Letter from Kristine Hodlin, Chair, Library Board of Trustees
To Whom it May Concern,
At our meeting on Monday, August 11, 2014 the Library Board of Trustees voted unanimously to have two trees in failing condition removed from the Library grounds.
The trees in question are a copper beech that sits front and center of the parking lot and a sugar maple that is in the front yard to the right of the front door as you face it.
Following is a letter from Senator Joyce regarding the $36.5 billion budget passed by lawmakers yesterday. The budget now goes to the Governor for review. He can veto the budget, veto or adjust line items of the budget, make proposed amendments or changes to the budget and send it back to the legislature for approval, or sign it into law.
The Massachusetts Legislature has passed a balanced budget that includes many of my priorities, including eliminating government redundancy; paying down pension liabilities to save taxpayer money in the future; and supporting early childhood education, mental health and substance abuse treatment services, senior home care, and veterans’ services.
Letter from Bonnie Abbott
These nightly displays of fireworks are getting very tiresome. I live in the Tucker neighborhood and am just fed up with my children being kept up and my dog being frightened by all the noise. This isn’t some town having a celebration. These fireworks are being set off by individuals who buy fireworks out of state and set them off illegally. This area does not have the wide open spaces of a beach, empty field or parking lot. This is an area full of trees, houses and people.
The Massachusetts Senate recently took final action on amendments to the 2015FY budget. The complete estimated local aid estimates (also known as cherry sheets) can be found here. Senator Joyce in a letter to Milton residents outlined amendments he prioritized and that will have an impact here in town.
The Massachusetts Senate passed a balanced budget that includes many of my priorities including tracking down and eliminating government overlaps and redundancy, paying down pension liabilities to save taxpayer money in the future, and supporting early childhood education, mental health and substance abuse treatment services, senior home care, and veterans’ services.
The following commentary was submitted by Barbara Phinney and Tucker Smith
It’s a fact: our Commonwealth’s current Bottle Bill, dating back to 1982, is the state’s most successful litter prevention program: carbonated beverages bearing a 5-cent deposit are redeemed/ recycled at a rate exceeding 80%. Unfortunately, many of today’s most popular beverages — bottled water, tea, juice, and sports drinks — didn’t exist back then and are not part of the nickel deposit program.
Letter from Cindy Christiansen
As Milton develops its Master Plan and as we discuss plans for condominiums and other multi-family development in our Town, I want to suggest that the Town adopt a public health policy for new multi-family homes.
Letter from Kris Hodlin
Thank you so much for re-electing me to a second term on the Library Board of Trustees. Milton is so very fortunate to have this wonderful resource that serves all our citizens and I am honored and humbled to represent you and help contribute to the LIbrary’s continued success. I commit to thoughtful leadership and respectful collaboration.
Letter from John Folcarelli
I am writing to thank the voters of Milton for electing me to the position of Trustee of the Milton Public Library. I am both humbled and delighted to have been elected to this position and I look forward to joining the other Trustees in the governance of the Library. Despite the many challenges the Town faces, I am optimistic about the future of the Library and its critical contribution to the intellectual and cultural life of Milton.
I want to express my sincere thanks to all who supported my campaign and to those who came out on a very un-Spring like day to vote.
Being elected to office in a race that was as strongly contested as this one reflects a public trust that is humbling.