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Southborough Single Tax Rate set for FY22

November 17, 2021 04:23:35 PM
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Last night, the Select Board unanimously supported the recommendation of the Board of Assessors to set a single property tax rate for FY22.

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Residents’ tax bills should be higher than projected for ’22; Town to seek input on applying ARPA funds to other uses

November 5, 2021 02:08:18 PM
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This week, the Town’s Assessor explained why projected taxes for average homeowners has increased.

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Town Meeting Update: Projected tax increase and PILOT news (Updated)

May 20, 2021 05:00:56 PM
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Annual Town Meeting is in two days. So, it’s past time to update readers on the proposed budgets. In related news, I’m also sharing an announcement on PILOT promises from the two big private schools in town.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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More BOS meeting notes: Memorial Day, Budget, Open Space plan, Remote Working policy, & Reappointing legal counsel (Updated)

May 12, 2020 07:30:45 AM
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One week ago, selectmen discussed a wide range of topics. These are my highlights on ones that require follow up before the board votes.

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