By Keith Regan, Contributing Writer
Northborough — Funding for the town's share of a renovation and addition building project at the Lincoln Street School will likely be one of the most discussed articles at the April Town Meeting.
The Board of Selectmen will finalize the warrant for the April 28 meeting over the next few weeks, but Town Administrator John Coderre said the yet-to-be-finalized request for the school addition will likely be the biggest single item that voters are asked to address.
“If you’re looking at what's the big deal at Town Meeting this year, that is certainly likely to be one of the largest items on the warrant,” Coderre told the board at its Feb. 24 meeting.
A school building committee has been advancing a plan to update Lincoln Street through the Massachusetts School Building Authority process, with the goals of addressing aging systems in the nearly 50-year-old school, while adding a gym, creating dedicated kindergarten classrooms, expanding administration areas and improving bus and traffic flow.
Another possibly controversial Town Meeting item is being proposed by the Historic Commission, which is seeking to increase the time delay in its demolition delay bylaw from six months to a full year.
Coderre told selectmen that other proposals for possible inclusion in the town meeting warrant will be brought forward by the police chief and others in coming weeks.
Northborough will be holding its Annual Town Meeting Monday, April 28, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Algonquin Regional High School auditorium, 79 Bartlett St.