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Town Meeting: Electricity savings, green efforts, pooper scooper law and more (Updated)

April 13, 2016 02:54:52 PM

Here’s a list of what else voters approved, and didn’t.

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Town Meeting 2016 recap: Preservationists prevail across the board; every voter mattered (Updated-again)

April 13, 2016 11:11:07 AM
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Two voters (and meeting procedures) were the difference between holding onto the “rotting”, historic Fayville Hall (with its “cess pit”) and authorizing selectmen to “dispose of it”.

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Voters expand Marijuana zoning buffer. Moot point for dispensary opponents?

April 13, 2016 12:07:21 AM

A citizen’s petition article to expand the buffer zone for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries passed at Town Meeting tonight. An additional proposal to limit dispensary hours failed to pass muster.

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Main Street easement fails to voters looking to protect Town character (Updated)

April 12, 2016 09:46:26 PM
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Tonight, Southborough voters told the Town they weren’t willing to proceed with easements for the Main Street project.

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Town Meeting night one: Recap (Updated)

April 12, 2016 12:22:28 PM
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Approximately 512 voters showed up to make decisions on Town budgets and bylaws last night. Judging by an exodus after Article 14, many were there to support the preservation of 84 Main Street.

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Town Meeting night one: Burnett House preserved; early adjournment

April 11, 2016 11:25:42 PM
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Town Meeting voters overwhelmingly supported articles to preserve the historic Burnett-Garfield Estate. Articles 20-39 are up for vote Tuesday night.

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Main Street: Continued disagreements over parking issues at Town Common

April 9, 2016 04:45:59 PM
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The Main St. Design Group Chair told the public “A No vote [on Article 20] could mean a 3 or 5 year wait – or never. Or, it could mean the Town paying $6 or $7 million.” Martin Healey addressed an audience of residents who came to learn about easements for the Main Street project.

The discussion was part of a (civil) debate at a March 31st forum to inform residents before Monday night’s Town Meeting vote.

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Videos: Burnett House, Main Street Easements, and Green Communities

April 9, 2016 02:30:31 PM

Here is the latest round of videos from local media and the schools.

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Town Warrant at a glance: Offload buildings, aggregate electricity for property owners, rewrite energy building codes and more

April 8, 2016 02:40:40 PM
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This post is just to give you an overview of the articles up for vote and links to any you want to check out in more detail.

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New Burnett House agreement reached (for $75,000 less)

April 8, 2016 12:40:55 PM
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Town Meeting voters can expect an amendment to lower the Article 14 request by $75,000.

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Town Meeting: “Pooper Scooper” law, moving the election to Tuesday, Committee transparency and more from the Town Clerk

April 8, 2016 07:30:55 AM

This year, four articles are coming out of the Town Clerk’s office and another on its behalf.

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Are you heading to Town Meeting on Monday? (Updated)

April 7, 2016 07:25:29 AM
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This is a post I publish every year before Town Meeting. If you’re on the fence about whether to attend Southborough’s Annual Town Meeting on Monday evening, here are seven reasons why you should.

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Town Meeting: Public Safety Complex not on the Warrant (Updated)

April 5, 2016 04:20:18 PM
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Whatever happened to plans to bring a Public Safety Complex building project to Town Meeting?

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Warrant Article: Giving Selectmen power to define Transfer Station fines

April 5, 2016 09:21:17 AM
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As promised, I’m continuing to look at what voters will be deciding at next Monday’s Annual Town Meeting.

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