Select Board May 18: Amendment to Town Meeting Article 34 and More

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Select Board May 18: Amendment to Town Meeting Article 34 and More

As a reminder, the May 16, 2022 Town Meeting has been rescheduled. Town meeting will now be held on the following dates via Zoom:

  • June 6, 2022
  • June 7, 2022
  • June 9, 2022
  • June 13, 2022
  • June 14, 2022

Milton Residents can watch Town Meeting via live stream on Milton Access TV by clicking here.

To view the Annual Town Meeting Warrant, please click here: https://www.townofmilton.org/town-moderator/pages/town-meeting.

Milton Music Fest/Celtic Sunday

Lynda-Lee Sheridan joined to discuss the Milton Music Fest and Celtic Sunday. The events will take place on June 25 and June 26.  The group will be posting more details soon about artists, food, and activities. For more details, please visit: https://wearemilton.org/.

Fire Department updates

Fire Chief, Chris Madden, joined to discuss departmental updates.  He mentioned that the budget is tight, and they are watching it very closely. At this time they are providing limited outside training, have a full staff, and hope to begin the hiring process soon. He also addressed the recent Blue Hills brush fires. He urged the public and nearby residents not to worry as these fires are no where near the magnitude of West Coast fires, and they have help from neighboring towns fire departments. In the event of future fires and if necessary, alternate routes for residents to use and or evacuation plans will be put in place and shared with the public. The department can also tap into reserve funds if necessary for financial assistance. 

Covid-19 update

Laura DelleChiaie, Assistant Health Director, joined to discuss Covid-19 in Milton. There has been an increase in positive cases. The Health department is continuing to monitor and track information and the latest guidance. She also provided a presentation regarding PermitEyes 20/20, a software program designed to streamline municipalities permitting processes and procedures. The Health department is seeking ARPA funds to pay for this new software program. The Select Board is in support of this.

Town Meeting Articles

An amendment to Article 34 has been brought forth which will provide Home Inc. with a 50 foot buffer, reducing the land use from 6.5 acres to 5.5. The Select Board is in support of this amendment.

Town Administrators report

Milton’s 2022 Memorial Day program has been finalized. This year’s Memorial Day Observance is scheduled for Monday, May 30th 2022. Ceremonies will begin at the Town Green at 10:30 a.m. with the raising of the flag and placement of wreaths at the Town’s War Memorial by local Veterans.

For more information, please click here: https://www.miltonscene.com/2022/05/memorial-day-ceremonies-to-take-place-may-30th/

Additional items of discussion

Karen Preval, Finance Director is resigning from her position. The Select Board members shared words of appreciation and gratitude for her and all of the hard work she has done for the town. They will put together a formal letter of appreciation to present to her.

The next Select Board meeting is scheduled to take place on June 1.

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