The week in government

Above: Unless otherwise noted, the Town’s committees are meeting over zoom.

Here are the posted open 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. (Scroll down for details on meetings that popped up after last Monday’s post.) For an updated list of meetings, visit the town website.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

  • Southborough Public Accessibility Committee Meeting, 9:00 am @ Town House Hearing Room (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Updates on Accessibility of Town’s e-communications, Town Meeting Articles 30 (Rules and Regulations) and 29 (Standing Trails Committee), St. Mark’s Park design, budget request, and request for ARPA Funds

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

  • Southborough Housing Authority Meeting, 5:30 pm @ 49 Boston Road (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Executive Director Report and bill payments
  • Noise Bylaw Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Status of bylaw and presentation; Work on programming, Q&A and outreach
  • Master Plan Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discuss Chapters on Public Service and Schools, and Open Space, Natural Resources and Recreation; other final edits; Implementation feedback; Photos
  • Recreation Commission Meeting, 7:00 pm (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Vote on Trails Committee Warrant Article

Thursday, April 21, 2022

  • ARPA Committee Meeting, 7:30 pm (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Survey results; Review proposals, answers to questions, and remaining questions; Evaluation approach and next steps

Looking Back: 

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

Thursday, April 14, 2022

  • Community Preservation Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm (agenda, video) Agenda Highlights: Updates on Library Restoration and Preservation Restrictions for Library and Town House; Discuss signage for several projects; Review Chapter 218 of the Acts of 2016 (H.4565) and impact to CPA funding; Annual Town Meeting timeline and activities
  • Economic Development Committee Meeting, 7:30 pm (agenda, video-not-yet-posted) Agenda Highlights: EEA Grant for Route 9 Wastewater Study status; Rte 9 Economic opportunity and zoning review; MBTA Communities

*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.

I don’t include closed Executive Sessions unless the agenda indicates the possibility of some action in an open public session at the opening or closing of the meeting.

**While the Regional School Committee is back to in-person meetings, those are usually live streamed (for viewing, not participation) by Northborough Cable Access’ education channel. (Eventually, they are also shared on NCAT’s YouTube channel.)

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