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Budget Summary FY2018

28100100 - State Parks and Recreation
Data Current as of:  7/20/2017





Account Description FY2017
Spending
FY2018
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 2018 as were open in fiscal year 2017; 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 $55,000 shall be expended for the maintenance of Red Rock park in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for an air quality study at the Concord playing fields between route 126 and Crosby's corner in the town of Concord; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for improvements to Ghiloni park and Stevens playground in the town of Marlborough; 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 $50,000 shall be expended for weed removal and water quality measurement for Johnson's pond in the town of Groveland; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the development of a community garden at the Medway community farm in the town of Medway; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the restoration of the iron ore fence on the corner of route 123 and route 140; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a study on the department's wooded land adjacent to the department's Kennedy playground and garden in Mattapan; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for renovations to the Greenville pond dam in the town of Leicester; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for construction purposes for the Friends of Coppens Square; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for fencing and repairs to City Square park in Charlestown; 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 $25,000 shall be expended for the Franklin, Medway, and Bellingham Army Corps of Engineers flood plain and wildlife habitat; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Blue Hill Observatory science center; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the removal of hazardous substances in the town of Ashland; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for tree re-planting in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the Tom Lopes community sculpture project; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Bradford rail trail in the city of Haverhill; provided further, that not less than $45,000 shall be expended for the treatment and preservation of Indian lake in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the restoration of the Artesani park outdoor theatre; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Let's Row Boston program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for MacDonald memorial park in the city of Medford; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to improve Magazine beach in the city of Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $50,000 be expended to the city of Beverly for repairs to the carriage house in Lynch park; provided further, that $25,000 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 $75,000 shall be granted to the parks commission of the city of Brockton to renovate McKinley playground; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for an asset management modernization program and implementation pilot within the department with the goal of adequate stewardship and budgeting; provided further, that this funding shall consist of additional staffing, consulting and training; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2018 on the progress of such program and pilot; provided further, that said report shall include, but not be limited to: (a) the status of hiring for the additional staffing required; (b) contracts with outside consulting; and (c) the progress of planned and delivered training; 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 $40,000 shall be expended to Hardwick Pond Preservation Association, Inc. for invasive species control on Hardwick pond in the town of Hardwick; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the improvement or augmentation of existing trails and or the creation of new trail linkages in the Blue Hills Reservation that enable safer pedestrian crossings on state highway route 28 and state highway route 138; provided further, that not less than $12,000 shall be expended to treat invasive species at Rock pond in the town of Georgetown; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended to the Southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance, Inc. for the Explore Natural Plymouth collaborative; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the construction and improvement of the Hancock playground in the city of Brockton; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for the installation of a sidewalk and guard rail in Fountain park in the town of Wilbraham; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended on lighting and infrastructure improvements at Mattos field in the city of Gloucester; provided further, that not less $20,000 shall be expended for renovations and infrastructure improvements including, not limited to, enhancements to waterway access and recreational areas at Veasey memorial park in the town of Groveland; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for expansion of the rowing program of the school district of the city of Methuen as part of The River Cities Initiative and administered by the Essex Rowing Club, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the city known as the town of Weymouth for final design work and improvements to Heritage park at the intersection of Washington street and Middle street; provided further, that $30,000 shall be expended to the town of Milton to improve accessibility at Andrew's park for all users, including those with physical limitations; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the creation of a roadway at the property formally known as the Medfield state hospital in the town of Medfield; and provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Blue Hills Trailside Museum

36,055,841 35,466,712

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.