The town’s municipal report for 1935 described extensive New Deal relief from the PWA and the WPA, as well as from VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Agency). The mayor said in the report that:
“These large amounts received during these past two years have undoubtedly greatly reduced our Charity costs.”
In particular, the mayor explained that: “Taking advantage of the WPA which pays the entire labor costs, several small short sewers are being built. If this is continued during this year there will be very few streets lacking sewers, and it should materially reduce the costs of sewer construction for many years to come. Also we cannot estimate the great value they will be to the health of the community.”
The sewer work referenced included the following:
MOON BROOK SEWER, PWA
U. S. Grants $12,172 89
Materials and labor $854.53
MAIN AREA SEWERS, PWA
West Area, Nos. 1-2
U. S. Grants $25,905.06
Equipment 30 00
Materials and labor $258.75
Mussy Brook sewer, PWA
U. S. Giants $8,387 35
Materials and labor $859.80
Edison Street; 100 feet of 8-inch pipe on the west side from Willow Street northerly.
Engrem Avenue; an 8-inch connection between the East Street sewer and the sewer crossing Engrem Avenue west of East Street was made with 154 feet of pipe.
Franklin Street; 344 feet of 8-inch pipe was laid near Cherry Street.
Granger Street; 262 feet of 8-inch pipe was laid south of Franklin Street.
Howard Avenue; the 8-inch sewer was extended easterly 98 feet.
Lafayette Street; a new 10-inch pipe was laid from Killington Avenue to a point halfway between Washington and East Center Street.
Meadow Street; from the old Trunk Sewer No. 1, 392 feet of 10-inch pipe was laid to Convent Avenue, and from there southerly 432 feet of 8-inch pipe was installed.
The Ross Street 8-inch sewer was extended 50 feet near
the north end.
The Water Department furnished pipe and skilled labor to install new mains on Butterfly Avenue and Curtis Avenue which were VERA and WPA projects. On Butterfly Avenue 240 feet of 6-inch pipe and 218 feet of 3 /4-inch pipe with one 6-inch valve was laid north of Kilington Avenue.
FORTY-THIRD ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CITY OF RUTLAND VERMONT FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31 1935
Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on July 15, 2014.
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