By K.B. Sherman, Community Reporter
Northborough – At the brief regular meeting of the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen March 24, the warrant for the May 18 Town Meeting was again reviewed following an initial review on March 10. (http://communityadvocate.com/2015/03/16/draft-warrant-for-spring-town-meeting-discussed/). The new articles seek a resolution in support of Fossil Fuel Divestment; a resolution to ban water fluoridation; to sell a parcel of land in the vicinity of North Street and Vista Drive; and a home rule petition to exempt the Shrewsbury deputy fire chief from civil service law. The selectmen then voted to sign the amended warrant.
In general remarks, Selectman Henry Fitzgerald noted that trash bags for clearing debris from recent storms will be made available to town residents April 11. Selectman Chair James Kane noted that he had been in contact with U.S. Congressman James McGovern, who told Kane that he was working with postal officials to define if the Central Massachusetts Postal Processing and Distribution Center, located in Shrewsbury, would indeed be closed, and if so, its future. (http://communityadvocate.com/2015/01/31/future-of-shrewsbury-mail-distribution-center-remains-uncertain/).
Town Manager Daniel Morgado related that the town is working the “maturation process” regarding local aid, which has shrunk significantly in recent years. He also noted that additional money for the excessive snow plowing needed this past winter would be coming from the federal government.
A public hearing scheduled to consider a liquor license for Pho Sure, 100 Boston Turnpike was opened and then continued to the next selectmen’s meeting after the petitioner informed the board that he would need more time to complete the application process.