Against the advice of selectmen, Town Meeting supports increasing staff hours at the Southborough Library

When it comes to talking budgets at Town Meeting, it’s a safe bet that the school budgets, which comprise 70% of the town’s spending, will take center stage. Not this year. Both the K-8 and Algonquin budgets passed on Monday with almost no discussion and almost no opposition. Instead, the budget that engendered the most debate this year belonged to the Southborough Library. Read the full article → from Against the advice of selectmen, Town Meeting supports increasing staff hours at the Southborough Library

Town Meeting makes historic decision to expand Board of Selectmen

Southborough’s Board of Selectmen has been a 3-member board since the Colonial era. Chairman John Rooney argued last night it was time to bring the board into modern times, and Town Meeting agreed, voting overwhelmingly to increase the size of the board to five. Read the full article → from Town Meeting makes historic decision to expand Board of Selectmen

LIVE BLOG: Southborough Annual Town Meeting 2013 – Day 1

Tonight at Trottier, Southborough voters will dig into the 27 articles that make up this year’s town meeting warrant. It’s a shorter list than most years, but there are still some big issues to hash out, from budgets to capital purchases to changes to our town government, and more. Read the full article → from LIVE BLOG: Southborough Annual Town Meeting 2013 – Day 1

Selectmen may move to postpone Town Meeting vote on controversial Transfer Station fund

There has been much discussion on this blog over the past few days about a proposal to create an enterprise fund for the Transfer Station. Now town officials say they will likely move to postpone a vote on the fund at Town Meeting on Monday. Read the full article → from Selectmen may move to postpone Town Meeting vote on controversial Transfer Station fund

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