Selectmen's Weekly Minutes

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April 7, 2015
6:30PM

In Attendance: Carol A. Francesconi, Robert S. Ciskowski and Paul F. Astorino
Absent:  
Press: iBerkshires and The Courier

Robert S. Ciskowski read the Board of Selectmen meeting minutes for Tuesday, March 31st 2015.
Carol made a motion to accept the minutes as corrected; 2nd by Paul with a unanimous vote taken.

Town Counsel, E. St. John will attend the April 14, 2015 open meeting at 6:30Pm.  To discuss:  Kittay, Saldo’s, Sweet Article, and the Deerfield Board of Health.

Highway Department, Peter LeFebvre:
- Fan belt needed for one ton.
- Repairing pot holes and will be hot patching.

Town Administrator, Mark Webber:
- Submitted to Robert Kinder Morgan information from the BRPC.  “Pipeline Emergency Training”  for Thursday, April 23rd from 9-3 or 6-9.
- Received documents from Kurt Beaujolais, DEP, re:  Pine Valley and their septic system project.  It reviews the accepted design changes and issues as April 30, 2015 is the due date for completion.
- The movement to have a District Veteran’s Agent has been dropped.
- Spoke with Mar Moore at Mass Highway to discuss the availability of a Bailey Bridge for Sand Mill Road bride and or expedited funding for the bridge replacement.  He will bring the matter to Director Peter Niles and will report back to Mark next week.
- Continuing to work on the FY2016 budget.  Suggested the posting of a Business Meeting for Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 6:30pm in the Cheshire Town Hall.  This will allow for time to review the budget and Annual Town Meeting warrant items.
- Carole H. will make a copy of the Selectmen’s Handbook.

Resident, Ron Lancia:
- Discussed and presented photographs of the poor road conditions by his home in the Pine Valley Mobile Home Park.
- Also noted plugging up of filters and the impossibility of water flowing through and meter and water issues at the main system.

Resident, Cindy Wichman:
- Voiced poor communication with Attorney Kelleher.  Carole H. will be calling on 4-10-15 to resolve concerns.


Town Clerk, Christine Emerson:  No issues or concerns.

Police Chief Garner:   Weekly report submitted.

Robert:
- Updated the BOS on his preparations for the Gas Pipe line meeting on April 23, 2015.
- The Agenda is evolving as Kinder Morgan has agreed to attend and participate.  Mark Webber will be discussing revenue potential according to the BRPC and Article 97.
- Robert requested a Town email account.

Individual requested information regarding the ABCC process for Transfer of License and or Change of Manager.  Mark informed the individual that you have to go on line and complete the paperwork.

Mail and Correspondence:
- Letter received from Eileen Nuttall declining to be Honorary Parade Marshall for 2015.
- Letter from Krauss and Hummel regarding the withdrawal of an Eviction due to payment received.

- With all business finalized, Carol motioned to close the meeting, 2nd by Paul with a unanimous vote taken.
Time:  7:53 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,


Carole A. Hilderbrand, Board of Selectmen Secretary

__________________________________________________________________________________
Carol A. Francesconi, Chairman
Robert S. Ciskowski, Clerk
Paul F. Astorino, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds

 

 

March 31, 2015
6:30PM

In Attendance:Carol A. Francesconi, Robert S. Ciskowski and Paul F. Astorino
Absent:  
Press:iBerkshires, The Courier

Robert S. Ciskowski read the Board of Selectmen meeting minutes for Tuesday, March 24rd 2015.
Paul made a motion to accept the minutes as presented; 2nd by Robert with a unanimous vote taken.

Majority of the Cheshire Board of Selectmen voted to close the transfer station gates when there is no attendant present.  Also requested was a posted sign indicating the time the attendant would be back on duty.

Carol:
- Read the Resignation letter from Christopher Walsh from the Cheshire Planning Board due employment obligations.  Carol accepted the resignation with regret; 2nd by Paul with a unanimous vote taken.

Cheshire Planning Board Chairman, requested the appointment of Peter Traub.  Carol motioned to appoint Peter Traub; 2nd by Paul for the remainder of Chris’ term.  A unanimous vote was taken.

Highway Department, Peter LeFebvre:
- Salted on 3/31/15.  More salt ordered.
- One ton truck is at Johnson’s for work on the computer.
- Notified all that the Sand Mill Road is closed.

