Monday, April 29, 2013
David Kale ill with unanticipated "serious" condition; away from Town Hall for week.
Belmont Town Administrator David Kale has been hospitalized for the past week in what he described as "a serious, unanticipated" medical condition. Kale, who returned briefly to Belmont Town Hall for the first time in a week to attend a Board of Selectmen meeting held this morning, April 29, said he will learn from doctors a schedule for his recovery for an acute rather than chronic illness that will likely keep him away from tonight's opening of the annual Town Meeting. The Cambridge resident was hired by the Board of Selectmen in June, 2012, after nine years serving as Cambridge's budget director and deputy finance director.
Friday, March 1, 2013
While impact on town is limited, Belmont schools could feel the brunt of a long, drawn-out fight in Washington.
Is a potential cut in federal spending to local education of a mere six percent really going to effect the education of Belmont students? Belmont Superintendent Dr. Thomas Kingston will tell those who ask, that, "Indeed, it does." As the deadlock between President Obama and Republicans in the House of Representatives appears likely to continue pass the Friday, March 1, deadline for the federal budget to make the automatic spending cuts under sequestration both sides eagerly agreed to in 2011, officials in school districts across the country are being told that annual federal grants will be hit by the coming sequester which could last until summer if not longer. "The political logjam in Washington has direct, local consequences," wrote …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Town requesting residents work with neighbors to clear storm drains in front of property, roadway.
A press release issued today, Friday, Oct. 26 from David Kale, Belmont's town administrator. There is a high possibility of Hurricane Sandy hitting the east coast with heavy rains and high winds. Belmont has more than 2,000 catch basins, the grate at the edge of the street that drains stormwater throughout town. The Department of Public Works has had multiple crews out clearing the storm drains on a daily basis. However, the trees have been dropping their leaves during the fall foliage quickly which makes it impossible to clear all drains by Sunday evening. Town leaders are asking that residents check the storm drains, rake leaves away from the drain (but not into the drain), and to dispose of the leaves and debris in yard waste bins or …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Cambridge's former budget director sworn in to become Belmont's Town Administrator
Like any new employee, David Kale spent his first morning getting to know his way around the place. And that place is Belmont Town Hall as the community's new Town Administrator met with department heads and employees in Town Hall and the Homer Building on Monday, Aug. 20. "It's been a great day," said Kale of the first half-day of his new role leading the day-to-day operation of town departments. "People have been very welcoming and positive and I'm trying to acclimate to the surroundings," said Kale, accompanied by Assistant Town Administrator Kelli Hebert. Kale was selected by the Belmont Board of Selectmen to become Town Administrator in June. Just after lunch, Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman swore in Kale at the Clerk's Office making…