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)

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

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

MWDN round-up: Gulbankians, zoning update, and school safety strategy

The Metrowest Daily News reported on Gulbankians heading back to court (sure to trigger some comments), a change in position for the Southborough Planning Board (for short term – if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em), and improved school safety strategies (empowering staff and students). Read the full article → from MWDN round-up: Gulbankians, zoning update, and school safety strategy

Zoning board denies request by Gulbankian family to modify conditions

Saying they felt “duped” by the family, the Zoning Board of Appeals last night denied a request by the Gulbankian family to modify conditions imposed in a 2011 ruling. The family had asked the board to remove the requirement to pave a portion of their Mt. Vickery Road property and install a drainage system, saying the changes were expensive and unnecessary. Read the full article → from Zoning board denies request by Gulbankian family to modify conditions

MWDN: Gulbankians to ask Southborough to take back orders for costly work

The Gulbankian family has until the end of the month to complete a list of repairs to its Mt. Vickery Road businesses that were ordered by the town in 2011, but in a recent filing the family has asked the Zoning Board of Appeals to remove the two most costly repairs. Read the full article → from MWDN: Gulbankians to ask Southborough to take back orders for costly work

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