Changes to government delayed

Milton officials will hold off on making changes to their operations while they receive feedback from the newly recreated Government Study Committee. At a Dec. 10 meeting, selectmen discussed several potential changes, all coming from a recent analysis and report by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. “The only thing we’ve done so far was change the meeting nights to Tuesdays,” said Selectwoman Katie Conlon. “There are a hundred other recommendations.” Yet selectmen decided changes will have to wait. In a phone interview after the meeting, selectmen chairman Denis Keohane said the Government Study Committee had recently been reestablished, with additional members and new appointments. Though the previous committee had reviewed several changes, selectmen wanted to receive feedback from the new group. “We’ve given [the Government Study Committee] a charge to do something,” Keohane said. “If we go ahead and put these articles forward [at Town Meeting], we’re bypassing what we want them to do.”