Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The Board of Selectmen held a public vote to renew Town Administrator Kevin Mearn's contract on Monday. The Selectmen voted to oust Mearn in a vote of 2-1.
After 39 years as a town employee, including 15 years as Police Chief and five years in his most recent position, Kevin Mearn is no longer the Milton Town Administrator. Mearn’s one-year contract was not renewed in a Board of Selectmen executive session on July 18. Despite a large show of community support for Mearn, including a petition with 165 signatures, the Selectmen reaffirmed the decision Monday night in a meeting at the Council on Aging. Like the closed-door vote, Chair Tom Hurley was the only vote to keep Mearn. Bob Sweeney and Denis Keohane voted not to renegotiate the contract, which expired on June 30. “I think what we’re doing is regretful,” Hurley said. Throughout the meeting, which included over 30 minutes of comment from …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Kelli Little and Timothy Doyle were appointed as patrolmen at the Board of Selectmen meeting on Thursday.
Following televised interviews with the Board of Selectmen, two Milton cadets were appointed as Milton Police Department Patrolmen. Kelli Little and Timothy Doyle were recommended by Police Chief Richard Wells Jr., at the Board of Selectmen meeting on Thursday, October 6, and conditionally approved pending medical and physical evaluations. Little and Doyle were among four finalists, including Michelle Morawiak and Imraan Hosein, who were interviewed by the Selectmen on Tuesday evening. On Thursday, the Selectmen and Wells recognized the quality of the four candidates. “I wish there were four jobs right now,” Wells said. All of the potential patrolmen are currently part of the MPD cadet program where they work at the station as dispatchers…
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
This week on Inside Town Hall, the series spotlighting Milton's committee and board members, Tom Hurley of the Board of Selectmen talks about his love for and involvement in Milton.
This week's Inside Town Hall puts a spotlight on Board of Selectmen member Tom Hurley. Hurley, as the newest member of the board, speaks of certain skills one must aquire to be a selectman and explains why he thinks Milton was recently named one of the best places to live in America. Why were you motivated to run for the Milton Board of Selectmen? My decision to run for Selectman was motivated by several factors. First, my seven years of service on the Warrant Committee was the first time that I had ever volunteered my services for the Town. That was such a positive experience that it gave me the desire and motivation to continue to serve the Town in some capacity. I chose selectman at the urging of some of my supporters and my respect for…
Thursday, April 21, 2011
There are two candidates running for one seat on the Board of Selectmen.
J. Thomas Hurley and Richard Livingston are running to fill the seat on the Board of Selectmen, which is being vacated by current chair Marion McEttrick. In anticipation of the Town Election on Tuesday, April 26, both Hurley and Livingston have responded to a brief questionnaire from Milton Patch; their responses are below. Name: J. Thomas Hurley (Tom) How long have you lived in Milton: I have lived in Milton all my life. Grew up in East Milton. Currently live near Curry College. Why are you running for Selectman: I am running for Selectman because I believe that I have some unique qualifications that make me the right person to fill the seat of retiring selectman Marion McEttrick. As a lifelong resident of the Town I have a love for the …
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Tuesday's final candidates' forum at the Milton Council on Aging allotted five minutes to each of the candidates for the four contested positions in the upcoming Town Election. Selectmen candidate Tom Hurley began the event.
On Tuesday, April 19, the Milton Council on Aging hosted the fourth and final candidates' forum for the upcoming Town Election. The candidates for Board of Selectmen, Board of Assessors, Library Trustees and Cemetery Trustees were each given five minutes to introduce themselves and their platform. In the first of a series of four Milton Patch presents the unedited remarks from Board of Selectmen candidate Tom Hurley. Hurley’s opponent, Richard Livingston, did not attend Tuesday’s forum. Both Hurley and Livingston are vying for the seat, which is being vacated after 12 years by current chair Marion McEttrick. The Town Election is Tuesday, April 26.