Selectmen's Weekly Minutes

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December 20, 2016
6:30PM

In Attendance: Paul F. Astorino, Robert S. Ciskowski and, Carol A. Francesconi
Absent:       
Press: iBerkshires and The Courier
                  
Board reviews and acts on weekly warrants.

Resident Barry Emery informs the Board that he is working on a new Cheshire history project regarding the Cheshire Cheese and seeks the Board's permission to use an image of the donated Stomsky painting in this new book. Board approves the request. Barry also gifts a copy of his History of Cheshire for the Town archives. Board thanks Mr. Emery.

Robert reads the minutes of the December 13, 2016 meeting. CF makes a motion to accept the meeting minutes as presented with minor grammatical correction. RC seconds the motion. Vote taken, 3-0 in favor. It was noted that the holiday party was extended to all department heads for a meeting.

Highway Superintendent, Peter LeFebvre:

- Peter states that everything is going fine. One of the Ford highway trucks has a computer problem and is out of commission. New highway truck has arrived at the dealer and will be shipped to the equipment outfitter shortly. Peter and crew continue to work on potholes around town. PA thanks Peter and crew for doing a great job on the last snowstorm.

Town Administrator, Mark Webber:

- Received opinion from Town Counsel on 3 to 5 questions and provides copies for Board (attached).

- Received bid results from Foresight Engineering from last week's bid opening for Sand Mill Road Bridge. Spoke to Steve Mack from Foresight at the end of last week and he was researching low bidder qualifications and references. Spoke with Steve this afternoon and he's still following up on past projects involving the low bidder and he's asked for another week to complete that review before giving his recommendation to award the bid.

- Finally heard from ABCC regarding our log in and password. Mark has created an account but there's nothing there for any action. Calls to ABCC have not been returned. Mark's betting they're a little overwhelmed.

- Heard from Representative Cariddi's office and her chief of staff will come and meet with Mark on a yet to be determined Tuesday in January to discuss support for the Thunder Brook dam removal project.

- Also heard again from Nick Wildman on the same subject and he and a staff member will meet with Highway Superintendent and Mark one Tuesday in January as well.

- Provides Board with notice from the Ethics Commission that all Town employees must receive a summary of the Conflict of Interest Law and complete an online training and test and provide a copy of same to the Town Clerk prior to April 7th of this year. This test has to be taken each year.

- Provides Board with a  note from ACRSD Supt. Putnam. The District is using available grant funds to conduct lead and copper tests in all of the internal plumbing and fixtures at all of its schools. They are coordinating with the Water Superintendent. Mark notes that the Cheshire Water Department conducts regular DEP mandated testing of its water supply and distribution system for lead and copper.

Paul:

- Berkshire Regional Planning announces a new round of District Local Technical Assistance grants. Applications are due by 5:00 PM on January 20th. It is suggested that the announcement be forwarded to the Planning Board, which has taken advantage of this program in the past.

- MMA letter stating the  Cheshire Town Report did not win its annual town report contest.

Police Chief, Timothy Garner: issues his weekly report.

Resident Ed Clairmont addresses the Board regarding his and his attorney's difference of opinion with that of Attorney Grandchamp who recently issued an opinion regarding an ongoing  dispute between Mr. Clairmont, the Fence Viewers and his neighbor Mr. Clairmont states that approximately 200' of common fence is the core of the dispute and that Attorney Grandchamp is mistaken by stating that the fence viewers can re-visit a prior decision. Board agrees to speak again with Attorney Grandchamp and provide him with Mr. Clairmont's and his attorney's information.

Resident John Tremblay inquires about a BRPC administered low income housing rehabilitation grant that the Town may participate in. Following a general conversation, it is suggested that John speak directly with Tom Matuszko at BRPC for program specifics. Board notes that it is interested in participating in the program.

Town Clerk Christine Emerson speaks about the added burdens resulting from changes to the Public Records Law, specifically the Town's ability to adhere to electronic provision of Town records.

Board and John Tremblay have a general discussion on Town Counsel opinion on the process to change the Board of Selectmen from 3 to 5 members.

Robert reports that the Master Plan Committee is seeking to schedule its next meeting for January 26th; time to be determined. The meeting will be in a listening session format.

