Tax classification hearing; Select Advice on tree removal and pocket park / St. Marc Street Project


through beth to November 15, 2021

Above: These days (unless otherwise stated) all city committees and councils are meeting again on zoom.

Here are the committee and board meetings posted for this week as well as my selected highlights from the agendas.

Unless otherwise specified, meetings are all remote sessions open to the public. *

As always, be aware that changes to the meeting schedule are known to occur throughout the week. For an up-to-date list of meetings, visit city ​​website.

Monday, November 15, 2021

  • Planning board meeting, 7:00 p.m. (agenda and package, hearing aids) Highlights of the agenda: Public hearings on the Ken’s Foods expansion, the snow removal and landscaping facility at 200 Turnpike Rd, the Harvard University collections storage building and the removal of stone walls and trees at 22 Lovers Lane scenic Rd; Open Space Re; ort FY21 presentation
  • Capital planning committee meeting, 7:30 p.m. (agenda) Highlights of the agenda: Updates on the work of the sub-committees; Formation of the ARPA committee; Updates to the capital project on interior renovations of the townhouse, fire tender and library; update of the DPW capital plan; standing committee rules

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

  • Board of Health meeting, 10:30 am (agenda) Highlights of the agenda: Housing and food inspections; Status of the regional grant; Budget planning FY23; Covid Reports, Investigation Results, Ken Expansion, Noise Committee Meetings, MetroWest Tobacco Control District Memo; Vaccination clinics; Remote work policy; Collection of waste transport costs
  • Library board meeting, 11:00 (agenda) Highlights of the agenda: Budget FY23; Interior renovations; Draft policy on volunteering; Staff appreciation and native plant garden
  • Capital Planning Committee – School Research Subcommittee Meeting, 11:00 (agenda) Highlights of the agenda: Update on the quasi-expression of interest at MSBA; Update on the study of the city’s space needs; Review of the updated demographic study and various scenarios; Next steps
  • Southborough School Board Operating Budget Sub-Committee Meeting, 5:00 p.m. (agenda) Highlights of the agenda: Discussion on the FY’23 budget (Click here to register for the webinar)
  • Select the board meeting, 6.30 p.m. (agenda and material) Highlights of the agenda: Tax classification hearing; Appeal of the tree hearing; Financial update FY22; Request from the firefighters union for a risk premium under ARPA; Update on the regional distribution study; Call for tenders for the management of golf courses; ARPA assignment for the Northboro Road culvert; Cross-licensing agreement for the St. Mark’s St project; Discuss the Shared Streets park project at Marlborough Road; Discuss the police request for an additional full-time dispatcher; Examine fees for the ARPA committee and the trails committee; Discuss OML training requirements

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

  • Staff council meeting, 12:00 (agenda) Highlights of the agenda: Resignation of the chairman and reorganization of the board of directors; FMLA leave policy; FY23 Adjustment of annual salary; FY23 Regulation respecting the new policy on performance evaluation certifications, performance evaluations for firefighters on call; Review of benefits; Requests from the town planner and the selection committee for new recruits; Remote work policy
  • Meeting of the tax assistance committee, 4:30 p.m. (agenda) Highlights of the agenda: Review the app’s income limits (can vote); Discuss awareness
  • Meeting of the Housing Office, 5:30 p.m. (agenda) Highlights of the agenda: Presentation of the FY22 budget; Discuss South Union School
  • Regional school committee meeting6:30 p.m. @ Algonquin Regional, Northborough (agenda) Highlights of the agenda: Presentation of the technical education service; Covid Update; Review of the face covering policy; class size ratios; Standardized assessment results; Registration report; Priorities of the capital plan and budget for fiscal year 23; Mascot Study Group Update
  • Master plan committee meeting, 7:00 p.m. (agenda) Highlights of the agenda: Objectives and recommendations that may be eligible for ARPA / Infrastructure funding; Updated census data; Assemble the final plan
  • Advisory committee meeting, 7:30 p.m. (agenda) Highlights of the agenda: Appoint a liaison officer for the ARPA committee; Discuss the budget process for fiscal year 23 and the budget model; Discuss the policy of stabilizing the operating budget, available cash and
    capital expenditure

Thursday, November 18, 2021

  • Meeting of the noise regulation committee, 7:30 p.m. (agenda) Highlights of the agenda:Discussion of law enforcement tactics; Subjects to be considered for the development of the regulation; review other state regulations

* The City intends to hold each of its public meetings remotely available for viewing/ listen via video and audio streaming live (and recorded) on YouTube with some available for public comment by zoom. Live streaming of school committee meetings is only available for viewing via webinars.


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