The Sherman Board of Selectmen have discussed the Happy Acres Farm reorganization. Phase one of the plan is aimed at moving toward a simplified agreement between the town and the farm. Meetings have been held with attorneys to draw up contracts, selling the cows, and holding sessions to chose a site manager.
The Sherman Selectmen will hold a Town Forum on Sunday, October 20th at 2pm to present Phase 1 and to listen to input from residents.
As for the barn, there was discussion on the repair work to be done, as well as required electric safety work. Dan Havens has been awarded the bid for the barn repairs at a cost of $62,051. Audette Electrical Services has submitted a bid for $9,570 to complete the electrical safety work. First Selectman Don Lowe suggested a town meeting on up to $80,000 from the Happy Acres Farm Restricted Fund for the barn repairs and electrical safety work.
An engineer will manage the Happy Acres silo degeneration and help negotiate funding from the cell companies. The plan may include a new antenna on the same footprint as the old one.