Robert notes that the Board will have to consider the fate of the recently Town funded and donated computers to the Cheshire Elementary School, if the school was to close. He notes that the computers were voted specifically for the use of Cheshire Elementary students. Board agrees.

7:40 PM:There being no additional business to come before the Board, Paul makes a motion to adjourn the regular meeting and go upstairs for the Town's annual Christmas party. Carol seconds the motion. Vote taken, 3-0 in favor.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Carole A. Hilderbrand, Board of Selectmen’s Secretary

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

 

 

December 13, 2016
6:30PM

In Attendance: Paul F. Astorino, Robert S. Ciskowski and, Carol A. Francesconi
Absent:       
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Robert read the Board of Selectmen meeting minutes for Tuesday December 6, 2016; Carol accepted as presented; 2nd by Robert with a unanimous vote taken. 

Resident, Kris Delmolino, requested the BOS to remove snow on the sidewalks of Main Street for the safety of those who walk.  Additionally, he requested sidewalks installed from Dublin Road to the bridge.  Peter will investigate.

Highway Department, Peter LeFebvre: 
- Addressing problems as they come.
- The Town of Cheshire has had 35” of snow so far.
- Maintaining equipment.

Town Administrator, Mark Webber: 
- Received a letter from the Division of Ecological Restoration with the “provisional project” approval for the Kitchen Brook Dam Removal project.  To date, that means it is not guaranteed for funding but DER will work with the Town for the next year to put together partners and funding options.  Tom Matuszko at BRPC will assist in searching out partners and funding potentials.  HOORA will offer support as in the past.  The award announcement was sent to Representative Gailanne Cariddi for her office’s assistance.
- Mark offered information from Tom Matuszko regarding a housing rehabilitation program under the Department of Housing and Community Development.  This is similar to a program offered years ago.  Mark will research more information as the BOS thought it was a help to town residents in the past.
- Bid opening for Sand Mill Bridge will take place on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 2:00pm in the Town Hall.   Peter, a Selectmen, and a representative from Foresight will attend.  Bids would be opened and taken under advisement and reviewed by the engineer who would follow up with a recommendation of the award. Abutters notifications were mailed for the ConsCom hearing schedule for Friday, December 16, 2016 at 5:00pm in the Town Hall.
- Return to Work information for Highway employee received and in effect as of Friday, December 2, 2016.
- Contacted FM Contractors from Canton, MA regarding a proposal to do an assessment of the Town’s surplus generator.  The assessment should show whether or not the unit is worth fixing and keeping.
- ACRSD Superintendent Putnam is trying to put together a meeting for January 10th for a draft presentation of the Collins Institute study.  Attending would be Mark, Tony, ACRSD business manager, Dr. Putnam, a representative from Collins and Chair of the ACRSD school committee.  The purpose is for final review and to make comments before the final report is issued.
- Contacted the ABCC about the missing link for the town to sign and return licenses.
- Spoke with the Town’s auditor about the Bushika net metering deal and the proposed accounting from Lodestar Energy, the firm that is operating the facility.  The method Lodestar is proposing is appropriate and Becky can sign and return the requested forms.  Beginning next month, Town building electricity is at a 25% discount.

Highway Superintendent Application review on December 27, 2016 at 7pm.

Hearing for National Grid scheduled for Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 7:30.  Abutters notified.

Police Chief, Timothy Garner:  Submitted the Weekly Report.

Town Clerk, Christine Emerson:  No issues or concerns.

Carol:
- Will contact Town Counsel for a written document regarding the change from 3-5 Selectmen.

Mail and Correspondence:
- NationalGrid regarding herbicide application along power line rights-of-way for 2017.
- Informational letter from Andrew R. Campanella, President, National School Choice Week.

2017  Licenses signed. (Class I, II, and III for dealers; ABCC Licenses, and Common Victualler’s.)

With all business finalized, Paul motioned to close the meeting at 7:30PM; 2nd by Robert with a unanimous vote taken.


