The week in government: Planning Public Hearing and ANR; BOS on Town House Cell Tower; Housing Authority hearing on Annual Plan

Above: These days, meetings that usually take place in the Town House Hearing Room or other public facilities are being run by video/audio conference calls accessible to the public.

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

The Town intends to make each of its meetings available for viewing/listening via streaming live (and saved) video and audio on YouTube with some available for public comment by zoom.* Live streaming of school committee meetings is only available for viewing via webinars.**

As always, 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, July 13, 2020

  • Planning Board Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Virtual Meeting (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Public Hearing on 7 Chestnut Hill Rd Major Site Plan; ANR for 145 & 153 Middle Road; Discussions on EDC Village Mixed Use District Bylaw status, EDC membership, Open Space inspections, and Deed Research Committee appointments

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

  • Board of Selectmen Meeting, 6:30 pm @ Virtual Meeting (agenda) Agenda Highlights: FY20 budget Transfers; Recreation update; Update on impact of COVID-19; Approval of Southborough Golf Club CR Management Plan; Approval of Firmin Ave property CR; Review of revised charge for Golf Committee; Discuss proposal for Town House cell tower and renewal of lease agreement

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

  • Personnel Board Meeting, 12:00 pm @ Virtual Meeting (agenda, meeting packetAgenda Highlights: Tuition reimbursement application deadline; Synchronize performance evaluations & annual salary increases to July 1st
  • Board of Commissions of Trust Funds Meeting, 4:30 pm @ Virtual Meeting (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discus Cemetery Improvements, email protocol
  • Southborough Stewardship Committee Meeting, 6:30 pm @ Virtual Meeting (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Updates including on the management plan, priority and ongoing projects
  • Housing Authority Meeting, 6:30 pm @ Virtual Meeting (agenda, public hearing notice, Annual Plan)   Agenda Highlights: Hearing on the proposed Annual Plan which includes: Proposed Capital Improvement Plan (5-year); Proposed Maintenance and Repair Plan; Current Operating Budget; Responses to the Performance Management Review (PMR) findings; List of housing authority policies; List of waivers from governing regulations of the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)

*There is the caveat that there could be technical glitches that force the Town to take backup actions:

No in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted, but every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings in real time, via technological means. In the event that we are unable to do so, despite best efforts, we will post on Southborough’s website an audio or video recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting.

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