Milton’s construction activity remains robust – and will our trash collection schedule change?

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by Timika Downes.

Milton’s construction activity remains robust – and will our trash collection schedule change?

Milton’s construction activity remains robust! At the May 29th Select Board meeting, Joe Prondak issued the quarterly report for building inspection services and inspections are up! The current fiscal year inspection revenue is $969,650. Accounting for the spike from the Curry College project last year, current revenues represent a 13-14% increase for Milton!

Inspections are around 4,200 this year, prompting a member of the Select Board to broach the subject of inspection approval turnaround time and mainly, how to streamline the process for Town residents.

Will we face changes to Milton’s trash collection schedule soon?

According to the Town Administrator’s Report Milton is in negotiations to renew its waste collection contract for another three years. Since the previous contract, costs for both recycling and waste removal have increased significantly. Both solid waste disposal and hauling contracts has seen 15-20% increases across the board.

In order to receive service Milton may be faced with returning to a less ideal 5 day hauling cycle instead of the current 2 day contract – negotiations continue.

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