The week in government

Planning and Conservation discuss new Park Central 40B and more

Here are the posted open, public Southborough committee and board meetings for this week* along with my selected highlights from the agendas.

These days, some meetings are over zoom, some in-person, and others are hybrids that allow both participation through both options.**

As always, be aware that changes to the meeting schedule (and agendas) 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.

Monday, August 1, 2022

  • Planning Board Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Town House Hearing Room and zoom (agenda and packet, hearing materials, Park Central materials) Agenda Highlights: Hearings for 200 Turnpike Rd (developer plans to withdraw application), Urban Forestry Management presentation, Discussions on 154 Turnpike Road – Site Compliance, Scenic Road Tree Removal
  • Neary Building Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Next Steps with Mass School Building Authority

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

  • Board of Health Meeting, 9:30 am (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Sound Testing at Ken’s Warehouse; Potential Article for Fall Town Meeting to fund a Staffing Study

Thursday, August 4, 2022

  • Golf Course Committee Meeting, 9:00 am @ Town House Hearing Room and zoom (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Follow-up on mitigating Latisquama residents’ concerns; Committee charge
  • Conservation Commission Meeting, 7:00 pm (agenda and materials, Park Central materialsAgenda Highlights: Hearings on Breakneck Hill Conservation Land farm dump soil test pitting, 259 Boston Rd stream clean up of dead trees and debris, 200 Turnpike Rd warehouse and salt shed, 250 Turnpike Rd wetland boundaries, and 259 Turnpike Rd new home; Contract for Peer Review; Extension request for 84 Main St for Order of Compliance; Violation 169 Parkerville Rd; Chestnut Hill Farm Management Plan; Scenic Rd Bylaw Discussion; Park Central Comment Letter for MassHousing
Looking Back:

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

Thursday, July28, 2022

  • St. Mark’s Street Park Working Group Meeting, 7:00 pm (agenda, video) Agenda Highlights: Recap of Archeological Consulting Services presentation; Legacy Park Design; Discussions on Members’ Key Ideas for Park Layout/Function/Design, preparing new Park Design Plans, Request to Acquire Parcel, and timetable and content for report
  •  Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting, 7:00 pm (agenda, video) Agenda Highlights: Release Executive Session minutes: November 9, 2016; December 14, 2016; August 24,
  • SHOPC/Capital Planning Subcommittee Meeting, 7:00 pm (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discuss Draft Report of Subcommittee [Video was not yet posted this morning, but you can check here.]

*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.

**Details on watching meetings remotely:

  • Town committees and boards that advertise remote meetings can be joined on zoom (details here). They are also streamed live and saved for replay via the Town’s YouTube Channel for Remote Meetings. (Though, occasionally there are glitches.) If they don’t advertise a remote option, assume that only in-person attendance is allowed.

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