MILTON — The Milton Selectboard met in-person last Tuesday. Here's what to know from the meeting:
1. Dylan Martell was appointed to the open seat on the Police Advisory Committee.
Four community members applied for the position that became open after the resignation of Former Chair Shoshawna Mastin.
Three applicants participated in fifteen minute interviews with the Selectboard. The fourth was absent at the time of their interview.
In what Chair Darren Adams said was a close race, Martell received the highest score from the most members of the board. He will serve a two-year term.
“I’m hoping to bring a younger person’s perspective to the committee,” Martell said during his interview. “I really think that a younger person, who’s been born and raised here and whose whole family has been here, can have some unique insights.”
All members voted for his appointment except John Fitzgerald, who voted no.
2. The board approved the paving of Lake Road and updating of Eagle Mountain Harbor Road.
In April, the Department of Public Works applied for a Vermont Agency of Transportation Class 2 Paving Grant to assist in paving a section of Lake Road.
The grant supplies $175,000 towards the project. The remaining cost will come from Milton’s paving budget.
Paving is set to begin in late summer or early fall, Town Engineer Kristen Jensen said.
Eagle Mountain Harbor Road will receive erosion mitigation and runoff treatment improvements thanks to a $20,000 grant from the VTrans Better Roads program.
Milton will contribute less than $7,000 for the remaining project cost.
3. All Town staff, boards and commissions and elected officials are encouraged to participate in a Diversity Inclusivity training Sept. 14.
The Town of Milton applied for, and received, a $2,250 grant from the Vermont League of Cities and Towns to host three, two-hour training sessions.
Abundant Sun, a "cultural transformation agency" that helps governments, corporations and nonprofits reform their workplaces, will host the training.
Participants can choose which session to attend: 9-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Turner said he hopes to be able to open it to the public.