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Town Meeting makes historic decision to expand Board of Selectmen

April 9, 2013 12:27:26 PM
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Southborough’s Board of Selectmen has been a 3-member board since the Colonial era. Chairman John Rooney argued last night it was time to bring the board into modern times, and Town Meeting agreed, voting overwhelmingly to increase the size of the board to five.

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LIVE BLOG: Southborough Annual Town Meeting 2013 – Day 1

April 8, 2013 05:16:51 PM

Tonight at Trottier, Southborough voters will dig into the 27 articles that make up this year’s town meeting warrant. It’s a shorter list than most years, but there are still some big issues to hash out, from budgets to capital purchases to changes to our town government, and more.

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On the warrant: Giving the town administrator more authority, expanding the Board of Selectmen (Articles 7-9)

April 1, 2013 11:43:20 AM
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Southborough’s Annual Town Meeting gets underway one week from today. (You’ll be there, right? Right?). To help you with your vote, this week we’ll be taking a look at some of the articles that appear on the warrant this year. I’ll share what information I have, but I encourage you to ask questions and share your opinions in the comments below. First up is a series of articles that aims to change aspects of our town government.

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Library will host public forum on town governance articles to be considered by Town Meeting – Thursday, March 21

March 19, 2013 02:02:51 PM

Town Meeting is less than one month away (April 8 – mark your calendars), and there are some big items on the warrant, from operational budgets and capital items to changes in our town government. We’ve talked about much of it here on the blog, but (thankfully) this isn’t the only place to get educated before you vote.

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Learn about proposed changes to Southborough’s town government – TONIGHT

February 12, 2013 11:38:54 AM
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Legislation to move to a town manager style of government failed narrowly at Town Meeting last year, but proponents of the idea have continued their effort to bring some of the changes proposed in the legislation to bear. Tonight the Board of Selectmen will hear a presentation on three related articles that will come before voters at Town Meeting this year.

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