Today's 5 Things focuses on tidbits from the selectmen's meeting Monday night.
1. A self-serve frozen yogurt shop, YOWZA, received a common victualler and entertainment license (pending satisfactory inspections). The shop, co-owned by the owners of and their partners, James and Brenda Brown,
2. Building Inspector Bill Farnsworth has visited more than 50 sites in the last two weeks, in a Selectman Jeff Amberson, who initiated a sign discussion at a board meeting last month, said there are at least 30 fewer signs around town because of Farnsworth's efforts. "We're addressing the issue," Amberson said.
3. Because of a sewer main project, starting tomorrow, Otis Street will become a one-way road until further notice. It will be one-way going toward Rte. 9 from the intersection of Thayer and Tomblin Hill roads, and Otis to Lawrence street. All businesses along Otis Street will remain open, and the one-way regulation is only temporary because of construction.
4. The court has upheld the town's ruling on sanctions for three West Street dogs. The owners of the dogs had appealed the town's ruling. "The court affirmed the in its entirety," Town Administrator John Coderre said Monday. "The Board of Selectmen was reasonable and fair."
5. Selectmen accepted a $1,000 donation from Alan Steinman Landscaping to help replace and maintain trees at . Donations from Steinman, and The Veron Company of Marlborough helped the town replace 23 trees that had been damaged in the Nor'easter last October. Officials said the three companies saved Northborough thousands of dollars. Bigelow sold the town the trees for half price ($2,500 instead of $5,000), the Veron Co. (owned by a Northborough resident) donated laborers, and Steinman gave $1,000 to defray the cost.