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The week in government: BOS & Advisory on meal tax; BOS on form of PILOT discussions

November 4, 2019 02:46:28 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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Advisory asking BOS to consider adopting meal tax

November 4, 2019 11:05:13 AM

Tomorrow night, the Board of Selectmen’s meeting will include a joint session with the Advisory Committee. The topic will be the option of adding a local meal tax.

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Town Counsel to BOS: Current PILOT negotiation strategy falls under OML; Request to rescind his “special” status

November 1, 2019 03:36:42 PM

Two items in the packet for discussion at this Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen meeting caught my attention. Both relate to advice issued to the board from Town Counsel.

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St. Mark’s School seeking to build 3 story dorm on main campus

October 31, 2019 11:26:29 AM
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This fall, St. Mark’s School has been seeking approval from the Planning Board and Conservation Commission to add a 3 story dormitory to the main campus. At last week’s Planning hearing, the school invoked the Dover Amendment in some of its waiver requests. Based on questions from the board, the school will come back with more detailed justification.

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Rep. Dykema to hold office hours in Southborough Thursday morning

October 29, 2019 02:28:41 PM
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State Representative Carolyn Dykema invites the public to stop by for a chat or coffee during her quarterly “office hours” in town.

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What “passive recreation” would you like to enjoy on DCR spaces in Southborough?

October 29, 2019 10:06:59 AM
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The Mass Department of Conservation and Recreation is asking the community to weigh in on how land it owns in the Sudbury Reservoir Watershed should be used.

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Town’s list of Special Municipal Employees

October 29, 2019 07:30:00 AM

An email from Town Clerk Jim Hegarty shared his list of which positions in our Town Government have the SME status.

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The week in government: Combined School Committee on Start School Later; EDC’s Downtown Initiative Forum

October 28, 2019 01:33:00 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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BOS created policy for “Special Municipal Employees” and grant status to EDC members

October 25, 2019 03:58:51 PM

Last week, the Board of Selectmen finalized and approved a policy on the process for handling “Special Municipal Employees”. They followed with a vote to grant SME status to members of the Economic Development Committee. Both actions caused some disapproving comments on the blog, and I’m finally getting around to covering what happened and what […]

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Community invited to weigh in on vision for Southborough’s Master Plan – Nov 7

October 25, 2019 11:20:30 AM
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Town and regional officials are inviting the public to a special Open House. This one is to gather input on what our Town’s future should look like.

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Downtown Initiative Forum – October 30th

October 23, 2019 02:25:31 PM
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The Economic Development Committee is holding a public forum next Wednesday night. The subject is the committee’s initiative to revitalize downtown Main Street.

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Community Advocate: Assabet students renovating Golf Club house

October 23, 2019 09:30:00 AM
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This year, the Southborough Golf Club is benefiting from the on the job training for Assabet students.

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Public Safety Building Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Tours on Saturday (new details)

October 22, 2019 11:30:00 AM
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Southborough Police and Fire Departments are inviting the public to join them at their new combined station this weekend. The Town has released new details about the activities scheduled.

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The week in government: Planning on St Mark’s dorm, BOS on Fayville Hall conveyance, and Conservation on Park Central

October 21, 2019 08:06:13 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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