Respectfully Submitted,

Carole A. Hilderbrand, Board of Selectmen’s Secretary

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

 

December 6, 2016
6:30PM

In Attendance: Paul F. Astorino, Robert S. Ciskowski and, Carol A. Francesconi
Absent:       
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Robert read the Board of Selectmen meeting minutes for Tuesday November 29, 2016; Carol accepted as presented; 2nd by Robert with a unanimous vote taken. 

Conservation Commission, Carol A. Francesconi, Chair:
- Reported a December 16, 2016 Hearing at 5pm at the Cheshire Town Hall to review the NOI Application by
the Town for the Sand Mill Bridge repair.

Highway Department, Peter LeFebvre: 
- Patching Wells Road and the corner by Swistak’s.
- Corner of the Cheshire Fire Station is dug out to approximately six (6) feet.
- Questioned the status of a generator.  Carol suggested going forward and purchasing a new one for approximately $20K.  Peter reminded the Board that a cement foundation would also be needed for the generator to sit on.  Additionally, he suggested getting a service maintenance agreement and to consider natural gas.

Robert:
- Before going forward, Robert suggested getting an evaluation from a generator company to evaluate first the generators owned by the Town to see if they are repairable.  If not, Robert would like Mark to follow through
on reaching a solution.

Town Administrator, Mark Webber: 
- Paul questioned the wording in the Highway Superintendent job posting regarding licenses required.  Peter and Robert felt it was sufficient as written.
- Reported that DEP, Representative Mark Stinson, suggested the planting of trees and shrubs by the Sand Mill Bridge area.  Mark and Peter feel there is no need to pack more plantings next to the stream.
Carol:
- As a member of the Cheshire Conservation Commission, the suggestion will be considered.  Mark will be asking Foresight for recommendations.  December 15, 2016 is the Bid due date.
- Reported that West Oil has serviced the Town Hall boilers on 12/6/16.
- Mark placed a conference call to Attorney Goldberg with Paul.  Town Counsel, unfortunately was unable to partake in the conference call which did not help in the different opinions regarding the process from changing from three (3) to five (5) Selectmen for the Town.
- Mark submitted notes and emails for clarification of Attorney’s findings.  However, Robert felt that even though Attorney Goldberg said the town must petition the Legislature and town counsel said that wasn’t needed and outlined a less involved process. He questioned why now is outside counsel the deciding factor when town counsel has always been advisor for the town.  Robert reminded the Board that the results from the recent Master Plan Survey, clearly indicated that townspeople want to go forward in increasing the Board of Selectmen. Robert stated, “I don’t really have any faith in this other law firm because it is not in the minutes that we decided to do it.  It was done six months before I found out about it so I didn’t participate in it and I don’t have any confidence in it.  I hope it is not a stalling technique.”
Carol:
- Will be contacting Town Counsel, St. John, to receive written documentation for resolution.  (12-7-16)
- Submitted a breakdown of area highway salary ranges.  Mark noted that the Town is in line with the average.
- Submitted a binder, “Guide to Abandoned and Accepted Town Roads.”

Robert:
- Attended on this date a meeting at the BRPC with MASS DOT to review Chapter 85 (Bridges.)  It was an intense meeting and Robert will report back to the Board once he has had time to digest the materials received.  He did report that their engineers are working on streamlining the process.  Robert suggested a maintenance folder should be made for each bridge with plans for dirt cleaning, rotting which would help spread out the maintenance schedule. Robert is interested in the upcoming prioritizing of bridges and for the bridges the DOT pay for.  He noted that hiring the right engineer/company that specializes in bridges is important as bridge codes are different.  He asked Mark to look into a list of bridge engineer(s) and companies for the future. Mark said, “They have to be prequalified by the State and they chose a Berkshire County business.”

Police Chief, Timothy Garner:  Submitted the Weekly Report.
- Cory Demary will be attending the Braintree, MA Police Academy starting on January 8, 2017.

Town Clerk, Christine Emerson:  No issues or concerns.

Resident, Fred Jajko:
- Questioned why Wells Road, section one (1) was done and not section two (2).  (Blacktopping)
- Peter responded that they will be returning in spring time as the weather prevented the completion.   Mr. Jajko questioned if it wasn’t the responsibility of the company to patch.  Peter responded that the Town always does the pre work.  Peter said, “The low bidder gets the bid.”  If not awarded to the low bidder, Chapter 90 monies will not be forthcoming to pay for the project.”  Mr. Jajko stated, “The Town accepts everything that the State says.” 

