Represent Milton Neighbors: Run for a public position!

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Nomination papers for Milton’s Town Election available through March 8, 2016

Milton Neighbors have the opportunity to participate in Town Government. Want to have a voice? See changes? Move beyond gripes and suggestions on social media and have the opportunity to participate in the Town of Milton? You can!

“You don’t run for public office unless you have a specific vision. You are driven by ideas and a vision.” – Julie Nixon Eisenhower

Town Clerk, Susan M. Galvin, announced that Nomination Papers for both Town Wide and/or Town Meeting Members are available now through March 8, 2016. Ms. Galvin would like to encourage all residents to consider running for office.

“Citizen participation in Town government is essential to providing the residents of Milton with clear access to our Town government.” –Susan M. Galvin

The annual Town Election will be held on Tuesday, April 26 2016.

To be placed upon the ballot, Town Wide candidates must obtain a minimum of 50 legible signatures from registered voters. Town Meeting Member candidates must obtain a minimum 10 legible signatures from the precinct in which they reside.

Town Wide Offices:

  • One SELECTMAN and SURVEYOR OF THE HIGHWAY for a term of three years
  • A TOWN TREASURER for a term of one year
  • One ASSESSOR for a term of three years
  • Two SCHOOL COMMITTEE members for a term of three years
  • One PARK COMMISSIONER for a term of three years
  • One Member of the BOARD of HEALTH for a term of three years
  • Three TRUSTEES of the PUBLIC LIBRARY for a term of three years
  • Four CONSTABLES for a term of three years
  • One MODERATOR for a term of three years
  • One TRUSTEE of the CEMETERY for a term of five years
  • One PLANNING BOARD member for a term of five years

Representative Town Meeting Member:

  • Precinct One: Nine for a term of three years
  • Precinct Two: Eleven for a term of three years
  • Precinct Three: Ten for a term of three years
  • Precinct Four: Eleven for a term of three years
  • Precinct Five: Eight for a term of three years
  • Precinct Six: Ten for a term of three years
  • Precinct Seven: Ten for a term of three years; One for a term of two years; One for a term of one year
  • Precinct Eight: Ten for a term of three years
  • Precinct Nine: Ten for a term of three years
  • Precinct Ten: Six for a term of three years

For a daily listing of candidates that have pulled nomination papers, refer to the daily activity link on the home page of the Office of the Town Clerk website at: http://www.townofmilton.org/Public_Documents/MiltonMA_Clerk/Clerk

Please view Town of Milton documentation for more information: http://www.townofmilton.org/Public_Documents/MiltonMA_BBoard/053E5C80-000F8513.0/Nomination%20Papers.pdf

Who’s Who at Town Meeting:

Town Meeting Members – Two hundred and seventy-nine members from each of eleven precincts.

The Moderator – presides over and conducts the meeting. S/He is an elected official.

Town Clerk – Is the chief election official, custodian of the Town’s records, and recording secretary of the meeting.

Board of Selectmen – (3) Elected policymaking body, appoints Town Administrator and compiles the warrant.

Town Administrator – Appointed by the Board of Selectmen, the Administrator is the Chief Administrative Officer who prepares and submits the budget to the Selectmen and finance committees on or before a date certain. At Town Meeting, questions may be directed to him/her through the Moderator relating to the budget or to warrant articles.

Warrant Committee – Appointed by the Moderator, the by-laws stipulate that it shall make recommendations on the prudent management of the financial affairs of the town. It reviews the budget, makes recommendations on all financial matters, prepares and distributes a printed report of its recommendations and other relevant information, to assist Town Meeting in making final decisions.

School Committee – (6) Elected and responsible for the operation of the educational system, prepares the school budget, appoints the Superintendent, and defines educational philosophy and policy.

Superintendent of Schools – Chief executive officer for implementing school committee policy and directives.
Town Counsel – Chief legal officer and legal advisor to the Town Meeting.

Planning Board – (5) Elected board, which, by state law is responsible for planning, zoning and subdivision control. It advises Town Meeting on all planning and zoning articles.

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