Legislation to move to a town manager style of government failed narrowly at Town Meeting last year, but proponents of the idea have continued their effort to bring some of the changes proposed in the legislation to bear. Tonight the Board of Selectmen will hear a presentation on three related articles that will come before voters at Town Meeting this year.
Relying on the research and recommendations that went into developing the town manager legislation from last year, the three new articles are an attempt to streamline Southborough’s form of government. Two of the articles are aimed at strengthening the role of the town administrator, while a third expands the size of the Board of Selectmen from three to five members.
You can read all three articles, and find additional resources, on the town website.
Tonight’s presentation to the Board of Selectmen is open to the public, and residents are encourage to attend in person at the Town House Hearing Room (on the second floor of the building), or to watch a live broadcast on public access television (Verizon channel 37 or Charter channel 12). The meeting starts at 6:30 pm, with the town government discussion scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm.