The week in government: A busy one

With Labor Day week behind us, more than a dozen Town committees and boards meeting are scheduled for this week. Here is the list of posted agendas along with my selected highlights. 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, September 10, 2018

  • Public Safety Building Committee, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Chair’s update on site safety, solar canopies, and beam signing; Discussion and approval of exterior design; security system vendor selection – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*
  • Historical Commission, 7:00 pm @ Historical Society Museum, 25 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Workshop on Demolition Delay Bylaw – may vote

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

  • Southborough School Committee – Capital Planning Subcommittee, 7:30 AM @ Margaret A. Neary School, Office of the Superintendent, 53 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discussion of FY20 Financial Plan
  • Southborough Emergency Planning Committee – Sara Title III, 10:00 AM @ Fire Department Headquarters, Emergency Operations Center, 21 Main St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: StormReady Certification/Plan; Training ArcGIS mapping program; Table Top Excercise or Group Discussion
  • Southborough Trails Committee, 6:30 pm @ Recreation Building, Director’s Office, 21 Highland St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Updates on Peninsula Trail, Boroughs Loop Trail, video project with SAM, and Scout projects; Resource needed to update trail maps
  • Southborough Cultural Arts Council, 7:00 pm @ Southborough Library, Book Sale Room, 25 Main St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review grants schedule; Town-wide survey distribution
  • Youth Commission, 7:00 pm @ Recreation Building, Conference Room, 21 Highland St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Jr board members report; FY20 budget; plans for 2018-19
  • Advisory Committee, 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Budget Schedule Planning; Capital Budget draft; Kathy Cook’s Financial Model – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*
  • Board of Trustees Southborough Library, 7:00 pm @ Cordaville Hall, Rooms A and B, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discuss FY18 surplus spending

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

  • Personnel Board, 8:00 AM @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda, materials packet) Agenda Highlights: Update on new hires/hiring rates; consultant study of Schedule C part-time positions
  • Cable Television Committee, 4:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review and finalize draft questionnaire
  • Southborough School Committee, 6:30 pm @ P. Brent Trottier Middle School Library, 49 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Updates on School Safety and Tuition Free Kindergarten; FY20 Budget Priorities; Distribution of approved religious observance policy; Woodward School Improvement Plan; K-8 World Language

Thursday, September 13, 2018

  • Advisory Committee, 7:00 pm @ Southborough Library, Ella Eaton Room, 25 Main St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Advisory Retreat – Finance best practices by member of Mass Municipal Association’s Town Finance Committees Governing Board; Local perspective by former Advisory Chair Al Hamilton
  • Conservation Commission, 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: 118-120 Turnpike Rd; 19 Ward Rd; 18 Lovers Lane; Reconsider Stewardship request for sign funding; vote to approve 84 Main St order of conditions; Golf Course CR update

*Southborough Access Media will broadcast the Monday Public Safety Meeting and Tuesday Advisory meetings 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.)

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