Mostly former and current volunteer firefighters filled out the just more than 50 residents who attended Thursday's special town meeting for the sole purpose of passing a single article that would allocate funds to make the emergency repairs.
St. John, who serves as superintendent of building and grounds, said the repair of this small portion of the roof is estimated to cost $64,566. This, with the $24,000 the town originally allocated to make the repairs plus other smaller costs, brings the amount to approximately $95,000.
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 Selectmen are irked that the failing boiler room roof in the former Plunkett School is still not fixed.
The board shared its displeasure after meeting with Robert Putnam, superintendent of the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District, on Tuesday.