Select Board Oct 13: Veteran Services, East Milton Square, and more

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Select Board Oct 13: Veteran Services, East Milton Square, and more

The meeting began on a sad note, by acknowledging the sudden passing of Marvin Gordon. The Select Board members each spoke fondly regarding their connections to him.

For more information on his life and legacy and to read his obituary, please visit: Marvin A. Gordon – Brezniak Funeral Directors

Veterans Services update

After the public comment period, Kevin Cook, Director of Veterans Services, gave an update on wanting to establish Milton as a ‘Purple Heart Community. The purpose and meaning of a city/community being called a Purple Heart Community is to honor and remember military personnel wounded or killed in combat with hostile forces. The Purple Heart is specifically a combat decoration and it is the United States oldest military medal. Once this is established, he would like to put up street signs designating Milton as a ‘Purple Heart Community’. He also spoke about a Veteran’s Day Remembrance to take place on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2021. More details to be forthcoming.

Massport and Federal Aviation Administration update

A recent study conducted by Massport and the Federal Aviation Administration recommended no changes to the flight path over Milton. The Select Board is considering putting together some alternate flight plan ideas along with data requested from MIT and resubmitting their request to continue researching alternative options to mitigate flight noise for the town. 

East Milton Square update

MassDOT took a look at the parking spaces issue and attempted to see where they could make some changes and modifications that will allow for the restoration of some of the parking spaces. Therefore, 8 or 9 of the 15 parking spots will be restored. The project should be completed by May 2022.

National opiod litigation settlement discussion/approval

Town Council, Kevin Freytag, joined to discuss this issue. The town of Milton has to decide if it will participate in the 23 billion dollar national opiod litigation settlement. It may be in Milton’s best interest to participate, so that some residents could receive some benefits. This will be added as a  future agenda item to be discussed.

Chair report

Chairwoman, Katie Conlon, wanted to make note of long time DPW employee, Darlene McGrath, celebrating her 35th anniversary with the company. She read a prepared statement by DPW Director, Chase Berkeley, congratulating her on this important milestone. 

Playa Bowls is officially open for business. To learn more, please click here: Milton welcomes Playa Bowls! – The Milton Scene

The next meetings are scheduled to take place on Oct 25 ,Oct 27, and Nov 10.

 

 

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