The week in government (2/10/14-2/16/14): PB warrant articles, Advisory on budgets and school contracts, BOS on new police chief and building

Above: Reassessing replacement of the Police and Fire buildings is one of the FY14/15 goals the Board of Selectmen intend to discuss Tuesday night. They also hope to approve the contract for the incoming police chief. (Photo by Susan Fitzgerald)

It’s a very busy work week for town committees and boards. Here is a selection of the committee and department meetings scheduled so far.

Be aware that changes to the meeting schedule are known to happen throughout the week. For a complete list of meetings, visit the town website.

All these meetings are open to the public, so you’re welcome to stop on by. Don’t know where the meeting room is? Give a shout in the comments and I’ll do my best to help.

Monday, February 10, 2014

  • Planning Board, 7:00 PM @ Hearing Room, Town House (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Working session on potential warrant articles. (See related post from last week.)
  • Advisory Committee, 7:30 PM @ Room B, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road (agendaAgenda Highlights: Budgets for Planning Board, Building/ZBA, Youth & Family Services, & Fire Dept; continued discussions on school contracts, warrant article on chief reporting, and letter to selectmen

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Southborough Emergency Planning Committee, 10:00 AM @ Fire Department Headquarters, 21 Main Street (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Incident Command System review and SEMA presentation on Global Warming effects on Central MA weather hazards
  • Board of Health (postponed from last week), 1:00 PM @ Board of Health Office, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road (agendaAgenda Highlights: Discussion of possible rental housing code regulations
  • Board of Assessors, 4:00 PM @ Hearing Room, Town House (agenda)
  • Library Board of Trustees, 6:00 PM @ Southborough Public Library (agendaAgenda Highlights: Recommend Library Director Search Committee member replacement – followed by closed Executive Session
  • Board of Selectmen, 6:30 PM @ Hearing Room, Town House (agenda, packetAgenda Highlights: FY14/15 goals discussion – 9 listed including construction of new public safety facility, collective bargaining, and town beautification; Approve contract for police chief.
  • Assabet Valley Regional School Committee, 7:00 PM @ School Committee Conference Room, Assabet Valley Regional High School, 215 Fitchburg Street, Marlborough (agendaAgenda Highlights: Public hearing on FY15 budget
  • Southborough Stewardship Committee, 7:00 PM @ Country Kitchen, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road (agendaAgenda Highlights: Final review of 2014 Breakneck Hill Conservation Land Management Plan; discussion of pole shed removal on Breakneck Hill; discussion Town forest projects and plans
  • Historical Commission, 7:15 PM @ Rooms A & B, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road (agendaAgenda Highlights: Main Street construction update; Historic district; Police Station update
  • Youth Commission (postponed from last week), 7:15 PM @ Fayville Village Hall, 42 Central Street (agendaAgenda Highlights: Budget, Spring Fest, and Piontek Scholarship

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Finn/Woodward School Council, 3:30 PM @ Woodward School Conference Room (agendaAgenda Highlights: Budget update; discuss “Buddy Bench”
  • Economic Development Committee, 6:00 PM @ Hearing Room, Town House (agendaAgenda Highlights: Planning for the Business/Non-profit Summit
  • Southborough School Committee, 6:30 PM @ Trottier Middle School Library (agendaAgenda Highlights: FY15 Budget
  • Zoning Board of Appeals, 6:30 PM @ Room A, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road (agendaAgenda Highlights: Continued hearing on Madison Place addition of 28 rental townhomes
  • Scholarship Advisory Committee, 7:30 PM @ Country Kitchen, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road (agendaAgenda Highlights: Discuss corporate fundraising, funding and selection process, and expenses for fundraising event

Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Economic Development Committee, 8:00 AM @ New England Center for Children, 33 Turnpike Road, Southborough (agendaAgenda Highlights: Website development; Business/Non-profit Summit discussion

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9 years ago

I’m confused. I don’t see any of the items you listed under “highlights” listed on the BOS agenda. Open meeting law is very clear that the agenda needs to be VERY specific about what is to be discussed. Simply listing “FY14/15 goals discussion” comes nowhere near fulfilling the requirements of Open Meeting Law.

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