Entrance to the Claire Teague Senior Center. Photo via the center’s website.
Greater Barrington— The Claire Teague Senior Center will soon have an electric generator to power the building, according to city police chief Paul Storti.
According to Storti, the city applied for and received a $15,372 grant from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. “The generator will power the whole building,” Storti wrote via email. “This allows us to use the building as a shelter, heating and cooling station in the event of a power outage. It will be a great help for our community.
Storti wrote that he and department executive assistant Cara Becker worked on applying for and securing the funding and that the grant will cover the full cost of the project. “We hope to have all the documents and permits in place within a few months,” Storti wrote. “Then the city will assign [a contractor] the project, and the generator will be ordered and installed.
Storti did not specify a timeline for the project.
The center is located at 915 South Main St.