A building committee will begin the feasibility study of Mount Greylock.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Thursday afternoon finalized the 15-member School Building Committee that will help advance the district through the Massachusetts School Building Authority process.
School Committee members, staff and elected and appointed officials from both the district's sending towns compose the board, whose makeup is subject to approval of the MSBA.
School Committee member Mark Schiek of Lanesborough will chair the committee with Paula Consolini, a member of Williamstown's Finance Committee.
Other School Committee members on the Building Committee are Carolyn Greene and David Backus of Williamstown and Chris Dodig of Lanesborough.
Greene, who chairs the School Committee, said Thurdsday evening that she is confident the MSBA will approve the proposed list of Building Committee appointees. She consulted with MSBA staff about the makeup of the committee prior to Thursday's School Committee vote.
The Building Committee is set to hold its first meeting on Nov. 21, though Schiek may call a meeting earlier than that, Greene said.
District employees on the Building Committee include Superintendent Rose Ellis, Principal Mary MacDonald, facilities supervisor Jesse Wirtes, business manager Lynn Bassett and faculty member Lyndon Moors.
Lanesborough's town government will be represented by Finance Committee Chairman William Stevens and Selectmenn Chairman John Goerlach. Earlier this month at a School Committee meeting, it was noted that Goerlach had expressed reluctance to take on the additional committee assignment.
"I had a conversation with him and asked him to decide who he wanted to appoint, and he decided because he has construction experience — even though he had limited time — he could help the committee," Greene said. "We wanted to make sure Lanesborough had good input and good feedback.
"I think his reluctance was a matter of having limited time. And we understand that not all of our committee members are going to be able to make every meeting."
In addition to Consolini, Williamstown's town government will be represented by Selectman Ronald Turbin, who also served on the regional school district's recent ad hoc committee exploring expanded regionalization.
The committee is rounded out by two community members from Williamstown: John Benzinger, who is a project executive with Consigli Construction, and architect Thomas Bartels.