The week in government: BOS to consider policy on Special Municipal Employee status for committees; Park Central at Conservation

by beth on September 30, 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. Unless otherwise noted, all of 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, September 30, 2019

  • Southborough Stewardship Committee, 7:00 pm @ Cordaville Hall, Room B, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Mow schedule & plans with Twin Pines, Prep for Presenting to Conservation Commission, Sudbury Valley Trustees RFP Opportunity, Eagle Scout update, Recap and Future Plans for the NE Aquarium Volunteers

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

  • Board of Assessors, 9:00 am @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Appoint Caryn Dias as Deputy Assessor
  • Open Space Preservation Commission, 12:00 pm @ Recreation Office Conference Room, 21 Highland St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Open Space & Rec Plan finalization & 7 yr action plans; Site plan review and updates on 2 E. Main St and 25 Marlborough Rd; Minute Project update: National Wildlife Federation Wildlife Habitat Community Certification
  • Planning Board, 5:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discussion on 2 E Main Street – Clarification on Notices of Decision for Major Site Plan Approval & Special Permit for Village Business District – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*
  • Affordable Housing Trust Fund Committee, 6:15 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Request from SHOPC to authorize expenditure from Fund to update the Housing Production Plan
  • Board of Selectmen, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Hearing for transferring all alcohol license for Sperry’s Liquors to Kishna Corp; Authorize Chair to accept renewal pricing for Municipal Aggregation Program; Approve one-year extension for New England Golf to manage golf course; Consider draft policy for Special Municipal Employee designation of Town boards and committees; Request for SME designation for Economic Development Committee – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*
  • Youth Commission, 7:00 pm @ Recreation Building, Conference Room, 21 Highland St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Grants; Heritage Day Arts/Crafts/Music; Open Mic-Gold Award Update; Upcoming Art Exhibit
  • Recreation Commission, 7:30 pm @ South Union Building, Recreation Office, 21 Highland St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Community Preservation Committee application; Youth Baseball Field permitting land lease agreements; FY21 budget

Thursday, October 3, 2019

  • Personnel Board, 8:00 am @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda and meeting packet) Agenda Highlights: Youth and Family Services Program Coordinator – job description and promotion/reclassification of Admin; Rec Dept employees – retroactive status for acting dept head and a request for pay increase; SAP “Probationary Employees” – discuss terminating probationary status; Performance Evaluation form; discuss synchronizing employee anniversary dates; Hopkinton “sliding scale” to link performance with raise; tuition reimpursement requests and discuss revised policy; revised job description and classification for Deputy Assessor
  • Southborough Stewardship Committee, 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Joint Meeting with the Conservation Commission – Highlights of Accomplishments, Plans, and Challenges Facing Stewardship
  • Conservation Commission, 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Public Hearings on 28 Marlboro Rd stormwater management for new St. Mark’s dorm, 259 Turnpike Rd wetland boundary, and Park Central development; discuss Open Space & Rec Plan goals; Breakneck Hill testing; discuss The Green District project in Marlborough (with 6.931 acres in Southborough) – comments due 10/15

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

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