Reasons: Milton is ranked second to Cambridge City in compensation of elected officials, there is no industry in Milton, so the default is Utility funds.
The council has two meetings a month, one is regarding finance and spending. It’s open to the public to avoid violating “Open Door Law”. Prior to this administration financial updates were done in regular council meetings.
Priorities: Freeze compensation increases for elected officials.
Maintenance of town equipment: mowers, backhoe, utility truck.
Support Fire Department needs.
Skills: Engineering background and understanding of technical prints and drawings.
Liability in not maintaining utility systems and understanding of Federal Building Code standards after 911 attack.
Working well:no response
Needs changing: Council: Hold council members accountable to not violate Open Door law by withholding information to all council members and unapproved spending and treating all citizens equally on utility billing.
Accepting results: Yes, now that the voting location changed to secure location.
Involving residents: Need to listen to their issues and put yourself in their place and not show favoritism to some citizens.
$5 million: Upgrade or maintain utilities: Water system and Sewer.
Other: no response
A version of this article
appeared in the October 4 2023 print edition of the Western Wayne News.