Mount Washington voters OK $100K toward road repair


MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bash Bish Falls Road will get a long overdue upgrade summer.

At a special town meeting on Monday, residents approved spending $100,000 on the project, which will allow the town to receive $1 million in state funding.

Thirteen of Mount Washington's 151 registered voters, or 8.6 percent, came out to Town Hall to vote on the four-article warrant, which was approved with minimal changes in 12 minutes.

Bash Bish Road has eroded down to a single lane in certain sections. The vote to tap into the town's stabilization fund, along with the state funds, will cover the $1.1 million costs of the ongoing road repair project.

The funding was designated last December by the MassWorks Infrastructure Project program managed by the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development.

Residents also approved the transfer of $7,500 from the winter maintenance account to the machinery maintenance account to cover the cost of winter maintenance repairs, and allocated $23,861 from the stabilization fund to cover overrun pupil costs owed to Southern Berkshire Regional School District.

The town also authorized the transfer of $75,000 from the stabilization fund to the town highway account to replace a culvert, or piping, that runs underneath East Road.

To reach John Sakata:

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