The week in government: Multiple boards on Business Village zoning; BOS meeting

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. (For an update on meetings that popped up late last week, scroll down.)

Monday, October 5, 2020

  • Regional School Committee Meeting , 4:00 pm @ Virtual Meeting (agenda) Agenda Highlights: FY-22 Budget priorities and process (Click here to preregister for webinar)
  • Recreation Commission Meeting, 6:00 pm @ Virtual Meeting (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Updates on programming and projects, including Mooney/Neary lighting update and Fayville Basketball court; Vote on Trails Committee’s CPC application to fund a section of Boroughs Loop Trail
  • Capital Planning Committee Meeting, 7:30 pm @ Virtual Meeting (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Updates on Town House Project Proposal, South Union Schoo, Transfer Station, and School Research Subcommittee; Cordaville Road project; Town owned parcel presentation

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

  • Economic Development Committee Meeting, 6:30 pm @ Virtual Meeting (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Joint meeting with BOS and Planning on Downtown Mixed Use zoning
  • Southborough Housing Opportunity Partnership Committee Meeting, 6:30 pm @ Virtual Meeting (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Participate in BOS & Planning joint meeting on Downtown Business Village zoning
  • Planning Board Meeting, 6:30 pm @ Virtual Meeting (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Joint meeting with BOS and EDC on Downtown Mixed Use zoning
  • Master Plan Committee Meeting, 6:30 pm @ Virtual Meeting (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Participate in BOS & Planning joint meeting on Downtown Business Village zoning
  • Board of Selectmen Meeting, 6:30 pm @ Virtual Meeting (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Hearing on used car dealer 6 Turnpike Rd; Charter cable agreement; Joint meeting with EDC and Planning on potential Article for Downtown Mixed Use zoning; CommCan agreement update; Revise Golf Course Committee charge; Chestnut Hill Farm alcohol license applications; Open Warrant for Annual Town Meeting; Tree removal policy

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

  • Southborough School Committee – Policy Development Subcommittee Meeting, 1:00 pm @ Virtual Meeting (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Annual Policy Review (Click here to preregister for webinar)
  • Southborough Stewardship Meeting, 6:30 pm @ Virtual Meeting (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Updating the management plan, priority and ongoing projects; updates on mowing; trails; community gardens; beecology garden
  • Advisory Committee Meeting, 6:30 pm @ Virtual Meeting (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discuss cybersecurity/IT/MIS; Grant application process; FY22 budget process

Thursday, October 8, 2020

  • Capital Planning Committee – School Research Subcommittee Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Virtual Meeting (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Mission; Review prior data and data requests for future meetings; Actionable goals and division of tasks

Friday, October 9, 2020

  • Council on Aging Meeting, 8:30 am @ Virtual Meeting (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Status of Future Programming; Current budget update and plan; Senior Center Renovations Update

*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.

  • © 2022 MySouthborough.com — All rights reserved.