The week in government: Annual Town Meeting

by beth on April 13, 2015

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Here is a selection of the committee and board meetings for the week along with selected highlights from the agendas. All these meetings are open to the public, so you’re welcome to stop on by.

Be aware that changes to the meeting schedule are known to happen throughout the week. For a complete list of meetings, visit the town website.

The Annual Town Meeting (opening tonight) dominates, with most committees focused on pre-meeting preparations. Boards are clearly prepared for the meeting to continue into a second night, with more meetings planned to prep for Tuesday evening.

Monday, April 13, 2015 (The following all take place at Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Road):

  • Board of Selectmen, 6:00 pm @ Room 190 (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Following a closed executive session (at 6), preparation for Town Meeting and discussion of Warrant Articles
  • Personnel Board, 6:00 pm @ Room 186, (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discuss and act on Warrant Articles 5 & 6
  • Advisory Committee, 6:00 pm @ Room 186 (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Attend Personnel Board meeting to discuss and act on Warrant Articles 5 & 6
  • Historical Commission, 6:00 pm @ Room 124 (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Vote to make motion to postpone Demolition Delay Warrant Article
  • Planning Board, 6:00 pm @ Room 194 (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Minor Site Plan Review Mac’s Wraps food trailer, 1 East Main St
  • Southborough School Committee, 6:15 pm @ Room 139 (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Prepare for Town Meeting
  • Advisory Committee, 6:40 pm @ Room 192 (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Preparation for Town Meeting
  • Annual Town Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Auditorium. Click here for Town Warrant and meeting rules. Click here for coverage of issues up for vote. – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 (The following all take place at Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Road):

  • Board of Selectmen, 7:00 pm @ Room 190 (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Preparation for a 2nd night of Town Meeting 
  • Advisory Committee, 6:45 pm @ Room 192 (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Preparation for a 2nd night of Town Meeting
  • Planning Board, 6:30 pm @ Room 194 (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Warrant Articles Discussion
  • Potentially – 2nd night of Annual Town Meeting, 7:30 pm @ Auditorium. (If the Monday night meeting runs too long, it will be continued to Tuesday night.) Click here for Town Warrant and meeting rules. Click here for coverage of issues up for vote. – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

  • Southborough Housing Authority, 6:30 pm @ 49 Boston Road (agenda)
  • Recreation Commission, 7:30 pm @ Recreation Office, South Union Building, 21 Highland Street (agenda)

*Southborough Access Media will broadcast the meeting(s) live on Verizon-37 and Charter-192. Click here to see this week’s schedule with rebroadcast times.

(Photo by Susan Fitzgerald)

Updated (4/13/15 7:21 pm): If the Town Meeting is continued to Tuesday, that would begin at 7:30 pm.

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