5 Things, March 11: Stoughton Selectmen to Discuss Changing Date of Town Election
Five Things You Need to Know Today: Stoughton Board of Selectmen Meeting; Stoughton Finance Committee Meeting; Stoughton High DECA Fundraiser at Jake's Wayback Burgers; And More...
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1. Board of Selectmen Meeting
The Stoughton Board of Selectmen are scheduled to hold a special meeting Monday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Yaitanes Room on the third floor of the Town Hall.
Selectmen will be discussing possibly moving the local town election, scheduled for April 9, 2013, to April 30, the same day as the primary for the special U.S. Senate election to fill the seat held by now Secretary of State John Kerry.
Read more about this issue here: ABOUT TOWN: Selectmen to Consider Moving Date of Stoughton Town Election
The Selectmen are also slated to vote on Statements of Interest for the potential replacement of Stoughton High School and the South Elementary School.
Selectmen put off a vote on these SOIs at their last meeting on March 5, wanting to see the edits they suggested made to each document before approving it.
Filing a SOI with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) is just the first step in a lengthy process for replacing or renovating a school. Stoughton submitted SOIs for these same two schools last year, but neither were accepted by the MSBA last cycle.
The Stoughton School Committee already voted to refile these SOIs at its March 5 meeting.
Both the School Committee and the Board of Selectmen voted to approve SOIs for the replacement of windows at the Hansen and Dawe Elementary Schools and replacement of the roof at the West Elementary School at separate meetings held March 5.
Click on the link for a full meeting agenda: 3-11-13 agenda.pdf
2. Finance Committee Meeting
The Stoughton Finance Committee is scheduled to meet Monday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall on the third floor of Town Hall. This is a public hearing to discuss various articles in the warrant for the upcoming Town Meeting.
Click on the link for a full meeting agenda: 3-11-13.pdf
3. DECA Fundraiser at Jake's Wayback Burgers
The Stoughton High DECA chapter will be having a fundraiser at Jake's Wayback Burgers in Stoughton (corner of Washington St. and Central St.) Monday, March 11, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. No flyer is needed.
4. Homework Center at the Library
The Homework Center will be available for students in the Wales French room of the Stoughton Public Library this evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
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