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Committee member favors splitting town manager article

March 27, 2012 11:44:49 AM
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Does Southborough need a bigger Board of Selectmen? Would the town benefit if we hired a so-called strong town manager to handle day-to-day operations? Voters will consider both those issues when Article 4 comes up at town meeting next month, but some in town say voters should get to decide on the two issues separately.

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Southborough Library to host public forum on town manager proposal

March 13, 2012 10:26:48 AM
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You’ve no doubt heard about the proposal to move to a town manager form of government. It’s an important question voters at Town Meeting in April will debate. We’ve talked about it on the blog here before, but if you’re anything like me, you still have plenty of questions. A final version of the proposed […]

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Residents say town manager legislation goes too far

January 31, 2012 11:44:22 AM
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There were no fireworks at last night’s well-attended public meeting to discuss the pros and cons of moving to a town manager form of government – just plenty of thoughtful discussion. I was impressed all around.

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Lively debate predicted at tonight’s town manager legislation meeting

January 30, 2012 12:15:21 PM

The Metrowest Daily News predicts a lively debate at tonight’s public meeting to discuss whether Southborough should move to a town manager form of government. If the comments on this blog are any indication, there’s a pretty good chance they’ll be right.

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Get informed: Public meeting on town manager legislation – Monday, January 30

January 25, 2012 02:10:52 PM

Voters at Town Meeting in April will face a decision that could fundamentally – and dramatically – change the way Southborough operates. It won’t be an easy decision, so it’s one we all need to get educated about. Here’s one great opportunity to do just that.

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MWDN: Town protests 40B approval and town manager discussion heats up

December 7, 2011 10:26:01 AM

There are two stories in today’s Metrowest Daily News you all might be interested in. The first has to do with the proposed Madison Place 40B on Route 9 near Crystal Pond Road. The second is about conflicting opinions on how budgets should be handled if Southborough votes to move to a town manager form of government.

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Town boards say their members should be elected, not appointed

November 15, 2011 10:59:53 AM

As a committee of residents considers legislation that if approved by voters would move Southborough to a town manager form of government, one of the things they will make a recommendation on is which town boards should be elected and which should be appointed. Two boards that are currently elected – the Board of Health and the Library Board of Trustees – have both said they want to remain that way.

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Website lets you keep tabs on governance committee work

August 16, 2011 09:27:40 AM
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The committee charged with drafting legislation for a new town manager form of government met last night to continue their work. I wasn’t able to go to the meeting, and I suspect most of you weren’t there either.

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Town governance committee meets for the first time on Tuesday

June 20, 2011 02:50:05 PM
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This week Southborough will take the next step down a path that could lead to a new form of town government. The newly-formed Drafting Committee for Town Manager Legislation will meet for the first time on Tuesday.

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Your chance to help shape the future of Southborough

April 28, 2011 02:17:40 PM
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Lots of you have commented in recent weeks about what works and what doesn’t work about town government. Here’s your chance to do more than just talk about it.

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Town meeting voters to consider a change in government

February 23, 2011 11:58:45 AM
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At town meeting this year voters will decide whether to continue the process begun by the Town Government Study Committee in 2007 to create a Town Manager government for Southborough. The proposal also includes changing from the current three person Board of Selectmen to a five person board. All of Southborough’s neighboring towns have already made this change.

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