Dear Friends and Neighbors, I am writing to announce that I will be running this year to fill a vacancy on the Planning Board. I have lived in Milton for 27 years and along with my husband David, have raised our three children. Having served on a variety of boards in...
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Town of Milton
The Town of Milton website is an excellent source of understanding our local government and all the city has to offer.
The Role of the Planning Board
Massachusetts General Law, chapter 41, section 81A, authorizes the establishment of municipal Planning Boards. The Planning Board is charged with many duties, paraphrased here on the Town of Milton Website
Milton’s Master Plan
Milton’s Housing Production Plan
Milton’s master plan of preserving our past and protecting our future is available in three volumes. You can browse the volumes by clicking the links below.
40B Fact Sheet
Chapter 40B Housing is a program created by Massachusetts to allow developers to override local zoning bylaws in order to increase the stock of affordable housing in municipalities where less than 10% of the housing is defined as affordable to allow working families and seniors to remain in their communities when they might otherwise be priced out of the conventional housing marketing.
Fire station renovation
This video shows the need for the town of Milton to renovate it’s 3 firehouses.
Voting for the Planning Board vacancy takes place on April 27, 2021. From registration to where to vote, I’ve included several links that you will find helpful in streamlining your civic duties.
Are You Registered to Vote?
Register to Vote Online
Mail in Voter Registration Form
Town of Milton Polling Places
View Election Results
The Milton Times
The Milton Times is the primary newspaper in the community and is a wonderful resource for keeping up with all things happening in Milton. I’ve included links to some relevant planning board articles below.
Settng up a Community Preservation Committee
Milton Times writes about a virtual town meeting that discusses allowing Milton to set up a Community Preservation Committee and undertake a $3o million + updating of the town’s three run down fire stations.
Affortable Housing Options Still a Priority in Milton
Milton voters approve Communtiy Preservation Act by 62 percent
The CPA allow the town to add a 1 percent surcharge on property tax bills that would then qualify for state matching funds and then is used for projects involving open space, historic preservation, recreational uses, and affordable housing.