Open Space

Residents urged to help plan protection of land for recreation/conservation

February 9, 2016 12:00:30 PM
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About 500 acres of priority land has been lost to development in last 7 years. None has been protected.

Open Space members hope residents will help them buck that trend.

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BOS meeting recap: 9-11 Field roadblocks, public records policy, taxes and more (Updated)

November 4, 2014 01:42:08 PM

There were no major controversies at Monday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting. But there were a lot of interesting tidbits including roadblocks to re-turfing a town field and discussion of a public records request policy.

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Planning Board: Open Space process is a priority; continuing questions on Killam Farms and Pine Hill

October 9, 2014 11:15:07 AM
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The Planning Board discussed the status of an Open Space process and issues at two apparently unprotected parcels this week.
For much of the discussion, the Planning Board and Town Planner were on the defensive. At issue was a letter from Open Space Preservation Commission to the Board of Selectmen asking for help.

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OSPC seeks to resolve more open space in limbo: Killiam Farms and Pine Hill

October 6, 2014 11:21:32 AM

Tonight, the Planning Board’s agenda includes discussion of a letter from the Open Space Preservation Commission. That letter was originally submitted to selectmen, asking for help to resolve two open space issues “that have been a long time in limbo: Killam Farms and the Pine Hill Conservation Restriction (CR).”

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Barn Hollow discord: BOS allows homeowners “revocable” right to mow some open space

September 24, 2014 02:45:00 PM
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Last night, the Board of Selectmen again addressed controversial Open Space issues at Barn Hollow.

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(Updated) BOS to address questions about Barn Hollow open space and “behind closed doors” communications

September 3, 2014 12:04:34 PM
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Several residents addressed the Board of Selectmen about a purported plan to grant “non-revokable licenses” allowing Barn Hollow residents to utilize their Open Space encroachments.

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Town Meeting: Barn Hollow Open Space accepted; more controversial items up for vote tonight

April 17, 2014 11:27:34 AM
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Town Meeting had an estimated over 400 in attendance last night. (No official count yet.) Voters easily approved most articles addressed, including a controversial open space acceptance.

13 Articles still need to be addressed at the continued meeting, beginning 7:30 pm tonight at the Trottier Middle School auditorium.

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Roundup of MWDN town government news: Open Space concerns on Deerfoot, continued debate on Barn Hollow, and “installation” of the new chief

February 26, 2014 11:30:00 AM
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I just can’t get to everything. So, it’s a good thing that The Metrowest Daily News has a reporter that covers some of the town meetings I miss.

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Barn Hollow open space issues still need working through

January 8, 2014 11:32:06 AM
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Monday night, the Planning Board discussed the developer’s new proposal. The only real consensus in the room was that it needed more work.

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MWDN: Barn Hollow compromise hits roadblock

January 2, 2014 11:30:58 AM
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The Metrowest Daily News reports that the compromise for the disputed open space isn’t proceeding as proposed last fall.

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Planning Board discusses town Working Groups

November 5, 2013 02:30:44 PM

The Planning Board discussed the working groups already in process of being formed. They clarified their compliance with open meeting laws.

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MWDN: Southborough looking at three working groups to solve town problems

October 28, 2013 07:30:00 AM

The Metrowest Daily News reported today on discussions at last week’s Planning Board meeting. There, the board discussed the forming of working groups to workout some of the towns recent thorny issues.

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Wrap up of Monday night’s Special Town meeting: Postponed votes on Marijuana and Barn Hollow

October 8, 2013 12:25:21 PM
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n case you didn’t make it to last night’s Special Town Meeting (and judging by the turnout, you probably didn’t), here’s my recap.

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Get ready for Monday night’s Special Town meeting

October 4, 2013 02:26:28 PM
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In preparation for Monday night’s Special Town meeting, I’ve summarized the articles up for vote and public positions on them.

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