Select Board March 9: Climate Action Plan Work Scope, LED Billboard Proposal and More
The majority of the callers during the Public Comment period voiced their opposition for the LED billboard sign. Protecting the environment seemed to be a common theme among the callers.
Climate Action Plan work scope
Members of the Department of Public Works joined to discuss the work scope for a Climate Action Plan. The hope is to be able to use some ARPA funds as well as apply for grants to fund the project. As this agenda item was not on for approval, it did receive the support of the Select Board. The Climate Action Plan work scope will be discussed again at the meeting to take place on March 23.
2 Granite Ave., LED Billboard proposal
The Select Board voted against the proposal of a LED billboard for 2 Granite Ave.. In addition, the Select Board will be pursuing “sign free” areas throughout town to prevent billboards from going in areas of environmental or historic significance.
Capital item recommendations
Finance Director, Karen Preval joined with a presentation of recommendations for capital items. Health and safety line items were listed at the top, followed by other line items such as DPW paving and draining improvements, and the building of a new animal shelter.
Additional items of discussion
Woodlot Drive is slated to become a public way.
MBTA communities zoning will be addressed at the meeting on March 23.
Allyson Quinn, Assistant Town Planner, resigned from her position. The Select Board wished her well in her future endeavors.
A comment letter in regards to the MBTA communities multifamily zoning requirements has been drafted for submittal prior to the deadline of March 31. For more information, please click here: Select Board Briefing on MBTA Communities Multifamily Zoning Requirements | Milton MA (townofmilton.org)
The next meeting is scheduled to take place on March 23.