Golf Course Forums: Videos of recent meetings; new forum on citizen petition articles – Thursday

by beth on March 1, 2017

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Above: If you are still unsure how to vote on the St. Mark’s Golf Course Articles, you can attend a forum on them held by the Library tomorrow night and/or watch videos from forums held by the petitioners, posted below. (images from SAM YouTube Channel, and photo of library by Susan Fitzgerald)

The Southborough Library is hosting another public forum on Special Town Meeting articles. This one focuses on the two citizen’s petition Articles around the St. Mark’s Golf Course.

St. Mark’s Golf Course Forum – 3/2/17 @ 7:00 PM

This is an information session for all residents about the upcoming proposed Town Meeting citizen petition articles concerning the St. Mark’s golf course. The focus of this session will be to answer any questions from residents.

The forum will be held at the library on a Thursday evening, March 2, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

The focus of this session will be to answer any questions from residents.

Organizers of Articles 3 & 4 each held their own separate forums at the Community House over the past two weeks. If you missed them, but want to hear what was said, you’re in luck. Both were recorded for Southborough Access Media and posted to YouTube.

Of course, the golf course is just part of the picture. It’s the setting for the controversial Public Safety Building the Town is looking to build through Articles 1 & 2.

In January, the Public Safety Building Committee held a forum at the Library focused on the new combined station. That was also recorded. (The group also held a more recent forum this week at Woodward. But if it was recorded, it has yet to be uploaded.)

Here are the three videos:

Articles 1 & 2:
Town officials asking voters to approve building and funding a public safety complex at the golf course on January 26. Keep in mind that it predates some changes to building costs and plans. Information that the committee chair presented at the Article 3 forum below is more recent.

Still, the January forum provides a better look at why the emergency services need a new facility and what they are trying to accomplish:

Article 3:
Residents asking voters to “Save Our Golf” by first voting for Articles 1 & 2 to build a public safety complex at the golf course, and then adding a Conservation Restriction to the remaining land held a forum on February 23:

Article 4:
Residents asking voters to “Save Our Heritage” by voting against Articles 1 & 2 to build a public safety complex at the golf course and instead seek a Conservation Restriction on the entire 60 acre parcel held a forum on February 16:

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