It’s an announcement that we always knew was coming. (In fact, I’m surprised it took this long.) But it won’t be welcome news to those who had hoped to find a way to preserve the historic building that housed the police station. Read the full article → from St Mark’s plans to demolish old police & fire stations
An update on what’s happening with properties that pulled demolition permits, including “Doc Stone’s House” and 5 Cordaville Road. Read the full article → from Historical News: Update on Delayed Demolitions (Updated – again)
There were two big announcements at last week’s Historical Commission meeting. Both related to the Town’s private schools’ reactions to public upset over two unrelated matters. Read the full article → from Historical News: St. Mark’s to “survey” for burial sites; Fay taking deeper look into “Doc Stone’s House”; official National Historic District and more (Updated – Again)
According to the Community Advocate, Town Counsel opined that orders the Historical Commission had been giving homeowners was “likely” illegal. Read the full article → from CA: Selectmen tell Historical to stop using documents with ‘potentially illegal’ information
This summer, the Historical Commission and the board that appoints them found themselves at odds again. This time, issues revolve around Historical’s recent handling of the Demolition Delay Bylaw. Read the full article → from Demolition Delay Bylaw: Town Counsel to address Thursday; BOS and Historical in another dispute (Updated)
The Board of Selectmen held a shorter than typical meeting this week. Here are the highlights. Read the full article → from BOS: New contract for TA; seeking legal advice on Demolition Delay; and looking at Green Community
Last night, 80 voters overruled 54 to determine that Southborough will have a bylaw to delay demolition of historic buildings.
Clearer majorities chose to support other articles, including a solar bylaw, recycling sticker, and actions supporting town recreation. Read the full article → from Wrapping up Town Meeting: Demolitions will be delayed and recycling supported
Annual Town Meeting opened at 7:00 pm tonight. Four hours later, it has been continued to 7:30 pm on Tuesday.
Still up are articles 18-33 That includes the Demolition Delay Bylaw which is back on. Read the full article → from Town Meeting Continued to Tuesday night: Demolition Delay Bylaw back in the running
Since the Town finalized the official Warrant, some articles have been scrapped for this coming Town Meeting. So here’s an updated look at “new business” residents will vote on this month. Read the full article → from Updated Warrant: Indefinitely ditching drainage, political sign restrictions and demolition delay
The Historical Commission has announced its plan to pull the Demolition Delay Bylaw from the Annual Town Meeting Warrant. Read the full article → from Delay delayed: Commission postpones bylaw on demolition delay to next Town Meeting (Updated – Not so fast)
Southborough Wicked Local has posted three stories on selectmen’s votes this week. Read the full article → from Roundup of BOS news: Wary of demolition delay, new contract for Fire Chief, support for new pumper truck, and hedging on Town House windows
Southborough’s lack of a demolition delay bylaw for historic homes was front and center in town news this summer. A Town committee has been working to change that. Read the full article → from SWL: Historical Commission pursuing Demolition Delay Bylaw and Historic District