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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

 

February 24, 2015
6:30pm

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

Robert F. Astorino read the Board of Selectmen meeting minutes for Tuesday, February 17, 2015.
Carol made a motion to accept the minutes as corrected; 2nd by Paul with a unanimous vote taken.

Resident, Deborah Abeles questioned the BOS on their proceedings regarding the scheduling of an informational open meeting for the residents of Cheshire and the Kinder Morgan project for a pipeline.
Robert requested the meeting take place sooner than April.  Carol remarked that the BOS will work on that endeavor.  Ms. Abeles also questioned if the BOS has made their decision on the project.  Carol:  “No.”

Carol:
- Reported her attendance at the Monday, February 23rd school committee meeting and the possible relocating of students in the district.

Highway Department, Peter LeFebvre:
- Working on snow removal.  Peter reported that snow cannot be transported.
- Catching up on vehicle repairs.

Town Administrator, Mark Webber:
- Town Counsel will be out of town for the month of March but will be available via email and telephone.
- Met with DESE personnel at Hoosac with Bill, Tony, Adams FinCom member and two from DES in town interviewing various personnel at the school and in the towns.  We are a level 3 district.  There are no level 1 regional districts, only town or city districts.  There are level 4 and 5 districts.  If you remain at a level 3 for several years, you become a level 4 and that is not good.  Mark emphasized Cheshire’s budget constraints.  No conclusions were drawn.
- Submitted letter invitation to Eileen Nuttal.
- Received notice from DEP regarding the EPA MS4 waiver program.  Cheshire is one of 24 towns across the state who were- then weren’t subject to this municipal storm drain regulation back in 2003. Mark noted that an engineer needs to be hired.  Mark left a message at BRPC to see if they have any resources and he also spoke with Foresight Engineers seeking information.
- A joint meeting took place with the Town Accountant and Treasurer and the Water Department to discuss the enterprise fund, debt service schedule and related items.
- Meeting with Patriot Energy to discuss electric rates for the Town on March 3, 2015.
- Kirt Mayland, the developer of the gravel bed solar project, will be meeting with Robin next month to discuss a PILOT agreement for the project. 
- A bidding process will be created for the decommissioned 1976 Power Wagon at the Fire House.
- Will put $100 reimbursement to Bedard Bros. on the 3-3-15 Warrant.
- In discussion with the BOS regarding paid sick leave benefits.
- No heat at the Fire House.


Cheshire Advisory Board:  Bill Craig, Ralph Biagini, John Tremblay, E. R. Scholtz and Denise Gregoire. 
- Will be discussing salary increases.
- Fees/salaries for inspector’s need to be specific and all the same.  Consistency is needed.
- School committee meeting will take place at 6pm on March 17th.
- A March 19th and March 26th school committee open to the public.
- March 30th meeting will be to finalize the budget.
- The Advisory Board requested that Adams-Cheshire School Committee minutes be included on the Cheshire website.  Town Clerk will address that request.
- Once the Warrant is set, the Advisory Board would like to hold an informational meeting for Cheshire residents at the Cheshire Community Center.

Water Department; Francis Waterman:
- Repairing Rt. 8 by funeral home.  Awaiting for State advice.
- The department has been repairing a few frozen service lines.

Police Chief Garner:   Weekly report submitted.

Town Clerk, Christine Emerson:   Lights at entrances.

Mail and Correspondence:
- Read Across America Day; Monday, March 2, 2015 at the Cheshire Elementary School.
- Tish Hill; regarding a March informational meeting for the Kinder Morgan project. Response sent.

Robert:  Reported on statistical findings from ISO New England.  Information can be viewed at their website: ISO New England.

With all business finalized, Carol motioned to close the meeting, 2nd by Robert with a unanimous vote taken.
Time:  8:15 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

 

 

February 17, 2015
6:30pm

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

Paul F. Astorino read the Board of Selectmen meeting minutes for Tuesday, February 10, 2015.
Carol made a motion to accept the minutes as corrected; 2nd by Paul with a unanimous vote taken.

