There aren’t many topics that wholly unite the minds and opinions of Southborough residents, but the Swap Shop appears to be one of them. Yesterday morning a petition to save the Swap Shop was submitted to the Town Clerk’s office. The petition bore the names of more than 700 Southborough residents.
Commenter MLandry posted the text of the petition on the blog yesterday. In addition to asking that the Swap Shop remain open, the petition asks Selectmen to hold a public meeting to discuss rules and regulations for ongoing operation of the shop.
“We believe that the Swap Shop is one of the primary recycling operations in this community, and an important service to taxpayers, which they are entitled to,” residents wrote in the petition.
The petition was addressed to the three members of the Board of Selectmen, who last week supported DPW Superintendent Karen Galligan’s decision to close the Swap Shop for good on Thursday, December 1 due to reports of ongoing abuse.
Did you sign the petition? Do you think it will be influential in convincing town officials to reconsider their decision? Share your thoughts in the comments.