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BOS Roundup: Town Manager proposal and Golf Club closed early

November 13, 2018 04:40:13 PM

The most recent Board of Selectmen meeting covered more ground then I could find time to write about last week. Fortunately, Southborough Wicked Local covered two of the agenda items for us.

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Selectmen to vote on Town Administrator’s 3-yr contract and salary tonight

September 17, 2018 02:59:10 PM

Tonight, the Board of Selectmen is set to vote on the new three year contract for Town Administrator Mark Purple.

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Town Meeting 2018: Summarizing the Warrant

March 16, 2018 03:26:51 PM
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The Town has published the official Warrant for the Annual Town Meeting. Here’s a quick overview of what’s up for a vote.

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Town Meeting: Potential articles on Town Manager, Zoning bylaw changes, Golf Course and more

February 12, 2018 04:41:14 PM
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Last week, the Board of Selectmen discussed and closed the Warrant for Annual Town Meeting. Consider it a heads up on items you may want to stay tuned for more information on.

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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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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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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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Volunteers sought for new town manager legislation committee

June 13, 2012 07:18:15 AM

Selectmen last week voted to create an ad hoc committee charged with bringing legislation to establish the position of town manager – among other changes – before voters once again. Now selectmen are looking for volunteers to join the committee.

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MWDN: Southborough selectmen revive town manager effort

June 6, 2012 11:43:02 AM

I wasn’t able to attend last night’s Board of Selectmen meeting, but the Metrowest Daily News was there and reports on an interesting development in the ongoing effort to change Southborough’s form of government. Selectmen voted last night to create an ad hoc committee that will be charged with bringing Town Manager legislation before voters once again.

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Candidates talk communication, town manager legislation, more at Candidates’ Night

May 3, 2012 11:44:46 AM
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It was a pretty mellow evening at the Southborough Library as candidates for town elections last night introduced themselves to voters at the annual Candidates’ Night. No big drama, no real snark, just candidates asking for a vote.

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Chairman says town manager legislation defeated by vocal minority, ‘scare tactics’

April 11, 2012 11:47:41 AM

Budgets may have taken center stage at the second night of Town Meeting last night, but both before and after the official business at hand, the talk in the lobby and aisles of the Trottier auditorium was all about the previous night’s vote to postpone the town manager legislation. Surely it’s a decision that will […]

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Town Meeting votes to postpone town manager legislation in its entirety

April 10, 2012 09:35:53 AM
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After two hours of discussion on the floor of Town Meeting last night, most seemed to agree that Southborough’s government needs fixing. What voters didn’t agree on was the mechanism by which to fix it. With that impasse, and by a margin of only 11 votes, Town Meeting decided to indefinitely postpone a decision on whether to adopt a Town Manager form of government.

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Former selectwoman opposes Town Manager article; drafting committee releases final report

April 9, 2012 09:38:18 AM

Former Selectwoman Bonnie Phaneuf released a statement this weekend urging voters to delay a decision on the proposed Town Manager legislation, saying it needs more review. Meanwhile, the Drafting Committee on Friday released their final report that details the committee’s findings and explains highlights of the proposed legislation.

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Town manager legislation: Let’s talk

April 4, 2012 10:24:01 AM
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Our town is luck to have a collection of very smart people who have done their homework and know exactly how they feel about the town manager proposal to be voted on at Town Meeting next week. Unfortunately, I’m not one of them.

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