Mt. Washington donates $5,000 to Egremont’s delayed school project

EGREMONT — Mount Washington special town meeting voters have approved a contribution of $5,000 to the South Egremont Village School repair project. The project will need all of the support it can get as the project continues to struggle to get off the ground.

Mount Washington held a special town meeting solely to vote on the donation—which very nearly became a $10,000 donation, according to the Gail Garrett, the town’s clerk and a member of the select board.

“There was a floor amendment to increase the donation to $10,000 but we fell one vote short of the two- thirds required,” Garrett said. “Every vote counts.”

In all, 23 residents voted to donate the $5,000—to be taken from Mount Washington’s stabilization fund—to be put towards repairs at the Egremont school where Mount Washington children have historically begun their educational careers.

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