The week in government

BOH Health Director Appointment; SHOPC on Northboro Rd 61a properties project

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

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.

These days, most (but not all) meetings, can be participated in, watched live, and replayed from home.)**

Monday, July 8, 2024

  • Neary School Building Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm @ zoom only (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Subcommittee reports; Debrief from Open Forum; Updates from consultant on site analysis, program requirements and square footage, cost estimate updates, updates on contingency plans for school during construction, and updated planning studies

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

  • Board of Health Meeting, 10:00 am @ zoom only (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Fall Town Meeting; Recommendation and Appointment of Health Director; Health Agent Comparisons
  • Taxation Aid Committee Meeting, 4:00 pm @ Town House Hearing Room and zoom (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discuss annual application and any potential revisions
  • Housing Authority Meeting, 5:30 pm @ Colonial Gardens Community Room (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discussion and clarification regarding the Community Vegetable Garden; Vote on revised Gardening and Recreational Activity Policy; Elect officers
  • Youth Commission Meeting, 7:00 pm @ zoom only (agenda and packet) Agenda Highlights: Dept updates; Appoint Graduate intern; Suggestions for outreach over summer

Thursday, July 11, 2024

  • Southborough Housing Opportunity Partnership Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm @ zoom only (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Elect officers; Presentation by Metro West Collaborative and discussion about a project on the 61a property on Northboro Road.
Looking Back:

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

Friday, July 5, 2024

  • Open Space Preservation Commission Meeting, 2:00 pm (agenda, video) Agenda Highlights: Minutes approval, process, and timeline; OSPC Representative on the CPC; Chestnut Hill Farm Management Plan update; Recap Select Board June 18th discussion; Permitting Process – Planning Board, Conservation Commission, ZBA; Linda Hubley Scholarship Follow Up; Senior Tax Work Off

*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-37 and Charter-194).

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