The Selectmen have voted to use $90,000 from the town's Green Communities grant to install new energy efficient lights on Park Street.
The 175 light bulbs in the downtown area will be replaced with the much more light-emitting diodes.
Town officials say they are committed to repairing the failing roof on the elementary school boiler room.
The condition of the roof has become another point of contention in the tense school district relationship between Cheshire and Adams.
The City Council gave its preliminary authorization for the city to borrow $8.1 million for city capital projects and $14.3 million for capital projects with the water and sewer system Tuesday night.
A plan on the city side of the ledger to convert all of the street lights to LEDs at a cost of $3 million raised many eyebrows.
The Selectmen are telling residents of Baglee Avenue that if they want a streetlight they have to pay for it themselves.
Over the last few years the Board of Selectmen have been removing streetlights it deems unnecessary. Near Baglee Avenue lights were removed and on Monday residents there asked for the lights to be put back. But, the Selectmen are unwilling to do so.