Town Meeting votes to postpone Articles on trees, oversight, and election recalls, forces through removing Trails’ Associate Members (Updated)

Select Board members weren’t the only officials to request Town Meeting Article postponements, and or be outvoted on the motion. Meanwhile, two other Articles were indefinitely postponed at the request of voters. Read the full article → from Town Meeting votes to postpone Articles on trees, oversight, and election recalls, forces through removing Trails’ Associate Members (Updated)

Planning rejects tree removals at Flagg & Deerfoot intersection (plus an update on Tree bylaw Article)

The Planning Board voted that a plan to change the intersection of the scenic Deerfoot and Flagg roads didn’t have enough merit to be worth sacrificing two live public shade trees. Read the full article → from Planning rejects tree removals at Flagg & Deerfoot intersection (plus an update on Tree bylaw Article)

Tree Process Update: Reappointed Tree Warden; Interim Flow Chart; Articles status

The Planning Board has been seeking to improve the Town’s decision making process for removing Public Shade Trees. Since I last wrote about their discussions with the Select Board and Public Works, there have been some developments. Read the full article → from Tree Process Update: Reappointed Tree Warden; Interim Flow Chart; Articles status

Town to work with interested parties to flesh out “Pocket Park” details; St Marks St project continues (Updated)

Two weeks ago, the Select Board fielded questions and criticisms on their plan to reroute St Marks Street and build a “Pocket Park” next to the Southborough Library. Read the full article → from Town to work with interested parties to flesh out “Pocket Park” details; St Marks St project continues (Updated)

Controversies over St Marks St/pocket park project, burial plot disturbance claims, and tree clearings (past and future)

On Tuesday, the Select Board will hold a hearing on nine trees Public Works is seeking to remove. They will also discuss a related project that has raised public concerns, including for the recent clearing of several other old growth trees. Read the full article → from Controversies over St Marks St/pocket park project, burial plot disturbance claims, and tree clearings (past and future)

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