Southborough Taxes

Annual Town Meeting Update: Articles that passed and what’s still on Warrant for tonight (Updated)

May 5, 2022 07:00:09 AM
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Last Night, Annual Town Meeting voters passed 23 Articles. (One was first amended, but none were rejected.) 

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Annual Town Meeting: More context on what we’re voting on

May 4, 2022 06:28:02 AM
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My post is to give more context on each of the Town Meeting Warrant Articles most likely to require explanation or prompt some debate.

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Annual Town Meeting: An updated look at the Warrant

April 8, 2022 12:07:37 PM
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On May 4th and 5th, Southborough will hold its Annual Town Meeting. It’s time for an update on what’s on the Warrant.

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ATM Budget Update: Town targeting <5% tax increase; ARHS allocation hike; and discussions about ARPA and Senior Center

March 3, 2022 02:26:18 PM
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Here are my highlights from the Select Board discussions about budgets and taxes on Tuesday night.

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Southborough Single Tax Rate set for FY22

November 17, 2021 04:23:35 PM
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Last night, the Select Board unanimously supported the recommendation of the Board of Assessors to set a single property tax rate for FY22.

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Residents’ tax bills should be higher than projected for ’22; Town to seek input on applying ARPA funds to other uses

November 5, 2021 02:08:18 PM
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This week, the Town’s Assessor explained why projected taxes for average homeowners has increased.

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Town Meeting Update: Projected tax increase and PILOT news (Updated)

May 20, 2021 05:00:56 PM
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Annual Town Meeting is in two days. So, it’s past time to update readers on the proposed budgets. In related news, I’m also sharing an announcement on PILOT promises from the two big private schools in town.

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Town Meeting: Articles on Meals Tax, Speed Limits, and Standing Committees

May 18, 2021 05:49:49 PM
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Tonight, I’m focusing on informing/updating readers on six Articles. They cover a proposed new tax, giving officials the authority to slow drivers down in some parts of town, and bylaw changes related to three committees.

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Town Meeting Update: School budgets

April 9, 2021 04:34:26 PM
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In preparation for Town Meeting discussions, NSBORO schools administration has posted Budget documents for the next fiscal year. I’m pulling together some highlights of what they are asking voters, and how it is being pitched.

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Town grappling with another difficult budget, this time in “an anomaly” of a fiscal year

January 7, 2021 08:04:55 AM
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Last night, the Board of Selectmen was updated on the preliminary budget for FY22. As is typical this time of year, the projected tax increase is much higher than officials or voters will want to approve.

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Town Meeting recap: Turnout and highlights from budget discussions & debates

June 15, 2020 06:32:31 PM
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On Saturday afternoon, Southborough’s legislative branch convened outdoors to pass the budget for July 2020 to June 2021 and other “Critical Articles”.

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Saturday’s Annual Town Meeting-at-a-glance

June 12, 2020 04:29:46 PM
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The 2020 Annual Town Meeting finally opens tomorrow. Here are important reminders and links to details.

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ATM update: Consensus on budgets and expenses; Advisory Report and other handouts

June 11, 2020 06:41:26 PM
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The estimated overall tax increase is now anticipated at 0.9% over last year or an extra $94.89 per average homeowner.

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BOS & Advisory to go back at budget differences on Monday (Updated)

June 3, 2020 05:57:07 PM

When we head into the week of Annual Town Meeting, the FY21 budget to be presented to voters will still be in flux.

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