Robert:
- Bids will open at 2pm on December 15, 2016.  The Bid will be awarded on the engineers recommendations. Dates were questioned and Mark and Carol clarified the process.

Mail and Correspondence:

7:30PM
Paul motioned to go into Executive Session: “To consider the discipline or dismissal of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against a public officer, employee, staff member or individual.”  The 6:30 meeting will not reconvene; 2nd by Carol with a unanimous vote taken.”

Paul F. Astorino, Yes; Robert S. Ciskowski, Yes; Carol A. Francesconi, Yes.

With all business finalized Paul motioned to close the meeting to go into Executive Session at 7:30pm; 2nd by Robert with a unanimous vote taken.


Respectfully Submitted,

Carole A. Hilderbrand, Board of Selectmen’s Secretary

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

 

November 29, 2016
6:30PM

In Attendance: Paul F. Astorino, Robert S. Ciskowski and, Carol A. Francesconi
Absent:       
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Robert read the Board of Selectmen meeting minutes for Tuesday November 22, 2016; Carol accepted as presented; 2nd by Robert with a unanimous vote taken. 

Highway Department, Peter LeFebvre: 
- Ordered sand and salt.

Town Administrator, Mark Webber: 
- Scheduled a conference call for Thursday, December 2, 2016 with Town Counsel, Attorney Goldberg, Paul and Mark to discuss the three (3) to five (five) Selectmen change.
- Continuing to work on necessary paperwork for going forward with the Sand Mill Road Bridge project.
- Met with Peter and two (2) representatives of the BRPC’s transportation department to review some items related to the Master Plan.
- Submitted Help Wanted ad for the Highway Superintendent opportunity.  Will appear in the MMA’s Beacon, The Berkshire Eagle and the Town’s website.  Applications are due at 7p December 27th with the position remaining open until filled.
- Spoke with the Water Commissioners last weeks after they reviewed the Water Superintendent’s extended employment agreements as reviewed by the Selectmen.  The BOS can now sign the agreement.
- Created a letter of appreciation to McCann for reimbursement of unused Chapter 71 funds to the Town.
- Final document sent to MEMA for last year’s MEMA equipment grant.  Payment has been processed for $2,450 for Police radios.
- Pole 8 by the Cheshire Elementary School is used once a year for Cruise Night.

Police Chief, Timothy Garner: Submitted the Weekly Report.

Town Clerk, Christine Emerson: No issues or concerns.

Mail and Correspondence:

7:00PM
Berkshire County Educational Task Force Planning Study, Representative Douglas McNally:
- Presented an overview of the Berkshire Educational Task Force by stating it is not an elected board and they have no authority for any school or community.  The group would like to have a task force that is county wide with all schools working together.  They want to look at the impact of lower populations and the cost to educate each youth.
- The University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute is involved in the Phase 1 Study.
- Presently money to conduct the study has come from: B. Fairbanks ($20K); Roundtable ($40K); Berkshire Bank ($10K); Berkshire Taconic Foundation ($10).
- Public Meetings have taken place on Saturdays from 9-12 for the several months and continue.
- Mr. McNally noted that the Cape and Franklin County are experiencing similar problems as Berkshire County which is decreasing enrollment with the trend continuing. Enrollment is down 22.3% in the 17 districts studied.
- BART and McCann continue to be stable in enrollments.
- Mr. McNally reported that the population is still going down with no hope to increase the population.
- Fiscal Issues.  Expenditures continue to rise with Chapter 70 not keeping up.  McNally said, “Cheshire cannot do an override if Adams cannot afford our agreement.
- Suggestion: Move forward as a large identity.
- Phase II Options:
 * Not change anything.
 * Seek expanded shared services/shared management.
 * Have three (3) school districts
- REP – December 15, 2016.  Want responses back by January.  Results of Phase II will be early summer/early fall.
Paul:  Will it be three years before a solid plan of action is ready?
McNally:  Hopes not that long as he is envisioning bold steps for progress.  MCLA, BCC, and Dr. Eberwein are working with the group to offer dual enrollments.
The Cheshire BOS thanked Mr. McNally for the update and the group’s efforts. Phase II will cost approximately $150K and has been approved..
- The Phase One Final Report, October 2016 can be viewed on the Adams-Cheshire School website and the BCETF website.

