The week in government: Planning on 144-154 Turnpike Rd, Historical Demolition Delay hearing, and Combined school committees on new Director of Finance

by beth on April 8, 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, April 8, 2019

  • Public Safety Building Committee, 6:30 pm @ Southborough Fire Department, Conference Room, 21 Main St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Gym equipment donation, building signage, golf course operations impact, and monthly project update
  • Planning Board, 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Hearing on 10 Turnpike Rd; Discussions on 144-154 Turnpike Rd side plan non-compliance, EDC proposed mixed use Zoning Amendment to Business Village district, Choate Field lights, Master Plan Update, Main St Reconstruction, Tree City USA program, and Site Plan procedures – Construction phase – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

  • Northborough – Southborough Regional School Committee – Audit Subcommittee, 5:30 pm @ Margaret A. Neary School, Office of the Superintendent, 53 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review FY18 Audit
  • Southborough Cultural Arts Council, 7:00 pm @ Cordaville Hall, Room B, 9 Cordaville Road (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Grant/funding update; Review and vote on Grantee change of venue; Art Show; Farm Dinner; website updates; and classes
  • Community Preservation Committee, 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review Draft MOU conditions for Articles passed at Town Meeting – Library Historic Preservation, Historical Society Flag and Artifacts, and Open Space Invasive Project and Native Plants
  • Southborough Trails Committee, 7:00 pm @ Historical Society Museum, Front Office, 25 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Funding opportunities; Update on water drainage issue on SRT near footbridge at Fay School Field; updates on projects
  • Historical Commission, 7:00 pm @ Historical Society Museum, 25 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Public Hearing for 17 Ward Road under demolition delay bylaw; Reports on demolition bylaw for 26 Granuaile Rd, 33 East Main St, 17 Ward Rd, 135 Deerfoot Rd, and 4 Sears Rd; Civil War gravestones; and updates on 84 Main St and Historical Society

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

  • Personnel Board, 8:00 am @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda, materials packet) Agenda Highlights: FY19 budget update; Russ Millholland retirement; notification of new hires; Rec Dept hiring of seasonal workers; FY19 training programs; final revised job description for Recreation Director; suggested revisions to performance evaluation form; legal opinion on Board access to personnel records; and FY20 goals
  • Neary School Council Meeting, 3:00 pm @ Neary School, 49 Parkerville Rd (Meeting listed on school calendar but no agenda posted)
  • Finn School Council Meeting, 3:30 pm @ Finn School, 60 Richards Rd (Meeting listed on school calendar but no agenda posted)
  • Woodward School Council Meeting, 3:30 pm @ Woodward School, 28 Cordaville Rd (Meeting listed on school calendar but no agenda posted)
  • Northborough – Southborough Regional School Committee – Policy Development Subcommittee, 5:00 pm @ Trottier Middle School, Library, 49 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review new draft policy on Advertising, Donations and Scholarships
  • Northborough School Committee, Southborough School Committee, Northborough – Southborough Regional School Committee, Northborough – Southborough Superintendency Union #3, 5:30 pm @ Trottier Middle School, Library, 49 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Superintendent’s recommendation for the position of Director of Finance & Operations – recorded for delayed broadcast by SAM*
  • Southborough School Committee, 6:30 pm @ Trottier Middle School, Library, 49 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Updates on Start Time and Mass School Building Authority Statement of Interest; Public Hearing on School Choice; and first readings of proposed new policies on Homework and Students Assigned to Buses – recorded for delayed broadcast by SAM*

*Southborough Access Media will broadcast the Planning meeting live on Verizon-37 and Charter-192, and the Combined School Committee and Southborough School Committee for delayed broadcasts. 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.)

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1 arborist April 8, 2019 at 5:09 PM

after reading over the meeting agendas for tonight, my question why does the town have to pay permitting fees for the new public safety building. those fees just add to the total cost of the project, the same thing happened when Algonquin was rebuilt
could someone look into this.

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