The week in government: School Committee, Park Central at Conservation, and more

Here is a selection of the committee and board meetings for the week along with my selected highlights from the agendas. Unless otherwise noted, all of 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.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

  • Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee Policy Development Subcommittee Meeting, 9:00 am @ Office of the Superintendent – Conference Room, 53 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: potential review of policies on sexual harassment, rehabilitation act compliance, non-discrimination and grievance procedure, bullying prevention and intervention, staff transportation of students, and audio videotaping/recording of meetings
  • Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee Operational Budget Subcommittee Meeting, 5:00 pm @ Office of the Superintendent – Conference Room, 53 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: OPEB and FY21 budget
  • Library Board of Trustees & Advisory Committee Meeting, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Joint meeting on the Library’s FY21 budget
  • Advisory Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Public Meeting Room, Public Safety Building, 32 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review proposed budgets for Recreation Dept & Revolving Fund, Youth & Family Services, Library; Town FY20 budget
  • Youth Commission Meeting, 7:30 pm @ Community House, 28 Main St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Reports from Jr board and Director; Grant Management & Outreach

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 

  • Personnel Board Meeting, 8:00 am @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda, meeting packet) Agenda Highlights: Chair’s request for Personnel Director attendance at Personnel Board meetings; Personnel Update; Town Clerk request for hiring Admin Asst above minimum rate; Deputy Fire Chief job description and request to add position to SAP; Discuss Schedule F positions with Rec Director; Recommendations for SAP revisions – board notice of employee departures, revise salary tables; Annual SAP Salary Adjustment; Probatinary employees; Employee Development/Training; Merit/Bonus/Sliding Scale Program
  • Board of Assessors Meeting, 9:00 am @ Town Administrator’s Office – 1st Floor, Southborough Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review and sign FY20 actual real estate, personal property, CPA and septic betterment tax commitments, water liens, and Real Estate Research Consultant Inc. ‘s FY21, FY22 and FY23 personal property valuation contract
  • Neary School Council Meeting, 3:00 pm @ Margaret A. Neary School Conference Room, 53 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review goal one of 2017-2019 SIP and Priorities & Focus Areas
  • Southborough School Committee Meeting, 6:30 pm @ P. Brent Trottier Middle School Library, 49 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Updates on Trottier Middle School Improvement Plan, Food Services, Digitization of School Committee Meeting Materials and Warrants; FY21 Budget Priorities, Capital Plan & preliminary Budget presentation; Recommend to rescind policy “Rehabilitation Act Compliance”; Distribute reviewed policy on Student Bus Behavior – Recorded for replay by SAM*
  • Community Preservation Committee Meeting, 7:30 pm @ Cordaville Hall, Room A&B, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review ATM 2020 funding applications from St. Mark’s Church and Recreation; Finalize FY21 Budget; Draft MOU and Warrant Articles; Golf Course update

Thursday, December 12, 2019

  • Conservation Commission Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Hearings on 23 Woodbury Rd replacement of failed septic system, 30 Presidential Dr construction of house addition plus patio, & pool, Park Central mixed residential development construction; Discuss 84 Main St violation; OSRP Goals; Updates on Halloran CR and Special Counsel; I-90 bridge superstructure replacements

*Southborough Access Media will record the School Committee meeting for later broadcast 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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