Yesterday, the Town of Southborough shared some unfortunate news. Our new Town Planner is hitting the road.
Jyothi Grama is relocating. Her husband was recruited by an NYC firm. It’s something she tells me was unexpected. She loves her job, but its an opportunity they can’t pass up.
That means that the Planning Board has to head back to the hiring table.
The board took about 6 months to fill the post after former Town Planner left in January. It took multiple rounds of applications and candidates for them to find the right fit. They hired Grama in June.
Before that, it took around four months to hire Grama’s predecessor Jennifer Burney in 2013.
The good news is, this time there seems to be plenty of notice. Grama hopes that the transition will go smoothly. She tells me that she plans to do all she can to make that happen.
The Town has already posted the job description to be filled. (For details on the opening, click here.) Meanwhile, Grama hasn’t given an official end date. Instead, she asked to be out by the end of the year.
Hopefully, this means there won’t be a repeat of issues the Planning Department had in past years. [click to keep reading…]
Southborough Rec has posted information on this year’s ski & snowboarding programs for kids grades 3-8. Registration opens on Monday. For the details, click on the following program links: Woodward, Neary, and Trottier.
The program is just one reason you may be looking for new ski or snowboard gear. Or maybe you’re looking to unload some of your old gear.
Either way, be sure to check out the annual Ski and Snowboard Sale at Assabet on Sunday.
With two sports equipment dealers participating this year, the sale will offer both new and used clothing and equipment at reasonable prices. [click to keep reading…]
Above: Southborough Gardener’s annual festive fundraiser is coming up soon. (Image cropped from flyer)
Southborough Gardners’ Guest Day is coming up in a couple of weeks. So mark your calendars, notify your friends, and email organizers for your discount tickets.
The annual holiday fundraiser will be held Thursday, November 10th, 10:00 am at Pilgrim Church. (Doors open at 9:00 am.)
This year’s guest presenter is Thelma Shoneman. She will be creating arrangements in front of the crowd to demonstrate floral designs you can use “Through the Holidays”.
Enjoy, tea, coffee and “sweets & savories” while you watch. You might even get to bring a designed piece home, if you’re a lucky winner of the drawing. [click to keep reading…]
An important step in Southborough’s effort to adopt a National Historic District is coming up soon.
Members of the the Historical Commission are hoping residents will come out in support of the initiative on November 9th. It’s also a great time to get any questions you have answered.
The Commission has shared an updated map of the proposed district (scroll down) and this invitation:
Save the Date
Come to a public informational meeting on Wednesday November 9, at 7:15 PM at the Town House, and show support (or not) for the proposed Main Street area National Register Historic District in the downtown. [click to keep reading…]
Above: Get your game on. Newly improved tennis courts are open at Neary. (image cropped from Town announcement)
Southborough Recreation is happy to share that the Neary Courts are resurfaced and have features making them better than ever for community use.
The courts are done! Nets are being hung up and courts will be ready to use as of tomorrow (10/26).
Tennis players come out and give the new court a try, that’s if you’re brave enough to endure the chill.
The project was mostly funded by CPA funds (Community Preservation) as well as contributions from the Recreation Department, Friends of Recreation and USTA (US Tennis Assoc). The courts have blended lines for youth tennis as well as pickle ball lines. The work was contracted through Sport Court New England and installed by Court Builders of America.
Thank you Community Preservation Committee (CPC) for your support. I look forward to moving onto the Fay Memorial Playground project, which is also supported by CPC.
The courts at Neary (and Finn) are available to any Southborough residents for free recreational use any-time (as long as not in use by a class).
I received another posting of jobs available in Southborough. If you have any of your own job openings in town to share this week, you can add them in comments below.
(If you’d like to share your company’s job openings in future weeks, email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Town of Southborough
The Town still has a Business Administrator position listed as open. But they just posted a critical position in our Town Government this week:
- Town Planner (full time)
Position is responsible for performing professional, supervisory, and administrative work for the Town’s Planning Department. Work involves assessing proposals for land use and development; determining compliance with Zoning Bylaws and Subdivision regualtions, and applicable state and federal laws; planning long range projects; acquiring and administering grants; and recommending policies, standards or criteria; performs all other related work as required. (Click here to see the full description. Click here to apply.)
multiple part-time positions:
- Bartender (tipped position/experience required)
- Host/Hostess ($10/hr)
- Food Runner (tipped position)
- Busser (tipped position)
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