BOS meeting recap: 9-11 Field roadblocks, public records policy, taxes and more (Updated)

There were no major controversies at Monday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting. But there were a lot of interesting tidbits including roadblocks to re-turfing a town field and discussion of a public records request policy. Read the full article → from BOS meeting recap: 9-11 Field roadblocks, public records policy, taxes and more (Updated)

(Updated) BOS to address questions about Barn Hollow open space and “behind closed doors” communications

Several residents addressed the Board of Selectmen about a purported plan to grant “non-revokable licenses” allowing Barn Hollow residents to utilize their Open Space encroachments. Read the full article → from (Updated) BOS to address questions about Barn Hollow open space and “behind closed doors” communications

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

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

BOS: Gulbankians resolution lies with voters; Barn Hollow proceeding unresolved; Town meeting postponed – April 16th & 17th

Residents at Annual Town Meeting will be given the chance to “effect a resolution” on an issue that has been plaguing the Town for years. But it’s not the compromise that most of us expected to vote on this April. Read the full article → from BOS: Gulbankians resolution lies with voters; Barn Hollow proceeding unresolved; Town meeting postponed – April 16th & 17th

Roundup of MWDN town government news: Open Space concerns on Deerfoot, continued debate on Barn Hollow, and “installation” of the new chief

I just can’t get to everything. So, it’s a good thing that The Metrowest Daily News has a reporter that covers some of the town meetings I miss. Read the full article → from Roundup of MWDN town government news: Open Space concerns on Deerfoot, continued debate on Barn Hollow, and “installation” of the new chief

Public hearings on Medical Marijuana and Barn Hollow Open Space compromises (Updated)

Last night, the Planning Board discussed its plans for upcoming public hearings on warrant articles slated for the Annual Town Meeting. Two of the articles are new compromises reached on issues tabled at the Special Town Meeting in October: Medical Marijuana dispensary zoning and Barn Hollow Open Space land parcel acceptance. Read the full article → from Public hearings on Medical Marijuana and Barn Hollow Open Space compromises (Updated)

Planning Board to discuss reassesment of Main Street project articles and continuing controversies – February 10

The Planning Board will meet on Monday night to discuss 9 warrant articles for the Annual Town Meeting. Two are old ones mired in controversy. Four of the articles are related to a recent citizen effort to reassess the Main Street project and burying/moving utility wires. Read the full article → from Planning Board to discuss reassesment of Main Street project articles and continuing controversies – February 10

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