The week in government (8/11-18/14): MassDOT’s response to report from Main Street Design Working Group

Above: A potential  future version of reconstructed Main Street as proposed by the Department of Public Works. This week, the town will get an update on MassDOT’s response to the working group’s comments on the project. (Image posted to the Working Group website)

As of this morning, the town’s government committees have posted three meetings. On the agenda for all is reporting out on a July 16th meeting with MassDOT about the Main Street Reconstruction project.

The meeting was to get MassDOT’s response to the final report from the Main Street Design Working Group. Department of Public Works Director Karen Galligan and two members of the working group met with state officials. Galligan summarized the meeting in a memo to selectmen. (You can find that in the packet for the BOS Meeting.)

Tonight, the working group will discuss that meeting. They will also prepare to update selectmen on Tuesday night.

If you’re looking for materials related to the Main Street project, here are some helpful links:

Below are the town’s scheduled committee and board meetings for the week along with selected highlights from the agendas. All 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 a complete list of meetings, visit the town website.]

Monday, August 11, 2014:

  • Main Street Design Working Group, 7:00 PM @ Room B, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review of July 16th MassDOT meeting; Discuss Arborist Review of Trees report 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014:

  • Board of Selectmen, 6:30 PM @ Hearing Room, Town House (agenda with packet) Agenda Highlights:  Karen Galligan on MassDOT meeting re Main St Working Group’s final report [Note: The meeting will not be broadcast live. But it will be taped and replayed.*]

Tuesday, August 12, 2014:

  • Main Street Design Working Group, 6:30 PM @ Hearing Room, Town House (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Update Board of Selectmen

* A recording of the BOS meeting will be broadcast by Southborough Access Media after the meeting and on Wednesday, August 13 at 8:00 am, 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm. You can view it on Verizon 37 or Charter 12.

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