Baker Hill Road District makes gift to Town of Lanesborough, Massachusetts

Baker Hill Road District Friday October 14th, 2022
Lanesborough, MA
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Baker Hill Road District makes gift to Town of Lanesborough, Massachusetts

On Wednesday, October 12th The Baker Hill Road District prudential committee voted to give the Town of Lanesborough $150,000 toward the purchase of land for a new police/ambulance building. As a result of the recent sale of the Berkshire Mall the Baker Hill Road District recovered all unpaid taxes and a significant interest payment assessed on the delinquent tax. Since the Mall was built in 1989, the Town and District have had a Police and Fire Services contract through which the District makes an annual payment to cover the added costs of having the Berkshire Mall facility in Lanesborough. While the Mall was a flourishing enterprise, police and fire services were impacted by increased traffic, crime, and other demands on those services. Those issues, as well as new ones resulting from the continued deterioration of the Berkshire Mall property have had a negative impact on the general safety and well-being of the community. With this gift, the Baker Hill Road District is proud to continue to partner with and strengthen its relationship with the community, and especially its commitment to help assure a first-class response to public safety issues in Lanesborough.