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Dalton Historical Commission Gets a Fireproof Cabinet
By Sabrina Damms, iBerkshires Staff
02:52PM / Tuesday, May 09, 2023
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DALTON, Mass. — The Historical Commission voted to purchase a two-drawer fireproof cabinet during its meeting last week. 
Commissioner Thomas Synder said he went to BBE Office Interiors and found the cabinet for $1,995 including delivery. 
The commission also has to allocate money to cover the cost of an alarm and electricity so it should not wipe out the budget, Commissioner Bonnie Eastwood said. 
The commission has $3,074.15 remaining in the town account and $2,291.51 remaining in its donations account.  
It currently has five five-drawer file cabinets but they are not fireproof. Although the two-drawer cabinet will not be able to hold all of the town's historical collection it is a start, Chair Deborah Kovacs said.
After a discussion about the need for a fireproof cabinet for critical documents, Kovacs had reached out to Town Accountant Sandra Albano to inquire about getting one and was informed they can run $5,000 to $10,000 for a five-drawer cabinet. 
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