Click to Learn More
Milford Town Crier


Town Crier Publication Dates
Town Crier Newspaper Advertising Rates

Town Crier Publications

Promote Your Page Too

Latest News


Selectmen Discuss Warrant Articles

The Board of Selectmen talked about potential warrant articles for next month's Special Town Meeting at its September 12 meeting, with Chairman William Buckley saying a more complete discussion of the warrant would take place on September 19.

Potential articles discussed on September 12 were:

• Town Administrator Richard Villani noted that the recently enacted Municipal Modernization bill authorized towns to create a fund to handle "injured on duty" payments to police officers and firefighters, and suggested that Milford create such a fund. Although the town is only three months into Fiscal Year 2017, it already has spent two-thirds of the budget allocated for such payments, Villani said. Selectmen Brian Murray said Villani needed to resolve whether third-party payments from insurance companies would be paid into that special fund or into the town's General Fund.

• Buckley requested an article to fund a $28,000 contribution – roughly $1 per person in Milford – towards a regional opiate addiction prevention and treatment program. The town is waiting for Governor Charlie Baker to release an $84,000 "earmark" to kick-start the program. Murray suggested that a detailed description of how the regional program would work and how it would be funded be prepared for the Finance Committee to review. The program "is something this board supports and should support," Selectman William Kingkade said.

• Buckley and Villani discussed whether it was time to set aside funds for land-takings and easements that will be needed when the state rebuilds Rt. 16 (Main St.) from Water St. to the Hopedale town line. While the work is now slated for calendar year 2019, it may be moved forward to 2018, Buckley said. He noted Highway Surveyor Scott Crisafulli will have a separate warrant article to pay the town's share of finalizing engineering plans for the road work. Murray noted that plans are too preliminary to estimate how much money might be needed. "I don't know how you put a number on that at this particular point," he said. Murray also pointed out that many landowners donated land when the major portion of Main St. and East Main St. were rebuilt a few years ago.

No votes were taken for or against the three potential articles during the board's discussion.




[back]




Click to Learn More

Click to Learn More

Click to Learn More

Click to Learn More

Click to Learn More

Click to Learn More

Click to Learn More

HOME | CALENDAR | NEWS ARCHIVE | EDITORIAL | PHOTO GALLERY | SPORTS | ADVERTISING | ABOUT US

Town Crier Publications, Inc. · 48 Mechanic Street, Upton, MA 01568
Phone: 508-529-7791 · E-mail: sales@towncrierpubs.com

  Copyright © 2017  Town Crier Publications, Inc.
 All rights reserved.  ·  Login

Website designed and hosted by Standing Stone Designs.