Michael Milanoski starts his 5-year term as Carver Town Administrator today, leaving behind a 22-month successful run as Town Manager in Cohasset.
Milanoski discussed some of his biggest accomplishments in Cohasset. “When I took over running Cohasset it was in financial and operational turmoil,” he said, “We’ve been able to improve the town’s bond rating and create financial stability for the town, put significant savings away that will allow the town to receive better bond ratings in the future, as well as we provided significant new services to the town of Cohasset without increasing taxes.”
Milanoski acknowledged that he will miss the people he worked with in Cohasset. “There were a lot of good people and department heads that I worked with,” he said, “But I’m looking forward to reestablishing that and meeting new and exciting and important people here in Carver.”
Milanoski does not yet have his own goals for the town. “My top goals are to learn the town’s top goals,” he said, “It’s really up to the selectmen and the townspeople to dictate what they want for Carver. Once we establish what those goals and objectives are, then I look forward to helping to implement those goals and objectives for the town.”
Milanoski added that he is planning to meet individually with the members of the Board of Selectmen this week to gain a better understanding of what their goals are. He will also meet with his predecessor Jim Purcell to help him with the transition.
Purcell was Carver’s Interim Town Administrator for the past five and a half months. He read a letter to the Selectmen at their meeting last night. “I congratulate all those responsible for bringing Mike Milanoski to the helm,” he said, “Mike has what it takes to succeed in Carver and it is important that all concerned support him at the onset of his new governance period. I know that I will if ever and whenever he chooses to call.”