This evening, the Board of Selectmen will hold a joint meeting with the Planning Board to pick an interim Planning Board member until next May to fill the gap left by Dana Cunningham when he resigned this June.
Whoever fills that post may well feel they are headed into a hot seat. After all, the Planning Board has gotten quite a bit of coverage from the Metrowest Daily News recently. Here is the latest round of stories….
Southborough Planning Board accused of withholding document – from MWDN:
A member of the town’s financial Advisory Committee has filed a complaint with the town clerk alleging that a Planning Board member illegally withheld a document he requested.
In a complaint filed on Tuesday, John Butler alleged that the Planning Board violated Open Meeting Law and/or Public Records Law by failing to release the latest draft of its comprehensive rewrite of the town’s bylaws. (read more)
Southborough board members wonder when final proposed zoning regulations will surface – from MWDN:
Several town officials Wednesday night said they’re wondering when the Planning Board will make its final draft proposed zoning bylaw available to the public.
“It’s supposed to be ready,” Open Space Preservation Commission Chairwoman Meme Luttrell said. “But it hasn’t been posted.” (read more)
Southborough Planning Board expects controversy on marijuana bylaw – from MWDN:
Several Planning Board members agreed last week that a proposed bylaw regulating medical marijuana dispensaries is bound for controversy. . .
“If you’re thinking about robbing the place, it’s in the industrial park at night,” [Bartolini] said. “There (has been) some discussion about, ‘Is this the best place to put it?’”
Bartolini said while she favors the current proposal, she’s open to different opinions.
“We should anticipate quite a bit of discussion on some of these issues,” she said. (read more)