The week in government: BOS on tax classification, 3-way stop at Pine & Parmenter, SME Policy, process for naming Public Safety spaces, and PILOT meetings

by beth on October 15, 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.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

  • Neary School Council Meeting, 3:00 pm @ Neary School, Conference Room, 53 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review roles and responsibilities; setting focus for 19-20
  • Cable Television Committee Meeting, 4:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Consideration of Verizon license renewal proposal
  • Board of Assessors Meeting, 6:00 pm @ Town House, Assessor’s Office, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review written comments by citizens regarding classification hearing; Meeting to be moved to Hearing room for BOS joint annual hearing on tax classification – joint portion will be broadcast live and replayed by SAM as part of BOS meeting*
  • Board of Selectmen Meeting, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda, meeting packet) Agenda Highlights: Tax classification hearing; Personnel Board on SAP increase for FY21; Recreation update; Request for 3-way stop at Pine Hill & Parmenter rds; Consideration of Special Municipal Employee policy & EDC request for SME status; Process for naming spaces in Public Safety Building; and Discuss PILOT meetings with private schools – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*
  • Recreation Commission Meeting, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Joint Meeting with BOS to present Rec Dept updates – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM as part of BOS meeting*
  • Personnel Board Meeting, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Joint Meeting with the Board of Selectmen and Advisory Committee on FY21 annual salary adjustment for SAP employees – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM as part of BOS meeting*
  • Community Preservation Committee Meeting, 7:30 pm @ Cordaville Hall, Rooms A and B, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Update on existing projects; Application form revision and process update; Review of FY21 applications; discuss potential projects

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

  • Personnel Board Meeting, 8:00 am @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda, meeting packet) Agenda Highlights: Request to approve raises for new Library Associates; FY21 budget; revised Performance evaluation form; discuss synchronizing employee anniversary dates; discuss linking performance with raise; discuss possible bylaw revisions and new policies for tuition reimbursement, probationary employee status and six month salary increase; accept revised job description and reclassification for Deputy Assessor
  • Southborough Housing Authority Meeting, 6:30 pm @ Colonial Gardens, 49 Boston Road (agenda) Agenda Highlights: FY20 budget presentation
  • Northborough – Southborough Regional School Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Algonquin Regional High School Library, 79 Bartlett St, Northborough (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Presentations by APTO and Boosters; Solar update; Seal of Biliteracy; FY21 Budget Priorities; Review of operating procedures for use and rental of facilities – Broadcast live by NCAT**
  • Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Special permit extension requests for 154-156 Northboro rd and 2 East Main St – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*

Thursday, October 17, 2019

  • Southborough Housing Opportunity Partnership Committee Meeting, 8:30 am @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discuss Housing Production Plan Update, Affordable Housing/Funding Projects/Subsidized Housing Inventory and Master Plan update; SHOPC organization – Vice Chair
  • Southborough School Committee – Policy Development Subcommittee Meeting, 9:00 am @ Neary School, Office of the Superintendent, 53 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Annual Policy Review, review of policies including Bullying Prevention and Intervention, Use and Rental of School Facilities, Dangerous Articles and Weapon, Pupil Dismissal, Family and Medical Leave Act, and Audio Video Recording of Meetings
  • EDC Downtown Subcommittee Meeting, 6:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: EEA Grant Project Plan; Downtown Initiative Public Forum; 2 Main St [Editor’s Note: I suspect that is intended to mean 2 East Main St.]

Friday, October 18, 2019

  • Taxation Aid Committee Meeting, 8:00 am @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Continue discussions on approaching Selectman for purpose of town warrant or not – update regarding viability, attending Selectman meeting to gain visibility, and January tax insert

*Southborough Access Media will broadcast the BOS and ZBA 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.)

**Northborough Cable Access Television will live broadcast the meeting on Verizon-29 and Charter-194. (Note: The meeting will eventually be rebroadcast. But expect to wait several days before a time and link are posted to NCAT’s schedule.)

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