5 Things: Christmas Wishes for Westborough
Westborough Patch offers these ideas.
With Christmas eight days away, here are five things Westborough residents would love to see under their Christmas trees:
1. A new fire station design that brings Westborough pride.
Voters at the Oct. 15 special town meeting appropriated $11,208,000 to design and build the new station next to the current Milk Street facility, which will be demolished. The advisory finance committee recommended transferring $1,200,000 from free cash and borrowing $10,008,000.
2. A town hall renovation proposal that brings Westborough pride.
Voters at the March 17, 2012 special town meeting rejected a proposed $22 million plan for town hall and Forbes renovations, as well as a new community center.
Residents urged the committee to consider other options, such as moving town offices to other town-owned buildings while renovating town hall, perhaps in phases.
3. A town vote on a Westborough State Hospital redevelopment proposal.
The latest concept -- for a mixed use project with a film component -- was discussed with the planning board Thursday night.
5. Continued success for Westborough's civic groups, which do a tremendous amount for the community.