Open discussion thread: Ask questions, share opinions

Above: I wish I could say that I took this pic of my lawn. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen such signs of spring yet! Have you? (Photo by Susan Fitzgerald)

Server issues and a time crunch means I won’t be able to post more stories today. So you will have to entertain each other.

Time for another open thread. For those of you new to the blog, the open discussion thread is your place to ask questions, sound off on town issues, or share information with other readers. Here are some suggestions to get you started:

  • Ask questions about programs in town or the town itself
  • Post a note about things that you’re selling or giving away, or things that you want
  • Share notices about upcoming events (Southborough or otherwise)
  • Register your thoughts on town issues or news stories
  • Point out interesting or helpful resources

You can add comments to the thread throughout the week. Check back often to see new comments. (If you read the blog via email or RSS, you might want to check the site from time to time for new comments.)

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Mark Ford
9 years ago

Could someone please remind me of where the Algonquin building fee split stands? Has that been adjudicated, settled, or is it in somewhere in the ether?

Also…could someone bring me up to speed on the Zoning document as it relates to Town Meeting? Is there really going to be a big overhaul suggested at this late stage? (Hint: if there is, I for one will not support it…)


John Butler
9 years ago
Reply to  Beth Melo

Beth’s statement is correct. Here is some more information. Planning Board presented a document listing possible changes to the site plan review process (much less than the whole ZAC document but still several pages of new bylaw), and the reasons for them, at the opening of the public hearing a little less than two weeks ago. Sometime after that the document listing those changes and the reasons became available online. At the public hearing attendees, and some planning board members, raised some technical questions about the proposed law. The hearing is still open, apparently until some as yet un-posted Planning Board meeting to occur next week before Town Meeting. At that meeting next week they apparently plan to decide whether to go forward to Town Meeting with the proposed change or not. So, it is undecided, as of now. After the first night of the public hearing, Advisory Committee voted unanimously to recommend indefinite postponement, if the proposed bylaw change is brought to a vote. The discussion on Advisory Committee centered around the lack of available time to settle open questions before voters were going to be asked to make this text into law. So, that’s a summary of where it stands now. We’ll know next week.

9 years ago

I love this picture of the lawn on the corner of Latisquama and Main. Once the crocuses bloom it always reminds me that Spring is actually coming and brings a smile to my face. Thanks for posting that.

Tessa Stephens
9 years ago

I’m curious if there are any homeschoolers in town.

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