Select Board December 22: Committee updates and Algerine Corner proposed design

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Select Board December 22: Committee updates and Algerine Corner proposed design

At the Select Board meeting held on December 17, permission was given to Good Energy, LP aggregation consultant for Milton community electricity aggregation, to display the municipalities municipal aggregation products on the energy switch website (run by the Department of Public Utilities (DPU). To learn more about this program and to view available options, please click here: Milton Community Electricity Aggregation (miltoncea.com)

Covid-19 update

The Select Board issued their proclamation for a mask advisory. As of this meeting, there were 59 positive cases in Milton, which brings the Town into the yellow zone. Milton did not qualify for free Covid-19 test kits, so more Covid-19 testing dates have been set up for January 2 and January 9 at the DPW yard from 10-3, weather permitting. More Moderna booster vaccine clinics have been added. They are by appointment only, so please click here for more information and to register: Moderna Booster Clinics | Milton MA (townofmilton.org)

Equity and Justice for All Advisory Committee update 

Patricia Latimore, committee Co-Chair, joined with an update regarding moving forward with two potential consultants to work with the Town. They are hoping to start narrowing down the two candidates the first week of January, with a potential launch in early February. To learn more about this committee, please click here: Equity and Justice for All Advisory Committee | Milton MA (townofmilton.org)

Community Preservation Committee update

Kathleen O’ Donnell joined to provide a committee update. The committee has had 4 meetings so far, and they are in the process of assessing annual needs to determine the Town’s priorities for open space, historic resources, community housing and outdoor recreation projects. To learn more about this committee, please click here: Community Preservation Committee (CPC) | Milton MA (townofmilton.org)

Discussion/update-DPW stormwater project at Algerine Corner (Pleasant St/Centre St)

Town Engineer, Marina Fernandes and DPW Director, Chase Berkeley joined to discuss the Coastal Pollution Remediation Grant  by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) which was awarded to advance the design of a structural stormwater best management practice (BMP) to reduce non-point source pollution to Unquity Brook. The Algerine Corner location was prioritized due to its location on public land and high potential for pollutant load removal. They provided and discussed the proposed design plan and next steps going forward. Their main objective of this project is to reduce non-point source pollution in the Unquity Brook subwatershed. To learn more about this proposed project, please click here: Algerine Corner – Stormwater BMP Proposed Design | Milton MA (townofmilton.org)

Finance Committee update, recommendations ARPA funding

The Finance committee had three recommendations to present. They are as follows:

  1. MPS funding for project 2
  2. Milton Housing Authority level 2 priority requests, kitchen renovations for 12 family apartments
  3. Covid-19 testing to be covered by US Treasury ARPA funds

The Select Board motioned to approve these recommendations.

The next Select Board meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, January 12.

 

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