The week in government: Recreational Marijuana article hearings, public safety building info session and Special Town Meeting prep

by beth on February 27, 2017

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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. 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 an updated list of meetings, visit the town website.

Monday, February 27, 2017

  • Board of Health, 1:00 pm @ Board of Health Office, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Answers to possible Special Town Meeting questions re On-Site Sewage Disposal issues for: Woodward School replace; proposed Public Safety Building; Golf Course Club House/Snack Shop. Board action on any petitions or articles on Recreational Marijuana. Septic System Disposal Plan for 15-Unit condo (Stonebrook Court/Village off Oregon Rd)
  • Planning Board, 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda, materials packet) Agenda Highlights: Public Hearings on warrant articles for Annual Town Meeting – 3 articles on Recreational Marijuana prohibitions or restrictions, Adaptive Historic Building Reuse bylaw; Discuss establishing Open Space Subcommittee and formation of Municipal Technology Committee – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*
  • Public Safety Study Committee, 7:00 pm @ Woodward School, cafeteria, 28 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: A public information session for all residents about the Public Safety Building Warrant Articles for Special Town Meeting
  • School Committee, 7:30 pm @ Cordaville Hall, Rooms A and B, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Attending the Southborough Advisory Committee Meeting
  • Advisory Committee, 7:30 pm @ Cordaville Hall, Rooms A and B, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: School Budget Review; Presentation and discussion of Article 5— Establishment of a Municipal Technology Committee
  • Adaptive Reuse of Historic Buildings Bylaw Subcommittee, 8:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Joint meeting with Planning Board for public hearing on Article for proposed bylaw

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  • Open Space Preservation Commission, 7:30 AM @ South Union Building, Conference Room, 21 Highland St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discussion of potential Conservation Restriction amendment to Special Town Meeting Articles 1 & 2
  • Board of Selectmen, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Joint Meeting with Town Moderator on Special Town Meeting planning; Discussion and possible vote on Article 1; Discuss FY18 Budget recommendation – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*
  • Town Moderator Warrant Review, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Special Town Meeting planning in joint meeting with Board of Selectmen – Review Warrant; Discuss possible motions; review of group presentations for/against articles
  • Advisory Committee, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St; later reconvening at Cordaville Hall, Rooms A and B, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Planning for Special Town Meeting; Reconvene at Senior Center for Presentations and discussions of STM Articles 4 (preserve entire golf course) & 3 (public safety facility and modified golf course)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

  • Zoning Board of Appeals, 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Continued hearings on height variances for Mooney Field and Richardson Court lights

Thursday, March 2, 2017

  • Economic Development Committee, 7:45 AM @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda)

Saturday, March 4, 2017

  • Public Safety Study Committee, 8:00 AM @ Transfer Station – Recycling Area, 147 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discussing with residents at Transfer Station the plans for a Public Safety Building and the related vote at Special Town Meeting

*Southborough Access Media will broadcast the Planning Board and Board of Selectmen meetings live on Verizon-37 and Charter-192. Click here to see this week’s schedule with rebroadcast times. (Videos are also usually made available through their YouTube channel by the following morning.)

(Photo by Susan Fitzgerald)

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