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Sturbridge Town Meeting takes shape


February 01, 2010
STURBRIDGE — At the shortest meeting of the Board of Selectmen in recent memory, Monday, Feb. 1, the board kicked off a new month by rolling through a grocery list of topics — some in preparation for the Annual Town Meeting.

The Annual Town Meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 26.

Selectmen voted to close the warrant for the meeting Monday night, but not before accepting two articles petitioned by Town Clerk Lorraine Murawski and one from the Planning Board.

The article from the Planning Board requests acceptance of a new zoning element of Massachusetts General Law Chapter 26, which is necessary for the implementation of the 43D expedited permitting process that was approved at town meeting last year.

If this year's warrant article is approved and 43D is enacted, properties specifically identified as priority development sites will be privy to a 180-day start to finish permitting process.

The board also addressed a number of resignations and appointments.

"Eric Wight, the current building inspector notified me that he is resigning effective Feb. 26, 2010," Interim Town Administrator Michael Racicot informed the board.

See Wednesday's Southbridge Evening News for complete coverage of community news.

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