The week in government

Select Board interviews of finalists for and appointment of new Police Chief

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

It’s a light week, but with important agenda items – interviews of the finalists for and appointment of our new Police Chief.

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 29, 2022

  • Select Board Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Public Safety Training Room
    32 Cordaville Road and zoom (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Police Chief interviews of Sgt. Sean McCarthy and Acting Chief Ryan Newell (For more background on that, see dedicated post); Discuss Special Town Meeting Warrant Articles

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

  • Board of Assessors Meeting, 4:15pm @ Public Safety Training Room
    32 Cordaville Road
    (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Sign annual reports for Mass Dept of Revenue and excise tax commitments and abatements; Update on FY23 Assessments
  • Select Board Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Public Safety Training Room
    32 Cordaville Road and zoom (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Appointment of Police Chief (There is a possibility that the board may choose to vote on this the prior night.)
Looking Back:

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

Thursday, August 25, 2022

  • St. Mark’s Street park Working Group Meeting, 7:00 pm (agenda, video) Agenda Highlights: Presentation by VHB/Landscape Architect of Potential Designs for the Park; Public Comment (was promoted as public forum)

Friday, day, 2022

  • Select Board Meeting, 8:00 am (agenda, video) Agenda Highlights: Consideration of Right of First Refusal for 40 & 42 Central Street

*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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