Southborough Will Hold Hearing On Bylaw Proposals

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The Town Manager Legislation Ad Hoc Committee will hold an information session Thursday covering three legislative proposals. Photo Credit: Bret Matthew (file photo)

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. — The Town Manager Legislation Ad Hoc Committee will hold an information session Thursday regarding three proposed pieces of legislation that would reform management of the town government.

The information session will be held at 7 p.m. at the Southborough Town House.

The first proposal would establish a strong Town Administrator by empowering him to supervise departments that are currently under the purview of the Board of Selectmen. The proposal also makes the Town Administrator the town's personnel director.

The second proposal would expand the Board of Selectmen from three members to five. This change would require approval from the state legislature, as well as a majority ballot vote.

Finally, the last proposal would allow the Town Administrator to sign warrants, which pay the town's bills and payrolls. Currently, a majority of selectmen must sign the warrants every Tuesday. This proposal also requires approval from the state legislature and town voters.

The committee approved these three proposals earlier this month. They will be considered at the Annual Town Meeting on April 8.

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