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Budget Summary FY2016

28100100 - State Parks and Recreation
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015





Account Description FY2015
Spending
FY2016
GAA
2810-0100 State Parks and Recreation
For the operation of the division of state parks and recreation; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be used: (i) to operate all of the division's parks, parkways, boulevards, roadways, bridges and related appurtenances under the care, custody and control of the division, flood control activities of the division, reservations, campgrounds, beaches and pools; (ii) to oversee skating rinks; and (iii) to protect and manage the division's lands and natural resources, including the forest and parks conservation services and the bureau of forestry development; provided further, that the same properties shall be open in fiscal year 2016 as were open in fiscal year 2015; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be made available for payment to true seasonal employees; provided further, that the division may issue grants to public and nonpublic entities from this item; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for improvements of facilities and the revitalization of Coes Pond beach, also known as the John J. Binienda memorial beach, in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the management and cleanup of invasive pond vegetation in the town of Pembroke; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the maintenance and enhancement of Marion's Camp in the town of Sutton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 more than the amount appropriated in item 7008-0900 of section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 to the town of Methuen for a public safety grant shall be expended for renovations at Nicholson Stadium in the city known as the town of Methuen; provided further, that not less than $138,000 shall be expended for the Charles River Conservancy to complete the environmental remediation of a portion of the Lynch Family skate park in the city of Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a feasibility study to develop a canoe launch, walking paths and hiking trails in public parks and open space areas in the town of Dedhamincluding, but not limited to, historic Wigwam pond; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the cleanup of Pilayella algae in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the maintenance of Red Rock Park in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $88,000 shall be expended for a grant to the city of Newton Parks and Recreation Department for the purpose of protecting and preserving the water quality of Crystal Lake; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the long term care and maintenance of Whitman's pond in the city known as the town of Weymouth; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for the purposes of aquatic invasive species control; provided further, that $100,000 may be expended for the operations of the Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Blue Hills Trailside Museum; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a community playground project in the town of Littleton; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for park and playground projects in the city of Marlborough; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to cover 1-time costs of window replacements and other exterior restorations for the 1818 Powder House at Magazine beach; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to finalize the designs and obtain permits necessary for implementation of the Mystic River Master Plan; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for aquatic invasive species control on the Mystic river; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Let's Row Boston program administered by Community Rowing, Inc. in the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 more than the amount appropriated in item 8000-0600 of section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 to the town of Ludlow shall be expended for the public riverwalk at Ludlow Mills for the installation of riverwalk pedestrian safety improvements and required historical signage; provided further, that said public improvements shall include LED energy efficient safety lighting, riverwalk furnishings and required historical interpretive signage, all of which have been designed, permitted and approved by the Town of Ludlow; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for the development and maintenance of a community garden along the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's commuter rail and subway tracks in the city of Malden; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for open space improvements in the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be allocated for the Central Plymouth County Water District commission for the improvement and management of lakes and ponds in the Central Plymouth County Water District; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the expansion of the city known as the town of Methuen public school's rowing program as part of the River Cities Initiative and administered by the Essex Rowing Club, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $16,000 shall be expended for the construction of a playground at Memorial park in the town of Hampden; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for Community Boating Center, Inc. in the city of New Bedford for programming for financially disadvantaged children; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for the city of Brockton parks commission to renovate McKinley Playground; provided further, that not less than 62.5 percent of the amount appropriated in item 2810-0100 of section 2 of chapter 38 of the acts of 2013 for open space improvements in the city of Lowell shall be expended for public safety and open space improvements to parks in the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for tree re-planting in the city ofWorcester; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for athletic field improvements in the town of Millis; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for facility repairs at Berry Pond in the Harold Parker State Forest; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a feasibility study for a community path in the town of Belmont; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Plum Island operated by the city of Newburyport; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended by the MFN Regional Wastewater District for the design of the MFN wastewater treatment lant; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for a new children's playground and basketball court at Parallel Park in Arlington; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for improvements to the Summer street field and its spectator stands in the town of Arlington; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the maintenance and enhancement of Webster lake; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the planning and design of structures, dockage and fueling facilities for commercial and recreational vessels in the town of Rockport adjacent to Granite pier; and provided further, that the rinks under the control of the department shall remain open and staffed for the full rink season

40,364,734 46,361,985

Veto Explanation:   I am striking language which earmarks funding for programs not recommended. The reduction in the item incorporates the amount of the stricken earmarked funds.