I write today asking you to join me in voting to re-elect Mark Paolillo to Belmont’s Board of Selectmen. Over the past six years, three major opportunities have presented themselves to substantially improve Belmont’s environment.
First, Town Meeting was presented with a Stormwater Management By-law the adoption of which would not only improve water quality in town, but also help decrease the odds of significant flooding.
Second, the Town was presented with choices on a variety of municipal policies that would allow Belmont to qualify for the state’s Green Community program. Through that qualification, Belmont is now able to access hundreds of thousands of dollars in state aid to reduce the municipal energy use and thus reduce the town’s carbon footprint.
Third, the Town was presented with choices that could either encourage or impede the ongoing Belmont Goes Solar program. Through this program, Belmont homeowners are given the opportunity to access a substantial price discount, along with state and federal tax credits, to let them reduce their personal electricity bill and the carbon footprint of their individual homes.
In each instance, Mark did not simply talk-the-talk, he walked-the-walk. In each instance, Mark did not engage in passive acquiescence, but he was an early and active supporter.
Mark has been a good friend to Belmont’s environmental community. I urge his re-election on Tuesday, April 5.
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