School committee hears from selectmen on Algonquin debt assessment

Last night was the first meeting of the year for the Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee, and high on the agenda was the Algonquin reimbursement issue.

For those of you who need a refresher, this is the long-standing debate about how to equitably split Algonquin mortgage payments for the next 17 years. Southborough voters rejected a compromise proposal at town meeting last April, so the issue rages on. It’s now in the hands of the regional school committee.

You can read a full report in the Metrowest Daily News, but at last night’s meeting Northborough Town Administrator John Coderre asked the school committee to bring the same compromise to Southborough voters again next April. If the town doesn’t approve it, Northborough would head to the courts for judgment.

Southborough Selectman Bill Boland said Southborough voters soundly defeated the compromise last April, and their position was unlikely to change.

The regional school committee said they would take up the debt assessment issue at some point, but wouldn’t say when.

Read more in the Metrowest Daily News.

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