East Street School: future home to Leisure Services Supplemental Education (aka Rec Dept)
The natural gas moratorium on new hook ups called by Berkshire Gas is not only hurting local businesses, but town government as well. And that means all of us local taxpayers.
Last month the Joint Capital Planning Committee approved $3 million in building and equipment needs for the fiscal year starting July 1st. Part of that proposal (which still needs Town Meeting approval) included $20,000 to convert aging expensive oil heating units at the East Street School to natural gas.
But now that Berkshire Gas is playing hardball in support of the new Kinder Morgan Tennessee Gas pipeline, Finance Director Sandy Pooler said the $20,000 request is being put off.