Bedard Bros; Brian Bedard reviewed the discrepancy of issuing Bedard Bros. a Class II Used Car License as on the New Car License it states that used cars come under that license.  Carol motioned to refund $100.00; 2nd by Paul with a unanimous vote taken.

Carol:  Requested an update regarding the Mayland solar array project on the Bushika property.  Mark has been in contact with Mr. Mayland and is expecting to receive a proposal regarding Town electric discounts.
Mark is hoping to add the Cheshire School building.
- Carol reported that Berkshire Housing is offering a tenancy preservation program whereby they help with locating temporary housing should a home be condemned. Laura Bolio is the contact person.

Highway Department, Peter LeFebvre:
- Catching up and cleaning Church Street.
- Received some salt and ordered more sand. At the present time, the Highway budget is over $40K-$50K.

Town Administrator, Mark Webber:
- Met with Adams Cheshire Superintendent, the Business Manager and two of Cheshire’s School Committee representatives to review the FY’16 school budget.  The budget reflects a $961,914 increase or 5.2% over the current year.  That translates to a $235,040 increase to Cheshire and a $683,997 increase to Adams.  The tax rate impact of this increase would be $.080 per thousand of value.  The 2015 average Cheshire tax bill is $2,407.  This increase would move that to $2,568 or an increase of $161. 
- Two school budget hearings are coming up in March on the 19th and 26th at the high school.  The Cheshire BOS requested Mark to schedule a meeting with just Cheshire.  Several consolidation and cost saving initiatives are being considered by the District.
- FY2016 Departmental budget requests are due next Tuesday.  The Advisory Board will meet the Selectmen next week prior to their meeting for a general discussion.  Budgets are being submitted.
- Spoke with Kirt Mayland.  He will send a proposal to the BOS and Town Counsel to review.
- Spoke several times with MassHighway and their concerns with a water leak under Route 8 near the funeral home.  Spoke with Biggs and he said that they are not allowed to dig up the highway and are hoping to have someone on board to bore under the road tomorrow and put in a new service line and abandon the old one which is leaking.  MassHighway said that the road will have to be more closely looked at in the spring to see if there was any pavement and/or undermining problems that will need to be repaired.
- Met last Wednesday with the BRPC Pipeline working group.  Presently, ten (10) towns and districts have signed up.  Accordingly, our share will be approximately $6,250.  Mark has advised the Cheshire Advisory Board that the BOS will be requesting a transfer in that range. Mark is awaiting the exact BRPC figure.  Mark


Town Administrator, Mark Webber continued
noted that eventual benefit agreements will be negotiated by the towns and not by the group’s attorney.  We will have to appropriate additional money to cover that and, in all likelihood, use a special counsel to negotiate that agreement.  Additional money will be needed to cover legal expenses.  Mark suggested appropriating $10K to $15K.

Robert:
- Attended the Cheshire Planning Board Hearing for the Kirt Mayland solar array project on Bushika property.
Robert reported that he suggested to Mayland that he consider donating the extra land to the Town of Cheshire.
- Robert attended the Kinder Morgan presentation at Berkshire Community College.  He explained that there were at least 100 people who perused charts and presentations set up by Kinder Morgan.  Company representatives, engineers, builders and operators were on hand to answer question.  The meeting was to inform and gather information.  Robert felt the presentation was good but feared there is information being kept from the public. He reported that it is NOT a Federal project but it is for profit. By 2023 there may be 1800 solar array projects similar to the Mayland solar array planned for Cheshire.

Paul motioned to appoint Thomas Francesconi as the Cheshire Fire Chief; 2nd by Robert with a unanimous vote taken.  Carol abstained from voting.

Police Chief Garner:   Weekly report submitted.

Town Clerk, Christine Emerson:   No issues or concerns.

Mail and Correspondence:
- Certificate of Compliance registered at the Registry of Deeds for 288 Shadowland Cove.

With all business finalized, Carol motioned to close the meeting, 2nd by Robert with a unanimous vote taken.
Time:  7:44 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