Board of Health, Mike Biagini:
- Presented the Inter-municipal Agreement/Berkshire Public Health Alliance.  The Cheshire BOS signed the agreement.

Town Administrator, Mark Webber:
- Reported that Dave Cummings updated the telephone system.  The Building Inspector’s telephone number is 743-1690 Extension 19.
- Set up email account Officer Garipey.
- Spoke with Village Truck sales.  It is necessary to re-bid because it turns out that the fire truck was a 1977 and not a 1976.
- Spoke to Cindy at the Division of Ecological Restoration.  They are conducting a study on restoring the river out of the flood chutes in Adams and needed the procedure for operating the flood gates at Cheshire Lake.  I suggested she contact Ray Fisher.
- Met with the Pipeline Working Group on Monday, March 30th.  Mark noted:  Towns should expand, if they already haven’t, Ch 44:53g rules to all town boards that may have to review or act on permits or application from Tennessee Gas. This statue provides for applicants to pay the town for professional review of permits and applications.  He feels that the Planning Board and Board of Health, and Building Inspector to be included.
Attorney Jeff Bernstein will conduct a primer for public officials to go over the scope of Host Community Agreements.  The meeting is scheduled for June 6, 2015 at 7:00pm at BCC.  The next meeting is for April 30th.
The Town of Deerfield Board of Health issued an order to Kinder Morgan banning their pipeline from going through their town.  This question will be given to Attorney Bernstein to explain.
- Letter of support for BRPC top DEP for the grant that they’re applying for to assist us and other towns in getting our NPDES permits.
- Received an executed contract back from Bay State Elevator.  They will schedule a time for the State inspection.  They will advise when the inspection will take place.
- Reviewing the budget with Bill Craig.  We will meet next Thursday and or Friday to finalize the FY’16 budget, levy limit, override, etc.
- Received confirmation that final AFG check in the amount of $25,960 has been deposited in the Town account.
- More ACRSD support letter have been received.
- Letter received from Attorney Bill Soloman regarding signage issues with the Time Warner new contract agreement.
- See MGL language for non-binding petition rules.

Resident, Peter Traub:
- Thanked the highway department for their fine work on Lake Shore Drive.
- Reported that he had spoken to individuals at the BRPC regarding the cost of a Master Plan for Cheshire.  They said, ”The minimal cost starts at $25K”. He would like to go further with this project and write an article for the Cheshire Town Meeting to see how townspeople feel about pursuing the project.
- He also reported that the COA is writing a grant for an assistant to the COA coordinator.  There will be no cost to the town.

Carol:
- Motioned to go into Executive Session to discuss Pending Litigation  7:22PM and to return to the 7pm meeting.
Roll Call:
Carol A. Francesconi, Yes; Robert S. Ciskowski, Yes; and Paul F. Astorino, Yes.

Carol reopened the 7pm meeting at 8pm.
Roll Call:
Carol A. Francesconi, Yes; Robert S. Ciskowski, Yes; and Paul F. Astorino, Yes.

Town Clerk, Christine Emerson:
- Reported that Peter Traub cannot be appointed to the full term for Chris Walsh due to his resignation from the Cheshire Planning Board.  The best resolution is to have write in votes on the May ballot.

Robert:
- Reported that he has heard back from Kinder Morgan.  The BOS would like to stay with the April 23rd date and hope the date and time will be convenient for them to attend and participate.  Robert has booked the school auditorium and will submit to the BOS an Agenda for the meeting.  Robert also mentioned that he attended the budget meeting at the Adams Selectmen’s meeting last Thursday.


Carol:
- In discussing educational needs for the children she noted that Chrome books would not be a capital expense on the school budget and not a separate line item.
- Read meeting minutes of March 18, 2015 from the Cheshire COA.
- Carol signed approved and disapproved Eviction notices for individuals at Pine Valley Mobile Home Park.
- The Cheshire BOS will be attending a meeting on April 2, 2015 at 7pm at the Cheshire Fire Department meeting room.  The meeting will go into executive session per MGL Chapter 39:23B to discuss strategy with respect to pending litigation and not to return to open session upon its conclusion.

Police Chief Garner:   Weekly report submitted.

Mail and Correspondence:
- Letter of support from Benjamin B. Downing, for line items 7000-9501 and 7000-9506 which provide public library funding.
- Check received for $8,000 for recreation equipment from Berkshire Taconic Foundation/The Barrett Fund.

