Thursday, April 4, 2013
Consolidated Facilities Director Bill Ritchie discusses Milton's newest department.
The Town of Milton has 22 school and town buildings, totaling 878,200 square feet. Since it became operational in 2012, Milton's Consolidated Facilities Department maintains the $263 million worth of property. Bill Ritchie was hired as Consolidated Facilities Director on July 1, 2011. He hired an Operations Manager, Office Assistant and Electrician and inherited the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds, Maintenance Craftsman and Maintenance Man from the Department of Public Works. Ritchie oversees 33 employees, who handle custodial care, maintenance, landscaping, snow removal and capital improvements in Milton. Milton Town Meeting approved the creation of the department and its budget in May 2010. Milton is among several towns in …
Friday, January 25, 2013
A Public Visioning Forum, which is Phase One of the town-wide Master Plan, is set for January 26.
Friday, January 25
Milton community members are invited to a Public Visioning Forum on Saturday, January 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Tucker Elementary School. The forum is one of the initiatives of the community planning process that the Town has embarked on to create a town-wide Master Plan. The Plan will help the town identify policies, regulations and initiatives needed to guide changes in the community. The Town has retained the services of Brown Walker Planners to complete Phase One of the Master Plan focusing on creating a “community vision” and identifying “key issues” the town is facing. Working with the Town, the Master Plan Committee and community members, the consultant team will help the community come together to discuss and make plans for …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
An American flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol Building was presented to the Town of Milton by Congressman Stephen F. Lynch.
U.S. Rep. Stephen F. Lynch greeted Town Meeting members before Monday’s annual fall meeting. Besides providing a brief legislative update, Lynch presented the town with an American flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol. Lynch presented the town a flag that flew over the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. on October 17, 2012. The flying of the flag recognized the Town of Milton’s 350th anniversary, which is being celebrated this year. Lynch said he missed Milton’s 350th celebration weekend and parade this summer because he was visiting U.S. troops abroad. The milestone, according to Lynch, was particularly impressive to many in Washington as 350 years since incorporation is unheard of in most of the country. The flag and a plaque of …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Milton can now move forward on taking down the town-owned portion of the former Hendrie's Building at the corner of Eliot Street and Central Avenue.
At Milton’s first Annual Fall Town Meeting on Monday, October 22, night one of what will become a two-night meeting featured a pair of decisions on the future of 131 Eliot Street, the former Hendrie’s Building. After a lengthy discussion that intertwined Article 1 (whether to appropriate $198,278 in local aid to the Reserve Fund) and Article 4 (to move forward with the demolition of the town-owned portion of the building with no specific monies appropriated), Town Meeting voted yes on both articles. The votes will now allow the Warrant Committee to appropriate the necessary money from the Reserve Fund to the demolition of the 7,000 square feet of the building, which border Central Avenue and part of the MBTA trolley tracks. According to …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Voters can register in person or by mail until today, October 17, to be eligible to vote in the November election.
The Milton Town Clerk’s Office is reminding voters that the last day to register in the November election is Wednesday, October 17. The clerk’s office, located in Milton Town Hall, will be open today from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. In-person registration must be done prior to 8 p.m. “When registering by mail, your voter registration form must be postmarked by the deadline for you to be eligible,” according to an announcement from the Office of the Town Clerk. The voter registration form can be found at www.townofmilton.org/clerk. Filled out forms must be printed, signed and sent to the Town Clerks Office at 525 Canton Avenue. The mail-in form can be used to register or make a change to a political party, name or address.
Monday, October 1, 2012
James Leo Sullivan died at age 86 on September 26.
James Leo Sullivan, the first Executive Secretary for the Town of Milton, passed away at the age of 86 at the University Health Center of Princeton/Plainsboro New Jersey on Wednesday, September 26. Besides serving in Milton’s first town administrator position, Sullivan worked in several public administration jobs including as the city manager of Lowell and Cambridge. Sullivan was a US Navy veteran who was among the men on shore at Nagasaki after the atomic bomb was dropped. A private service will be held in the chapel at New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen on Monday, October 1, at 2 p.m. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, October 20, at St. Mary’s Church in Chelmsford. The public service will begin at 9 a.m. A reception will…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Here is your chance to propose solutions to the long discussed intersections at Brush Hill Road, Neponset Valley Parkway and Milton Street.
Residents and lawmakers have long discussed the intersections of Brush Hill Road and Neponset Valley Parkway and Neponset Valley Parkway and Milton Street. Interest groups and legislators have proposed short and long term changes to the area to improve safety, while others have opposed overhauling the intersection. Milton’s Traffic Commission and the Board of Selectmen have found that making changes in the area is slightly more complicated than in other parts of town because some of the roads are state-owned and any adjustments would have an impact on Boston residents. The next Traffic Commission meeting is schedule for 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Milton Police Headquarters. The next Board of Selectmen meeting is 6:30 Thursday at Town Hall. …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
William P. O’Donnell, Norfolk County Register of Deeds, and his staff will be in Milton on October 11.
Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell will hold Office Hours in the Blute Conference Room of the Milton Town Hall on Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Register O’Donnell and members of his staff will be on hand to answer questions about the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds. The Register will have information about the Massachusetts Homestead Act as well as on-site work stations that can provide in real time the status of your mortgage discharge, a print out of your deed or a demonstration ofhow Registry technology works. No appointment is necessary. This is a community outreach initiative sponsored by the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds. It is Register O’Donnell’s goal to provide a convenient way for …
Friday, September 7, 2012
The Milton Yoga Foundation, Front Line Yoga and the Jimmy Fund will host Yoga on the Milton Town Green on September 9.
On a typical Sunday afternoon, the Baron Hugo Gazebo and the green in front of Town Hall are quiet and empty. This Sunday, the Town Green will be much more occupied, but similarly hushed. Milton Yoga will host Yoga on the Milton Town Green Sunday, September 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. The free community event will raise money the Jimmy Fund and the Milton Yoga Foundation while collecting toiletries and clothing for Front Line Yoga. Milton Yoga owner Sean McCarthy, who launched the Milton Yoga Foundation in January, organized the event with a student who works at the Jimmy Fund. He also brought in Front Line Yoga founder Danny Dwyer, who went from being homeless in Boston to collecting items and teaching yoga to people in a similar situation. “We …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
A five-member search committee has been established to find the next Milton Town Administrator.
The Board of Selectmen has taken another step in hiring a new Town Administrator. At a meeting on Thursday, August 23, the Selectmen appointed four members to a screening committee and tagged the Government Study Committee to appoint a fifth and final member. Each member of the board selected one member from a list of interested residents. Chair Tom Hurley nominated Leroy Walker, Bob Sweeney chose Kevin Keegan and Denis Keohane endorsed Bill White. John Carroll, a Milton resident and general manager in Norwood will join the three residents, along with a yet-to-be-named member of the Government Study Committee. The Selectmen also agreed to hire a consultant to assist with the search. The consultant will likely help with outreach and …