The week in government: Planning Hearings tonight on zoning Articles, Advisory on school budgets, Regional School Committee

by beth on January 27, 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 27, 2020

  • Metrowest Regional Transit Authority Advisory Board Meeting, 11:00 am @ 15 Blandin Ave, Framingham (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Questions & comments from the audience, Board’s Disability Seat, ability to vote
  • Public Works Planning Board Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Public Works Conference Room, 147 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discuss/vote on – Water Rate, Complete Streets Policy, position on DPW Budget and Capital FY21
  • Planning Board Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda, materials for hearings: Site Plan ReviewOudoor IlluninationZoning on non-conformitiesDowntown zoning draft) Agenda Highlights: Hearings on ATM Warrant Articles to amend zoning bylaws on Site Plan Approval; modifications to non-conforming structures; Outdoor illumination; Establish a Downtown Business Village district with special zoning; Discuss Master Plan Update and Review of the Open Space and Recreation Plan – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

  • Southborough Library Board of Trustees Meeting, 6:00 pm @ Southborough Library, Eaton Room, 25 Main St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review and approve job descriptions: Library Page, Library Technician
  • Southborough Stewardship Committee Meeting, 6:30 pm @ Southborough Senior Center, Room B, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Updating the management plan, Community Gardens Clean up, review list of potential Town Forest projects, Bark Ranger highlights and next steps
  • Advisory Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Public Safety Building, Public Meeting Room, 32 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review of proposed budget for Southborough K-8 and Algonquin Regional High School; Discuss overall Town budget for FY21 – FY26
  • Southborough School Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Public Safety Building, Public Meeting Room, 32 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Attending Advisory Committee meeting
  • Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee Operational Budget Subcommittee Open Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Public Safety Building, Public Meeting Room, 32 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Attending Advisory Committee meeting
  • Recreation Commission Meeting, 7:30 pm @ Recreation Office, South Union Building, 21 Highland St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discuss and vote on Depietri field RFP responses and potential for additional funding sources if needed; Vote on part time RAP employees, job descriptions; Preview new Rec website; Field maintenance cost analysis; update on Finn Tennis Court/Basketball Court; Town House playground demolition and replacement

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

  • Personnel Board Meeting, 8:00 am @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: FY21 Personnel Board Budget; Salary Administration Plan for Annual Town Meeting – summary of recommendations to date, status of pending requests by Library and Recreation
  • Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Algonquin Regional High School Library, 79 Bartlett St (agenda, policy) Agenda Highlights: (Rescheduled from 1/15 meeting which was postponed due to lack of quorum) Electromagnetic Field Discussion, FY2 l Preliminary Budget Presentation, and 2nd Reading of policy A-100 Sexual Harassment in the School – Broadcast live and replayed by NCAT** 

*Southborough Access Media will broadcast the meeting(s) 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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