needed to make that ton or bale. Sneakers are recyclable also, but you need a truckload of them to justify it. It all goes back to weights, bales, the hauler, the recycler etc. If the producers of the package use the clear plastic instead of a Styrofoam, then we can work with that all day any day. Cardboard easily recyclable, Styrofoam is more difficult as there is no weight, harder to handle and almost impossible to make these thousand pound bales.

In today’s world, we have to balance the 95% pile of what is recyclable up to 100% to balance the economic feasibility. Some people don’t care about the economics just to get to that 100% and then there are those on the other side of the spectrum, just do it feasibly to get it done. At the markets, It’s not a pick- up truck it’s a 25 ton truck coming in.
Member: What about lids?
John: Leave them on. If they are separated those tops or lids go through the residue line.
Member: Lids to cans?
Jim: Yes, leave the lids on the can or leave them inside; just don’t stack a can full of lids as it makes a block of steel and kills the Murph machine.
Matt: Glass is recyclable and pulled off first. At the Charleston facility, they do 47 tons an hour for recycling. We talked about a plant like this and it would be about $500,000 and you’d have to be able to justify the 47 tons per hour per shift per day.
Member: Do they handle just city of Boston or all of the Boston area?

Matt: I think it’s all of Boston. Some gets diverted to the facility in Auburn, MA but they both operate at peak. Charleston is one of the top 5 in America. There is no room for error because to shut down for any length of time is costly. There was a towel that was missed in the zero sort and it bound all up in those wheels etc. It took about an hour to fix it but the operation was completely shut down for that period of time. I just happened to be there that day when it happened but it was resolved quickly. They dump a truck almost every minute and the traffic is incredible that goes in and out of that facility. Member: Is zero-sort statewide?
Jim: In Vermont, there are only two zero sorts facilities. One is owned by Chittenden County but operated by Casella’s and other is here in Rutland which Casella operates with their own machinery. A hauler providing services to their customers has a choice of what they want to do.
Member: Do other towns sell to Casella? Jim: Some of them do and some don’t. Much of it depends on the contract the town holds with their haulers and where they go with what they pick up whether they utilize our facility or not. I know Pittsford uses Casella’s now with the zero-sort.

I’m currently working with two towns in NH and they want to know what they can do differently but I have to know what their diversion it first, how much is recycles and what isn’t. They look at the revenues. Your diversion rate tends to go up when the recycling process is something that is easy to do. That is what the process of zero-sort has helped.

Meeting Adjourned.

Ron Senecal

NEXT GENERAL MEETING


Date: November 5, 2014
Time:7:00 P.M. (Doors open at 6:45)
Where: V.F.W. 15 Wales Street Rutland, VT (main room)
Program:The next meeting will be Wednesday November 5, 2014 and the guest speaker will be Kevin Rantanen from After Hours Lawn Care talking about yard maintenance and landscaping.

EMP


The State of Vermont is no longer going to be giving EMP (Essential Maintenance Practices) courses but you are still required to have them in conjunction with EPA certificates. Therefore, VRPOA in conjunction with Carl Anderson will start giving them. We need a minimum of 20 people and the cost will be $50.00. If you need an EMP class contact Ron Senecal at 773-9707 and get on the list.

I can’t stress enough the importance of getting your EMPs done. I’m hearing stories and getting phone calls from members who have been contacted by the attorney general’s office about not filing their EMPs and the fines that can be imposed by his office.

Again I repeat do your EMPs, as there are now fines that can be imposed.

All landlords that haven’t done their EMPs had better get on board as they will be checking all aspects of the Lead law. MAKE SURE YOU SEND IN YOUR EMPS. The attorney general has mailed 18 letters to those people who are not following through on the EMPs and there will be fines imposed. They are not getting the names from the lead department because you took the EMP class; they are getting them from income tax filings. ANYONE WHO IS PAINTING COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, SUCH AS AN APARTMENT HOUSE, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE FOLLOWING THE EMP GUIDELINES.

BUILDING CODES


Ron Senecal, Patrick Riordan
No report.

CREDIT REPORTS


Ron Senencal

The charge per report is $16.00 per person and the application has to be filled out properly. In regard to credit reports, the criteria for running one, is that the application has to be filled out completely and legibly. The form at the bottom of the page has to be signed by both the tenant and landlord. The new forms for getting credit reports are very lengthy and have to be filled out or I can’t run credit reports for you.

