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The week in government: Zoning on Mooney Field & Neary Courts lights; Public Safety Building Info Session; ConComm on Caine’s Crossing

January 23, 2017 11:20:19 AM
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A list of board and committee meetings for the week with my selected highlights from the agendas.

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Town adopts comment policy for Board of Selectmen and their appointed boards

January 20, 2017 11:30:00 AM
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This week, the Board of Selectmen adopted a Comment Policy. The policy seemed less about adopting new rules and more about clarifying their code of conduct for the public.

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Public Safety Building: Public tours this weekend; Selectmen push back on rising estimates

January 19, 2017 04:34:08 PM
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The Public Safety Committee asked me to remind readers about their open house this weekend.

Earlier this week, the committee gave selectmen unwelcome news that estimates for building the new complex increased significantly. It’s something they are trying to reverse. And selectmen made clear that needs to happen.

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Different approaches to saving golf course: Two citizen petition articles (Updated)

January 19, 2017 12:13:09 PM
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Residents are working to preserve or maintain the integrity of the golf course on Latisquama Road.

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Don’t forget to return the annual “Street Listing” form (a.k.a. Town census)

January 17, 2017 10:18:48 AM
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The annual town census form should have arrived in your mailbox recently. This is the explanation of why you should return a signed form.

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The week in government: Selectmen on Town Meetings, ZBA on Park Central Appeal, Regional School Committee on Calendar policy

January 16, 2017 02:00:18 PM
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A list of board and committee meetings for the week with my selected highlights from the agendas.

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SCAC: Cultural arts awards granted; seeking new members

January 12, 2017 10:30:00 AM
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Southborough Cultural Arts Council has just announced this year’s grant awards. And the group is on the lookout for new members to help its ongoing efforts to support the arts.

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St. Mark’s Golf Course update

January 11, 2017 04:08:12 PM

Tonight, the St. Mark’s Master Plan Committee will be soliciting feedback from abutters and current users of the course. The comments are likely to be very different than the ones received last Wednesday night. At that meeting, the committee heard from Recreation and the Council on Aging.

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Hop on the bus for Women’s March for America – Saturday, January 21

January 11, 2017 11:20:53 AM
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On January 21st, hundreds of thousands of women will be marching to send a message to our country’s leaders. They won’t be marching down Southborough’s Main Street. But some women from Southborough will be joining them and are inviting you to come on board.

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Planning discussing/drafting bylaws: Marijuana restrictions, Over 55 housing, overlay district and new uses to preserve historic buildings

January 10, 2017 04:24:27 PM

The Planning Board indicated last night that it would work on a bylaw to restrict recreational marijuana sales. It is one of multiple bylaws that the board is discussing or working on.

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The week in government: Master Plan Committee seeks feedback from Golf Course abutters & users

January 9, 2017 09:30:52 AM
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A list of board and committee meetings for the week with my selected highlights from the agendas.

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Adaptive Reuse of Historic Buildings Bylaw hearing – Monday night

January 6, 2017 02:08:12 PM
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Last month, the Historical Commission presented a draft bylaw for Adaptive Reuse of Historic Buildings to the Planning Board for discussion. Members reassured concerned owners of historical buildings that this doesn’t place new restrictions on their properties. Instead, it opens up new possibilities.

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New Southborough Town Planner to start this month

January 4, 2017 04:29:28 PM

The Planning Board has hired a new Town Planner. Karina G. Quinn of Upton accepted the position.

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Public Safety Building & Golf Course: Public tour, forums and meetings; Warrant article to consider other sites; and potential Special Town Meeting

January 3, 2017 02:20:27 PM
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The Town is preparing to make its case to voters on the St. Mark’s Golf Course land deal and building a new public safety complex. I had planned to wait on an update until after selectmen meet tonight. But there’s too much information to hold back.

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