- With all business finalized, Carol motioned to close the meeting, 2nd by Robert with a unanimous vote taken.
Time:  8:46 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,

Carole A. Hilderbrand, Board of Selectmen Secretary

__________________________________________________________________________________
Carol A. Francesconi, Chairman
Robert S. Ciskowski, Clerk
Paul F. Astorino, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds

March 24, 2015
6:30PM


In Attendance: Carol A. Francesconi, Robert S. Ciskowski and Paul F. Astorino
Absent:  
Press: iBerkshires, The Courier

Robert S. Ciskowski read the Board of Selectmen meeting minutes for Tuesday, March 17rd 2015.
Paul made a motion to accept the minutes as presented; 2nd by Robert with a unanimous vote taken.

Pat Klammer:

- Discuss installation of gas stove at the fire house. (Free labor)

Highway Department, Peter LeFebvre:

- Repairing pot holes.  Mud season will be starting soon.
- Truck 4-four wheel drive broke down and had to be towed.
- $30,292 grant money to be received for pot hole repairs.

7:00  Carol read the Legal Notice in The Berkshire Eagle for the Bids for the 1976 Power Wagon.

Gas Motors                                $2,976.32
Mike Biagini                               $2,025.00
Great Eastern Marine Services     $1,666.66
Village Trucks                            $3,890.00
M. Roach of Lee, MA                  $2,759.18
Wendling Farm                          $1,000.00
McBride of Becket, MA                $2,651.00
Ray Ponds of Agawam, MA          $1,077.00
Corkery                                     $  787.00

Paul motioned to accept the bid of Village Trucks for $3,890.00; 2nd by Carol with a unanimous vote taken.

Town Administrator, Mark Webber:

- Town of Adams requested a copy of the Cheshire 2016 budget.
- Legal Notice for Zone 2 will cost $718.23 in The Berkshire Eagle.
- Safety trailer has arrived.
- Carol requested Mark to contact Dave Cummings to update the telephone system.
- Will provide the BOS with weekly budget updates.
- Mark reported that the Attorney General approved the Zone 2 paperwork.
- Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional School District Total Assessment:  $407,546.00.

Town Clerk, Christine Emerson:

- Requested the BOS to sign disclosure paperwork for George Sweet.

Cheshire Planning Board, Charles Howard:

- Showed the BOS the annotated copy and the draft copy of the Bylaws to be presented to townspeople in preparation for the June 8th, 2015 Annual Town Meeting.
- Charlie also visited the various departments to apprise them of the different informational meetings and the importance of attending the June 8, 2015 meeting.

Carol:

- Reported receiving 10 email letters regarding the school budget and the present educational needs for the children.
All Selectmen are receiving the email letters as they are received.

Robert:

- Reported on his scheduling of an informational meeting regarding the Kinder Morgan pipeline project.  The meeting will take place on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7pm at the Cheshire Elementary School Auditorium.  A flyer for notification of townspeople will be available Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

Police Chief Garner:   Weekly report submitted.

Mail and Correspondence:

- MassDOT.  Sand Mill Road/Dry Brook Bridge No.  C-10-002. Notification of bridge closing to vehicular traffic.  Peter will notify all individuals will be affected by this closing and Mark will write a letter to the Mass DOT.

- With all business finalized, Carol motioned to close the meeting, 2nd by Robert with a unanimous vote taken.
Time:  8:00 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,


Carole A. Hilderbrand, Board of Selectmen Secretary


__________________________________________________________________________________
Carol A. Francesconi, Chairman
Robert S. Ciskowski, Clerk
Paul F. Astorino, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds

 

 

March 17, 2015
6:30PM


In Attendance: Carol A. Francesconi, Robert S. Ciskowski and Paul F. Astorino
Absent:  
Press: iBerkshires, The Courier

The Cheshire Board of Selectmen attended an Adams-Cheshire Regional School District budget meeting on this evening in the Cheshire Town Hall – second floor from 6pm to 7:20PM.

Robert S. Ciskowski read the Board of Selectmen meeting minutes for Tuesday, March 3rd and March 10th, 2015. Carol made a motion to accept the minutes as presented; 2nd by Paul with a unanimous vote taken.

Resident, Chris Magero of Sand Mill Road voiced concerns over the closing of the bridge on Sand Mill Road.
She requested updates regarding the dates and length of closure.

Highway Department, Peter LeFebvre:
- Updated the BOS on the closing of the Sand Mill Road Bridge. Information should be received in one (1) week.
- Over budget $47K in the salt and sand account.
- Repairing pot holes.
- Continue to work on trucks.

