The week in government: Medical Marijuana Dispensary siting and Burnett Estate preservation

by beth on February 1, 2016

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Above: This week, Town officials will consider items that include the preservation of the historic Burnett House. (Photo of Town House by Susan Fitzgerald; photo of Burnett House by Allan Bezanson)

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

"Crown Jewel of Southborough" Burnett House on January 31, 206 by Allan Bezanson

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I’m guessing that the Board of Selectmen can expect a decent audience turnout for their Tuesday night meeting. Some will show up to oppose or support the siting of a Medical Marijuana Dispensary on Route 9.

Others will be there to find out if the Town is successful in reaching a new Principal in Agreement to preserve the Burnett Estate at 84 Main Street.

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.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • Economic Development Committee, 7:45 AM @ Southborough Town House, Hearing Room (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Vacancy on EDC Committee
  • Board of Selectmen, 6:00 pm @ Southborough Town House, Hearing Room (agenda with packet) Agenda Highlights: Siting of Medical Marijuana Dispensary, update on statutory Industrial Development Commission, Used Car Sales license hearing, Tree Warden change, and Approval of Preservation Restriction for 84 Main Street – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 

  • Recreation Commission, 7:00 pm @ Recreation Office, South Union Building (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Open Seat applicant, 911 Field Pilot Payment budget, Recreation Facilities study, outdoor basketball court, and playground projects
  • Advisory Committee, 7:30 pm @ Cordaville Hall, Rooms A and B 9 Cordaville Road (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Budget Review of Police, Facilities, and Building/ZBA; Warrant Articles

Thursday, February 4, 2016

  • Board of Assessors, 9:00 AM @ Southborough Town House, Hearing Room (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review RFP’s for CAMA system and select vendor

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

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