West County Notebook
Buckland borrows for road repairs
BUCKLAND — With more work to come this year to restore the network of Clesson Brook roads damaged by flooding during Tropical Storm Irene, the Board of Selectmen renewed a $1.5 million loan for one more year. The money will be used for remaining road and culvert work until the project is done and the town has its 75 percent reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
To repair the flood-damaged roads, the town ended up borrowing $2.5 million, but has paid off its first $1 million loan, according to Town Administrator Andrea Llamas. The remaining $1.5 million loan has an interest rate of about a half-percent, Llamas said.
Mohawk member stepping down
SHELBURNE — One of the town’s two representatives on the Mohawk Trail Regional School District Committee will be stepping down as of today.
Susan Flaccus has been serving on the committee since March 2005. Selectmen accepted her resignation letter “with great regret” and thanked her for her service.
Shelburne selectman running for 4th term
SHELBURNE — Selectmen’s Chairman Robert Manners said he will be running for re-election to his fourth three-year term of office in this year’s annual town election.
“I’ve got a few projects I would like to continue with,” he said.
Rabies clinic in Buckland March 23
BUCKLAND — There will be a rabies clinic on March 23 at the Shelburne Falls Veterinary Hospital on Route 2 in Buckland.
The clinic will be from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost of the rabies vaccine will be $20.