On May 2nd, the Planning Board and Select Board will hold joint a joint meeting to deal with tree issues in town. Read the full article → from Tree removal hearings – Tuesday (Updated)
Plan for Arbor Day – April 28th
Information on planting trees along roadways or within your private boundaries.
Southborough will observe Arbor Day in 9 days. For anyone who wants to honor the day by planting a tree, I’m sharing information to help plan ahead. Read the full article → from Plan for Arbor Day – April 28th
Other Town Meeting Highlights
I’m recapping highlights from the Town sponsored articles during the lesser attended evening session of Annual Town Meeting. (Stay tuned for coverage of the Citizen Petition Articles.) Read the full article → from Other Town Meeting Highlights
Town Meeting vote results
Voters approve St. Mark's Park and Gonkplex Articles, but were less welcoming to Tree & Scenic Roads bylaws and regionalizing Dispatch Services
Voters approved a lot of important town business over the course of nine hours on Saturday. Read the full article → from Town Meeting vote results
Annual Town Meeting: Tree Protection, Scenic Roads, and a Tree Fund (Updated)
The Planning Board hopes the third time's the charm for their two proposed bylaws. Another Article will seek to fund removing, maintaining, and replacing trees.
Three Articles on the ATM Warrant are related to how the Town can protect and maintain Southborough’s tree lined streets. Read the full article → from Annual Town Meeting: Tree Protection, Scenic Roads, and a Tree Fund (Updated)
Tree Work Update
Schedule for trees being removed and trimmed in Southborough.
Yesterday and today, the Town posted more updates on the scheduled tree removals and tree trimmings in Southborough. Read the full article → from Tree Work Update
Tree Removals in Process
Work is taking place on Stub Toe Lane and Gilmore Road today
Southborough’s Public Works posted an update on tree removals taking place in town today. Read the full article → from Tree Removals in Process
Voters opposed Tree Protection bylaw
Residents voiced concerns that Planning's proposed bylaw could interfere with homeowners' rights.
On Thursday night, residents questioned the process laid out by a proposed Tree Protection bylaw. Voters expressed concern that red tape would cause issue for homeowners. After 1½ hours of discussions, the Article was shot down by a clear majority. Read the full article → from Voters opposed Tree Protection bylaw
Special Town Meeting Recap
A quick summary of the votes at Thursday night's meeting.
Tonight’s Special Town Meeting was a late one. For now, I’m giving a quick recap of the results. Read the full article → from Special Town Meeting Recap
Special Town Meeting Tonight
An updated look at what voters will be asked to decide at tonight's Town Meeting
There have been some updates worth highlighting since I gave an overview of the Warrant three weeks ago. So, here is my updated look at what voters will be asked to decide. Read the full article → from Special Town Meeting Tonight
Special Town Meeting – October 13
The Fall Town Meeting includes Articles adding over $200K to the budget, bylaw changes, and Citizen's Petitions on St. Mark's Park and flags at the Old Burial Ground
This week, the Warrant was finalized for the Special Town Meeting in less than three weeks. Read the full article → from Special Town Meeting – October 13
Urban Forest Management presentation; Joint hearing on 105 tree removals; Planning seeking vegetation and hazardous tree management plans from NGrid
With a tree removal hearing notice posted this week, it’s a good time to share an update on Town boards’ work to manage trees in town. Read the full article → from Trees Update
Urban Forest Management presentation – Monday (Updated)
The public is invited to hear from a Southborough native who is an expert in Arboriculture & Urban Forestry
The Planning Board will be hearing from a lecturer they hope will provide insight to Town officials trying to resolve details around protecting public shade trees in Southborough. The public is invited to join them. Read the full article → from Urban Forest Management presentation – Monday (Updated)
Tree Hearing Outcomes
On the principle of better late than never, I’m finally following up on the outcomes from the May 31st tree removal/appeal hearings. Read the full article → from Tree Hearing Outcomes