The week in government: Annual Town Meeting & prep (Updated – again)

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, April 24, 2017

  • Open Space Preservation Committee, 7:00 pm @ South Union Building, Conference Room, 21 Highland St (agenda)
  • Southborough Scholarship Advisory Committee, 7:00 pm @ Cordaville Hall, Rooms A and B, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  • Trottier School Council, 2:30 pm @ Trottier Middle School, Room 190, 49 Parkerville Rd (agenda)
  • Advisory Committee, 6:00 pm @ Trottier Middle School, Room 192, 49 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discussion of Town Meeting Warrant Articles and Budget
  • Board of Selectmen, 6:00 pm @ Trottier Middle School, Room 124, 49 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: ATM Article #24 Disposal of Fayville Hall; Approval of increased revolving fund for Recreation; Board positions on Warrant Articles; Set date for special election;
  • Community Preservation Committee, 6:00 pm @ Trottier Middle School, Room 143, 49 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Vote on unauthorized changes to all CPA Warrant Articles; Vote to amend to correct; vote on revised applications for Mooney Field Lights and Flagg School restoration
  • Historical Commission, 6:00 pm @ Flagg School, Historical Society Museum, 25 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Vote on CPC application Articles 15 & 16, Discussion and vote on Fayville Hall disposal Warrant Article 

  • Planning Board, 6:00 pm @ Trottier Middle School, Faculty Dining Room, 49 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discussion Warrant Articles
  • Economic Development Committee, 6:00 pm @ Trottier Middle School, Room 129, 49 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Pre-Town Meeting discussion if deemed necessary
  • Southborough School Committee, 6:15 pm @ Trottier Middle School, Room 190 49 Parkerville Road (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Prep for Town Meeting
  • Annual Town Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Trottier Middle School, auditorium, 49 Parkerville Rd (Warrant) – Recorded for delayed broadcast by SAM* 
  • Continuation of March 8th Special Town Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Trottier Middle School, auditorium, 49 Parkerville Rd (Warrant) Agenda Highlights: The Special Town Meeting will be concluded during the Annual Town Meeting (Citizen Petition Articles 5-8) – Recorded for delayed broadcast by SAM*

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

  • Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee – Policy Development Subcommittee, 5:30 pm @ ARHS Room D110g 79 Bartlett Street Northborough, MA 01772 United States See map: Google Maps (agenda)
  • Community Preservation Committee, 6:00 pm @ Trottier Middle School, Room 143, 49 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Vote on unauthorized changes to all CPA Warrant Articles; Vote to amend to correct; vote on revised applications for Mooney Field Lights and Flagg School restoration
  • ZBA, 6:15 pm @ Trottier Middle School, Room 190, 49 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Expect a hearing continuation due to schedule conflict with Town Meeting
  • Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee, 7:00 pm @ Algonquin Regional High School Library 79 Bartlett Street Northborough, MA 01772 United States See map: Google Maps (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Class Rank presentation; Update on Principal search – Broadcast live by NCAT**
  • 2nd night of Annual Town Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Trottier Middle School, auditorium, 49 Parkerville Rd (WarrantAssuming that a 2nd night is required, the plan is to continue from Tuesday night to this time. – Recorded for delayed broadcast by SAM*

*Southborough Access Media will broadcast the meeting(s) live on Verizon-37 and Charter-192. Click here to see this week’s schedule with rebroadcast times. (Videos are also usually made available through their YouTube channel by the following morning.)

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

Updated (4/24/17 1:00 pm): I added in the planned 2nd night of Town Meeting.

Updated (4/26/17 12:25 pm): The start time for 2nd night of Town Meeting will be 30 min earlier than initially planned. (The motion to adjourn last night set the time for 7:00, while previous word from Town officials had been a plan to start at 7:30 pm.)

(Photo by Susan Fitzgerald)

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