Town Clerk, Christine Emerson:
- Requested EIN numbers for all Cheshire licenses and permits.
- On vacation next week.
- BOS signed for Library State funding for Library technology upgrades and membership in CWMARS network.

Truck Bid opening will take place on March 24, 2015 at 7pm – Cheshire Town Hall.

Town Administrator, Mark Webber:
.  March 30, 2015 Kinder Morgan meeting
- Clarified Town inspector fees.  No inspector receives a portion of their fees.  All fees are treated as revenue receipts and are not turned back to the inspector.  Inspectors all receive salary and expenses which are tied to receipts turned in.  All are treated in the same manner.
- Wire Inspector requests that the BOS accept MGL Ch 166 Section 32A which by vote of the BOS at a regular meeting, this allows the electrical inspector to perform work in his own town but requires inspection of that work to be done by others.  Referred to Town Counsel. 
- Will schedule alarm inspection with Alarms of Berkshire County.
- MIIA credit of $614.00.  This amount will applied towards the next bill.
- BOS suggested continuing with the elevator company used in the past for the cost of $2,200.


Town Administrator, Mark Webber  continued:
- Insurance company will inspect the fire house boiler on 3/18/15.  Peter will meet with the individual.
- Cobra Insurance memo regarding monthly premiums and July 1, 2015 rate changes for individual insurance coverage while out of work.
- Moderator has requested a town meeting article to amend the Town bylaws to move his term from one year to three years.  Paul motioned to appoint the Moderator for three years; 2nd by Carol with a unanimous vote taken.
- Will draft a letter to State Representatives regarding school budget.

Water Department, Francis Waterman:
- Discussed the employee needs of the Cheshire Water Department and the possibility of writing an employment description whereby an individual could be full time and possibly be coordinated under the services of the Cheshire Highway. Options were discussed and Paul recommended Waterman write up a job description for the BOS to review.  The description should include licenses needed, specific job responsibilities, and physical requirements.

Police Chief Garner:   Weekly report submitted.

Carol:
Read two articles for the June Annual Town Meeting from the Cheshire Planning Board:
To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 3.9 (A) (23) of the Town of Cheshire’s Protective and Planning Zoning Bylaw to require a special permit from the Planning Board for “Office, bank, retail business or consumer service establishment unless otherwise specifically regulated in this By-law” in the A-R and B districts or to take any other action relating thereto.”

“To see if the Town will vote to delete the existing Town of Cheshire’s Protective Planning Zoning Bylaw adopted at a special town meeting on May 10, 1978 in its entirety and replace it with the Town of Cheshire’s Protective and Planning Zoning Bylaw dated June 2015, as proposed by the Planning Board, all as set forth in a document with the same name on file in the Office of the Town Clerk or to take any other action thereto.”

Carol:
- Voiced dissatisfaction over the lack of technology for our school district, the 25 positions that may be lost, and the immediate educational needs of our children. Carol would like to have grants and business foundations researched to see if computers might be available for the children.  The BOS and the Cheshire Advisory Board are working closely with the school committee to resolve the budget constraint needs.

Mail and Correspondence:
- Nomination of Inspector of Animals received.  Carole H. will contact Myron Proper for signage.

With all business finalized, Carol motioned to close the meeting, 2nd by Robert with a unanimous vote taken.
Time:  8:40 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,

Carole A. Hilderbrand, Board of Selectmen Secretary


__________________________________________________________________________________
Carol A. Francesconi, Chairman
Robert S. Ciskowski, Clerk
Paul F. Astorino, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds

March 10, 2015

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM:

Board reviews and acts on weekly warrants.

6:30 PM:
Open regular meeting.
Quorum present:
Carol Francesconi (CF), Chair; Paul Astorino (PA); Robert Ciskowski (RC).
No press present.
Selectmen's Secretary Carole Hildebrand unable to  attend due to illness.

Board waives the reading of the March 3, 2015 meeting minutes until their March 17 meeting.

Highway Supt. Peter LeFebvre gives his weekly update: reporting lots of potholes which are being addressed; crew is pushing back snowbanks; continuing to work on highway truck repairs; last of salt orders have been delivered and Peter estimates that the Snow and Ice budget will be overspent by approximately $60,000.

