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The week in government: Historical on proposed Rules & Regs for Demolition Delay bylaw; BOS and EDC on Downtown District Bylaw

October 4, 2021 11:46:55 AM
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Here is a selection of the committee and board meetings for the week along with my selected highlights from the agendas.

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Special Town Meeting: Draft Warrant, Mask Mandate, and Safety Precautions

October 1, 2021 03:17:06 PM
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This week, the Board of Health discussed plans for making the November 1st Special Town Meeting a safe environment for participants. The main question they had was, could they legally require voters wear masks?

While I’m covering that, I’ll also provide a peek of what attending voters will be expect to decide.

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Downtown District zoning: Planning’s changes please opponents but frustrate proponents; Article may be pulled

September 30, 2021 10:49:31 AM
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After months of meetings, forums, and hearings, the Planning Board, Board of Selectmen, and vocal downtown residents and abutters came to apparent consensus on a proposed Downtown District Bylaw to present to Town Meeting voters. Unfortunately, that version is one that doesn’t pass muster with the group that initially spearheaded the initiative.

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ALS Weekend: October 9-11 at the Southborough Golf Club (Updated)

September 28, 2021 02:50:38 PM
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Heritage Day weekend will be the Town’s 3rd annual fundraiser for ALS One.

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The week in government: Planning on Ken’s Foods warehouse expansion; BOS closing Special Town Meeting Warrant

September 27, 2021 11:18:56 AM
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Here is a selection of the committee and board meetings for the week along with my selected highlights from the agendas.

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Covid Update: Latest reports from NSBORO and the state

September 24, 2021 04:11:50 PM
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An update on Covid cases in town and schools.

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News roundup: Town pursuing grant funds and revisiting Trails Committee charge; St. Mark’s dorm financing; and Halloran CR approved

September 23, 2021 12:42:04 PM
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I’m rounding up a number of stories covered elsewhere that I have yet to share.

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SCAC: Cultural Arts grant applications due Oct 15; Seeking new members (Updated)

September 21, 2021 08:44:02 AM
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Southborough Cultural Arts Council is looking to fund more proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs. They are also seeking new members.

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Chestnut Hill Road residents petition selectmen to close off throughway traffic

September 20, 2021 07:03:37 PM
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Over 60 residents have signed a letter asking the Town to abandon a center section of Chestnut Hill Road. They’d like to limit access for cars to the two way traffic sections at either end.

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Covid Update: 20 active cases; 3 NSBORO potential in-school transmissions (Updated)

September 20, 2021 03:58:41 PM
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An update on Covid cases in town and schools.

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The week in government: Planning, BOS, & EDC on Downtown zoning; BOS to close STM Warrant

September 20, 2021 10:19:24 AM
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Here is a selection of the committee and board meetings for the week along with my selected highlights from the agendas.

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Park Central Trial to resume Wednesday (Updated)

September 17, 2021 01:17:31 PM
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A trial over the Park Central 40B project is scheduled to resume (virtually) next week.

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Oak Hill Road residents seeking safety solutions

September 17, 2021 11:41:53 AM
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After seven accidents occurred on their road in a seven week span, residents organized to lobby for changes.

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Town Climate Resiliency Planning: Mitigation plan certified, grant received, and RFQ issued to map impervious surfaces

September 15, 2021 11:26:32 AM
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This morning, the Town of Southborough has issued a Request for Qualifications for GIS or planning firms. That reminds me that I’m behind on sharing related updates on the Town’s Climate Resiliency Planning.

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