The week in government: Public Safety to update selectmen on building project costs

by beth on December 4, 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, December 4, 2017

  • Site Plan Review Committee, 1:30 pm @ DPW Conference Room, 147 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discussion and vote on Minor Site Plan for Morris Funeral Parlor, 40 Main St
  • Public Safety Building Committee , 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: May vote on cost estimate review and discussion of Value Engineering Proposals; will vote on approval of Pre-qualification RFQ documents and outstanding invoices
  • Golf Course Conservation Restriction Committee, 7:00 pm @ Cordaville Hall, Rooms A and B, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review Town Counsel’s recommendations; discuss and vote on recommendation to selectmen on CR holder; discuss costs and vote draft CPA application

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

  • Board of Selectmen, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Updates from Public Safety Building Committee and Facilities Dept; Discuss impact of 5G Telecomm Expansion; Request from Rec Commission to increase FY18 Revolving Fund spending; Annual alcohol license renewals – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*
  • Advisory Committee, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Joint meeting with Board of Selectmen for update from Public Safety Building Committee – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM as part of the BOS meeting*
  • Public Safety Building Committee, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Joint meeting with Board of Selectmen to provide Project Cost Update Selectmen and Advisory Committee – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM as part of the BOS meeting*
  • Youth Commission, 7:00 pm @ Fayville Village Hall, Conference Room 42, Central St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Holiday Giving updates; Budget updates; Interns for 2018
  • Open Space Preservation Commission, 7:00 pm @ Cordaville Hall, Rooms A and B, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review Flexible Development Plan for 28-30 Boston Rd; OS/Conservation Commission application to CPC;

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

  • Advisory Committee, 7:30 pm @ Cordaville Hall, Rooms A and B, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Advisory Budget; Advisory Town Code

Thursday, December 7, 2017

  • Board of Assessors, 9:30 am @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review and act on FY19 personal property maintenance services contract; Review and act on Finance Director’s requested septic betterment abatement; Discuss and review Town meeting article to accept Chapter 59, Section 5 Clause 4 1 D whichapplies a COLA adjustment to the annual income and asset limits of Clause 41C (Seniorexemption).
  • Conservation Commission, 6:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Public Safety Building application; 911 field turf replacement application; Chestnut Meadow; Discussion with Town Counsel on Golf Course Conservation Restriction and co-holding CR
  • N/S Regional School Committee – Operation Budget Subcommittee, 6:30 pm @ Margaret Neary School, Office of the Superintendent, 53 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discussion and review of bond holding options with bond counsel

*Southborough Access Media will broadcast the Board of Selectmen meeting 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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1 concerned resident December 4, 2017 at 11:18 AM

Hello folks,

Most issues that impact our town are fairly innocuous and even if, after weighing ‘pros and cons’ in making a decision, the outcome and repercussions (if any) can be managed and mitigated later. THIS ISSUE IS NOT LIKE THOSE. THIS ISSUE OF 5G NETWORK RADIATION AND HEALTH/CANCER CONCERNS IS REAL. Please pay attention with this issue. Many informed communities are and we should as well.

http://healthimpactnews.com/2017/new-5g-cell-towers-and-smart-meters-to-increase-microwave-radiation-invade-privacy/

I wasnt aware of the many health and societal concerns about 5G and its relationship to the newest technological push “Internet of Everthing” (IoT) until I dug deep into the issues and repercussions. This is a REAL CONCERN. There will be few ways to mitigate issues once it is pushed into place by corporate concerns. The scope of the concerns are too large to be raised in this simple comment to an article. Please do not confuse this issue with something like whether a new traffic light should be put in place in town somewhere. In fact the health/societal risks associated with 5g network towers and ‘smart meters’ electrical meters that will soon be place in YOUR HOME and even IoT drawf any other project we’ve seen before us over the past decade or so. PAY ATTENTION. READ. and dig deeper that just what main stream corporate news reports. https://stopsmartmeters.org/the-science/

The benefits of 5G/IoT do not accrue to families but to corporations. The health issues are real. If you’ve read this you are now aware and have been warned. Sorry for being melodramatic but i am not being a scare monger. thanks!

” .. Today’s 4G (4LTE) cellular and Wi-Fi networks rely on microwaves – a type of electromagnetic radiation utilizing frequencies up to 6 gigahertz (GHz) in order to wirelessly transmit voice or data. However, 5G applications will require unlocking of new spectrum bands in higher frequency ranges above >6 GHz to 100 GHz !!! and beyond, utilizing submillimeter and millimeter waves…” https://www.technocracy.news/index.php/2017/08/08/5g-and-the-iot-scientific-overview-of-human-health-risks/

Dig into the very broad ramifications of 5G / IoT issues NOW. Dig deep, learn, then decide. Else it will be decided for you.

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2 louise barron December 4, 2017 at 8:40 PM

“concerned resident” If you feel so impassioned about this issue, then leave your name, otherwise who can take anything you say seriously. Are you afraid to leave your name. It’s Hocus pokus.

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3 beth December 5, 2017 at 7:07 AM

Please, stop badgering people to leave their name!

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4 resident December 6, 2017 at 2:11 PM

Thank you Beth! This is not the first time Louise has done this. I do not leave my name for a very specific reason. I love that you have the option. If you don’t take me seriously, that is your issue, not mine.

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5 concerned resident December 5, 2017 at 12:02 PM

Hi Louise,

i understand your point and skepticism regarding taking advice from an anonymous poster. I do, indeed. It’s just the way I prefer to engage the general populace with presently an issue. Don’t focus on the messenger, focus on the message. If we communicated one-on-one of course i would do so with full disclosure. Anyways, that’s the way i roll.

However, i would definitely be interested in how you interpret the issue du jour …. whether we should accept 5G network radiation in our town, county, state, country BY DEFAULT (we didnt demand this incessant blast of 100 mhz radiation 24hrs /7 days).

p.s. if by ‘hockus pockus’ you are inferring the science is magic and risks are baseless. There not, but if that’s how you see the matter, i can accept that. Anyone else wish to weigh in?

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6 D. McGee December 5, 2017 at 6:39 PM

Why Louise…so you can belittle and dismiss him/her by name? It must be exhausting being so angry all the time.

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7 louise barron December 6, 2017 at 11:18 AM

Passivity, indifference, aloof, non-partisan doesn’t get things moving.

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8 D. McGee December 6, 2017 at 12:19 PM

Neither does negativity, name calling, pigeonholing, and pomposity.

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