Mayor Signs Resolution Bringing New Windows to Rutland Civic Center

RUTLAND, Ohio — Rutland Mayor Tyler M. Eblin has signed a resolution recently passed by the Rutland Village Council giving the green light to appropriating funds for the installation of new windows at Rutland Civic Center.

Council Resolution 2022-38 appropriates $15,000 in total for phase I of Rutland Civic Center renovations with a budget of $14,000. Of this amount, $12,545 will be paid from federal dollars received through the American Rescue Plan Act, while $1,455 will be paid from the Village Civic Center Fund.

The project will involve the replacement of 24 existing, single pane windows with energy efficient, double pane picture-style windows in all rooms excluding the gymnasium. Each room will have one to two functional windows.

“The windows in the Rutland Civic Center are 68 years old and have far exceeded their lifespan,” comments Mayor Eblin. “The cracked and leaky windows make accomplishing energy efficiency in the building nearly impossible.”

In addition to the window project, Mayor Eblin indicates he will be directing the Village Service Department to begin repairing soffits as soon as weather permits.

Quality Window Systems has been selected as the contractor for the window project.

The Ohio Auditor of State’s Office has approved the expenditure of public funds for the project. The authorization request, submitted by the Mayor, comes as the Village remains in fiscal emergency.

Mayor Eblin notes that additional renovations are being planned for 2023 and volunteers eager to render their assistance will be recruited.

The Rutland Civic Center opened in 1957 originally as the Rutland High School Gymnasium. In 1982, the building was acquired by the Village of Rutland and earned its current name. The building serves as a community facility and houses the government offices of the Village of Rutland.