Gulbankian zoning

Town Meeting wrap up: Main St committee petition loses by 3 votes, Gulbankians zoning passes and residents nix moves towards Town Manager (Updated)

April 18, 2014 07:30:49 AM
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Last night voters wrapped up 2014 Annual Town Meeting business. It’s not a surprise that emotions were running high on the night that several citizen petitions were addressed. Still, which articles sparked controversy may be a surprise to some of you.

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Gulbankian Farms: Meet the family and read the petition

April 12, 2014 03:24:23 PM
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As you probably know by now, one of the Warrant Articles up for vote at Wednesday’s Town Meeting is the rezoning of the Gulbankian property at 40 Mount Vickery Road. (If you aren’t aware or need a refresher on this zoning issue, click here for past coverage.)
In preparation for the vote, the family has produced a following video to let voters know who they are.

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Vote for what you care about or someone else will

April 3, 2014 04:30:10 PM

Recent conversations have made me realize that some residents don’t understand the power a single voter has at town meeting. Last year, each person who showed up represented 38 registered voters. That 2.6% decide whether to approve a budget or reduce it. So if there’s a budget you care about be there to support it.

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Town and Gulbankian family joint statement on settlement: 10% fine and buses will go

April 2, 2014 12:12:43 PM
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This week, a joint statement was issued from the Town of Southborough and the Gulbankian family explaining their mediated solution. The terms of agreement focus on resolving neighbor complaints about the bus lot.

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BOS: Gulbankians resolution lies with voters; Barn Hollow proceeding unresolved; Town meeting postponed – April 16th & 17th

March 12, 2014 11:51:49 AM

Residents at Annual Town Meeting will be given the chance to “effect a resolution” on an issue that has been plaguing the Town for years. But it’s not the compromise that most of us expected to vote on this April.

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MWDN: Gulbankians lawyer claims Southborough’s ticketing process illegal

December 6, 2013 07:30:00 AM

As reported in August, the Gulbankian family is appealing the $126,000 fine levied against the property owners. Recently, family’s attorney has amended their appeal with an additional claim.

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MWDN round-up: Gulbankians, zoning update, and school safety strategy

August 28, 2013 10:30:00 AM

The Metrowest Daily News reported on Gulbankians heading back to court (sure to trigger some comments), a change in position for the Southborough Planning Board (for short term – if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em), and improved school safety strategies (empowering staff and students).

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MWDN: Gulbankians plan to continue legal battle

August 13, 2013 07:30:00 AM

The Metrowest Daily News reports that the Gulbankians’ lawyer faced off with Town Counsel Aldo Cipriano at the Thursday night Planning Board Meeting.

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MWDN: Gulbankians fined $126,600 for violations

August 9, 2013 10:54:00 AM
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In an ongoing legal battle, the Gulbankian family is in the news again. According to The Metrowest Daily News, the family received a letter from the town enforcing $126,000 in fines accrued for zoning violations.

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MWDN: Gulbankians to shutter machine shop in Southborough

June 7, 2013 09:05:51 AM

The Metrowest Daily News reports today the Gulbankian family has decided to close the machine shop it operates on its Mt. Vickery Road property after battling the town over zoning issues for the past three years.

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Selectmen consider getting involved in Gulbankian zoning issue

June 6, 2013 11:40:25 AM
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The Gulbankian family may get some unexpected assistance in their ongoing zoning battle with the town. The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday night agreed to talk with the town’s lawyer to find out if there is any way they can intervene.

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Zoning board denies request by Gulbankian family to modify conditions

May 30, 2013 11:42:24 AM

Saying they felt “duped” by the family, the Zoning Board of Appeals last night denied a request by the Gulbankian family to modify conditions imposed in a 2011 ruling. The family had asked the board to remove the requirement to pave a portion of their Mt. Vickery Road property and install a drainage system, saying the changes were expensive and unnecessary.

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MWDN: Gulbankians to ask Southborough to take back orders for costly work

May 14, 2013 02:02:46 PM
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The Gulbankian family has until the end of the month to complete a list of repairs to its Mt. Vickery Road businesses that were ordered by the town in 2011, but in a recent filing the family has asked the Zoning Board of Appeals to remove the two most costly repairs.

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MWDN: Southborough likely to grant Gulbankians time to complete work

November 30, 2012 11:37:14 AM

The Metrowest Daily News reports today the Zoning Board of Appeals appears inclined to grant the Gulbankian family more time to make improvements to their property that were ordered by the board in 2011 after complaints from neighbors and a lengthy hearing process.

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