The week in government: BOS votes on Warrant Articles; ZBA on Ken’s Special Permit

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 this week along with my selected highlights from the agendas. All currently scheduled meetings are only available to the public virtually.*

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, April 20, 2021

  • Library Board of Trustees Meeting, 11:00 am @ virtual hearing (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Library Façade Restoration Project – Discussion and vote on repointing granite base of building
  • Board of Health Meeting, 4:30 pm @ virtual hearing (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review and vote to approve revised FY22 budget
  • Board of Selectmen Meeting, 6:30 pm @ virtual hearing (agenda and packet) Agenda Highlights: South Union Building RFP selection process; Recommendations on ATM Warrant Articles; Finalize Warrant
  • Advisory Committee Meeting, 6:30 pm @ virtual hearing (agenda) Agenda Highlights: FY22 Budgets for technology, Board of Health, and Water; Town Meeting Article on Revolving Fund Max Expenditures

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

  • Housing Authority Meeting, 5:30 pm @ virtual hearing (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Report of the Executive Director; Approve bill payments
  • Conservation Commission Meeting, 7:00 pm @ virtual hearing (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Hearings on 0 Southville Rd Area Delineation, 41 Oregon Rd new garage, 192 Woodland Rd new single family homes, and 5 Nathan Stone Way expansion of lawn; Potential Violation at 1 Lynbrook Rd; 22 Lovers Lane change of house/septic location; Extension of Order of Conditions for 229 Parkerville Rd; Requests for Certificate of Compliance for Leeds Way and 32 Boston Rd

Thursday, April 22, 2021

  • Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting, 7:00 pm @ virtual hearing (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Hearing on Ken’s Foods Special Permit to allow the expansion of the existing building to exceed 50,000 sq ft 

Looking Back:

Below is a meeting from last week that was posted after I ran last week’s list:

Friday, April 16, 2021

  • Affordable Housing Trust Fund Meeting (agenda, videoAgenda Highlights: Vote to allow Chair to sign Purchase & Sale for Stockwell Street affordable home; Handling of tiebreaker votes on Stockwell for any disagreements of expenditures

*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. 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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