Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Easton Town Administrator underwent a performance review recently
According to the five Easton Selectmen, Town Administrator David Colton is meeting or exceeding expectations in all of his performance areas. Colton underwent his sixth performance review recently, in which he evaluated himself and asked the Selectmen to weigh in on his performance. The areas of performance included: Colton and the Selectmen could grade him on the subjective scale of "exceeds expectations", "meets expectations" or "failed to meet expectations." In all areas, both he and the Selectmen scored Colton as "exceeds expectations" or "meets expectations." In his Financial assessment, Colton said he exceeded expectations. Selectmen Ellen Barlow, Colleen Corona, Dan Murphy and Sean Noonan agreed. Todd Gornstein said Colton met …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
"Almost Equal" detailed gay rights advancements and struggles in the United States. David Colton's story was told.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Easton Town Administrator David Colton made news Wednesday night, but this time it wasn't for his work in Easton. Colton, along with his husband, Brian Khoo were featured on WCVB's Chronicle. The Wednesday show, entitled "Almost Equal" detailed gay rights advancements and struggles in the United States. While Colton and Khoo were legally married in Massachusetts in 2008, the federal Defense of Marriage Act does not recognize the union - resulting in immigration-related issues for Colton and Khoo (who is a native of Malaysia).
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
David Colton presented a preliminary budget for FY2013 that had a brighter outlook than previous years.
Easton Town Administrator David Colton is hoping to put a budget forward for Fiscal Year 2013 that will restore two firefighter positions and one police officer position lost this year. "We’re restoring [emergency] personnel from 64 to 67," Colton told Selectmen Monday night. "It's still below [pre-recession levels of] 71, but we're moving in the right direction." The budget outlook has been better than recent years, he said. He also reiterated the need to proceed with caution and rebuild the town's stabilization fund. "I’m hopeful that FY2013 is the beginning of the economic recovery," he said. "Things are starting to turn around. There are a lot of indicators to that." Colton's preliminary budget restores two firefighter positions lost…
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Officials say improvements to Main Street will tie into other area projects like Shovelshop development and a new sewer system.
The town of Easton will benefit from legislation passed last week that included $37.95 million in infrastructure funds for shovel-ready projects - $1 million of which would be dedicated to Easton's downtown. “This kind of investment in our towns and our infrastructure is how we can responsibly move Massachusetts forward economically,” State Senator Brian A. Joyce (D-Milton) said in a statement. “Today is a good day for the residents of Easton.” Town Administrator David Colton said the money would be used for improvements to main street, such as the burrial of wires, improvements to sidewalks and crosswalks, planting trees, and parking improvements. Colton said $75,000 of the town's capital budget, which was approved at Town Meeting last …