84 Main Street - Proposed Preservation Links:

Appraisal prepared by Avery Associates for 84 Main Street.

Town of Southborough
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING - April 11, 2016
​Warrant Articles

ARTICLE 13:
To see if the Town will vote to acquire by grant, conveyance or transfer from the 84 Main Street Southborough LLC, a Preservation Restriction for historical preservation purposes, pursuant to M.G.L. c.184, §§ 31- 33, as amended, to be held under the custody and control of the Southborough Historical Commission, as agent for the Town, pursuant to M.G.L. c.40, § 8D on over and in a certain parcel of land located in the Town of Southborough consisting of approximately 4.994 acres being shown on Plan of Land entitled, “Easement Plan of Land 9 Parkerville Road & 84 Main Street in Southborough, Massachusetts (Worcester County) Estate of Elinor F. Garfield” dated May 4, 2010, prepared by Engineering Design Consulting Inc., scale 1”= 40’ and recorded in the Worcester Registry of Deeds as Plan No. 78 in Plan Book 822. For Grantor’s Title, see deed dated August 7, 2014 and recorded in said Registry of Deeds in Book 32671, Page 4. Said Preservation Restriction to be granted in
perpetuity in consideration of the amount specified in Article 14, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

Proposed by: BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Board of Selectmen Recommendation: At Town Meeting
Advisory Committee Recommendation: At Town Meeting
Summary: This article would allow the Town to acquire a Preservation Restriction on 84 Main Street, also known as the Burnett House. Proposed by Southborough Historical Commission, the Restriction will permanently protect the landscape and exterior of the buildings on this historically significant property. The Preservation Restriction will be under care, control and management of the Southborough Historical Commission.

ARTICLE 14:
​To see if the Town will vote, pursuant to Mass. General Laws in Chapter 44, as amended, or any other enabling authority, to borrow a sum of money not to exceed the amount of One Million Forty-Five Thousand
($1,045,000.00) Dollars for a period of not less than ten (10) years nor more than twenty (20) years, for historic preservation, pursuant to Mass. General Laws Chapter 44B, so as to fund the purchase of a perpetual Preservation Restriction held under the custody and control of the Southborough Historical Commission on property located at 84 Main Street, Southborough including payment of all costs incidental or related thereto. Said funds to be expended under the direction of the Community Preservation Commission in conjunction with the Board of Selectmen. Said borrowing being contingent upon the review of a full written appraisal by the Community Preservation Commission, or do or act anything in relation thereto.

Proposed by: COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE
Board of Selectmen Recommendation: At Town Meeting
Advisory Committee Recommendation: At Town Meeting
Summary: This article would allow the town to purchase a bond using Community Preservation Funds,
to acquire a Preservation Restriction on 84 Main Street, also known as the Burnett House. Proposed by
Southborough Historical Commission, the Restriction will permanently protect the landscape and exterior of the
buildings on this historically significant property. The Preservation Restriction will be under care, control and
management of the Southborough Historical Commission.