Town Administrator Mark Webber gives his weekly report:

- Spoke with Brent this morning. He's scheduled for L-4/L-5 surgery on March 31st. Expects 6-8 week recovery time. Expected date of return to work would be June 1. He has 14.5 days of accrued time left. So, he's covered under insurance until March 30th.  Following that, he will be responsible for the full health and dental insurance premiums until he returns to work. He has made a claim on his private disability insurance claim.

- Of considerable note was the story of the Cheshire water main break this past Saturday. It was a pleasure to see the rapid and comprehensive response to a town wide problem. Fire, Highway, Board of Health, Police, Selectmen – everyone – came together and nobody said that it's not my job and got it fixed in under 6 hours. I don't think you'd see that cooperative effort in many other towns, large or small. Thanks to all involved.

- Spoke with Melissa Provenceur at BRPC about the NPDES stormwater plan being mandated for the town by EPA. She said that, unlike the previous round, this one will likely stick and we will be responsible for developing a plan. BRPC has offered to write and submit a grant application to DEP to fund the preliminary work and asked if we wished to join in. I said yes. Other towns are Lanesboro and Dalton at this point. She will send a letter to that effect next week.

- Spoke with Maeve O'Day at Berkshire Taconic Foundation and she said that she had all she needed and will be sending out the award shortly. Check up on additional challenge funding that's been raised for the project.

- Asking to wait one more week to have the Town Inspector fee/salary discussion. Spoke with Becky again, but need some information from Lynne when she gets back next week.

- Worked with Robin about developing a payment scheduled to be codified into the PILOT agreement for the Bushika solar project. That document should be finalized in the next few weeks.

- At the request of the Fire Dept., spoke to our insurance carrier and renewed the registration for the antique Fire Engine so that it'll be legal for the upcoming parade season.

- Drafted a written policy for the sale of surplus supplies and equipment valued at less than $10,000 as suggested by MGL Chapter 30B. Town meeting approval should be required for items valued in excess of $10,000. Disposal of real property always needs town meeting approval.

- One copy of budget submittals to date provided to Board. Will provide an updated  budget spreadsheet for next week's meeting.

- Requested Board approval for George's outside solar lights for town hall as requested by town clerk. Board chooses a fixture.

- Requested Board approval for town clerk to proceed as already on the path for State approval of the bylaw. She needs to get back to the person in the Secretary of State's office. Meanwhile, we should still follow the parallel path of including public hearing for the Zone II map with the Planning Board's upcoming scheduled public hearings. Board agrees to stay the coarse.

Mail and Correspondence:

- Letter of thanks received from the Berkshire Shriners Club for the Town's annual donation.

Other Business/Discussion Items:

- RS provides the Board with an update on attempts to schedule a Cheshire joint meeting with Kinder Morgan representatives and a group to be named of an alternate viewpoint. It would be a split presentation with Kinder Morgan going first with a presentation and Q&A period, then leaving prior to the 2nd presentation.

- Mr Jennings speaks with Mr Waterman of the Water Commission about a water service freeze-up to his house. Mr Waterman explains that the town does not have the capacity to thaw galvanized lines and offers assistance to provide for a temporary above ground service to provide water until Mr Jennings' service thaws out. It could remain frozen for the next several weeks.

- Mr Waterman informs the Board that the Water Commission is investigating installing solar panels at the well site to reduce operating costs.

- Chief of Police Garner issues his weekly report to the Board.

- There are no questions from the audience.

7:40 PM:
With no additional business to come before the Board, CF makes a motion to adjourn the
meeting. PA seconds the motion. Vote taken, 3-0 in favor.

Meeting minutes approved by:

_____________________________________________________________________________
Carol Francesconi
Paul Astorino
Robert Ciskowski

 

March 3, 2015

6:30pm

In Attendance: Carol A. Francesconi, Robert S. Ciskowski and Paul F. Astorino

Absent:

Press: iBerkshires, The Courier

Robert S. Ciskowski read the Board of Selectmen meeting minutes for Tuesday, February 24, 2015.

Paul made a motion to accept the minutes as presented; 2nd by Robert with a unanimous vote taken.

Highway Department, Peter LeFebvre:

- One truck down.

- Pushing back snow drifts.

- Issue with rusting out backhoe.

Town Administrator, Mark Webber:

- Requested approval to re-sign with MIIA for another two (2) years for Town property and casualty and worker’s compensation insurance.  This will allow current rates to have a cap of 2.5% for FY 2017.  Changes would reflect added or deleted vehicles, property and if payroll goes up or down.

