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CPA preservation Articles: Burial Ground, Library Facade and 30 acre woods

March 28, 2018 09:34:37 AM
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This year, in addition to the golf course, the CPC prioritized preserving the Old Burial Ground, the Library’s historic facade and a 30 acre parcel of woodland Open Space.

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Town Meeting: Upcoming forums on Rec Fields and Golf Course articles

March 22, 2018 08:44:33 AM
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Some advocates for Warrant Articles are working to make their case to voters before Town Meeting convenes.

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Town Meeting 2018: Summarizing the Warrant

March 16, 2018 03:26:51 PM
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The Town has published the official Warrant for the Annual Town Meeting. Here’s a quick overview of what’s up for a vote.

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Learn about Recreation’s field (and track) projects – March 26

March 13, 2018 12:56:19 PM
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In April, Recreation will ask Southborough voters to fund over $1M for projects. In two weeks, the Commission will hold a forum to explain their plans and answer questions.

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Annual Town Meeting Update: Voters will be asked to approve 3.82% to 4.5% tax increase (Updated)

March 12, 2018 02:00:20 PM
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According to the Town Treasurer, Articles Southborough voters will be asked to support could trigger up to a 4.5% increase in taxes.

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Town seeks to amend zoning process for Site Plan appeals to bypass ZBA – hearing on March 12

March 1, 2018 07:30:24 AM
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Town Meeting voters will be asked to amend Southborough’s “unusual” Town Code for appeals to the Planning Board’s Site Plan Review actions.

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Public Safety Building: Correction – cruiser canopy isn’t a Town Meeting vote

February 28, 2018 08:26:37 AM
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Public Safety Building Chair Jason Malinowski reached out to me about a story I ran earlier this week. He corrected some details I got wrong from his update to selectmen made last week.

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Public Safety Building: project bids due before Town Meeting; RFP being issued for solar canopies (Updated)

February 26, 2018 11:28:00 AM
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RFPs will be issued this week for Southborough Public Safet Building project. In hopes of cutting over $300K from the Public Safety Building project, the Town will also soon issue an RFP for solar canopy carports. Selectmen approved pursuing the option after last week’s update from the PSB Committee.

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Senior Center renovation proposed to expand capacity for the growing population served

February 15, 2018 11:20:47 AM
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The Council on Aging is seeking support for renovations to the Southborough Senior Center. Town Meeting voters will be asked to fund $30,000 in engineering work. It would be phase 1 in plans to expand out the front of the center and improve facilities.

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Golf Course: Town seeking input on new name (Southborough Golf Club?) and moving ahead with funding articles

February 13, 2018 11:15:58 AM
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The Board of Selectmen plan to vote on a new name for the St. Mark’s Golf Course at their February 27th meeting. Before that, the community is invited to send in their suggestions and thoughts.

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Town Meeting: Potential articles on Town Manager, Zoning bylaw changes, Golf Course and more

February 12, 2018 04:41:14 PM
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Last week, the Board of Selectmen discussed and closed the Warrant for Annual Town Meeting. Consider it a heads up on items you may want to stay tuned for more information on.

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Town Budget may trigger Transfer Station fee changes/hikes

February 9, 2018 07:30:13 AM
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As one way of keeping the Town’s tax increase down, the Treasurer is recommending hiking overall fees collected for Transfer Station use. That may include new fees for seniors, but whose fees would increase by how much is undetermined.

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SWL: Police Chief pushes for staff increase

January 8, 2018 08:44:08 AM

Town Meeting is months away, but Town officials are already busy working on the budget for Fiscal Year 2019. Last week, Selectmen heard Police Chief Ken Paulhus’ request for $80,000 to hire a new officer.

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Recreation seeking support for $1M in field replacement and repairs this spring; another $3M in following years

December 6, 2017 04:38:00 PM
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The Recreation Commission is pursuing plans to rehab athletic fields and facilities. The commission is looking to fund over $4 million worth of field projects in the next few years. And they revealed an even bigger ask down the road.

But members and supporters are adamant that work is desperately needed. They pointed to fields in poor conditions that only get band aid fixes and limited access impeding youth sports.

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