Northborough’s ‘warm spirit of compromise’

The Metrowest Daily News reports Northborough Town Meeting last night approved the Algonquin debt reimbursement compromise rejected by Southborough earlier this month. The compromise was proposed by the Regional School Committee as a way to resolve the dispute between the two towns over how to split mortgage payments for Algonquin over the next 17 years. Read the full article → from Northborough’s ‘warm spirit of compromise’

Advisory Committee member disappointed in Town Meeting ‘foolishness’

Advisory Committee member John Boiardi had a letter to the editor published in the Metrowest Daily News on Sunday. In the letter he admonishes town meeting voters for approving a higher assessment for the Algonquin budget when town officials recommended against it. It is a sad situation when a relative handful of Town Meeting members Read the full article → from Advisory Committee member disappointed in Town Meeting ‘foolishness’

Town Meeting agrees to additional $67K for school technology

Last-minute negotiations in the run up to town meeting helped the school district get an additional $67K to use toward technology purchases next year. In the lead up to town meeting, the Selectmen and Advisory Committee both supported a mere $65K of the $205K requested by the Southborough schools for capital technology purchases. But in Read the full article → from Town Meeting agrees to additional $67K for school technology

Town Meeting rejects Algonquin compromise

Town Meeting played nice with Northborough on Monday night when it came to budget assessments, but when the topic of debt assessments came up on Tuesday night, voters decided it was time for some tough love. There were two articles on the warrant this year that talked about assessments. The first had to do with Read the full article → from Town Meeting rejects Algonquin compromise

Town Meeting agrees to pay higher Algonquin assessment

Southborough Town Meeting took the high road last night, and it will cost the town more than $200K next year. At issue was how to distribute a major portion of the $17M Algonquin budget between the towns of Northborough and Southborough. There were two methods on the table: the regional agreement that has been in Read the full article → from Town Meeting agrees to pay higher Algonquin assessment

A town meeting preview and a new poll

If you’re going to town meeting tonight (or even if you’re not), here are a few more articles from the local press to help get you prepped: Southborough TM to consider police vehicles, school computers Southborough Town Meeting will weigh in on Algonquin assessment Four days until the most important meeting in town Everyone I’ve Read the full article → from A town meeting preview and a new poll

More on the PCE leak issue you’ll hear about at town meeting

The DPW wants Town Meeting to approve $40K to study a PCE leak. The Advisory Committee has taken a stance against the request because they say the leak can’t be fixed and why study something you can’t fix? Yesterday I wondered aloud what this issue was all about. DPW Director Karen Galligan read my post Read the full article → from More on the PCE leak issue you’ll hear about at town meeting

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