Cheshire Hopes to Get Clearer Picture of School Project for Town Meeting
Town Administrator Edmund St. John IV told the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday that he's planning to have the request for proposals ready soon for the former Cheshire Elementary School.
The board decided to keep the former school building under town ownership with a goal in mind of making it the central hub for all town services. St. John said he hopes to have a cost estimate for architectural and engineering services to present to town meeting next month.
The Berkshire Eagle reports the town decided to adopt the 1/12th option in June when the Legislature delayed its local aid numbers because of revenue shortfalls caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Instead of adopting a hard budget it may not be able to fund because of eventual state cutbacks, the town will work off of its FY 2020 budget and spend no more than 1/12th of that budget each month.
The first order of business at Tuesday's meeting was setting the town's operations budget for August. This will be Cheshire's second month operating under the 1/12th budget.