Storm (Wind) Advisory - Oct 22, 2014

Westborough Today - Public Service Announcements Written by Michael (admin)   
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 20:52
Wind Advisory
Statement as of 9:40 PM EDT on October 22, 2014

 

...Wind Advisory in effect until 8 am EDT Thursday...

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Wind Advisory...which is in effect until 8 am EDT Thursday.

* Location...for much eastern Massachusetts into Worcester County and southward into northeast Connecticut and all of Rhode Island. This includes the following cities and towns of Putnam...Willimantic...Milford...Worcester...Foxboro... Norwood...Taunton...Brockton...Fall River...New Bedford... Mattapoisett...Manchester...Nashua...Foster...Smithfield... Providence...West Greenwich...Warwick...Bristol... Narragansett...westerly and Newport.

* Winds...north 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Timing...the strongest winds will occur tonight in heavy rain squalls and isolated thunderstorms.

* Impacts...these strong winds may result in some downed tree limbs and even isolated power outages. The heavy rain combined with many fully leafed trees will likely exacerbate the potential for downed tree limbs.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 mph or gusts will range between 46 and 57 mph. Winds this strong are capable of Downing small tree limbs and branches...possibly causing isolated power outages. Driving can also be difficult...especially for high profile vehicle

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Luna's Magic Flute musical performance 08-Nov-2014

Westborough Today - Event Articles Written by Michael (admin)   
Monday, 20 October 2014 20:33

Luna's Magic Flute

A musical fairytale about the power of music and friendship.

Date: November 8, 2014
Time: 10:30am to 11:30am

Address: 53 B Otis St.Westborough, MA 01581
Cost: Free

Chamber Music MetroWest Concerts for Kids

Chamber Music MetroWest will present Luna’s Magic Flute from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. November 8 at David French Music.

  • Join us as we board a train with Luna to see the world in this exciting story set to music.
  • Ask questions & see the instruments up close after the concert
  • Program designed for children ages 4-8, but all ages are welcome!

The concert will feature Bonnie Cochran on flute, Tom Lubelczyk on double bass, Kai-Ching Chang on piano and David Cochran as narrator.

Free Admission
David French Music Company Recital Hall 
53B Otis Street 
Westborough, MA


The event is sponsored by Anthem Musical InstrumentsDavid French Music Company and Westborough Cultural Council.

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Public Access Cable TV Channels for Charter have changed (Fall 2014)

Westborough Today - General Town News Written by Michael (admin)   
Monday, 20 October 2014 17:34

As of Oct 20, 2014, here are the current public access cable TV channels...

Note that CHARTER channels have recently changed!

WTV channels

Public cameraPublic Channel
Features programs about your friends and neighbors. You'll find the Public Channel on Verizon 24, Charter 191.

schedule |  shows...

education television

Education Channel
Features programs by and about Westborough's students and teachers. The Education Channel is found on Verizon 26, Charter 194.

schedule |  shows...

Government Channel
Features live coverage of Westborough's Government meetings. The Gov Channel is on Verizon 28, Charter 192.

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2014 Special Town Meeting AFC Summary Recommendations

Westborough Today - General Town News Written by Michael (admin)   
Sunday, 19 October 2014 13:43

Did you know we're having a special town meeting?  Monday, Oct 20, 7pm!

... In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Westborough, qualified to vote in elections and town affairs, to meet in the Westborough High School Auditorium and Gymnasium, 90 West Main Street, Westborough, Massachusetts on Monday, the Twentieth day of October, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. then and there to act on the following articles ...  
(from the official Town Meeting Warrant)

Check out the awesome Advisory Finance Committee's recommendations booklet at: AFC RecBooklet Oct20.pdf

Below are the summary recommendations of the AFC.  Please see their booklet for greater explanations of the articles, the Town Manager statement for each artcile, and an overall analysis of the impact of the articles. [You might be pleasantly surprised!!! -- webmaster]

OCTOBER 2014
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
INDEX OF ARTICLES AND 
SUMMARY RECOMMENDATIONS

Article 1: MIS/GIS Department Staffing (MIS/GIS Director) – raise and appropriate $7,564

Article 2: Firefighters Contract Appropriation (Town Manager) – raise and appropriate $57,238

Article 3: DPW Manager Contract Appropriation (Board of Selectmen) – raise and appropriate $4,045

Article 4: Library HVAC Repairs (Library Director/Board of Library Trustees) – transfer $23,000 from Free Cash

Article 5: Digitizing Historic Town Records (Library Director) – transfer $10,600 from Free Cash

Article 6: Restoring Historic Frames for Re-Use (Library Director) – defeat

Article 7: Window Replacement and Restroom Repairs (Town Manager/Library Director) – so vote

