The week in government: BOS; Cable TV public hearing (Updated)

by beth on April 1, 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.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

  • Board of Selectmen, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Town Counsel update; Naming of Town House flagpole; Golf Club requesting to waive rental fees for season due to limited holes
  • Youth Commission, 7:00 pm @ Recreation Building, Conference Room, 21 Highland St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Program and sevice updates; Friends fundraising and grants
  • Board of Trustees Southborough Library, 7:00 pm @ Southborough Library, Main Floor, 25 Main St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Strategic Planning Forum

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

  • Cable Television Committee, 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common Street (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Public hearing on license renewals for Verizon, Charter and ComCast. (Southborough Access Media has asked residents to come share the importance of the cable access channel to them. And the Cable TV committee asked me to make clear that they want subscribers “to voice concerns they have about the services provided by the cable TV providers and to learn about what the Town hopes to negotiate with them, which will affect each subscriber’s bill.”) – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*
  • Master Plan Committee, 7:30 pm @ Cordaville Hall, Rooms A and B, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Working agreement exercise; small group breakout to evaluate status of ’08 Master Plan implementation items; MAPC Tech assistance proposal

Thursday, April 4, 2019

  • Cable Television Committee, 5:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Current Licenses; Southborough Access Media services and operational/capital needs – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*
  • Southborough Stewardship Committee, 7:00 pm @ Cordaville Hall, Room B, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Ideas for aquarium volunteers; Community Gardens; Advisory position on Town Land; Pollinator gardens and plantings
  • Recreation Commission, 7:30 pm @ Recreation Building, South Union Building,21 Highland St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Choate Field Action Plan; 911 Field conditions; policy on facility use for 911 Field and Town owned fields, Director’s position

Friday, April 5, 2019

  • Southborough Council on Aging, 8:30 am @ Cordaville Hall, Room B, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Dementia Activities Master Plan; Tax work-off Program; Over 55 Housing Real Estate update; program updates

*Southborough Access Media will broadcast the BOS and evening Cable Committee 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.)

Updated (4/2/19 9:48 am): The Cable TV Committee asked me to let residents know that they are looking for subscribers “to voice concerns they have about the services provided by the cable TV providers and to learn about what the Town hopes to negotiate with them, which will affect each subscriber’s bill.”

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