Select Board June 23: Council on Aging and Municipal Broadband Committee Updates

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Select Board June 23: Council on Aging and Municipal Broadband Committee updates

The meeting began by honoring Michael Lynch of Milton Access TV, who will be stepping down from his position as Executive Director as of July 1 to pursue other business ventures. Select Board Chairwoman, Katie Conlon, read a proclamation that proclaimed June 23rd as Michael Lynch Day in the town of Milton. He has done so much for the town, and helped the town stay connected virtually during the pandemic. The board members each spoke words of praise and expressed their gratitude to him for all that he has done for the town over the years.

Council on Aging update

Christine Stanton, Director of the Council on Aging, joined to provide and discuss updates, followed by a slideshow presentation.  The Council on Aging provides programs and services for Milton residents 60 years and over. They also assist family members with information and referrals on elder issues. The Senior Center continues to be a focal point in the community for information and activities. She mentioned that they plan to hold an open house, sometime in September, to provide information on their services to those residents over the age of 60 who may not be taking advantage of their many services offered.

For more information on the services provided by the Council on Aging, please click here. 

Municipal Broadband Committee update

Members joined with a presentation to discuss their take rate survey proposal and provide projected costs, which is estimated to cost between $17.5k-$30k. They are a candidate for reserve fund transfers, and American Rescue Plan money. The Select Board motioned to authorize the Chair to approve the reserve fund transfer up to $29,999 to be allocated towards the take rate survey, which will then be forwarded to the Warrant Committee.

Additional items of discussion

Branch Lane, Tree Warden, and Chase Berkeley, Director of Public Works, joined the meeting to discuss the removal of trees from in front of the Town Hall. They show signs of disease and insect damage and they provided their proposal plan for removal, including projected costs. The plan is to have them removed sometime in September.

Future meeting dates are July 14, and July 28.

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