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Public Works Planning Report to selectmen: Fairview is best site for water tank; pursuing Park Central is an alternative to consider

July 27, 2017 05:42:13 PM
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When Public Works Planning Board Chair presented the findings on the Water Tank report, he made clear that the board believed Fairview Hill is the best site for a new water tower. But with public pressure to pursue Park Central as an alternative site, he left the ball in the selectmen’s court.

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Selectmen updated on proposal to relocate Main Street utility poles

July 25, 2017 01:47:08 PM
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Last week, the Board of Selectmen heard about David Parry’s proposal to move utility poles on Main Street. The discussion included some updates since the previous public meeting on the issue.

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The week in government: 9/11 field design

July 24, 2017 02:22:34 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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SWL: Selectmen to ask state for Truck Exclusion on Deerfoot and Parkerville

July 21, 2017 02:16:03 PM
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Southborough Wicked Local covered the discussion and vote on safety issues on Deerfoot Road and Parkerville Road.

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Public Safety Building Update: New committee members and Project Manager selected

July 21, 2017 11:27:42 AM
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This week, Selectmen made four new votes related to the future police and fire station. All four were related to the team of people who will oversee important work on the project.

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Main St Design Working Group investigating potential contingency for moving utility poles (Updated-again)

July 20, 2017 12:47:04 PM
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Last week, the Main Street Design Working Group discussed David Parry’s proposal for a section of Main Street to be designed without utility poles. The group learned that it would likely need to be a separate project from the reconstruction of the Main Street area. But, they asked Public Works to investigate one area of potential overlap.

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Chestnut Meadows highlights Southborough’s continued work on (and struggle with) Open Space issues

July 19, 2017 11:20:36 AM
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Discussions at this week’s Planning Board meeting highlighted the Town’s ongoing work handling Open Space parcels. It also drew attention to issues that aren’t fully resolved.

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Volunteers needed to keep golf course running

July 18, 2017 09:30:00 AM
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Maintaining the golf course landscape may depend on keeping the golf club open when the Town takes it over. But, so far, there aren’t enough volunteers to form the committee needed to plan for that.

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The week in government: Planning on Chestnut Meadow; Reports to selectmen on Water Tank and Parkerville & Deerfoot studies (Updated)

July 17, 2017 02:00:00 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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Johnson Farm parcel to become Chestnut Meadows development

July 13, 2017 11:21:44 AM
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Although I have highlighted some hearings in “The Week in Government” posts – I neglected to explain to readers what Chestnut Meadows is.

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Southborough job listings: Department Assistant (apply now or never), Police Officer, and Asst Accountant

July 12, 2017 03:22:12 PM
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I received another posting of jobs available in Southborough, and discovered another one with a deadline today.

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The week in government: Public Safety project manager interviews; Main St Working Group hears proposal for moving utility poles (Updated)

July 10, 2017 11:00:01 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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The week in government: Open Space and Public Safety Building

July 3, 2017 10:00:00 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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Transfer Station stickers: Senior drive bys; options for the rest of us (Updated)

June 30, 2017 07:26:43 AM
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Seniors can drive around to the back of the Senior Center in July to get their new Transfer Station stickers applied. The rest of us can head to the Town House or buy them online/through the mail.

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