Town Meeting wrap up: Main St committee petition loses by 3 votes, Gulbankians zoning passes and residents nix moves towards Town Manager (Updated)

Last night voters wrapped up 2014 Annual Town Meeting business. It’s not a surprise that emotions were running high on the night that several citizen petitions were addressed. Still, which articles sparked controversy may be a surprise to some of you. Read the full article → from Town Meeting wrap up: Main St committee petition loses by 3 votes, Gulbankians zoning passes and residents nix moves towards Town Manager (Updated)

Town Meeting: Barn Hollow Open Space accepted; more controversial items up for vote tonight

Town Meeting had an estimated over 400 in attendance last night. (No official count yet.) Voters easily approved most articles addressed, including a controversial open space acceptance.

13 Articles still need to be addressed at the continued meeting, beginning 7:30 pm tonight at the Trottier Middle School auditorium. Read the full article → from Town Meeting: Barn Hollow Open Space accepted; more controversial items up for vote tonight

Gulbankian Farms: Meet the family and read the petition

As you probably know by now, one of the Warrant Articles up for vote at Wednesday’s Town Meeting is the rezoning of the Gulbankian property at 40 Mount Vickery Road. (If you aren’t aware or need a refresher on this zoning issue, click here for past coverage.)
In preparation for the vote, the family has produced a following video to let voters know who they are. Read the full article → from Gulbankian Farms: Meet the family and read the petition

David Parry: A Locally-Funded Plan for Southborough Town Center (Updated)

David Parry has submitted his outline of a possible local plan to replace the “state plan” for the Main Street Reconstruction Project.

Parry is the leader of the citizen’s petition initiative to form and fund a committee, through Town Meeting, to review the Main Street reconstruction project. In an effort to help people communicate about this project in advance (rather than hearing his case for the first time on Town Meeting floor) I’ve put up a page with his text and visuals. Read the full article → from David Parry: A Locally-Funded Plan for Southborough Town Center (Updated)

Town Meeting: Reference page, town report (with kids’ art) and an update on Warrant Articles

With the Annual Town Meeting quickly approaching, I posted a new page under the menu “Town Meeting & Election”. You can check the guide for easy reference to the warrant, a list of scheduled articles, and links to related stories.

Also, an update on some of the Warrant Articles scheduled for vote. Read the full article → from Town Meeting: Reference page, town report (with kids’ art) and an update on Warrant Articles

Vote for what you care about or someone else will

Recent conversations have made me realize that some residents don’t understand the power a single voter has at town meeting. Last year, each person who showed up represented 38 registered voters. That 2.6% decide whether to approve a budget or reduce it. So if there’s a budget you care about be there to support it. Read the full article → from Vote for what you care about or someone else will

MWDN: Warrant Article to save 9-11 field, need may be greater than realized

In the fall, the Recreation Commission announced their decision to phase out use of the 9-11 Memorial Field by the end of this year. The announcement followed a failed effort to raise money to fund re-turfing the field.

This week, Advisory Committee member Jim Hegarty spoke to Advisory about his efforts to save the athletic field. Read the full article → from MWDN: Warrant Article to save 9-11 field, need may be greater than realized

BOS news: Article positions, finalizing Gulbankians solution, and no video of candidate “sabotage”

To be honest, I haven’t managed to watch last night’s full Board of Selectmen meeting yet. But I did pick up a tidbit and Southborough Wicked Local filled me in on other highlights.

The website also reported an update on the alleged attempted sabotage of a candidate’s bid for a seat on the board. Read the full article → from BOS news: Article positions, finalizing Gulbankians solution, and no video of candidate “sabotage”

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