Ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching in Milton

December 19, 2013

Okay Miltonians, this is the way I see it:

The town has entered into an agreement to purchase a lot (and house) on Federal Street to use as a parking lot - Ka-ching!

The house may have to be moved - Ka-ching! If moved, power lines will most likely have to be taken down and replaced - Ka-ching!

Another lot will have to be purchased if the house is moved - Ka-ching!

The new parking lot will probably have to be paved with eco-friendly materials in order to reduce runoff into the river - Ka-ching!

If the town decides to keep the house, no matter where it is, it will have to be brought up to code, including heating, air, wiring, fire escapes and ADA compliances - Ka-ching!

Mayor Jones claims the house was “noted erroneously” to have been purchased. It just “happened to be on the property.”

Councilman Booros said the house could sit vacant for a time, completely ignoring the fact that council has expressed interest in passing an ordinance to prohibit structures from being left vacant.

Councilman Collier said that what could be done with the house was purely speculative.

Councilman Cote stated that money left over for emergencies would just be less.

What about our sidewalks? Or new wells to back up our already strained water system? Or street and directional signs? Or cleaning up various entrances into town?

Kinda sound like the Three Stooges meets Abbott & Costello. So who’s on first, (or in town hall for that matter?)

Joy Lester

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