Town Manager’s Vision for 2015
The bread and butter of municipal government is providing basic services that impact the daily quality of life in town. We are extremely focused on being a responsive and responsible government entity. We utilize the See, Click, Fix software program to allow residents the chance to communicate their requests, track their requests, and measure our own response for service requests. I am proud that we are ranked in the top 5 nationally in resident response. My goal for 2015 is to hit #1.
We are also using a software program to conduct an ongoing, online Town Meeting. Our “21st Century Town Meeting” platform allows resident to offer their own ideas on how to improve the town. Folks can take surveys on important topics and participate in ongoing issues discussions. It is a chance for people to participate in local government in a way most convenient to them.
This will be a big year for municipal building construction. We are poised to construct a new fire station in North Randolph. Not only will the handsome new station be an aesthetic addition to the corridor, it will also provide better services. We will be housing an engine, ladder, and ambulance out of this location to better respond to the call volume increases in the northern section of town.
We will also embark on a renovation of the Randolph Police Station. Many of the current facilities fall short of updated standards. We hope to build a new processing area, improve our lobby and public spaces, improve evidentiary storage areas, and create better working conditions for the cramped police headquarters.
A new intergenerational community center is being planned for Pleasant Street. The center would house programming and services for seniors, veterans, young people, and families. It will become the centerpiece of the town’s quality of life improvements. It would include a new gym, an indoor walking track, a teaching kitchen, programming rooms for all ages, a fitness area, and meeting spaces.
We plan to renovate the Turner Free Library, transforming the space into a modern 21st century municipal library by investing in technology capabilities and programming space.
Work will continue at beautiful Powers Farm. We will open our new boating facility this Spring.
Continued improvements to our roadway network are noticeable. We plan to pave another 20 streets this upcoming year.
Finally, it is our hope to realize a solution to the aging water treatment plant. Our century-old plant needs replacement and we moving toward building a new plant in the coming years.