September 27, 2016
In Attendance: Paul F. Astorino, Robert S. Ciskowski and, Carol A. Francesconi
Press: The Courier
Robert read the Board of Selectmen meeting minutes for Tuesday, September 20, 2016; Carol accepted as presented; 2nd by Robert with a unanimous vote taken.
Resident, Atalanta Sunguroff, inquired about the preventive measures moving forward regarding the Japanese Knot Weed control. Peter noted that he did not believe that cleaning out ditches and culverts contributed to the weeds growth. Ms. Sunguroff also reported bug issues on Ash Trees on East Main Street and Wells Road.
Peter will be checking out the situation and report back to the BOS.
Ms. Sunguroff also suggested a Stop sign be reinstalled by East Main and Church Street. Carol requested Peter to reinstall a sign. Peter reported that several signs at that site have been stolen. A replacement will be forthcoming.
- Asked for Peter’s recommendation regarding the Blacktopping Bids received on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.
- Peter, after reviewing all bids carefully, recommended the bid of $214,500 inclusive to DelSignor of Troy, NY. Carol made a motion to award the Bid to DelSignor, Troy New York; 2nd by Robert with a unanimous vote taken.
Highway Department, Peter LeFebvre:
- Reported the approval of Sand Mill Bridge repair. Mylars of the plan have to be sent to Boston. An engineering estimate will be needed; an application for Chapter 90 will be submitted, a Cheshire Conservation Commission Hearing will be needed to be scheduled.
- Patching continues
- Peter will be attending a New England Highway Association meeting in Boxborough, MA on September 28, 2016.
Read the following Forest Cutting Plans:
- Joseph Alibozek, Jr., 420 Stewart White Road.
- David Krutiak, Stewart White Road.
- Evelyn Reynolds, Fred Mason Road.
Cheshire Planning Board, Donna DeFino, Chairman:
- Requested the re advertising for an Alternate Cheshire Planning Board member on the website.
- Suggested the fee of $50.00 and $25.00 for extra lots for the filing of Form A’s. Carol motioned to charge $50.00 and $25.00 for extra lots for the filing fees for a Form A; 2nd by Paul with a unanimous vote taken.
- Christine Emerson will have the forms posted on the website for convenience.
- Attended the Collins Center Kickoff meeting on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 3:45pm to 5:00pm.
- Paul reported on the presentations on district history and current challenges, the district’s and town’s preliminary goals.
- There will be a posting for a World Cafe’ with tentative dates of October 22nd or October 29th. He advised watching the website for a posting.
- Those in attendance: Monica Lambay, Senior Associate, Collins Center; Rick Kingsley, Associate, Collins Center; Bil Lupini, Associate, Collins Center; Rob Putnam, Superintendent, ACRSD; Ed St. John, School Committee ACRSD; Jeff Snoorign, Chair Adams Select Board, Town of Adams; Paul F. Astorino, Chairman Cheshire Selectmen, Cheshire; Joe Nowak, Adams Select Board, Town of Adams; Paul Butler, Chair ACRSC, Town of Adams.
- Paul highlighted discussions on rankings, going forward with a decreasing population and the World Café. Paul noted that the meetings are open to the public. They will be discussing goals of the school district, closing 1 or 2 schools and all going to Hoosac High School. He encouraged everyone to voice their concerns.
Town Administrator, Mark Webber: On vacation
Police Chief, Timothy Garner: Submitted the Weekly Report.
Town Clerk, Christine Emerson: Thanked Colin from The Courier for the great coverage on the Cheshire Town Library.
The BOS requested the Cheshire Board of Health to investigate 78-80 School Street and report back to the BOS.
Carol accepted an application for the CCC Determination of Applicability for Francis A. Waterman, Jr., to install two (2) pole solar poles at his residence.
Mail and Correspondence:
With all business finalized Paul motioned to close the meeting at 7:30pm; 2nd by Carol with a unanimous vote taken.
Carole A. Hilderbrand, Board of Selectmen’s Secretary
Paul F. Astorino, Chairman
Robert S. Ciskowski, Clerk
Carol A. Francesconi, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds