The week in government: All about Town Meeting

by beth on April 11, 2016

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Here is a selection of the committee and board meetings for the week along with my selected highlights from the agendas.

No surprise, almost all of the business posted for this week so far is related to tonight’s (and possibly tomorrow night’s) Annual Town Meeting.

All of these meetings are open to the public, so you’re welcome to drop in.

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.

Monday, April 11, 2016

  • Planning Board, 6:00 pm @ Trottier Middle School Band Room 194 (agenda) Agenda Highlights: ANR for 333/337 Turnpike Rd; Preparation for Annual Town Meeting
  • Board of Selectmen, 6:00 pm @ Trottier Middle School, Room 190 (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Preparation for Annual Town Meeting
  • Advisory Committee, 6:00 pm @ Trottier School – Room 192 (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Preparation for Annual Town Meeting
  • Main Street Design Working Group, 6:15 pm @ DPW-Meeting Room 147 Cordaville Road (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Preparation for Annual Town Meeting
  • Southborough School Committee – Special Meeting , 6:15 pm @ Trottier Middle School – Room 139s (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Preparation for Annual Town Meeting
  • Community Preservation Commission, 6:30 pm @ Trottier Middle School Room 129 (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Preparation for Annual Town Meeting
  • Annual Town Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Trottier Middle School (Town Warrant): The principal business of Annual Town Meeting is to appropriate money to fund the Town’s expenses for the fiscal year that starts the following July 1. Annual Town Meeting may act on other issues as well such as zoning. For past coverage of what voters are being asked to decide this year, click here.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 

  • Board of Assessors, 8:45 AM @ Meeting Room -Town House 17 Common Street (agenda) Agenda Highlights:
  • Advisory Committee, 6:00 pm @ Trottier School – Room 192s (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Preparation for Annual Town Meeting
  • Planning Board, 6:00 pm @ Trottier Middle School Band Room 194 (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Preparation for Annual Town Meeting

Potentially 2nd night of Annual Town Meeting, 7:30 pm @ Trottier Middle School (Town Warrant): If additional nights are required to finish Monday night’s Annual Town Meeting business, it is current practice to adjourn the meeting at 11 pm to the next evening.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

  • Margaret A. Neary School Council, 3:00 pm @ Neary School Conference Room (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review family survey – launch date and time frame
  • Finn/Woodward Elementary Schools School Council, 3:30 pm @ Finn Office Conference Room 100 (agenda)

(Photo by Susan Fitzgerald)

1 Donna McDaniel April 11, 2016 at 11:05 PM

Regarding a second night for Town Meeting–I haven’t missed any Meetings since I moved here in 1972 and recall there MIGHT…just MIGHT…have been ONE that didn’t continue one more night and then, if I had to guess, I’d say maybe ever four or five year we need three.
In the late 1970s into the 1980s, before we had a property tax limit *began in 1982, I think) and we had to talk about another school, I remember at least a few that went five nights. I’ll have to get out my extensive personal collection of town reports and do some homework!

2 beth April 12, 2016 at 7:10 AM

It was only one night in 2013.

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