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Budget Summary FY2017

28100100 - State Parks and Recreation
Data Current as of:  8/9/2016





Account Description FY2016
Spending
FY2017
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: (a) 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; (b) to oversee skating rinks; and (c) 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 2017 as were open in fiscal year 2016; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be made available for payment to true seasonal employees; provided further, that the crossing guards located at department of conservation and recreation intersections shall continue to perform the duties where state police previously performed such duties; provided further, that the division may issue grants to public and nonpublic entities from this item; provided further, that the rinks under the control of the department shall remain open and staffed for the full rink season; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the Tom Lopes Community Sculpture Project in New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for sediment core testing for contamination in Ellis pond in the town of Norwood; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for a water treatment study in the city of Peabody; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the management and cleanup of invasive pond vegetation at Floating Bridge pond in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended on the replacement of the cast iron fence on the median of the Carroll Parkway in Lynn; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be allocated to the town of Milton to be expended on funding playground repairs and upgrades at Shields Park located in the town of Milton; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be allocated for water testing and management for Wampatuck Pond in Hanson; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Congressman Torbert H. MacDonald Memorial park in the city of Medford; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Blue Hills Trailside Museum; provided further, that $35,000 shall be expended for the development, improvement and landscaping of the Veterans Road playground in the town of Dedham; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the installation of a transient dockage at the Fall River boathouse at Heritage State Park for recreational boating; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a new veterans park in the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the maintenance and restoration of Cutler Park Reservation in Needham; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the long term care and maintenance of Whitman's Pond in Weymouth; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the cleanup of Pilayella algae on King's Beach and Long Beach in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $55,000 shall be expended for the maintenance of Red Rock park on Lynn Shore drive in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the construction and improvement of the Hancock Playground in the city of Brockton; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the construction and improvement of the Ali Hamilton memorial park in the town of Easton; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the town of Concord for an air quality study at the playing fields adjacent to state highway route 2, between state highway route 126 and Crosby's Corner in the town of Concord; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Concord for erosion mitigation for White pond; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for park improvements in Natick; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for repairs to the carriage house at Lynch park in the city of Beverly; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be granted to the city of Brockton's Parks Commission to renovate McKinley Playground; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for a feasibility study for the construction of a youth center in the city of Leominster; provided further, that no less than $43,000 shall be provided to the town of Lancaster for handicap accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act regulations at the Town Beach; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided for an accessible trail system including connecting to the DCR's Rail Trail System as well as handicap nature trails in Berlin; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for the purposes of aquatic invasive species control; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended on the Methuen School District's rowing program; provided further, that no less than $175,000 shall be expended for the purpose of tree re-planting in Worcester; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Let's Row Boston program administered by Community Rowing, Inc. in Boston; provided further, that not less than $45,000 shall be expended for the treatment and preservation of Indian lake in Worcester; provided further that no less than $50,000 shall be expended for design and construction improvements to Monument Park honoring veterans in Arlington; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for improvements to the Head Town landing in the town of Westport; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the purposes of aquatic invasive species control in lake Attitash in the town of Merrimac and the city of Amesbury; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the maintenance of lake Singletary in Sutton and Millbury; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Allied Veterans Memorial Rink in the city of Everett; provided further, that not less than $65,000 shall be expended to the Thayer Field Foundation, Incorporated to build a playground in the town of Lancaster; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the creation of a roadway at the former Medfield State Hospital property in the town of Medfield; 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 in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for upgrades to the chlorination and dechlorination systems at the wastewater treatment plant in the town of Maynard; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to cover 1-time costs of outdoor furniture replacement and other exterior restorations for the 1818 Powder Magazine on Magazine beach; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended 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 $12,000 shall be expended to the Southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance, Inc. for the Explore Natural Plymouth collaborative to develop sustainable ecotourism in the Plymouth region through the enhancement of infrastructure; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for invasive species control on the Mystic river; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be allocated to the town of Wayland for the purchase of a conservation restriction on Mainstone Farm; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the repair and replacement of bleachers in Whitney park in the town of Ludlow; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the operations of the Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the establishment of the Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland park on Truman parkway which shall be situated on or near the Neponset river in the town of Milton; provided further; that $50,000 shall be expended for improvements in the fencing, stone wall and sidewalks along state highway route 28 at the John L. Kelly field in the town of Milton; and provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended for conducting a baseline budget review overseen by the stewardship council in the department of conservation and recreation

39,072,964 41,473,430

Veto Explanation:   I am striking language which earmarks funding for programs not recommended, and I am reducing this item to the amount projected to be necessary.