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Clarksburg Seeking New Town Treasurer

By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff
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CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Barely two days after bringing on a new accountant, the town was on the search for a new town treasurer/tax collector. 
 
The Select Board on Friday accepted with regret the resignation of Ericka M. Oleson, who has accepted a full-time position with the town of Stockbridge. She had been with the town four years. 
 
The board's second motion at the emergency meeting was to authorize Town Administrator Rebecca Stone to immediately advertise the position.
 
Within the past year, the town will have seen nearly a complete changeover in its administrative structure. Oleson's departure follows that of Town Accountant Donna Estes, who came on the same year and is retiring. Her job last week was offered to Angela Garrity, who is town clerk and accountant in Richmond.
 
Jessica Sweeney was appointed this month interim town clerk, replacing Carol Jammalo, who stepped down in July from the elected post. And longtime Administrative Assistant Debra Choquette retired earlier this year and was recently replaced by Amy Carridi. 
 
Stone, too, is fairly new, and recently completed her first year as town administrator. 
 
Oleson's last day is Jan. 3. Some of her last work will be getting tax bills out since the board voted a single tax rate on Wednesday. 
 
"I think everything will be out on time," said Chairman Ronald Boucher. 
 
The board may discuss whether an interim might be needed, he said. 
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Cruiser, Backhoe, Bridge Top Clarksburg Capital Requests

By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Town officials will be considering department requests for vehicles and equipment in the fiscal 2022 budget. 
 
The Police Department, Highway Department and library presented their budgets and capital plans to the Finance Committee on Monday. 
 
Police Chief Michael Williams's budget includes a request for a new police cruiser and police clerk. 
 
Williams had asked for a new vehicle last year to replace the decade-old Chevrolet Tahoe but had been asked to put it off another year. 
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