Northborough holds its annual town meeting tonight, and one of the things they’ll decide is whether to spend $100K to seek a declaratory judgment against Southborough over the ongoing Algonquin reimbursement battle.
Northborough and Southborough have been deadlocked for years now on how to split the debt assessment on the Algonquin renovation project. The regional school committee recently said they wouldn’t take sides in the dispute, so now it’s up to the voters.
I haven’t heard how much it might cost Southborough if Northborough decides to take us to court. At a regional school committee earlier this year, Superintendent Charles Gobron said the school would have to pay $20-30K in legal fees if the issue goes to court. Presumably, Southborough would have to pay even more.
More background on the reimbursement issue can be found in these posts. If you want all the gory detail, NorthboroNews.org did a two-part series on all of the events leading up to the current impasse. Here’s part 1 and part 2.