The week in government: Planning Board, Advisory, School Committee, and BOS Fire Chief interviews (Updated)

by beth on March 11, 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, March 11, 2019

  • Taxation Aid Committee, 8:00 am @ Treasurer Collector’s Conference Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Vote chair, Discuss outreach efforts, fund application and meeting frequency
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Committee, 9:00 am @ Country Kitchen, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discuss results of first meeting of Master Plan Committee; Discuss OSRP ADA assessment; Boston and Worcester Airline Trail ADA input; and Building Inspector input
  • Public Safety Building Committee, 6:30 pm @ Southborough Fire Department, Conference Room, 21 Main St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Presentation by Police & Fire departments on gym equipment; project impact on Annual Town budget; Building sign & dedication plaques; IT equipment procurement – recorded for delayed broadcast by SAM*
  • Planning Board, 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Hearings on 10 Turnpike Rd; Discuss Chestnut Meadow Subdivision release of lots; Ken’s Foods application for sign; Master Plan Update; Tree City USA program proposed bylaw – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 

  • Board of Assessors, 9:00 am @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review and act on Finance Director’s request to abate septic betterment interest for 31 East Main St
  • Municipal Technology Committee, 3:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Public Safety Tech review; School Admin Tech and Library Tech review; Strategic technology plan & Tech use surveys; Review of tech related Town Meeting Articles
  • Northborough – Southborough Regional School Committee – Policy Development Subcommittee, 6:30 pm @ Margaret Neary School, Office of the Superintendent, 53 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review of policies on Advertising and Bus Transportation
  • Southborough Cultural Arts Council, 7:00 pm @ Cordaville Hall, Room B, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: 2019 Scout Gold Award Update; Upcoming Classes and events
  • Advisory Committee, 7:00 pm @ Cordaville Hall, Room A, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discussion and votes on FY20 budget and capital expenses; Discuss presentation for Annual Town Meeting

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

  • Personnel Board, 8:00 am @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda, materials packet) Agenda Highlights: Town Clerk request for approval of Admin hiring rate above minimmum; Job descriptions for ZBA business asst and Rec Director; SAP compliance; Board access to personnel records; Legal opinion on MEPA; consideration of new approach for Tuition Reimbursement; review handouts on SAP for Town Meeting
  • Finn School Council Meeting, 3:30 pm @ Finn School ( Meeting listed on school calendar but no agenda posted)
  • Southborough School Committee, 6:30 pm @ Trottier Middle School Library, 49 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: CANVAS Update; Preschool presentation; School start time update – recorded for delayed broadcast by SAM*
  • Southborough Trails Committee, 6:30 pm @ Historical Society Museum, 25 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Ethics Training reminder; Trails tree debris spring clean-up; Next steps to prepare for 2020 Mass Trails grant for Peninsula trail; Scout projects

Thursday, March 14, 2019

  • Cable Television Committee, 5:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Preparation for public hearing; SAM board meeting

Friday, March 15, 2019

  • Board of Selectmen, 8:00 am @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Interview the two finalists for Fire Chief – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*

Saturday, March 16, 2019

  • Southborough School Committee, Northborough/Southborough Regional School Committee, NSC, N/SSU, 8:00 am @ ARHS Library, 79 Bartlett St, Northborough (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Combined Special meeting for Collective Bargaining training facilitated by Lois Mason for School Committee members and the Northborough, Southborough, and Algonquin Regional Teacher Associations

*Southborough Access Media will broadcast the Planning Board meeting live on Verizon-37 and Charter-192. At this point, it is the only meeting I have confirmed that SAM is covering. I have reached out to confirm the schedule. If they plan to record/broadcast any other meetings, I’ll update this post.

Click here to see this week’s schedule with rebroadcast times. (Videos of recorded meetings are also usually made available through their YouTube channel by the following morning.)

Updated (3/12/19 7:52 am): I was able to get more information from SAM. Producers will be covering the School Committee meeting (for delayed broadcast) and the Friday morning BOS meeting (live). Last night’s Public Safety Committee meeting was also recorded for delayed broadcast.

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