Belmont To Receive $8.6M From American Rescue Plan … With COVID Strings Attached

Photo: President Joe Biden signing the American Rescue Plan. Creator: Adam Schultz | Credit: White House Not only will most Belmont residents receive a $1,400 check from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan signed into law by President Biden on March 11, but their Town of Homes is also set to be a beneficiary from the same stimulus package […]

Healey Named Belmont’s New HR Director

Photo: Shawna Healey, Belmont’s new HR director Shawna Healey can take the “acting” from her title as Town Administrator Patrice Garvin announced this week that the Woburn native has been named Belmont’s new director of Human Resources. “Shawna was the obvious candidate [for the position],” said Garvin to the Select Board. “She’s experienced, solid and […]

Public Forum Set To Brainstorm Ideas On Structural Change

Photo: The event will take place on Thursday, March 4. “There are no dumb suggestions,” proclaimed the Select Board’s Adam Dash when it comes to Belmont closing the ever-present funding gap created by the town’s structural deficit. The recently formed Structural Change Impact Group will be holding a virtual public forum on Thursday, March 4, […]

Let The Races Begin: Here Is The 2021 Belmont Town Election Ballot

Photo: The ballot has been set for the Belmont Town Election, 2021 Races for School Committee, Board of Health and Housing Board highlight the 2021 Belmont Town Election as Town Clerk Ellen Cushman closed the nomination process at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Five candidates, including the two incumbents – Tara Donner and Evelyn […]

Here’s Your Chance: Precincts Have Open Town Meeting Seats To Be Filled

Photo: Unless a crowd of masked residents waving nomination papers show up outside Town Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 16, it’s likely only two of Belmont’s eight precincts will have competitive races to fill Town Meeting seats up for grabs at the Town Election on April 6. A draft ballot produced by Belmont Town Clerk Ellen […]

Town Meeting Warrant Is Open Until Feb. 23

Photo: The Town Meeting warrant is open for business The chance to have your say before this year’s Town Meeting is underway as the Select Board voted Monday, Feb. 8, to open the meeting’s Warrant for the next two weeks. “We’re doing is allowing resident to … submit warrant articles through citizens’ petitions or soliciting […]

It Won’t Be Pretty: Consequences Of A Failed Override Prompts Select Board To Endorse Its Passage

Photo: The date: April 6, 2021. The time: 9(-ish) p.m. The location: Belmont Town Hall. Town Clerk Ellen Cushman strolls out from her office to read the results of the annual Town Election. After going through the races for elected positions, she comes to what residents have been waiting for – the decision on the […]

How Much Will The Override Add To Your Tax Bill? Belmont Has A Calculator For That

Photo: The town has created a calculator to determine your taxes with a successful override. (Credit: Wikipedia) One of the burning questions that many homeowners have with the proposed $6.4 million Proposition 2 1/2 override is “how much will it cost me?” The first estimate from town officials gave a general idea of the price […]

Be Counted: Town Census Forms Have Been Mailed, Now Send Them Back

Photo: The Belmont Town Clerk and the Board of Registrars of Voters have mailed the annual town census form to every residential address. The census provides proof of your Belmont residency, protects your voting rights and supplies information for the town’s 911 system. Resident should review the information, make any additions/corrections, sign and return the census […]

Select Board Approves Placing $6.4M Override On April’s Town Election Ballot

Photo: An override will be on the April 6 town election ballot. The Belmont Select Board unanimously accepted the Financial Task Force’s recommendation to place a $6.4 million Proposition 2 1/2 override on the April 6, 2021, town election ballot. While the vote comes in the midst of a year long pandemic which has wounded […]