February 19, 2019

6:00PM Open Meeting

In Attendance: Carol A. Francesconi, Robert S. Ciskowski
Absent:      
Press: iBerkshires

Board conducts the business session of the meeting by reviewing and approving weekly payroll and vendor warrants.
 
6:30PM
Carol opens the regular portion of the meeting.
Carol read the minutes and made a motion to accept the Board’s February 12, 2019 meeting minutes. Robert seconds the motion. A unanimous vote was taken.

Highway Superintendent, Blair Crane:  Weekly report submitted for 2/13/19-2/19/19.
-  Multiple call outs- ice for Saturday, February 16, 2019 and Sunday, February 17, 2019.
- Salt shed at 30% capacity.
- School heating oil tank at 6200 gallons, system is ok and operational.
- Truck #2 down with water pump replacement.
- Prepping for another round of weather for Wednesday and Thursday.
- Winter sand is available to residents at town garage.
    

Town Administrator, Ed St. John IV:  Weekly report submitted for February 5, 2019.
- Contacted Spectrum to update the internet service on Thursday, February 21, 2019.
- Will call Spectrum to discuss accounts.
- Ed submitted the necessary paperwork for the LED street light grant.  He informed National Grid and the Department of Public Utilities of a request for information to buy back the street lights.    
- Contacted Macfarlane’s to schedule an appoint to look at the town’s equipment and to review     what is available if we were to decide to upgrade.
- One bid has been received for the Water Department Emergency Repairs.
- Have received four (4) applications for the Highway Department laborer position.
- Checked the domain account that hosts our .gov addresses and it appears we are all set until September of 2019.
- The School Committee cancelled for this evening and have rescheduled for March 5, 2019.
- Significant progress has been made on the budget.  Many departments have submitted their proposals and I will update as more come in.

Cheshire Board of Health, Michael Biagini Jr.:
- A Summary Notice of Regulations will be advertised in The Berkshire as soon as possible.  It states: “Notice is hereby given that the Cheshire Board of Health (located at the Cheshire Town Hall) on February 19, 2019 at 7:30PM, voted to adopt regulations pertaining to the Board of Health regulations for piggeries with an effective day of June 1, 2019.  For a copy of the regulations please come to the town hall during business hours.”

Resident, Mike Biagini-Route 8
- Requested assistance with a water problem from an adjoining neighbor which has ruined part of his driveway and has become a safety issue when family members attempt to use the driveway. Travis will viewed the issue and report back to the BOS.

Town Clerk, Christine Emerson:    No issues or concerns.

Cheshire Police Chief, Tim Garner
- Weekly report submitted.
- Introduced Cody Alvarez to the BOS as a candidate for a part time police officer position.
- Carol motioned to appoint Cody Alvarez as a part time police office for the Town of Cheshire; 2nd by Robert with a unanimous vote taken. Mr. Alvarez will be on probation until the May elections.

Mail and Correspondence:    
     
Carol:
With all business finalized, Carol motioned to adjourn the meeting at 7:00pm and to go into Executive Session; seconded by Robert.  The BOS meeting will not reconvene. A unanimous vote was taken.

Roll Call:    Carol A. Francesconi, Yes; and Robert S. Ciskowski, Yes.
        
Respectfully Submitted,

Carole A. Hilderbrand, Board of Selectmen’s Secretary

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Carol A. Francesconi, Chairman
Robert S. Ciskowski, Clerk