The week in government

Select Board on retiree health insurance, ZBA appointment, South Union Study committee; School Committee; ZBA Park Central Hearing opens; 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. (Most, but not all, can be participated in, watched live, and replayed from home.)**

As always, be aware that changes to the meeting schedule (and agendas) are known to happen throughout the week. (Scroll down for details on any meetings that popped up after last Monday’s post.) For an updated list of meetings, visit the Town website.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

  • Southborough Housing Authority Meeting, 5:30 pm @ 49 Boston Road
    Community Room
  • Select Board Meeting, 6:30 pm @ Town House Hearing Room and zoom (agenda and packet) Agenda Highlights: Car Sales license hearing for 206 Turnpike Rd; Golf Course update & capital improvements; Vote on changes to health insurance for retired Town employees; Interview candidate for ZBA appointment; Updates on 21 Highland Street/SHOPC, MWRTA, Regional Dispatch, and Public Works Planning Board; Victualer license for 21 Turnpike Road; Staff job descriptions; Flags in Old Burial Ground on Veterans Day; Establish South Union School study committee and charge; OML complaint
  • Board of Health Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Public Safety Facility Training Room, 32 Cordaville Rd and zoom (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Plan Approval – 20 Boston Road; Drug Free Community Grant; Collins Center Update; Flu Clinic; Opioid Settlement Funds; CPR Certification; Narcan Training; “Narcan Leave Behind Policy”; Nurse and Business admin job descriptions
  • Youth Commission Meeting, 7:00 pm @ SYFS upstairs classroom, 21 Highland St (agenda and packet) Agenda Highlights: Budget update and FY25 draft budget; Outreach; Friends update

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

  • Regional School Committee Operational Budget Subcommittee Meeting, 7:45 am @ zoom webinar only (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review FY24 Budget Priorities; Develop FY25 Budget Priorities
  • PILOT Meeting, 6:30 pm @ zoom only (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Clerk duties; Members’ status reports
  • Southborough School Committee Meeting, 6:30 pm @ Trottier Middle School Library, 49 Parkerville Rd and zoom (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Updates on Transportation, School Improvement Plans, Extended Day Program, and Wellness Committee; Report of Resolutions Committee; MSBA Update; Finn School Mold Mitigation; FY25 Budget priorities
  • Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Public Safety Facility Training Room, 32 Cordaville Rd and zoom (agenda and packet) Agenda Highlights: Public Hearing on permit to build a 40B project at Park Central (0 Turnpike Road, 0 Flagg Road, Off Route 495) a 200-unit, ownership community for mix-income residents
    • Planning Board Meeting, 7:00 pm @ ZBA Meeting (agenda) Agenda Highlights: ZBA’s Public Hearing on a 40B project at Park Central 

Thursday, October 12, 2023

  • Board of Commissioners of Trust Funds Meeting, 8:00 am @ Town House Hearing Room (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discuss call with the Community Central Massachusetts; continued Discussion of applicant #60.
  • Board of Assessors Meeting, 4:15 pm @ location and zoom or @ zoom only (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Sign excise tax commitments and abatements; Act on Assessor’s request to release overlay; sign FY24 mapping contract; Deputy Assessor and Bus Admin job descriptions; Award contract for cyclical inspections; Reappoint Assessor
  • Economic Development Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Southborough Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Sale of Reliant Medical Building; Parcel ID for 495-MW Priority Development Areas (PDAs) Inquiry; Draft Survey; Outreach; Feasibily & Rte 9 grant status; Priorities; Meeting with new Metropolitan Area Planning Council Economic Development Planner; Construction updates; Preview of fall programs; 

Friday, October 13, 2023

  • Council on Aging Meeting, 11:30 am @ Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discuss action of Select Board on Transfer Station Stickers; Proposal for a town assessment conducted by the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging; Update on senior center survey discussion; Possible 60+ newsletter to everyone over 60 requesting email
Looking Back:

Below are meetings from last week that were posted after I ran last week’s list:

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

  •  Stewardship Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Town Forest; managing mows; Community Gardens; Eagle Scout inquiries; Updates on Farm Dump and abutter encroachment; Roadside Meadow; Invasive management; Beecology & other pollinator gardens; No Spray Signs

*I don’t list meetings that are only 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 Committee/Board Meetings:
    • If in-person meetings don’t also advertise a zoom option, assume that it won’t be broadcast or captured on video.
    • To remotely participate in meetings that allow zoom, click here.
    • To live stream (or view later) remote or hybrid meetings (even those covered by Southborough Access Media) over the internet, use the Town’s YouTube Channel for Remote Meetings. (The meetings covered by SAM can also be streamed on their website here, and eventually on SAM’s YouTube Channel.)
    • Cable Access — Southborough Access Media broadcasts the regular evening meetings for the Select Board, Planning Board, and Zoning Board of Appeals that take place in the Town House Hearing Room. (Those meetings will still allow zoom participation.) View SAM’s live and replayed broadcasts via their Government cable access channel (Verizon-38 and Charter-194).
  • School Committee Meetings:
    • Subcommittee meetings and some special meetings are only available to attend/view live (in person or by “webinar”) with no later rebroadcast.
    • Regular Southborough School Committee meetings are generally broadcast live by Southborough Access Media here and on Verizon-37 and Charter-192. (Video replays are also usually made available through their YouTube channel within a couple of days.)

Updated (10/30/23 11:16 am): I initially didn’t include the location of the Board of Commissioners of Trust Funds meeting. (The template text also indicated that zoom was an option, when it wasn’t.)

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