Robertson said the town allotted $20,000 in the FY2013 budget for improvements, which the town and Rockfield Foundation had been discussing for some time. He said the foundation, which operates the manor house, is providing an additional $10,000, which will be used to modify the wall.

The total renovation will cost $31,475, Robertson said. The town will pay be additional $1,475.

Robertson said two contractors bid on the construction project, and Burke Construction gave the lowest bid.

Robertson said he expects the project to be completed by early February.

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Commissioner Robert Preston said Rockfield Manor is one of the great assets to the town and the upgrades will certainly enhance the facility.

Check-signing policy

The board approved revisions Monday night to the town's finance policy, including who can sign checks.

Moody said with the recent election of Commissioner Patrick Richards and appointment of James Fielder to the position of town administrator, the town needed to update its finance policy to include them.

She said the housekeeping issue would allow Richards and Fielder to perform some commercial banking functions on behalf of the town, such as withdrawing funds, writing checks for vendors and closing CDs.


The commissioners voted Monday to appoint Fran Johnson to a three-year term on the town's Board of Appeals.

Tim Coale was appointed to a three-year term on the Historic Preservation Commission and Pat Riley was appointed to a three-year term on the Cultural Arts Commission.