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.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
- Board of Selectmen Meeting, 6:00 pm @ Public Safety Facility, Training Room, 32 Cordaville Rd [Note: The public isn’t allowed to attend in person but can view remotely.] (agenda with packet) Agenda Highlights: Letter to abutters about encroachments on CSX Right-of-Way and downtown Main St improvements; Appoint Alternate Building Inspector; Approve Police Officer status change from Student Officer to Probationary Officer; FY2020 Goal-Setting Discussion continued
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
- Combined Schools Committee Meeting, 6:00 pm @ Virtual Meeting (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Reopening Plan, Budget Update and Policy Implications; 2020-2021 Calendar – Time on Learning; Audience Sharing (Pre-register to view webinar here.)**
- Board of Registrars of Voters Meeting, 7:30 pm @ Virtual Meeting (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Vote to select location and hours for in-person Early Voting for the September 1, 2020 State Primary election.
*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.
**The Combined School Committees meeting should eventually be aired via SAM Government Channel – Verizon Channel 37/ Charter Channel 192 and YouTube. To view live, register for webinar.
Updated (8/4/20 8:51 am): The BOS agenda and packet were updated to include the remote viewing information.
In addition, the public schools posted agendas for two new Combined School Committee meetings (August 6 at 4:00 pm and August 7 at 8:00 am). But the meetings aren’t really open to the public. (While the meetings will “convene” in open sessions, the only agenda items are immediately entering Closed Executive Sessions with no return to open session.) The first meeting is to to discuss strategy with respect to Collective Bargaining. The second is to conduct collective bargaining sessions with the teachers associations for Northborough, Southborough and Algonquin.