The week in government

Above: These days (unless otherwise noted) all of the Town’s committees and boards are back to meeting over zoom.

Here are the posted committee and board meetings for this week along with my selected highlights from the agendas.

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are all remote sessions open to the public.*

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, February 1, 2022

  • Southborough Housing Opportunity Partnership Committee Meeting, 8:30 am (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Updates on Master Plan Committee and CPC Subcommittee; Discuss MBTA Communities; Prep on Warrant Article for transferring CPA Housing funds to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund; Discuss ARPA Final Rule & Spending
  • Board of Selectmen Meeting, 6:30 pm (agenda and packet) Agenda Highlights: Hearing on Used Car license for 264 Cordaville Rd; Update on Space Needs presentation; FY23 Budgets for Building Dept, IT, DPW, and EDC; Appointments to St Mark’s St Park Working Group; Updates from EDC, Regional Dispatch; Draft Policy for application and approval of grants; Fire Chief contract; Annual Town Meeting date; Request for filming at St. Mark’s School; Draft Charge for 300th anniversary Committee
    • Economic Development Committee Meeting, 6:30 pm (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Attendance at Board of Selectmen Meeting for Discussion on Route 9 Business
      Corridor, FY23 EDC budget, One Stop Grant, EDC/BOS business visits, and EEA Grant
  • Council on Aging Meeting, 7:00 pm (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discuss proposal of Woodward as potential Community Center and use of ARPA funds for addition to Cordaville Hall

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

  • Advisory Committee Meeting, 7:30 pm (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Joint meeting with Board of Health on their FY23 budget, restructuring, and regionalization of certain services; FY23 Budget
    • Board of Health Meeting, 7:30 pm (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Joint meeting with Advisory on FY23 Budget
  • Noise Bylaw Committee Meeting, 7:30 pm (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Work on bylaw outline; prep for Public Forum

Thursday, February 3, 2022

  • Regional School Committee Operational Budget Subcommittee Meeting, 4:00 pm (agenda) Agenda Highlights: FY23 Budget Recommended Budget and Preliminary Assessments; Overview of Capital Stabilization Fund (Click here to register for webinar)
  • ARPA Meeting, 7:30 pm (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discuss Facilities, Capital Committee, Board of Health, and DPW; Discuss surveys and strategies for outreach; Strategy of Evolution of requests
    • Capital Planning Committee Meeting, 7:30 pm (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Joint Meeting with ARPA Committee to present 10 year Capital Plan

Friday, February 4, 2022

  • Capital Planning Committee – School Research Subcommittee Meeting, 12:30 pm (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Update on MSBA Statement of Interest in Neary School and next steps depending on MSBA decision; Update on Town Needs Study; Vote on final report for School Committee’s February 9th meeting

*The Town intends to make each of its remote public 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.

Updated (1/31/22 1:59 pm): I had missed including an update on the Space Needs Study presentation under the Board of Selectmen agenda. While I’m making that update, I’m also adding a newly posted meeting of the Regional School Committee’s Operational Budget Subcommittee.

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