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CA: Selectmen debate IT staffing levels

April 13, 2021 11:33:14 AM

Tonight’s budget discussions should include the level of staffing needed for the IT department. The Community Advocate covered selectmen’s split opinions on the issue from last week’s meeting.

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Town Meeting Update: School budgets

April 9, 2021 04:34:26 PM
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In preparation for Town Meeting discussions, NSBORO schools administration has posted Budget documents for the next fiscal year. I’m pulling together some highlights of what they are asking voters, and how it is being pitched.

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Town Meeting Update: Possible phased approach for Public Health budget using Special Fall Meeting

April 8, 2021 04:53:47 PM
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The Board of Selectmen voted to support holding a Special Town Meeting this fall. But the motion was qualified as a “soft” commitment, reflecting the Board’s uncertainty of what’s ahead.

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Annual Town Meeting Update: Selectmen inviting Article and increased budget proponents to present their cases – Tuesday (Updated)

April 2, 2021 09:48:18 AM
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This year’s Annual Town Meeting Warrant is expected to include about 40 Articles. While some are likely to be bundled under “consent agendas”, there’s a whole lot that could require presentations and prompt some “back and forth”.

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Annual Town Meeting to open morning of May 22

March 5, 2021 12:45:45 PM
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This week, the Board of Selectmen rescheduled Annual Town Meeting to open at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 22nd.

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Selectmen seeking to avoid printing an early Town Meeting Warrant

February 23, 2021 01:04:32 PM
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The hope is to avoid printing a Warrant in early March that doesn’t reflect the reality of what voters will be asked to approve later this spring.

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2021 Annual Town Meeting to be postponed (Updated)

January 22, 2021 09:30:00 AM
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Town officials agreed to postpone Annual Town Meeting until it can be convened outdoors.

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Voters to be asked to establish standing Capital Planning Committee and support policy

January 8, 2021 12:03:24 PM
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This week, Southborough’s Board of Selectmen voted to support a new policy to consistently vet Capital expenses before they are proposed to voters. At the next Annual Town Meeting, voters will be asked to adopt a standing committee to oversee the policy (and likely the policy itself).

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Town grappling with another difficult budget, this time in “an anomaly” of a fiscal year

January 7, 2021 08:04:55 AM
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Last night, the Board of Selectmen was updated on the preliminary budget for FY22. As is typical this time of year, the projected tax increase is much higher than officials or voters will want to approve.

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Meeting on Downtown “Village Mixed Use Zoning” bylaw – October 6

September 30, 2020 09:59:25 AM
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Next week, multiple Town boards will discuss status and next steps for a proposed Village Mixed Use Zoning (VMUD) bylaw.

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BOS decides against scheduling Special Town Meeting this fall

August 19, 2020 03:25:38 PM

Last night, the Board of Selectmen discussed challenges they believed made scheduling a Special Town Meeting this fall unfeasible.

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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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