The week in government: Planning and BOS (Updated)

by beth on January 28, 2019

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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, January 28, 2019

  • MetroWest Regional Transit Authority – Advisory Board, 11:00 am @ MWRTA Operations and Maintenance Facility, 15 Blandin Ave, Framingham (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Ownership Change of Kiessling Transit Inc; Demand Response and Fixed Route Contract Extensions; and General Counsel RFP
  • Planning Board, 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda, materials packet) Agenda Highlights: ANR for 26 Granuaile Rd; Discussions on 144 & 154 Turnpike Rd non-compliance, Chestnut Meadow Subdivision bond estimate and open space, Mooney ballfield & Richardson tennis court lighting projects, and Master Plan update and appointing committee members – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*
  • Recreation Commission, 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Attending Planning Board Meeting for discussion on light projects at Mooney Field and Richardson Tennis Courts – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM as part of the Planning meeting*

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

  • Affordable Housing Trust Fund Committee, 6:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Update on 16B Stockwell Lane (may vote)
  • Board of Selectmen, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda with packet) Agenda Highlights: SYFS FY20 budget; FY20 Budget update; Cable Committee update; Joint meeting with Advisory to hear Annual Town Meeting warrant article presentations; and selectmen positions on articles – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*
  • Cable Television Committee, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Joint meeting with BOS – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM as part of the BOS meeting*
  • Advisory Committee, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Joint Meeting with BOS to hear from various citizen sponsors of Warrant Articles for Annual Town Meeting – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM as part of the BOS meeting*

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 

  • Personnel Board, 8:00 am @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda, materials packet) Agenda Highlights: Update on past and upcoming BOS meetings; Employee performance review; Rec Commission request to revise Schedule F in bylaw; Youth and Family Service BOS action on request for FT status for Admin Asst; Schedule C study; Legal opinion on MEPA; Tuition reimbursement consideration of new approach; proposed revisions to SAP bylaw
  • Southborough Trails Committee, 7:00 pm @ Recreation Office, 21 Highland St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Trails’ rep on Town’s Master Plan Committee; Peninsula Trail status update; Trails video project with SAM; Scout projects; 2019 goals and objectives

Friday, February 1, 2019

  • Southborough Council on Aging, 8:30 am @ Cordaville Hall, Room B, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Emergency preparations, “Cookiegate”; Town Meeting; Volunteer lunch; Renovations Plans update; Tax work-off Program; Over 55 Housing Real Estate update; program updates**

*Southborough Access Media will broadcast the meeting(s) 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.)

**Updated (1/28/19 5:33 pm): I had to know what “Cookiegate” on the COA agenda was. I followed up with the Senior Center Director who tells me that it’s just about storage issues following some cookies going missing. (I wonder, has anyone see a blue, furry guy hanging around Cordaville Hall?)

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