On another note, if we are faxing you a credit report make sure you have a dedicated fax-line and long distance is $1.00 extra per report.

The hours to draw credit reports are from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.

The board of directors strongly suggests that all VRPOA members use credit checks on any potential tenants. Credit checks are the single best screening tool available for any landlord. In addition to the screening, it is recommended that all landlords update their tenant’s credit information. This will provide a credit trail for the future. No tenant wants it known that he is a bad credit risk.

TREASURER’S REPORT


Patrick Riordan

If any paid up member wishes to examine the association’s books they are welcome to do so. Contact Patrick Riordan at (802) 775- 3660 for more information.

The election is on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Please be sure to vote for candidates who will be in favor of making evictions much less onerous for landlords. If you’re not sure of their position on the issue, call them up and ask.

FUEL PROGRAM


Patrick Riordan

If you have any points to make about the fuel program please take one of the following steps:

A. Call either Ron (802-773-9707) or Pat (802-775-3660) with your remarks.
B. Write a letter to the board of directors with your concerns.
C. Appear in person at a board of directors meeting. (Call Ron or Pat to be scheduled)

Do not make any comments about the fuel program immediately before the general meeting, at the general meeting or immediately after the general meeting.

The landlords are responsible for their tenants in the fuel program. VRPOA will not supply them with forms nor will we answer their questions. If the landlord cannot answer the tenant’s question then the landlord must contact VRPOA.

There have been a few problems with the tenant’s form for the fuel program. There should only be ONE name on the tenant name line and that name should be PRINTED LEGIBLY. The tenant location lines are for the physical location of the building NOT the mailing address. e.g. Cold River Road goes through at least three different towns. A building’s town of location may be different from its postal address.

We can no longer guarantee a quick entryinto the fuel program. In the past it had been our policy to have the names to the dealer within a week. However, this is no longer practical.

In regard to tenant fuel forms, we are not responsible for tenant fuel forms and it is the landlord’s responsibility to get the forms to VRPOA not the tenants. So please don’t send tenants in with fuel forms. We will not communicate with tenants.

If you are enrolled in the 2014-2015 VRPOA fuel program, then there will be an upper case “S” at the bottom right hand corner of the address label for your VRPOA newsletter. In the event that you signed up for the 2014-2015 fuel program and there is not an upper case “S” in the mailing label area, then notify Patrick Riordan @ (802) 775-3660 or pmrofvrpoa@aol.com as soon as you can. Please put the letters VRPOA in the subject box if you use email.

GENERAL NOTES


If you would like to have your newsletter sent to you electronically, please notify Patrick @ 802-775-3660 or PMRofVRPOA@AOL.COM. Please put the letters VRPOA in the subject box if you use email. This will help us cut down on our mailing expenses.

Please send all news and notes for the November newsletter no later than November 15, 2014.

The Rutland County Housing Coalition has changes its name to the Homeless Prevention Center and has moved its offices to 56 Howe St. Patch Place, Building A, in Rutland, Vermont.

Whenever a member changes their telephone number, please remember to alert VRPOA of the switch. If we are not notified, it creates a tremendous inconvenience for us if we need to contact you.

Each member’s expiration date is listed in the lower right hand corner on the mailing label in the format of mm/yy. It would save VRPOA time and money if our members would send in their dues before they become due.

If you’re planning to be away for any substantial amount of time, please either change your mailing address or notify us so that we don’t send newsletters to “dead” addresses. The Post Office simply destroys the newsletter and then charges us $.50 for notifying us of what they did.

There has been some inaccurate information in our newsletter regarding the cancellation notice for our general meetings. The WJJR website (www.catamountradio.com) is now used for school closings only. Henceforth the best course of action is to call either Ron (802-725- 8194, 802-773-9707 or 802-483-6141) or Pat (802-775-3660) to check the status of that night’s meeting. We are going to eventually have that information on our web site (VRPOA.ORG). VRPOA regrets any incon- venience that this may have caused any of our members.

I have been continually asked to copies. I will make copies for any of the landlords and the rates are $.25 for one to ten copies, $.10 for ten copies and over. Two sided documents are considered two copies and legal size copies are $.25 for each page.

The association has placed all of its forms on a DVD. It is available to our members for $25.00. Contact Ron at 802-773-9707 to order a copy. If we must mail it to you, there will be a $5.00 postage & handling fee.

