SOUTHBOROUGH – An article to have the town withdraw from the MetroWest Regional Emergency Center’s Intermunicipal Agreement is among 11 citizens’ petitions to be considered at the annual Southborough Town Meeting.
Town Meeting will convene on Saturday, March 25, from 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 11 p.m. at Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Road.
Two petitions pertain to the emergency dispatch center, which had been approved by Grafton, Westborough and Southborough. Article 37 requests the town to exercise its option to withdraw, without penalty, from the agreement.
According to Bonnie Phaneuf, who filed the petition, “There are substantive changes and omissions to the (IMA) regional emergency communications center district agreement, which the Southborough community should be made aware of.”
The Select Board voted to not support the petition, while the Advisory Committee voted to support it.
Article 38 asks the town to vote to direct the Select Board to require emergency dispatch services to stay and remain under the control of the town.
This petition was filed by Kyle DeVincent and Heath Windress, among others.
The Select Board and the Advisory Committee voted to not support this article.
Two petitions concern the road project at St. Mark’s School. Filed by David Parry and others, the articles ask the town to cease the project (Article 42) and conduct a forensic investigation into the whys and wherefores of the project (Article 43).
The Select Board and the Advisory Committee voted to not support both articles.
Some of the other petitions include a request to change the voting age for municipal elections to 17 years old (Article 33) and a request to install Parkerville Road speed limit signs (Article 35).
View the entire warrant at tinyurl.com/yc78evtp.
Westborough, Grafton and Southborough approve regional dispatch