The week in government (5/19-5/25/14): Main Street Working Group to focus from intersection East; Advisory on DPW budget

Here is a selection of the committee and department meetings for the week. 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, May 19, 2014

  • Northborough/Southborough Regional Collective Bargaining Subcommittee, 6:00 PM @ Algonquin Regional High School Library, 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Act on minutes from past meetings, convene to closed Executive Session for collective bargaining.
  • Planning Board, 7:00 PM @ Hearing Room, Town House (agenda)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

  • Assabet Valley Regional Vocational District School Committee, 7:00 PM @ School Committee Conference Room, Assabet Valley Regional High School, 215 Fitchburg Street, Marlborough (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Votes on reorganization of Business and Treasurer’s offices, appointment of Treasurer, and School Choice; Superintendent End of Cycle Goals Report
  • Southborough Cultural Arts Council, 7:00 PM @ Conference Room, South Union Building, 21 Highland Street (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Votes on FY15 grants criteria, Treasurer, and budgets for Summer Nights and Heritage Day

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • Assabet Valley Regional Vocational District School Building Committee, 6:00 PM @ School Committee Conference Room, Assabet Valley Regional High School, 215 Fitchburg Street, Marlborough (agenda)
  • Main Street Design Working Group, 6:00 PM @ Rooms A and B, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Focus on East of Rtes 30/85 intersection

  • Northborough/Southborough Regional School Committee, 7:00 PM @ Algonquin Regional High School Library, 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough (agenda) Agenda Highlights: School Choice hearing and vote; subcommittee assignments for 2014-15
  • Advisory Committee, 7:30 PM @ Hearing Room, Town House (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discuss DPW budget as presented and role of Advisory Committee in presenting Warrant Articles (in response to John Wilson’s comments at Town Meeting) and FY15 focus topics
  • Scholarship Advisory Committee, 7:30 PM @ Country Kitchen, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road (agenda)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Northborough/Southborough Regional Collective Bargaining Subcommittee, 6:00 PM @ Algonquin Regional High School Library, 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Act on minutes from past meetings, convene to closed Executive Session for collective bargaining.

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Donna McDaniel
8 years ago

Notes on the Wed. night Advisory Committee agenda item regarding “John Wilson’s comments at Town Meeting.”
If you weren’t there (or don’t read my column), here’s the main idea of John’s comments after the article that would have changed the appointing authority for the two chiefs and the DPW head from the Selectmen to the Town Administrator was read by a member of the Advisory Committee. (It didn’t pass.)
Wilson said that that Committee’s function is to attend to town finances and thus be able to offer recommendations on financial issues to voters, NOT to render advice on the structure of town government (such as changing appointing authority).
Since the Advisory Committee is appointed by the Moderator — thus for many years by former Moderator Wilson—it is a matter in which he is well-versed.
I draw attention to this because it is an essential question deserving careful discussion and our attention as voters and citizens; it concerns the very framework of our town government.
Check the SouthboroughAccessMedia schedule… that meeting may be broadcast.

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