The week in government: Pre-Town Meeting at BOS; School Committee

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.

Monday, March 9, 2020

  • Library Board of Trustees Meeting, 6:00 pm @ Southborough Senior Center, Rooms A&B, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Personnel Board Update, FY21 Budget Update, Library Director Performance Evaluation, Library Job Descriptions, Library Copy Machine
  • Planning Board Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Continued hearings on zoning Warrant Articles for Town Meeting; Discussions of Master Plan Update and contract extension of Engineering Review Consultant – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

  • Board of Assessors Meeting, 9:00 am @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review and sign FY21 mapping contract and FY20 real estate exemption certificates
  • Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee Policy Development Subcommittee Meeting, 1:00 pm @ Office of the Superintendent, Conference Room, 53 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review of a dozen policies including new one onf conflict of interest
  • Board of Selectmen Meeting, 6:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda with packet) Agenda Highlights: “Pre-Town Meeting” run through with Moderator; Interview and vote on candidates for Capital Planning Committee; Discuss EDC requests for FY21 Budget and selectmen sponsorship of zoning bylaw for Downtown Business Village; Discuss draft policy for process of considering requests under proposed thickly settled/safety zone bylaws; Review draft of Small Cell (5G) policy; process/schedule for naming public safety spaces – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*
  • Advisory Committee Meeting, 6:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Attend Pre-Town Meeting
  • Advisory Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Public Safety Building, Public Meeting Room, 32 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discuss and vote positions on following items for Town Meeting – CPC Articles 19 & 20 for work on St. Mark’s Church steeple and Kallander field, Planning’s zoning Articles 29 & 30 on Outdoor Illumination and Site Plan Review, and proposed Youth & Family Services FY21 budget
  • Planning Board Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Public Safety Building, Public Meeting Room, 32 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Joint Meeting with Advisory (on Warrant Articles 29 & 30)

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

  • Personnel Board Meeting, 8:00 am @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Notification of new hires; Performance eval of Program Coordinator; SAP for Annual Town Meeting
  • Southborough School Committee Meeting, 6:30 pm @ Trottier Middle School, Library, 49 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Student Opportunity Act Plan; Asst. Superintendent Search Committee Member; Electronic Warrants; MSBA Accelerated Repair Project Update; 1st Readings of policies on Disposition of Executive Session Minutes and, Conflict of Interest; 2nd Reading of Bullying Prevention and Intervention Policy; Recommend to rescind policies on HIV – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*
  • Master Plan Committee Meeting, 7:30 pm @ Southborough Senior Center, Rooms A&B, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Vote on content and distribution of survey; Review Update to Town Meeting; Report on Topic Area outreach

Thursday, March 12, 2020

  • Southborough Cultural Arts Council , 6:00 pm @ Southborough Library, Main Floor, 25 Main St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Proposal for a Pastel Class & Jewelry Class at the Senior Center; SCAC Scholarship; Meeting with Prosperis; Music at Rotary Food Truck Nights

*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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