With all business finalized Paul motioned to close the meeting at 7:30pm; 2nd by Robert with a unanimous vote taken.


Respectfully Submitted,

Carole A. Hilderbrand, Board of Selectmen’s Secretary

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

 

November 22, 2016
6:30PM

In Attendance: Paul F. Astorino, Robert S. Ciskowski and, Carol A. Francesconi
Absent:       
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Robert read the Board of Selectmen meeting minutes for Tuesday November 15, 2016; Carol accepted as corrected; 2nd by Paul with a unanimous vote taken. 

Resident, Lynn Clairmont, requested information regarding her property and the possibility of a sale.
Ms. Clairmont was referred to the Cheshire Planning Board.  She also inquired about hunters on her property even though it is all posted.

Highway Department, Peter LeFebvre: 
- Update on Windsor Road blacktopping.
- Robert reported blacktopping trucks exceeding the speed limit through town.  He requested Peter to speak with them and to remember this issue in the future.
- Plowed roads – first snow fall left many snow drifts.

Town Administrator, Mark Webber: 
- Discussion ensued regarding the residency requirement for the Highway Superintendent job description.  The final decision was twenty-five (25) miles or less.  Minimum preferred qualifications include, “and shall have a high school diploma and five (5) to seven (7) Years experience.”  Mark will go forward with the advertising.   Paul approved the Job Performance document.
- Spoke to a Wells Road resident, George Bushika, regarding particulars on the recently awarded Wells/Windsor Road paving project.
- Forwarded all legal correspondence on the three (3) to five (5) Selectmen change to resident,  Richard E. Scholz.  Mark is working on scheduling a conference call with Attorney Goldberg, Carol, Mark, and Town Counsel, E. St. John, for November 29, 2016.
- Working on the process to go forward with the Sand Mill Road Bridge project.
- Signed an NOI on behalf of the Town to go forward with scheduling a ConsCom hearing.
- Met with Melissa from BRPC regarding Cheshire’s obligation for the new NPDES/Storm Water permit.   Peter will need to submit an exact count and location of storm water structures within the area shown on the map they presented.  Mark pointed out that the Hoosic River, which is the only area in Town covered by their map, flows north to the Hudson and does not empty into the Long Island Sound. The fewer the Town has the less cost the Town will need for the permit.  Hopefully, most of these structures are within the Mass Highway  Right of Ways.
- Mark will be updating Water Superintendents employment agreement.  An update will be submitted to the BOS and the Water Department Commissioners.
- National Grid is offering a program to change out street lights to LED fixtures.  Over time, there can be a considerable savings.  Mark requested an updated survey of the number and types of streetlights in Town in order to complete a cost analysis.
- Mark registered the antique fire truck.
- Asked Peter to review the schedule of vehicles and buildings for our insurance company.
- Mark explained the electronic system for scheduling a lake activity through the State.
- Mark requested Peter Traub to meet with Becky to review COA finances.

Police Chief, Timothy Garner:  Submitted the Weekly Report.

Town Clerk, Christine Emerson:  No issues or concerns.

Mail and Correspondence:
- December 6, 2016 meeting at the BRPC Transportation Advisory Committee to discuss municipal bridges.
- National Grid. RE: School Street/Pole & Concession usage.
- Check from Time Warner $2,619.00.
- Check from Northern Berkshire Vocational (McCann) returning $5,151.85.  (Chapter 71 rebate.)

Tree Lighting:  Sunday, December 4, 2016 5:30PM at the Cheshire Community Center.

Resident, Peter Traub:
- Clarified his discussion with Realtor, Sandy Carroll.

With all business finalized Paul motioned to close the meeting at 7:36pm; 2nd by Robert with a unanimous vote taken.