- Met with Patriot Energy.  Researching electric options with the Kirt Mayland project in the forefront.  Colonial Power, who with Hampshire COG is the company behind the multi-town Berkshire aggregation, is the only entity that offers town-wide/comprehensive residential buy in as well as municipal.  If the decision to go with the Colonial Power aggregation at town meeting is voted on, that’s the only full residential/municipal option available; Mark recommends taking this option.

- DPS letter regarding elevator in Town Hall.  Spoke with Bay State.  Note: expires the last day of May 2015.  Process for inspection is in place to comply.

- Spoke with Kevin Whalen, MassHighway, several times last week about Rte. 8 water main repair.  Revised road cut permit application submitted.

- Attorney DelGallo of Pittsfield submitted a petition for an annual town meeting warrant to ban plastic bags for retail stores in Cheshire.  Petition was addressed to the Town of Dalton.

- Informed the BOS that a member of the BOH is five (5) months behind in his insurance premium and the possibility of cancellation.

- Advertised Notice to Bid for decommissioned Fire Dept 1976 Powerwagon.  Bids are due at 7:00pm on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

- Submitted letter for Ms. Nuttall for signatures.

- Attended a Kinder Morgan meeting at the BRPC.

1)  Kinder Morgan request of BRPC to issue overlay maps of the pipeline impact areas in each town.  Overlays would show wetlands, sensitive areas, watersheds, and existing residential and commercial buildings.  BRPC will be sending maps to the towns prior to Kinder Morgan for local review first.  Town would need to identify any future or commercial residential or commercial plans, unique lands or scenic areas or sensitive roads/bridges that may be impacted.  These items would not show up on BRPC’s overlays.  This map becomes significant component of Kinder Morgan’s FERC environment filings.

2)  Need to review Attorney Bernstein’s Sample Host Agreement outline to add anything of particular interest to Cheshire.

3)  Understand that Kinder Morgan isn’t necessarily the front runner for the race to Dracut.  For instance, the proposed “Access Northeast” route may have more gas supply contracts in hand than Kinder Morgan and that’s an important deciding criteria for FERC.

4)  BRPC meeting scheduled for Monday, March 23, 2015 at 4pm.

5)  Ten (10) entities are now committed to the BRPC project and it may have two (2) or three (3) additional towns from NY enrolling.  The price may go down from the current $4,950 for 2015 to $1,300 due in 2017.

- Received a note from Len Schuzdak at USDA stating that he will be reviewing the Cheshire water meter project closeout this week and will report back any issues.

- Contacted Kirt Mayland regarding questions on electric bills.

- Contacted Melissa at BRPC on the new EPA storm water regulations.  Spoke to Tom Matuszko and he stated that they were proposals at this time and not law.

- Completing AFG grant for final payment of $31,000 for the cascade system amendment.

- Awaiting budget announcement by Governor Charles Baker.

Police Chief Garner:

Town Clerk, Christine Emerson:   No issues or concerns.

Robert:

- Updated the BOS on his research for arranging a informational meeting with Kinder Morgan and or other

knowledgeable pipe line individuals.  Robert noted that Kinder Morgan was willing to give a fifteen (15) minute presentation/PowerPoint offering.  They were not interested in an open forum for the presentation of both sides.  Carol recommended Robert schedule a time for Kinder Morgan and another time for others on the same night.  For instance:  Kinder Morgan program from 6:30-7:30 and others, possibly the Berkshire Environmental Team, from7:30-8:30.  Robert will report back to the BOS.

 

Carol:

- Suggested not contacting the Attorney General regarding Zone II as the BOS should be hearing from him by the third week in April 2015.

Mail and Correspondence:

- Carol read a letter from Adams-Cheshire Regional School District David E. Hinkell, Director of Business, regarding capital repair assessments to the Town of Cheshire.  A quarterly assessment schedule was attached and on future assessments this schedule will be attached for transparency of a clean audit trail.

- Statement from Time Warner Cable with the current franchise fee due the Town of Cheshire.  Mark will call Dave Fabino as there is a discrepancy between the statement and the check  amount received.

With all business finalized, Carol motioned to close the meeting, 2nd by Robert with a unanimous vote taken.

Time:  7:42 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,

Carole A. Hilderbrand, Board of Selectmen Secretary

__________________________________________________________________________________

Carol A. Francesconi, Chairman

Robert S. Ciskowski, Clerk

Paul F. Astorino, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds