March 19, 2019

6:00PM Open Meeting

In Attendance: Robert S. Ciskowski, Carol A. Francesconi
Press: iBerkshires and The Berkshire Eagle
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 March 12, 2019 meeting minutes. Robert was absent on the 12th and unable to vote.

6:00PM    Carol motioned to go into Executive Session for the purpose of:  “To consider the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real estate, if the chair declares that an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the negotiating position of the public body.” Robert seconded the motion.  A unanimous vote was taken.

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

6:37PM    The open meeting reconvened.

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

Highway Superintendent, Blair Crane:  Weekly report submitted for:  3/20/19-3/26/19.
- Rain/Ice/Snow Thursday night through Friday night into Saturday morning.  45 snow/ice events     to date.  First event was November 15, 2018.  33 events last year.
- Repairing potholes on Route 116 on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
- Graded Lakeshore and Horns Beach Roads yesterday.
- Richmond Hill graded on the top end and is open to traffic. Jenks Road graded and opened today to through traffic.
- Stewart White Road to be graded Wednesday and will be reopened to through traffic.
Carol:  Requested a sign be installed on Prospect Street.
    Blair recommended to appoint Jason Hollerich as a Foreman for the Cheshire Highway Department.
Carol:  Motioned to appoint Jason Hollerich as the Forman position to the Cheshire Highway Department; seconded by Robert.  A unanimous vote was taken.

Town Administrator, Ed St. John IV:  Weekly report submitted for February 26, 2019.

Town Clerk, Christine Emerson:    
- Cheshire Police Chief, Tim Garner:  Weekly report submitted.

Mail and Correspondence:
- With all business finalized, Carol motioned to adjourn the meeting at 7:40PM; seconded by     Robert.  A unanimous vote was taken.

Respectfully Submitted,

Carole A. Hilderbrand, Board of Selectmen’s Secretary

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