Article 8: Chapter 90 Reduction (Town Manager) – reduce appropriation by $21,138

Article 9: Co-Star Real Estate Market Data (EDC and Board of Assessors) – raise and appropriate $10,000

Article 10: Sick Leave Buy Back (Town Manager) – transfer $3,000 from Free Cash

Article 11: Fingerprint Scanner (Chief of Police) – transfer $15,731 from Free Cash

Article 12: Recreation Salaries and Wages (Town Manager) – reduce appropriation by $34,900

Article 13: DPW Furnace Replacement in the Piggery (DPW Manager) – transfer $10,000 from Free Cash

Article 14: Baker Way Pump Station Upgrade (DPW Manager) – transfer $50,000 from Free Cash

Article 15: Water Department Water Line Maintenance (DPW Manager) – transfer $50,000 from Free Cash

Article 16: Sandra Pond Water Line (DPW Manager) – transfer $80,000 from Free Cash

Article 17: School Budget Appropriation (School Committee) – raise and appropriate $89,500

Article 18: Mill Pond Test Drilling and Well Installation (School Committee) – recommendation at Town Meeting

Article 19: Web-Based Interfaced Direct Digital Control System at the High School and Mill Pond Schools (School Committee) – transfer $55,000 from Free Cash

Article 20: Wireless Access Points (School Committee) – transfer $90,000 from Free Cash

Article 21: Amend Salary Administration Plan (Personnel Board) – so vote

Article 22: Amend Classification Plan (Personnel Board) – no recommendation

Article 23: Council on Aging Staffing (COA Director) – defeat

Article 24: Acceptance of MGL Ch. 32B, §20 (Treasurer/Collector) – so vote

Article 25: Exemption from MGL Ch. 138, Sections 17A-17C (Board of Selectmen) – so vote

Article 26: Accept Gift of Easement East Main Street (Board of Selectmen) – so vote

Article 27: Accept Gift of Easement East Main Street (Board of Selectmen) – so vote

Article 28: Accept Gift of Easement Oak Street (Board of Selectmen) – so vote

Article 29: Acceptance of Various Roads (DPW Manager/Planning Board) – so vote

Article 30: Economic Development Committee Membership (Board of Selectmen) – so vote

Article 31: Establish Dimensional Zoning Regulations for Building in (M-1) District (Planning Board) – so vote

Article 32: Amend Zoning Bylaw, Article 2, Section 2630, Building in M-1 District (M-1) (Planning Board) – so vote

Article 33: Amend Zoning Bylaw, Article 2, Section 2300: Use Regulation Schedule, Institutional Uses (Planning Board) – so vote

Article 34: Amend Zoning Bylaw, Article 5, Definitions (Planning Board) – so vote

Article 35: Amend Zoning Bylaw, extension of Downtown Planning Overlay District (DPOD) (Planning Board) – refer back to Planning Board

Article 36: Amend Zoning Bylaw, amendment of Zoning Classification (Planning Board) – so vote

Article 37: Home Rule Petition - Selectmen Emery Retirement (Board of Selectmen) – so vote

Article 38: Easement Funding - Open Space Reserve Account (Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee) – defeat

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Cultural Council Grant Applications due by Oct 15, 2014

Westborough Today - Official Notices and Information Written by Michael (admin)   
Saturday, 11 October 2014 09:18

Note! Applications must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014.

Westborough Cultural Council
Town Hall
34 West Main St.
Westborough, Ma. 01581

Cultural Grants Are Available

The Westborough Cultural Council requests applications from groups or individuals for grants.  There are two available categories: applications to support Westborough events in the arts, sciences or humanities and applications for grants to support field trips.

Applications are now available at westboroughculturalcouncil.org. Prospective applicants should read and understand the local rules applicable to Westborough grants. Briefly, the rules require that the event be held in Westborough, that it be open to the public, and that it be handicapped accessible. If you meet the rules, you may complete the application and mail it to the Council at the above address, postmarked no later than Wednesday, 15 October 2014.

Grants for field trips can be sought by Westborough school and community groups. An application for a field trip must be to benefit Westborough residents. Complete that application and mail it to the Council at the above address, postmarked by 15 October.

Activities of the Council are supported by the Mass. Cultural Council, the Town of Westborough, proceeds from Arts in Common, and contributions from sponsors and others. Current sponsors are AMICA Insurance, EMSEAL, Richard and Diane Irwin, Marlborough Savings Bank, Roche Brothers Supermarkets, Barbara Cantwell of Ameriprise Financial and Price Chopper Supermarkets.

[Slight changes in formatting and content; see either original .doc file received via e-mail, or generated PDF -- webmaster]

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