The week in government: Transfer Station rules discussion; Fitzgerald’s lot, school start time update, and new bus contract

Here is a selection of the committee and board meetings for the week along with my 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, May 18, 2015

  • Public Safety Study Committee, 6:00 pm @ Conference Room, Fire Department Headquarters, 21 Main Street (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discussions of public safety building footprint requirements, existing site, and other Town owned land
  • Planning Board, 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Public hearing for creating a pay-for-parking lot at Fitzgerald’s General Store; continued hearings for Vickery Hill Estates, Rossi Estates, and Soccer/Fay athletic field. – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

  • Northborough/Southborough Regional School Committee Operational Budget Subcommittee, 5:30 pm @ Office of the Superintendent, 53 Parkerville Road (agenda)
  • Library Board of Trustees, 6:00 pm @ Eaton Room, Southborough Public Library (agenda)
  • Board of Selectmen 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House (agenda with packet) Agenda Highlights: Vote on new Chair, Preliminary discussion for Transfer Station rules and regulations; charge Town Property Review Committee; and presentation of Bond Rating – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*

[Editor’s Note on Transfer Station rules and regs: I don’t expect a vote tonight. (That’s more likely to happen in June.)

I was copied on a letter from the Green Technology and Recycling Committee to selectmen that wasn’t included in the meeting packet. (Click here to view.) The committee asks to be involved in decisions. The accompanying email summarizes, “We believe there is a solution to the long standing issue of how to fund the operation of the Transfer Station that would help reduce costs, help the environment and bring fairness to who pays for the operational costs.”

For past coverage of Transfer Station rules and regs, the Town Meeting vote, Public Works Planning Board recommendations and more, click here.]

  • Historical Commission, 7:15 pm @ Room A, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Develop short & long term planning goals

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

  • Southborough Housing Authority, 6:30 pm @ 49 Boston Road (agenda)
  • Regional School Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Algonquin Regional High School Library (agenda) Agenda Highlights: School Improvement Plan, vote on School Choice, School Start Time update, and approve new bus contract – Broadcast live by NCAT*

Thursday, May 21, 2015

  • Southborough Cultural Arts Council, 7:00 pm @ Conference Room, South Union Building, 21 Highland Street (agenda)

*Southborough Access Media will broadcast the Planning Board and Board of Selectmen meetings live on Verizon-37 and Charter-192. Click here to see this week’s schedule with rebroadcast times.

**Northborough Cable Access Television will live broadcast the meeting on Verizon-29 and Charter-194. (Note: The meeting will eventually be rebroadcast. But generally expect to wait several days before a time and link are posted to NCAT’s schedule.)

(Photo by Susan Fitzgerald)

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