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

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

Zoning board chairman responds to criticism over Gulbankians decision

The recent decision by a Worcester court to deny an appeal by the owners of Gulbankian Farms, has prompted quite a few of you to speak out in support of the Gulbankian family here on the blog. The Gulbankians had appealed a decision last year by the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals that required them to make improvements to their Mt. Vickery Road property in order to continue to operate multiple businesses on the lot. Read the full article → from Zoning board chairman responds to criticism over Gulbankians decision

MWDN: Southborough ZBA ruling on Gulbankian Farms upheld

More than a year ago, the Zoning Board of Appeals voted to require the Gulbankian family to make improvements to its 40 Mt. Vickery Road property after complaints from neighbors. At the time, many of you voiced strong opinions about the process – which took more than a year – as well as the outcome. The Gulbankian family appealed, but today comes word a Worcester court has upheld the decision. Read the full article → from MWDN: Southborough ZBA ruling on Gulbankian Farms upheld

No decsion on Gulbankian businesses

Residents came with a lot to say about the Gulbankian family businesses at last night’s Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, but many of them didn’t get the chance to say anything. ZBA Chairman Sam Stivers told the standing-room-only crowd that they would not discuss the merits of the case at the meeting. Instead they focused on procedure. Read the full article → from No decsion on Gulbankian businesses

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