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.
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.
In September, residents told the building committee that moving some town offices to leased space at Bay State Commons, and selling Westborough Town Hall, would be too expensive.
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.
4. Continued success for the Westborough public schools amid tough budget times.
5. Continued success for Westborough's civic groups, which do a tremendous amount for the community.