PILOT Committee

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The Southborough PILOT Committee's charge is:

  • Research and examine how other towns in Massachusetts approach their local large non-profit entities in regard to financial support from those non-profit entities to pay for the taxpayer-funded town services they use and examine any formal or informal agreements such towns may have;
  • Compare the funding received from non-profits throughout the state of Massachusetts to their local communities with the funding received from non-profits within Southborough;
  • Examine state code regarding requirements for, and benefits of, non-profit status within Massachusetts;

No later than forty-five (45) days after the Attorney General's approval of this article, the Select Board will appoint members of this committee, consisting of seven voting members, as follows:

  • Three members representing the taxpayers of Southborough, without any financial relationship with St. Mark's, Fay School, or New England Center for Children;
  • One member of the Historic Commission, selected by the Historic Commission;
  • One member of the Capital Planning Committee, selected by the Capital Planning Committee;
  • One member of the Select Board, selected by the Select Board.
  • One member of the Council on Aging, selected by the Council on Aging;
  • Specifically excluding any ex officio members.

Created at the May 4, 2022 Annual Town Meeting - Article 34

Previously an Ad Hoc Committee created on August 25, 2009