STOCKBRIDGE — The town’s Select Board has approved four items for a special town meeting next month that include two potential infrastructure renovation projects totaling $375,000 in taxpayer funds. Residents will decide the fate of four distinct proposals at the special meeting, which has a projected date of Monday, Feb. 24.
During the Thursday, Jan. 23 meeting, the board recommended that a pair of restoration projects be sent to the special town meeting — $210,000 for a comprehensive refurbishment of the town’s Civil War monument and $165,000 to renovate the Children’s Chime Tower in front of the First Congregational Church. The funding source for the repair work would come from Stockbridge’s certified free cash.
The board also approved a measure to petition the State Legislature to allow the town to turn over a historical document to the Stockbridge Munsee Tribe.
The fourth proposal approved by the board would see the town fund the hiring of a human resource vendor for the town for an estimated cost of between $5,000 and $15,000.
The Select Board approved the items for the special meeting at the Jan. 23 session by a 2-1 margin, with Chairperson Terry Flynn and board member Roxanne McCaffrey in favor and board member Ernest “Chuckie” Cardillo opposed.
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