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Town Meeting/Elections in Northborough

Northborough Town Offices. Credit: Patch
Northborough Town Offices. Credit: Patch

As someone who enjoys volunteering in town government, it is exciting for me, to see a contested race for the Planning Board.  There are four residents who are willing to offer their time and attention to the planning process of our town. Now we need to learn more about them, because there are only 2 seats open. I have started to see signs go up on lawns but this alone will not educate us on what these individuals believe is the best direction for our town’s development. This should not be a “who knows who” process. This should be about the one incumbent’s record and three challenger’s visions.

We all need to learn more about them before we head to the polls on May 12th. I am hoping for some insight starting Monday night at our Annual Town Meeting.  There are 7 warrant articles that relate to zoning and planning.  Five of them are on the warrant by the Planning Board, one by the Historical Commission and one on public safety. 

I encourage each of the candidates to stand up at town meeting and speak to at least one of these articles.  This will help voters make an informed decision on who will best serve our town as a member of the Planning Board on Monday, May 12th.

Amy P April 28, 2014 at 05:26 PM
Thanks Fran. I know so many great people in Northborough (and the surrounding communities) that are lifelong residents and/or new to the community that are involved in so many great organizations whether it be volunteering for the town boards, the schools, senior center, sporting organizations, Families in Transition, the Food Pantry, State Reps, town committees and the list goes on and on. I am in awe of how many people in our communities juggle work, their families and still volunteer for all these great organizations.
Amy P April 28, 2014 at 05:31 PM
I also wanted to say Thanks Kim for the vote of confidence and kind words!
Robert Norgard April 29, 2014 at 01:24 PM
My issue of residence needs to be clarified. I have been in this town for almost 60 years. What has always erked me was as the town started to grow it drew a class of people who are well off. I have no issue with their success. I do resent the fact they came to the town for the children to get a fantastic education, run for office get elected and when their children graduate they move out of town. Those of us who love our town get stuck with paying for the amenties they voted on to satisfy themselves.
Amy P April 29, 2014 at 05:58 PM
Robert - I graduated the same year as your son Chucky
Amy P May 05, 2014 at 03:39 PM
http://www.communityadvocate.com/2014/05/01/candidate-profiles-northborough-planning-board/

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