State of Reading: ‘Excellent,’ Selectmen Chairman Says
North Reading Patch - almost 5 years
Think about this. The only constant is change. Stephen Goldy, chairman of the Board of Selectmen, challenged Town Meeting to "embrace change" in his state of the town report Monday night.
The state of the town is ”excellent,” Goldy said. Reading was recently named America’s fourth best suburb, he said, quoting from an article whose source he did not name: “a family-friendly, white-collar town” with public schools better than “98 percent of all US communities” and "87 percent of schools in the rest of the state.”
Financially, “(T)he town’s fiscal health is good,” Goldy said. Among the five highlights he cited:
Some town services were restructured, “with little if any loss of service to the customers.” Public health services were regionalized with Melrose and Wakefield and several others – elder and human services, plumbing, gas and wiring inspections and conservation were “right size(d).” Regionalizing several town services – for veterans, inspections, public safety dispatch an
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