Vol. IV No. 8 4/15/2023
Key Takeaways from Water and Sewer Commission Meeting, April 4
This issue has been raised before but continues as a challenge for Stockbridge. Tony Campetti, Superintendent of Sewer and Michael Buffoni, Superintendent of Water, are both approaching retirement age. It can take as long as 5 years to train new employees to qualify (according to Commonwealth regulations) to replace them. There have been suggestions on the table: hire someone now to train for five years while Campetti and Buffoni are still in their positions so new hires can also benefit from their experience or hope to find a fully qualified person at the time needed. Town Administrator Michael Canales also suggested filling the positions as shared services with West Stockbridge. Although Town voted down shared Administrator with Lenox some years ago, since Canales has been administrator, he has suggested shared services — fire with Lee and now Water and Sewer with West Stockbridge.
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