The week in government: Planning on St. Mark’s Dorm, BOS on budget and 5G policy, and School Committee

by beth on January 6, 2020

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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, January 6, 2020

  • SHOPC Meeting, 8:30 am @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discuss Housing Production Plan, Master Plan update, and Affordable/subsidized Housing inventory
  • Planning Board Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda with packetSt. Mark’s dorm materials and Street Tree Guidelines): Agenda Highlights: Hearing on St. Mark’s dorm; Discussions on Master Plan Update, Final draft reviews of Lighting Bylaw and Site Plan Review bylaw, Business Village District Zoning Amendment, Review of Pen Space and Rec Plan, and Car Wash in Village Business District – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

  • Public Safety Building Naming Sub-Committee Meeting, 6:00 pm @ Public Meeting Room, Public Safety Building, 32 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Authorize letter of the committee’s findings to the Board of Selectmen
  • Public Safety Building Committee Meeting, 6:30 pm @ Public Meeting Room, Public Safety Building, 32 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discussion and vote on request to Board of Selectmen to request Committee be disbanded or reduced in size; Request for additional items from Police Chief; Future Invoices approval process
  • Board of Selectmen, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda with packet) Agenda Highlights: Hearing on Application for Southborough Auto Sales license; Appointment of Officer Michael Whelan to Sergeant; Taxation Aid Committee update; Fy21 Budget discussion; Consideration of draft policy for 5G installations – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*
  • Advisory Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Public Meeting Room, Public Safety Building, 32 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review proposed FY21 overall budget and budgets for Fire Dept, Police Dept, and Public Works
  • Recreation Commission Meeting, 7:30 pm @ South Union Building, Recreation Office, 21 Highland St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: CPC Application updates; Discuss Dipietri field RFP and potential additional funding sources if needed; Personnel – Discuss overhaul of part time employees job titles and pay rates; Partnership and Funding for Summer Concert Series and Summer Movie Series; 2020 priorities
  • Youth Commission Meeting, 7:30 pm @ South Union Building, Recreation Conference Room, 21 Highland St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discuss FY21 Budget Request update; Algonquin Ellen Piontek Scholarship; Grant Management; Interface Referral Services
  • Southborough Cultural Arts Council Meeting, 8:30 pm @ South Union Bldg., Exhibit Room 1, 21 Highland St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Financials; New Council Members; Open Mic Recap; and 2020 plan

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 

  • Southborough School Committee Meeting, 6:30 pm @ Trottier Middle School Library, 9 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Updates on Communications and PreK-8 Technology; FY21 Budget Priorities; First Reading of policy on Sexual Harassment in the school – Recorded for delayed broadcast and replayed by SAM*

Thursday, January 9, 2020

  • Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee Operational Budget Subcommittee Meeting, 5:45 pm @ Algonquin Regional High School Library, Room D110g, 79 Bartlett S, Northborough (agenda) Agenda Highlights: OPEB (“Other post-employment benefits”); FY21 Budget

Friday, January 10, 2020

  • Board of Commissioners of Trust Fund Meeting, 8:00 am @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Accept minutes then go into closed Executive Session

*Southborough Access Media will broadcast the Planning and BOS and (delayed) School Committee meetings 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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