The week in government: Voting on Park Central; Community Preservation hearing on priorities; and Transfer Station options explored

More than a dozen committees are already scheduled to meet this week.

The biggest turnout will likely be for Zoning Board of Appeals. The board has previously indicated they expect to vote on both controversial Park Central projects this Wednesday night.

On the 4th the Community Preservation Committee is inviting residents to their annual public hearing. They are asking people to “come with your specific project ideas and overall needs”. Anyone who can’t attend is encouraged to “email your CPC project ideas to”

Other highlights include prioritizing Transfer Station models and changing the Building Department’s permit fees.

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, December 01, 2014

  • Library Board of Trustees, 5:00 PM @ Eaton Room, Southborough Public Library (agenda)
  • Regional School Forum on Technology, 6:30 PM @ Algonquin Regional High School (Technically, not a government committee meeting. However, it seems appropriate to list here. Read post to learn more.)
  • Public Works Planning Board , 7:00 PM @ Room A, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Prioritize Transfer Station options (Current, 100% tax-funded, Enterprise fund, Revolving fund supplemented by sticker and/or Pay as You Throw, Pay as You Throw)

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

  • Affordable Housing Trust Fund Committee, 6:00 PM @ Hearing Room, Town House (agenda)
  • Northborough/Southborough Technology Study Group, 6:00 PM @ Algonquin Regional High School Library, 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough (agenda)
  • Board of Selectmen, 6:30 PM @ Hearing Room, Town House (agenda with packet) Agenda Highlights: Interview ZBA allternate member; Changes to fees for Building Permits (including increase to wood stove and tent permit fees) and Electrical/Plumbing Permits; and Discuss Special Town Meeting – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*
  • Southborough Stewardship Committee, 7:00 PM @ Country Kitchen, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road (agenda)
  • Youth Commission, 7:00 PM @ Fayville Hall, 42 Central Street (agenda)

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

  • Zoning Board of Appeals, 7:00 PM @ Hearing Room, Town House (agenda, 40B materials) Agenda Highlights: Park Central permits for townhouses and 40B development [Based on previous statements from board, they anticipate voting on both projects at this meeting.] Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*
  • Council on the Aging, 7:00 PM @ Room B, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road (agenda)

Thursday, December 04, 2014

  • Board of Commissioners of Trust Fund, 5:00 PM @ Front room, First floor, Town House (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Town Departments holiday fund requests
  • Southborough School Committee Operational Budget Subcommittee, 5:30 PM @ Office of the Superintendent, 53 Parkerville Road (agenda)
  • Green Technology and Recycling Committee, 6:30 PM @ Trustees Board Room, Southborough Public Library (agenda)
  • Community Preservation Committee, 7:00 PM @ Room B, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road (agenda, community invitation) Agenda Highlights: Public Hearing on Town’s preservation needs; overview of CPA and application process. (This meeting isn’t about the Burnett House – but that project is sure to come up. For latest news on that preservation effort, click here.) – Recorded for later broadcast by SAM*

*Southborough Access Media will be broadcasting the BOS and ZBA meetings live, and recording CPC for later broadcast. They will play on Verizon-37 and Charter-192. Click here to see this week’s schedule with rebroadcast times.

(Photo by Susan Fitzgerald)

Updated (12/1/14 1:05 pm): Learned that SAM will air a delayed broadcast of the CPC meeting.

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