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Mill Town Prepares for Future Skyline Entertainment

By Joe DurwiniBerkshires Staff
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The Board of Selectmen meets on Monday.

LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Food, liquor and entertainment licenses have been granted to Skyline at Seven LLC at the former Skyline Country Club, though activity there is not anticipated anytime soon.

Tim Burke of Mill Town, who purchased the former country club for $750,000 earlier this year, told the Selectmen on Monday that while most of the property will be devoted to the planned installation of solar fields, the plan is to reintroduce the main building "for events consistent with the club's previous usage."

"We have no plans to do anything this year, but do expect to have some event type structure eventually," Burke said.

The board approved all three license requests by unanimous 2-0 vote. Chair John Goerlach abstained due to business dealings with Mill Town.

In other town business:

  • Katara Mullet will join the town's administration as interim town treasurer, effective immediately, following approval of her appointment by the Board of Selectmen on Monday.

  • The Selectmen approved an updated policy for the disposal of surplus town property provided by Town Manager Kelli Robbins, and approved a specific surplus disposal of unused equipment by the highway department.

  • The board renewed an annual contract with CAI Technologies to maintain the town's geographic information system mapping.

  • Martha Freedman of the Lanesborough Clean Up Committee called the recent town cleanup "highly successful," hailing a great turnout of all ages. "The town looks so much better with the litter cleaned up," Freedman told the board, "People are less likely to litter if they don't see trash accumulated."

  • The Selectmen approved a list of proposed roads for Chapter 90 improvements for FY22. "We are taking the low-hanging fruit," said Highway Superintendent Bill Decelles, "Everything that is in the worst shape is on the list."

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