special town meeting fall 2021

Special Town Meeting: New zoning created for a Downtown District (Updated)

November 2, 2021 05:16:29 PM
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Last night, 3% of Southborough voters determined the fate of zoning for a district encompassing downtown Main Street. The motion that passed 182 to 65 was a bylaw revised by voters on Town Meeting floor.

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Special Town Meeting: All Articles passed (though two with amendments)

November 2, 2021 09:36:18 AM
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Last night, Southborough voters quickly passed 9 Articles on the Special Town Meeting Warrant. They then spent hours discussing, debating, and amending the 10th before finally passing a version of the Downtown District zoning bylaw.

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Reminder: Special Town Meeting at 7pm

November 1, 2021 03:20:00 PM
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On Monday night, Southborough will hold a Special Town Meeting. Here are the details.

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Monday’s Town Meeting-at-a-glance: “No Mask, No Entry”; What’s on the Warrant

October 29, 2021 02:25:14 PM
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On Monday night, Southborough will hold a Special Town Meeting. Here are the details.

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Special Town Meeting Update: Change to Article 3 and Explanation for Article 4

October 29, 2021 10:24:59 AM
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I’m continuing to look at what’s on Monday’s Warrant. This morning, I’m focusing on the big changes I missed is being made to Article 3 and context for Article 4.

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Special Town Meeting: Board of Health promoting why its funding is needed (Updated)

October 27, 2021 01:42:05 PM
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There are ten Articles on the Warrant for Monday’s Special Town Meeting. Today, I’m focusing on the Board of Health funding request.

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Downtown District: Official docs on what voters will approve; Answers to some public questions

October 26, 2021 01:03:28 PM
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Following up with selectmen’s official documents on the Amended Article and zoning changes. Plus, I’m following up on questions/claims about Wastewater Treatment costs.

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Downtown District Zoning: A look at the specifics

October 21, 2021 05:22:25 PM
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I’m trying to make it easier for readers to understand what would and wouldn’t change under zoning Article 10 of the Special Town Meeting Warrant.

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Downtown District zoning: Compromise reached on the allowed mix in mixed-use

October 20, 2021 10:50:00 AM
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Last night, selectmen voted to approve bringing a revised version of the Downtown District zoning bylaw to Town Meeting voters in less than two weeks. It accepts compromises reached between the Planning Board and the Economic Development Committee.

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BOS stood by its vote on Downtown zoning; Advisory warns voters wary of multi-family housing

October 8, 2021 03:15:10 PM

This week, the Economic Development Committee failed to convince the Board of Selectmen to walk back changes to the proposed Downtown District zoning bylaw. Later, an Advisory Committee member predicted that an aspect EDC, BOS and Planning haven’t been discussing will sink the Special Town Meeting Article.

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Special Town Meeting: Draft Warrant, Mask Mandate, and Safety Precautions

October 1, 2021 03:17:06 PM
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This week, the Board of Health discussed plans for making the November 1st Special Town Meeting a safe environment for participants. The main question they had was, could they legally require voters wear masks?

While I’m covering that, I’ll also provide a peek of what attending voters will be expect to decide.

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Downtown District zoning: Planning’s changes please opponents but frustrate proponents; Article may be pulled

September 30, 2021 10:49:31 AM
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After months of meetings, forums, and hearings, the Planning Board, Board of Selectmen, and vocal downtown residents and abutters came to apparent consensus on a proposed Downtown District Bylaw to present to Town Meeting voters. Unfortunately, that version is one that doesn’t pass muster with the group that initially spearheaded the initiative.

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Special Town Meeting: Date pushed; Downtown District zoning hearings to reopen (with same map)

July 14, 2021 05:39:03 PM
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Last night the Board of Selectmen voted to delay the Special Town Meeting that had been scheduled for October 4th. The date is now tentatively reset to November 1st.

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Special Town Meeting – Monday, October 4th

July 1, 2021 02:31:50 PM
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The date for Special Town Meeting has been set this fall.

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