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Town Meeting Recap: Another PILOT debate and Articles postponed to next Town Meeting

June 16, 2020 05:17:42 PM
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If some voters had their way, one more Article would have been postponed – a $600,000 borrowing Article to fund a Fire Pumper truck.

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Town Meeting recap: Turnout and highlights from budget discussions & debates

June 15, 2020 06:32:31 PM
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On Saturday afternoon, Southborough’s legislative branch convened outdoors to pass the budget for July 2020 to June 2021 and other “Critical Articles”.

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Annual Town Meeting passes slightly lowered budget, postpones 14 Articles

June 13, 2020 09:13:05 PM
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Voters cut close to $56K from a line item in the Town’s Operating Budget. That brings the projected tax rate increase is now 0.77% or $81.56 per average household.

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Saturday’s Annual Town Meeting-at-a-glance

June 12, 2020 04:29:46 PM
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The 2020 Annual Town Meeting finally opens tomorrow. Here are important reminders and links to details.

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ATM update: Consensus on budgets and expenses; Advisory Report and other handouts

June 11, 2020 06:41:26 PM
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The estimated overall tax increase is now anticipated at 0.9% over last year or an extra $94.89 per average homeowner.

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ATM update: Town issues safety & logistics info

June 11, 2020 08:15:26 AM

With Annual Town Meeting coming up on Saturday, the Town has released more information on how the meeting will be safely conducted.

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Town Meeting Update: Details on the Articles up for vote (Updated)

June 4, 2020 04:51:59 PM
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Today, the Town posted confirmation of how it plans to handle the Warrant for a (hopefully) streamlined meeting. I’m sharing details on the Articles to be voted on.

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BOS & Advisory to go back at budget differences on Monday (Updated)

June 3, 2020 05:57:07 PM

When we head into the week of Annual Town Meeting, the FY21 budget to be presented to voters will still be in flux.

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Outdoor Town Meeting with “shotgun” microphones – June 13th (if weather allows) (Updated)

June 2, 2020 11:18:50 AM
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The Annual Town Meeting is moving outdoors this year.

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Advisory and Selectmen to hash out Budget differences Tuesday

June 1, 2020 02:50:09 PM
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A week from Saturday, Southborough Annual Town Meeting voters will be asked to decide on the Town’s budget for July 2020 through June 2021. Town officials still aren’t in agreement on what that budget should be. That may change tomorrow, when the Advisory Committee and Board of Selectmen “meet”.

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BOS votes on budget, but willing to work with Advisory on potential differences

May 20, 2020 03:17:48 PM
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So far, the budget calls for less than a  0.85% tax increase over this year’s budget, less than $89 extra dollars per average household. That may change after the Board hears from the Advisory Committee.

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How Southborough Schools are cutting the proposed FY21 budget (Updated)

May 19, 2020 05:04:33 PM
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A look at the cuts being made to cap the Southborough K-8 Schools at a 2% budget increase.

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BOS to vote on reduced FY21 Budget Tuesday

May 15, 2020 05:04:36 PM
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Last night, selectmen went through the budget for FY21 with the Finance Team. Figures were looking much more favorable than the last time they spoke. Selectmen were shown a budget that would come out at a projected 0.83% tax increase.

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Board of Health notes: Budget and staffing issues; Flu clinic plans

May 12, 2020 04:19:39 PM

At last week’s meeting, the Board discussed financial impacts of pandemic responsibilities.

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