The week in government: Hearings and meetings on Special Town Meeting Articles

by beth on May 14, 2018

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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, May 14, 2018

  • Cable Television Committee, 4:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Overview of cable contract review process; elect officers
  • Southborough Stewardship Committee, 6:30 pm @ Cordaville Hall, Room B, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights:
  • Historical Commission, 7:00 pm @ Historical Society Museum, 25 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: 135 Deerfoot Rd action plan, 33 East Main St, and items for salvage from 225 Boston Rd, and Cottage St fire
  • Planning Board, 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda, materials packet) Agenda Highlights: Public Hearings on Special Town Meeting Articles on proposed zoning bylaw amendments; Confirmation on ANR for 0 Firmin Ave; Discussions on 5G antenna streamlining, STM Articles, and Business admin for Planning – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*
  • Advisory Committee, 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Joint meeting with Planning Board
  • Southborough Cultural Arts Council, 7:00 pm @ Recreation Office, South Union Building, 21 Highland St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Open Meeting Law, re-establishing “Friends” organization
  • Golf Course Committee, 7:00 pm @ DPW Conference Room, 147 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Course restoration efforts update

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

  • Board of Trustees Southborough Library, 6:00 pm @ Southborough Library, Eaton Room, 25 Main St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Asst. Director search update; Policy creation/updates – Parking and signature solicitation; election of secretary
  • Board of Selectmen, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda with packet) Agenda Highlights: Rep Dykema and Sen Eldridge on FY19 State budget update; Pre-Special Town Meeting with Moderator; Award of water main contract for Public Safety Facility project; Review of Board and Committee Appointments for FY19; Approval of Golf Course Continuity Plan during Public Safety construction – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*
  • Advisory Committee, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Joint Meeting with BOS on STM Warrant; Town Clerk Reserve Fund request
  • Recreation Commission, 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Attending Board of Selectmen Meeting

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

  • Personnel Board, 8:00 am @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Performance evaluations
  • Southborough Housing Authority, 6:30 pm @ Colonial Gardens, 49 Boston Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights:
  • Zoning Board of Appeals, 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discussion on Special Town Meeting citizen petition Articles to amend Town Code/zoning bylaws on ZBA Quorum and ZBA Rules and Regulations
  • Northborough – Southborough Regional School Committee, 7:00 pm @ Algonquin Regional High School Library, 79 Bartlett St, Northborough (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Science Dept update; School Choice vote; Discussion on Cafeteria; and Second reading on policies – Broadcast live by NCAT*
  • Southborough Trails Committee, 7:00 pm @ Recreation Office, South Union Building, 21 Highland St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Identify mystery trail between rte 85 and Middle Road; Explore development of trailhead parking & kiosk at intersection of Rte 30 and Old Northboro Rd to connect to Chestnut Hill Farm and SRT; Bay Circuit Trail Southborough/Framingham Line, remedy for trail over bridge; project updates
  • Advisory Committee, 7:30 pm @ Cordaville Hall, Rooms A and B, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Town Clerk Reserve Fund request; Advisory positions on Special Town Meeting Articles

Friday, May 18, 2018

  • Economic Development Committee, 7:45 am @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Downtown Initiative next steps, FY19 priorities

*Southborough Access Media will broadcast the Planning, BOS and ZBA 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.)

**Northborough Cable Access Television will live broadcast the meeting on Verizon-29 and Charter-194. (Note: The meeting will eventually be rebroadcast. But expect to wait several days before a time and link are posted to NCAT’s schedule.)

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