The week in government: Tax classification hearing, proposed changes to Transfer Station take-back program and violation fines

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 an updated list of meetings, visit the town website.

Monday, November 2, 2015

  • Northborough/Southborough Regional School Committee Capital Planning, 1:00 pm @ Office of the Superintendent, 53 Parkerville Road (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discusssion on public and private fundraising
  • Northborough/Southborough Superintendent’s Curriculum Advisory Committee, 3:30 pm @ Trottier Middle School Library, 49 Parkerville Road (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Presentation by Dr. Judith Owens about the Importance of Sleep in Kids and Teens. (Owens will be making a presentation to parents on the topic in the auditorium at 7:00 pm tonight.)
  • Public Works Planning Board, 7:00 pm @ Room A, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Transfer station Enhanced Take-back program (matress recycling & fee for large items); Green Technology & Recycling Committee’s proposed changes to Transfer Station violation and Fines Bylaw

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 

  • Affordable Housing Trust Fund Committee, 6:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Joint meeting with SHOPC – Request for funds for maintenance of 26 Gilmore Road & update on house
  • Board of Assessors, 6:00 pm @ Town Administrator’s Office, Town House (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Appointing new Assistant/Deputy Assessor – Cindy McLeod
  • Southborough Housing Opportunity Partnership Committee, 6:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Joint meeting with Affordable Housing Trust Fund Committee – Request for funds for maintenance of 26 Gilmore Road & update on house
  • Board of Selectmen, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House (agenda with packet) Agenda Highlights: Joint Tax Classification Hearing with Board of Assessors; approve board’s FY16 goals – To be recorded for later broadcast by SAM*
  • Youth Commission, 7:15 pm @ Fayville Village Hall, 42 Central Street (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Interview finalist for Southborough Youth & Family Services Director – Sarah Cassell

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

  • Economic Development Committee, 7:45 AM @ St. Mark’s Presentation Room, 25 Marlborough Road (agenda)
  • Open Space Preservation Commission, 12:00 pm @ Conference Room, South Union Building, 21 Highland Street (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Proposed subdivision Chestnut Hill Farm Road; BOS discussion of OSPC at 10/20 meeting
  • Southborough Cultural Arts Council, 7:00 pm @ South Union Building, 21 Highland Street (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Vote on distribution of funds

Thursday, November 5, 2015

  • Open Space Preservation Commission, 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Joint meeting with Planning Board on Mass Audubon’s Open Space GIS (geographic information system) project – To be recorded for later broadcast by SAM*
  • Planning Board, 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Joint meeting with OSPC on Mass Audubon’s Open Space GIS (geographic information system) project – To be recorded for later broadcast by SAM*

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

(Photo by Susan Fitzgerald)

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