Governor Signs Bill which includes Capital Improvements to Eliot Tower & Blue Hill Observatory


Governor Patrick has signed into law “AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PRESERVATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF LAND, PARKS AND CLEAN ENERGY IN THE COMMONWEALTH (Chapter 286). Included in this bill is a line item that states “THAT $2,500,000 SHALL BE EXPENDED FOR THE PRESERVATION AND RESTORATION OF THE ELIOT TOWER AND FOR THE BLUE HILL WEATHER OBSERVATORY IN THE TOWN OF MILTON”. This is subject to the provisions of law regulating the disbursement of public funds and must be approved by the current administration. Representatives from the Observatory will be meeting with the Governor’s Executive Office of Administration & Finance in the near future to present our rationale for this important project.