Monday, June 16, 2008

Town Administrator has good ideas

WAKEFIELD - He's been on the job for just over two weeks. But seated in his second-floor Town Hall office, new Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio exuded the confidence of a man who knows the ropes. He is, of course, no stranger to town government, having served nine years on the Board of Selectmen - a board that he will now answer to.
Maio has definite ideas as to how town government can help to shape Wakefield's future. Much of it involves technology, cooperation with the business community and bringing a business mentality to Town Hall.

I hope our town government can get us through the economic crisis. Shrinking budgets are ruining every department. Fortunately, Mr. Maio has a lot of ideas that could boost our income...
Maio says that if businesses like Hallmark Health can be convinced to locate in Wakefield, it can increase the commercial tax base and lessen the burden on the homeowners.

“We've got a Lake. We've got a great downtown, with a lot of different restaurants.” Maio is looking at different ways to attract lake visitors to the downtown area. He is currently looking at a proposal to introduce a bicycle taxi service linking the Lake and the downtown area. Seasonal events like Christmas walks could also draw shoppers to the downtown, Maio suggests.

1 comment:

  1. He's a great guy and he's got some great ideas.


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