We receive many requests for additional forms. All the forms that members require are in the newsletter or the new member packet. The association is not responsible for forms that are lost, misplaced or used up. As long as you are a member in good standing, you are free to make as many copies of our forms as you wish for your own use. Members may NOT give copies of our forms to non-members. When seeking replacement forms you will be charged for them.

All landlords are welcome to attend the Continuum of Care meetings held every third Thursday of the month in the conference room at the Rutland Police Station. The main purpose of the meeting is to keep all interested parties abreast of the status of the housing in the Rutland area.

A VRPOA board member has been attending the regular meetings of the Housing Now group, which consists of representatives of various local and state agencies involved with housing for at risk tenants. If you have any issues regarding tenants/housing feel free to get in touch with Pat (802-775-3660).

CONGRATULATIONS  50/50 Winner – Austin Zipeto

LEGISLATIVE


Ron Senecal, Thaddeus Lorentz
Nothing to report.

CLOSING THE COMMUNICATION GAP


Board of Directors Meeting – If any member would like to attend or has any questions that Pat or Ron can’t resolve, please make an appointment to talk to the board.

VRPOA E-mail

Attached documents should be formatted as text (.txt), WordPerfect (.wpd), or Word (.doc) documents to:

WEB Page: www.vrpoa.org
Ron Senecal:  ronofvt@gmail.com
Patrick Riordan: PMRofVRPOA@aol.com

We are in the process of upgrading our website. If any members have any suggestions please let me know at either PMRofVRPOA@aol.com or call me at (802) 775-3660. If the email option is chosen please include the letters VRPOA in the subject line.

10 BRICKS RENTAL 101


Encourage any tenant to learn the fundamentals of being a great tenant by having him or her attend a course called 10 Bricks RENTAL 101. Among the topics discussed are creating a realistic budget and understanding your lease. Materials are provided free of charge. Certificates of completion will be awarded to all successful graduates. There will be classes held every Monday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Homeless Prevention Center, 56 Howe St. Patch Place Building A, Rutland Vermont.

If any of our members have tenants who fall behind on their rent, please contact Economic Services at 800-479-6151 and ask to speak to their caseworker. If they do not have a caseworker, encourage the tenants to contact Economic Services, as they may be eligible for some rental assistance.

If the tenants are not involved with Economic Services they should be encouraged to contact the Homeless Prevention Center at (802) 775-9286 or BROC at (802) 775-0878 as both agencies can help eligible tenants with short-term rental assistance.

HANDYMEN & ODD JOBS


Chris Pidgeon 802-773-6067
Rob Stubbins, Electrical & General Contractor802-775-1484
Andrew Christie – Freelance Web Development – 802 282-2892
R.W. King Carpentry  802-775-4913
Jon Kiernan 802-775-2745
Precision Pros Painting 802-747-7914
Dan Colomb 802-770-2871
Tom Rennert – Novus Windshield Repair 802-747-0220 800-350-0220

TENANT

Patrick Riordan

BUY .. SELL .. TRADE ..


Members only are asked to fill out the enclosed “CLASSIFIED AD” slip and mail it to VRPOA or drop it off in the “Classified Ads” box at the general meeting. Your ad will run for one month only. You must resubmit it in writing again to have it printed in the next newsletter.

SELL


Magic Chef- 30 in. propane range/stove from 1990s. Electronic ignition, sealed burners, self-cleaning oven. Black glass oven door and backsplash, white sides and top with wood grain accents. Good condition, clean. $200.00 firm. (802) 235- 2376.

Empire Propane- direct vent wall furnace with blower, model #DV-215-7-SG. Approx. 30 inches high, 15,000 btu/hr. Heats approx. 400 s.f. room. With installation and owner’s guide. Good condition $100.00 (802) 235-2376.

Four nice units – Rutland/Pittsford border. 2+ acres off Route 7. Three 2BR and one 1BR. Very little work, nice cash flow. I moved to California – make me an offer. (760) 505-2632

Frigidaire – White gas stove, $200.00. Kenmore – Black Dishwasher, $50.00. G.E. – White Refrigerator with icemaker, $250.00. Take all three appliances for $450.00. Call (802) 483-2566 or (802) 353- 7292.

Used GE Dryers. Reconditioned $65.00 and up. Wes Richards 483-6226.

BUY


Wanted: 18 cf refrigerator with freezer on top. Call Mike or Sherry at (802) 775-0952.

