Town Meeting will have to pick up the pace to complete the entirety of its considerable agenda before Special Town Meeting is scheduled to convene on Monday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Nearly two dozen articles remain to be acted on, including several that are likely to generate debate. In addition to the four Needham Housing Authority-related articles and the Local Historic District article, here are a handful that seem to (pun intended) warrant discussion.

ARTICLE 20: SOLAR ZONING

The Planning Board is proposing to expand regulations for solar energy systems.

ARTICLE 26: SCHOOL PROJECT FUNDING

The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) has invited the town to apply for funding that could subsidize from 20% to 25% of the planned Pollard Middle School project. It seems a no-brainer, but someone raised their voice to discuss it so . . .

ARTICLE 30: SHHH . . . QUIET ZONE

There seems to be consensus that the train horns are a problem. But is it a $2 million problem? A $5 million problem? Should we pay $750,000 to answer that question?

ARTICLE 44: LARGE HOUSE SHOWDOWN

Large houses and their relation to teardowns is as hot a button as there is in town, and this article pushes it hard.

ARTICLE 46: MBTA LAW STUDY

Is it a stalling tactic to throw sand in the gears of MBTA Communities Act compliance, or a legitimate request for needed information? 

 Save as PDF

Click here to go Home