The week in government: BOS to revise charge for PILOT Committee

by beth on May 20, 2019

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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, May 20, 2019

  • Recreation Commission, 7:30 pm @ Recreation Building, South Union Building, 21 Highland St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Facility rental policy review, skate park, Director position interviews, Program Coordinator update, facility project update, and minutes

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

  • Board of Assessors, 9:00 am @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Elect chair and vice-chair, Review and sign reports to submit to Dept of Revenue for reimbursement, release excise tax abatements; and update on cyclical inspections. (There will be a closed executive session in the middle of this meeting.)
  • Open Space Preservation Commission, 6:00 pm @ Cordaville Hall, Rooms A and B, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Planning Board Open Space Inspection recommendation, review Street Tree Guidelines, draft standards re Native Plants for permits, review 144-154 Turnpike Rd Site plan Modification and Rt 9 Parking Garage, National Wildlife Federation Wildlife Habitat Community Certification, OSRP Finalization and 7 year action plans, Spring Nature event library Talks/New Club, and Master Plan update
  • Board of Trustees Southborough Library, 6:00 pm @ Southborough Library, Ella Eaton Room, 25 Main St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Elect officiers, discuss name tags for staff and volunteers, Exhibitor policy, wish list expenditures, facade restoration project update, and Choate recreational fund grant – Outdoor Chess
  • Southborough Trails Committee, 6:30 pm @ Historical Society Museum, 25 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Trails tree debris Spring clean-up next steps, Open Space and Recreation Plan 7 year action plan, Update on water drainage issue on SRT near footbridge at Fay School Field, update on Peninsula Trail/Boroughs Loop Trail, scout projects updates, and aqueduct trail marker placement
  • Board of Selectmen, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda with packet) Agenda Highlights: Volunteer interview for Conservation Commission appointment, revised charge for PILOT Committee, and election of Chair and Co-Chair [Editor’s Note: The Economic Development Committee announced that this will not include an update on the “Downtown Initiative” that they previously planned. That will be rescheduled.] – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

  • Personnel Board, 8:00 am @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda, materials packet) Agenda Highlights: Report on new hires, Discuss performance evaluation form suggested revisions, employee development/training, hiring process, board access to personnel records, possibility of Merit Plan study in FY20, and consideration of new approach for tuition reimbursement in FY20

Thursday, May 23, 2019

  • Community Preservation Committee, 7:00 pm @ Cordaville Hall, Rooms A and B, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discussion with Habitat for Humanity, update on Golf Course and discussion with Golf Course Committee, and Memorandums of Understanding for projects approved at 2019 Annual Town Meeting

*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.)

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