The week in government: BOS and Advisory on Budget

by beth on February 3, 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, February 3, 2020

  • Open Space Preservation Commission Meeting, 8:30 am @ Recreation Department Main Level Conference Room, 21 Highland St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: OSPC/SVT/SOLF joint land outreach project and grant; Next steps for National Wildlife Federation Wildlife Habitat Community Certification; St. Mark’s School landscape, Caterpillar Lab; FY21 budget; Chapter 61 next steps

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

  • Board of Assessors Meeting, 9:00 am @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review and sign motor vehicle excise tax commitments and abatements; vote on approvals/denials of real estate exemptions and abatements
  • Advisory Committee Meeting, 6:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review of status of proposed budget for FY 21 and discussion of five year projected budget; Joint meeting on budget matters – the joint section of the meeting will be broadcast live and replayed by SAM as coverage of the BOS meeting*
  • Board of Selectmen Meeting, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda with packet) Agenda Highlights: Continued discussion of FY202 operational and capital budgets – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*
  • Open Space Preservation Commission Meeting, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Attend Selectmen’s Meeting to discuss Budget – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM as coverage of the BOS meeting*
  • Youth Commission Meeting, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Joint meeting with Board of Selctmen to discuss SYFS FY21 Budget request – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM as coverage of the BOS meeting*
  • Council on Aging Meeting, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Joint meeting with Board of Selectmen to discuss FY21 capital budget items – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM as coverage of the BOS meeting*
  • Southborough Cultural Arts Council Meeting, 7:00 pm @ South Union School, Exhibit Room 1, 21 Highland St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Financials, Grant Reception 2/27, Open Mic Update

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

  • 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

*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.)

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