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Sturbridge sets Special TM


August 16, 2010
STURBRIDGE — The Board of Selectmen Monday set the upcoming Special Town Meeting for Wednesday, Sept. 1.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Tantasqua Regional High School auditorium.

Among the eight-item warrant is an article to authorize the Board to swap a 22,340 square foot piece of land with a privately owned 11,157 square foot piece of land that would enable the plans for the new and improved Burgess Elementary School project to be seen through to fruition.

Both properties are highlighted and the swap explained in a document titled "Land Swap Study," filed with Town Clerk Lorraine Murawski in December of last year.

A 2/3 vote is required for the motion to be approved.

Also on the Town Meeting warrant is an amendment to the town's general bylaws, regarding meeting requirements.

The amendment is in response to the town voting to move the Annual Town Meeting from April to June, and establishes a timeline of events and deadlines to accommodate a June meeting in compliance with the state's open meeting law.

Other articles to vote on include a transfer of $14,706 from the town's reserve account to fund DPW and landfill and recycling center salaries as well as a transfer of $120,000 from the Water Department's reserve fund to pay for design, engineering and bidding costs associated with upgrades to the town's water treatment facility.

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

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