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SWL: Bartolini resigns after Selectmen refuse reimbursement of legal fees

May 2, 2018 08:36:06 AM

According to SWL, the ZBA member resigned last night after selectmen refused to reimburse him for legal costs related to his fight to stay on the board in 2016.

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ZBA’s Bartolini seeking reimbursement of Legal defense fees; BOS discuss/vote on Tues (Updated)

April 27, 2018 01:00:00 PM
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In 2016, a group of residents sought to have Leo Bartolini removed from the Zoning Board of Appeals. Some also supported a filing with the State Ethics Commission accusing the official of wrongdoing. Now, the still-standing ZBA member is asking for the Town to reimburse him for over $12K in related legal fees.

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ZBA on Park Central appeal: Approval denied, Planning ruling reversed, Site Plan Review goes back to Planning

May 19, 2017 12:35:43 PM

This week, the Zoning Board of Appeals ruled on appeals by the Park Central developer. The board rejected the developer’s claim that the project was “constructively approved”. But they also ruled against the Planning Board by reversing its decision.

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Selectmen rule: Bartolini to remain on ZBA if recused from Park Central (until conflicts resolved)

April 4, 2017 01:15:00 PM

Board of Selectmen members ruled that Leo Bartolini will keep his seat on the Zoning Board of Appeals. The vote was contingent on Bartolini recusing himself from any Park Central proceedings until conflict of interest issues are resolved.

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Complaint against Bartolini expanded on; ZBA member refutes allegations

March 29, 2017 11:28:08 AM

In February, an attorney representing a group of Southborough residents filed a supplement to his previous complaint to the state’s Ethics Commission. The letter added to information from a December complaint filed against Zoning Board of Appeals member Leo Bartolini.

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Selectmen to make decision on Bartolini removal hearing – April 3

March 24, 2017 11:25:42 AM

Selectmen are scheduled to make a sure-to-be-controversial vote in 10 days. The decision on ousting a polarizing town official has been on hold since mid-December.

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Selectmen vote to postpone ZBA removal decision

December 20, 2016 02:00:40 PM

Last night, the Board of Selectmen discussed their decision to potentially remove Leo Bartolini from the Zoning Board of Appeals. But the only vote they made was to indefinitely put off the decision.

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Complaint against Bartolini filed with Ethics board; Selectmen to discuss decision about removal from ZBA on Monday

December 16, 2016 02:27:40 PM

Yesterday, the Town of Southborough received official notice on a complaint filed with the State Ethics Commission against a Zoning Board of Appeals member.

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Hearing on ZBA Removal: Selectmen reviewing and considering evidence

December 7, 2016 04:30:00 PM

Last night, the Board of Selectmen held a hearing to consider removal of Leo Bartolini from the Zoning Board of Appeals. The board will now take time to review the “evidence” submitted and testimony given by both sides.

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Digital Billboard Use Variance: Controversy over offered funding; Opposition speaking out; ZBA Hearing postponed to Dec 14

November 29, 2016 11:28:33 AM

The hearing is rescheduled for Wednesday, December 14. The related hearing at the Planning Board is also postponed.

In the meantime – Some opponents are questioning the ethics of the project proponent’s offer to help fund Town organizations through the billboard. The proponent reached out to me to defend his integrity. And the attorney for one opponent is questioning whether the application even fits the definition of Use Variance.

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Hearing to rule on removal of ZBA member scheduled for December 6

November 18, 2016 11:21:30 AM

Selectmen have officially scheduled a hearing to potentially remove Leo Bartolini from the Zoning Board of Appeals.

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Selectmen to hold “unprecedented” hearing on removing Bartolini from ZBA

November 7, 2016 01:54:27 PM
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Last week, the Board of Selectmen allowed petitioners to make their case against Zoning Board of Appeals’ Leo Bartolini. Residents accused the former Chair of disrespectful behavior that has eroded public confidence in the ZBA.

Their arguments held enough weight with selectmen that they agreed to pursue to the next stage in the legal process. Selectmen agreed to submit written charges to Bartolini and schedule a public hearing to decide whether or not to remove him “for cause” from his post.

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Selectmen appoint non-developer ZBA members (Updated)

October 18, 2016 12:33:42 PM
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Last night, the Board of Selectmen appointed a new member and alternate to the Zoning Board of Appeals. In selecting from the six candidates, most selectmen prioritized adding diversity to the board by focusing on members outside “the business”.

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BOS asks MassDOT to table over Flagg Rd; considering no curb cut for Park Central

September 21, 2016 03:15:31 PM

Selectmen have issued a letter to Masschusetts Department of Transportation.

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