Respectfully Submitted,

Carole A. Hilderbrand, Board of Selectmen’s Secretary

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

 

November 15, 2016
6:30PM

In Attendance: Paul F. Astorino, Robert S. Ciskowski and, Carol A. Francesconi
Absent:       
Press: iBerkshires and The Courier
                  
Robert read the Board of Selectmen meeting minutes for Tuesday November 8; Carol accepted as corrected; 2nd by Paul with a unanimous vote taken. 

Resident, Richard E. Scholz:
- Inquired about the status of changing the number from three (3) Selectmen to five (5) Selectmen.  Carol read an email from Town Counsel.  Mark will be placing a conference call to Attorney Goldberg for next Tuesday to try and settle the proper process for going forward on the change. Mr. Scholz requested a copy of all correspondence regarding this situation.

Highway Department, Peter LeFebvre: 
- Planning to blacktop Windsor Road on 11/16/16 as well as Wells Road.  The plan is for 21/2 days for completion.
- Installed a new hot water heater at the Town Shed.  Peter also replaced a toilet at the Town Shed..
- Informed the BOS that the truck has been built and should be shipped to the dealer this week.  The truck should be ready the first of February.

Town Administrator, Mark Webber: 
- Reported that one of the furnaces in the Town Hall is not operating.  West Oil will be servicing both on December 19th.  It appears that the valve between the equipment is not draining at the same rate.  Mark thanked Pat Klammer for checking out the system and he advised Mark how to resolve the problem.
- Town Treasurer is concerned with spending on the two COA grants.  A system needs to be in place to review how the money in being spent and what the total grant amounts are and what the reimbursement schedule is.
- Received a call from Sandy Carol from the Berkshire Board of Realtors looking for Peter Traub from the Planning Board regarding Cheshire. To be further discussed.
- Will be meeting with Melissa from BRPC on Thursday of this week to discuss Cheshire’s NPDES obligations and what assistance BRPC will be offering.
- Updated the Highway Superintendent Job Description per last week’s comments and also drafted a highway employee job performance review.  Discussion took place regarding the time frame to advertise, interview, and start the position. Paul recommended the advertising be before the end of November.  Interview January 1st, and hire by the end of January.  Robert realized that Paul’s schedule was aggressive but felt, “The sooner the better.” Carol initially did not agree as she felt no need for job training to last more than four (4) weeks.  The process will start as soon as possible.


Police Chief, Timothy Garner:  Submitted the Weekly Report.

Town Clerk, Christine Emerson: 
- BOS signed salary approval for early voting and election poles for Town Clerk.
- The Town employee Christmas Party will take place on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at the Town Hall.
- Received a Certificate for Substantial Support for Early Voting.  (1,891 voted out of 2,400.)

Robert:
- Reported that the Master Plan Committee met on November 10, 2016.  Future planning includes small working groups and Open Public Forums where there can be input from residents, discussion on an aging population, the school population, school meetings, and summaries and statistics.  Additionally goals and ideas will be written and then presented to the Cheshire Planning Board for their acceptance.  With acceptance it can then be presented at the Town Meeting, annual election or any election.

Robert:
- Anticipates some free time in December where he would like to review the workmen’s compensation case at hand.  He would like to reconstruct what happened so this does not happen again.  He would also like to talk with other employees who observed the accident.  He noted that this, “May have been truly an accident.”

Carol:
- Reported a discussion with Myron regarding the bonding of the rear door Town Hall.  To replace the door, the cost could range from $5K to $10K.
- The estimate was received for the repairs to the fire house from Chief Tom Francesconi with no labor charges.  The estimate is for the materials. Paul made a motion to accept the estimate; 2nd by Carol.  Robert abstained.

- Resident, Frederick Jajko:
- Trash issue on Wells Road.  The BOS will ask Chief Garner to be observant of pickup trucks that are not covered which allows for trash to fly out on the road.

Mail and Correspondence:
- Time Warner check for: $4,490.82.

Tree Lighting:  Sunday, December 4, 2016 5:30PM at the Cheshire Community Center.

With all business finalized Paul motioned to close the meeting at 7:30pm; 2nd by Robert with a unanimous vote taken.


Respectfully Submitted,

Carole A. Hilderbrand, Board of Selectmen’s Secretary

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