The average property tax bill in Southborough will go up nearly $400 this year

The tax bill for the average Southborough family is going to go up by $392 this year, a 4.9% increase over last year. In approving the tax rate Tuesday night, the Board of Selectmen said the increase reflects the will of Town Meeting. Read the full article → from The average property tax bill in Southborough will go up nearly $400 this year

Would broadcasting Town Meeting on the web increase participation?

Only about 6% of you made it out to Trottier for Town Meeting this year. But what if the meeting had been broadcast live on the web? Would you have watched it? And what if you could not only watch the meeting live, but actually vote on articles from the comfort of your couch? Selectmen discussed just that possibility at their meeting last week. Read the full article → from Would broadcasting Town Meeting on the web increase participation?

South Union School playground project approved by Town Meeting

Thanks to a decision by Town Meeting last night, Southborough kids will one day soon have a new place to play. In a close vote, residents approved spending $96K in Community Preservation Act funds to build a new playground at the South Union School, which houses the Recreation Department and Arts Center. Read the full article → from South Union School playground project approved by Town Meeting

Town Meeting opts for compromise in Southborough Eight reimbursement

Reading the comments on this blog, you might have expected fireworks on the floor of Town Meeting when it came time to discuss the question of whether to reimburse town employees for legal fees incurred during the Southborough Eight investigation. That’s not how it turned out. Read the full article → from Town Meeting opts for compromise in Southborough Eight reimbursement

Town meeting Day 2: It’s not over yet, folks

When it comes to Town Meeting it’s not over until the last gavel sounds. (Wait, do they actually use a gavel at Town Meeting? I can’t say I’ve ever noticed, but let’s go with the metaphor anyway.) For voters that means just because you showed up last night, doesn’t mean you’re off the hook for tonight. Read the full article → from Town meeting Day 2: It’s not over yet, folks

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