BUSINESS SERVICES


All members wishing to offer their services or products to the membership at a special discount rate may do so through the newsletter. (*) Denotes a new or changed notice. Note: Please limit your ad to 4 lines in the newsletter.

ACCOUNTING/ADJUSTORS:

ACCOUNTING ALTERNATIVES – (802) 775-1679 Accounting, bookkeeping & tax prep. Services for business & individuals. Free estimates.

BUSINESS BASICS –Bookkeeping and office services. Initial consultation free. 20 Charles St. Rutland, VT. Call Pam Skillin (802) 775-0931.

DIETZ INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC ADJUSTERS, INC.

Adjuster for the insured. P.O. Box 504, Tozier Hill Road, Pittsfield, VT 07762 Phone (802) 746-8494, Fax (802) 746-8884

APPLIANCES


HOME & FARM CTR (802) 773-3877. Multi-billion dollar buying group members enables special discount for VRPOA members – Also 15% discount on service or parts. Special deal on 18” DSS.

SEARS COMMERCIAL SALES – KENMORE APPLIANCE WHOLESALE For catalog – prices – product of account info. Steve Mulcahy 1-508-797-0588 press 3 – ext. 1910.

ATTORNEYS/LEGAL SERVICE:
THADDEUS LORENTZ (802) 775-0128. 10% discount on

all Landlord – Tenant work, members only.

CONSTRUCTION/SUPPLIES


LAVALLEY BUILDING SUPPLY INC. Rutland, Preferred pricing available to all VRPOA members. Call (802) 775- 0834 or (800) 639-0834, fax (802) 775-8535.

LAFLAMME’S INC. – 15% off flooring, furniture and mattress for all VRPOA members. Flooring installation and delivery available. (518) 642-9155. Ask for Chris or Rob.

ROTELLA BUILDING MATERIALS & KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN CENTER. 5% Disc. & up on qualified materials available. Phone (802) 775-4383 or 773-3100. Fax 775-7457 or 773-3100.

SERVICES


AAA HOME INSPECTION SERVICES – Detailed inspections. Easy to read report. Excellent references. CD of pictures included.

Discount for VRPOA members. Call for info. 779-1033.

BLUE RIDGE REAL ESTATE – Members of VRPOA may utilize our website FREE for apartment or house rentals. Email information, terms, contact information and photos (optional) to LindaDuke@comcast.net

CARMOTE PAINT STORE – Paint and brushes for sale. We sell Miele vacuums and accessories. Also do vacuum repairs on all makes and models. Call (802) 483-6141.

CLEANING SERVICES: Rental Properties and/or Residential. Excellent references. Exceptional work. Frig/Stove/Windows. Call for flyer 773-2374 or E-mail: mrutl@myfairpoint.net. Discount for VRPOA members.

COUNTERACT –Electronic Rust Protection for your vehicles. The only proven electronic process for controlling corrosion in open air. For more information visit our web site at: www.counter-act.com or call us (802) 352-4700. 20% discount (self-install orders)

CRITERIUM LALANCETTE ENGINEERS. Offers $50.00 off any home inspection for a VRPOA member. (802) 747- 4535.

EMP INSPECTIONS/PAPERWORK – Expert service by AAA Home Inspection. Paperwork done for you. Time is Money/save both. Call for info. 779-1033.
CD of pictures included. Discount for VRPOA members. .

REAL ESTATE Susan Bishop at Lang, McLaughry & Spera (802) 774-7007 ext. 33or (802) 558-2180. Professional and personal service.

ROOFS- R- US – (802) 459-0085. Call for all your roofing needs. We also have a 1-ton dump truck with plow and sander for hire. Call Rick.

STATE CERTIFIED EMP LEAD INSPECTIONS by AAA Home Inspection Service, LLC.- Paperwork/instructions included. Call 802-779-1033.

LP GAS APPLIANCE CLEANINGS – DR McCullough LP Gas Service, 802-353-6437; DRMgas_service@yahoo.com; cleaning for your space heaters, furnaces, or fireplaces for $75.00 each. Any parts 10% markup. Rutland County only!

SKIP TODRIFF – 802-747-8877. Tree work, painting, apartment cleaning and renovating. Carpet and vinyl installation also available.

TOOLCRAFT and Green Mountain Rental give a 10% discount on rentals only for showing your membership card.