Vol. II No. 12 6/15/2021
Notes from Select Board May 27 via Zoom
- Roxanne McCaffrey, Chair
- Patrick White
- Chuck Cardillo
Also present: Michael Canales, and McCaffrey noted there were seven attendees (unseen)
- McCaffrey read report of fire at Camp Mackeenac (Please see June 1 issue of SU – statement printed in full)
- Excavation of the 1739 Meeting House in front of Old Town Hall and the Children's Chime Tower will commence first week in June -- excavation without ground disturbance. Excavation of the 1783 Ox Roast between Mary Flynn Trail and the Housatonic River will commence first week in July.
- Approval of Minutes of the meetings – May 8. 15. And 22.
- On behalf of Laurel Hill Association, Pat Flinn requested placement of new signs at Mary Flynn Trail, Ice Glen Trail, and Trail to Laura's Tower. Although Laurel Hill maintains these trails and they are on Laurel Hill property, the entrances are on Town property. The signs would be "Do and Don't" signs. If permitted, the signs would include both the Town seal and the LHA logo. Vote on plan unanimously approved subject to Town Counsel review and opinion.
- One-day alcohol permit for the Norman Rockwell Museum fund-raising event June 12 approved unanimously.
- Request for Annual Entertainment license by Handcrafted Catering for use at 2 Depot Street (Railroad station). Continued pending development of parking plan and pending determination by Handcrafted Catering if they want an Annual Entertainment license or Special permits per event (the process and requirements differ).
- Dan Patrick name ?? for the Berkshire County League of Sportsmen (4000 members). Suggestions with the goal of "making the lake more user-friendly".
- Work with David Cameron of Mass Public Access Board – Harbor Master Kleinerman was present and offered that they were working with Cameron and first goal was to improve boat ramp (See Notes from Stockbridge Bowl Stewardship Committee, June 1 issue, SU)
- Install "kayak assist" ramps and "boarding docks" as done at Richmond Pond.
- Remove a fence (possibly privately owned) overhanging water which is illegal.
- He complimented Stockbridge on its "No Jet Ski" policy.
- The Light-Smart Energy Consultants LLC. were recommended by the Stockbridge Green Communities Committee subject to Select Board approval. Voted and approved.
- Stockbridge Bowl Association has offered the Town $18,000 to be used to improve Town beach. It will be paid after expenditures e.g., Town reimbursed, or bills submitted to SBA for payment. McCaffrey pointed out this was the amount the Court ordered the Town to pay SBA for court costs incurred during lawsuit brought by SBA.
- 10. With Covid restrictions being lifted, Town Offices opened, decisions about Zoom. White embraces continuing Zoom. Question: should Town have a recording on CTSB that allows wider accessibility or Zoom which allows remote participation? SB entered
Executive Session to discuss Collective Bargaining and indicated they would not return to open meeting.
Photo: Lionel Delevingne