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Letter to the Editor: Town Meeting Member Adam Senesi on Running for New Term

The following is a Letter to the Editor:
Serving two terms as a precinct 1 Town Meeting member has been a privilege. It’s been a productive term, as Burlington opened the Station 2 safety building. I served on the Station 2 Building Committee, and this expansion of safety infrastructure improved ambulance response times by allowing Burlington’s Fire Department to expand advanced life support capability, while alleviating needs to outsource.

I also served on Town Meeting’s Water Supply Study Committee where we created a plan to expand access to drinking water. The committee developed a phased plan for infrastructure expansion via a partial hookup to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. In 2020, Burlington was recognized as an MWRA associate member community. The project is in the final stages of construction, and also provides Burlington partial autonomy by preserving use of our local Mill Pond Reservoir. This plan passed Town Meeting overwhelmingly through significant community outreach.

On Town Meeting’s Sidewalk Committee we surveyed the community to identify a series of “hot-zones” where residents demanded increased walkway safety. This is a work in progress, but many highlighted sidewalk deficiencies along Cambridge Street (3A). Cambridge Street is a state road, but our committee walked the street end-to-end to photograph sidewalk damage for a report we submitted the state. This enabled us to obtain a commitment in this year’s state budget for $1 million towards sidewalk construction on Cambridge Street.

A priority of mine has been good attendance at Town Meeting. My enhanced committee and subcommittee work includes my tenure on the Capital Budget Committee where I serve as Vice Chair. The challenge, if reelected, will be to stabilize Burlington’s finances post-Covid and put us on a path to resume discussion of renovating school buildings.

I ask for your support in reelection on Saturday, April 10th.

Adam Senesi

13 Town Line Road