CLARKSBURG -- The newly formed Board of Selectmen has made a move that could someday bring walking and bike paths around the Clarksburg Elementary School.

Selectmen agreed to submit an application that will allow a free assessment of the land around the school through the state's Safe Routes to School program.

Selectwoman Linda Reardon, who also serves as principal of the school, said the state's study would determine the cost to create the paths.

The application is free through the town's affiliation with Mass in Motion, a statewide initiative that provides resources to promote healthy lifestyles.

Reardon said Amanda Chilson, the local Mass in Motion project coordinator through the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, would assist with filling out the paperwork.

Parents and school officials have long expressed interest in creating safer ways for children to travel to and from the school on West Cross Road. The road lacks sidewalks and motorists often exceed the posted speed limit.

In other business, the board:

• Adopted a resolution supporting the return of a full service hospital in North Adams.

• Accepted Building Inspector and Zoning Officer William Miranti's resignation. The board also appointed Kenneth Brooks to the position, effective June 12.

To reach Edward Damon:
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