The week in government

Above: These days, most meetings that used to welcome the public to attend in the Town House Hearing Room or other public facilities are accessible to the public by video/audio conference calls only.

Here are the posted 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, August 31, 2020

  • Capital Planning Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Virtual Meeting (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Presentation on Solid Waste Disposal Analysis; Public Comment

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 

  • Combined School Committees’ Policy Development Subcommittees, 9:00 am @ Virtual Meeting (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Face Coverings Policy and General (Interim) Policy on COVID-Related Issues (Click here to register for webinar)
  • Board of Trustees Library Meeting, 1:00 pm @ Virtual Meeting (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Library Façade Restoration Project, award contract; Status of Building Re-opening 
  • Taxation Aid Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Virtual Meeting (agendaAgenda Highlights: Approve Southborough Community Fund application

Wednesday, September 3, 2020 

  • Economic Development Committee, 7:00 pm: The EDC has a reserved zoom time but no agenda posted yet.

*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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