It’s Official: Garvin Starts As Belmont Town Administrator Jan. 15, 2018

Photo: Patrice Garvin, Belmont’s new Town Administrator, greeted by Selectmen Chair Jim Williams. The executive session during which the Belmont Board of Selectmen negotiated the contract for the new town administrator was taking twice as long as scheduled on Monday, Dec. 11, leaving Patrice Garvin – whom the board had offered the job the previous […]

Million Dollar Belmont: Average Assessment Hits 7 Figures As Tax Bill Jumps 4 Percent in ’18

Photo: Daniel Dargon, Robert Reardon and Charles Laverty III There was a time in Belmont when the statement: “Your house looks like a million!” was metaphoric and not literal. Not anymore, as the average assessed property in the “Town of Homes” had broken the seven-figure barrier, according to Board of Assessors when it announced the numbers during the […]

Selectmen Offers Shirley’s Town Administrator Belmont Position; Contract Possibly Monday

Photo: Patrice Garvin The Belmont Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to offer Shirley Town Administrator Patrice Garvin the vacant Belmont Town Administrator position after a public interview of the final pair of candidates on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at Town Hall. The Selectmen anticipate approving a final contract with Garvin on Monday, Dec. 11 at its […]

A Quarter Century In the Making: Selectmen OK Recommended Community Path

Photo: Chris Leino, chair of the Community Path Implementation Advisory Committee. After more than a quarter century since the idea was first introduced, the concept of a pedestrian and bike path running through the town took a major step forward as the Belmont Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to recommend a proposed $27.9 million route advanced […]

Vote on New Town Administrator Moved Up A Week To Tuesday, Dec. 5

Photo: The two candidates are still in the game. The Belmont Board of Selectmen has discovered the demand for qualified professionals to manage town affairs is far exceeding the supply as the board was forced to move up by a week the vote to pick Belmont’s next Town Administrator. The board decided to push forward […]

Finalists for Town Administrator’s Post to Meet the Public Dec. 5

Photo: Shirley Town Administrator Patrice Garvin (left) and Kevin Sweet, town administrator in Maynard. The working group created to nominate candidates to fill the post of Belmont Town Administrator recommended two finalists who will meet with town officials, department heads and the public in the first week of December. Shirley Town Administrator Patrice Garvin and Kevin Sweet, town […]

BREAKING: Teachers’ Union, School Committee Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

Photo: Belmont Education Association logo. After working without a contract for the past two and a half months, representatives from the union representing Belmont’s teachers and the School Committee told the Belmontonian they had reached a tentative multi-year contract. While attorneys for both sides are hammering out the final wording, a contract will be presented to […]

Going Up? Lack Of Temp Elevator Could Fast Forward New Police Station Decision

Photo: An exterior elevator in Italy. Two months ago, the Major Capital Projects Working Group revealed a long-term plan for a new Belmont Police Headquarters located adjacent to the Water Division facility at the end of Woodland Street. Best guess for its opening? Approximately 2026-ish.   But there’s a chance the working group could recommend bringing […]

New HiTech Water Meters Installment Start By New Year

Photo: You soon will use your smartphone to manage your water consumption in Belmont. New water meters which will allow consumers to view and manage their water consumption in real time will begin being installed town wide by the New Year, according to the head of the Belmont Department of Public Works. DPW Director Jay Marcotte told […]