ADAMS, Mass. — The Finance Committee approved a $40,000 reserve fund transfer to install a chairlift at the Registry of Deeds.
The agenda item was one of the few on the short agenda Monday evening.
Last week, the Selectmen approved the funding. In order to complete the transfer, the Finance Committee must do the same.
Over the years, the town has steadily made improvements to 65 Park St., the former town hall, part of which it leases to the state Registry of Deeds.
The chairlift and entrance modifications would make the building Americans with Disabilities Act Compliant.
The town allocated a lesser amount for the project, but bids have all come in higher than expected.
This amount will be coupled with an $80,000 Massachusetts Office on Disability grant. This grant expires in June, so there is some urgency.
The town has a healthy reserve fund balance of $175,000.
The Finance Committee also reorganized and Carol Cushenette will serve as chair and Tim Burdick will serve as vice chair. This change in leadership will take effect on July 1, 2021.
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