Planning board hearing on downtown district zoning, regional school board meeting, etc.

ByShannon J. Cortes

Oct 18, 2021

by Beth to October 18, 2021

Above: These days (unless otherwise noted), all City committees and councils are back to meeting on zoom.

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

Unless otherwise stated, 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. (Scroll down for more details on the meetings that arose after last Monday’s post.) For an updated list of meetings, visit city ​​website.

Monday, October 18, 2021

  • Capital Planning Committee Meeting6:45 p.m. (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Vote on requests to BOS to reduce committee membership and SHOPC subcommittee representation; Potential recommendation on another appointment to fill the vacant position; subcommittee updates; State of the article of the mandate of the capital of the special municipal assembly; Capital plan updates by facilities and recreation departments
    • Leisure committee meeting20:00 (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Join the Capital Planning Committee to discuss Rec’s planned 10-year capital plan
  • Planning Board Meeting7:00 p.m. (agenda and file, hearing aid) Agenda Highlights: Public Hearings on 6-8 Turnpike Rd (amendment to main site plan), Proposed Downtown District Bylaw (with zoning map and design guidelines), Ken’s Foods Warehouse Expansion (approval of main site plan and special permit); Discuss Chestnut Meadow Subdivision lot release, 156 Northborough Rd site plan compliance, and review of exterior lighting rules and regulations
    • Advisory Committee Meeting7:00 p.m. (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Participate in the Planning Board Hearing on the Downtown District Zoning Mandate Section
    • Breeders Council Meeting7:00 p.m. (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Participate in the Planning Board Hearing on the Downtown District Zoning Mandate Section
    • Economic Development Committee Meeting7:00 p.m. (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Join the Planning Board Hearing on the Downtown District Zoning Mandate Section (vote can be taken.)

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

  • Library Board Meeting11:00 (agenda) Agenda Highlights: FY23 budget; interior renovations of the library; Draft Policy on Volunteering; Story Walk accessibility
  • Breeders Council Meeting6:30 p.m. (agenda and file) Agenda Highlights: scholarship committee update; Eagle Scout Aqueduct Project; Redistricting proposed; Updates on Regional Breakdown Study, COVID-19 Cases, Golf Course Update, Mooney Lights; Community Compact IT grant application; Declare the surplus of the fire boat for disposal; Consider an amendment to the fire chief’s contract, SUBJECT: Paramedic certification; Requests from the Capital Committee on the reduced composition of the number of members and the SHOPC sub-committee; Downtown District Bylaw Update; Special Municipal Assembly Logistics and Reconsideration of Section Support Votes
  • Meeting of the Council on Aging7:00 p.m. (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review Cordaville Hall renovation plans and discuss other opportunities for upgrading or relocating the senior center

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

  • School Council Meeting near me15:00 (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review of school council roles and responsibilities; School Improvement Plan 2021-2024 (Click here to register for the webinar)
  • Meeting of the tax aid committee4:30 p.m. @ Townhouse Courtroom, 17 Common Street (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discuss outreach to Council on Aging for communication of support materials; Update status by contacting the trust fund committee for assistance with funding applicants
  • Southborough Housing Authority meeting5:30 p.m. (agenda)
  • Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee Meeting6:30 p.m. (agenda) Agenda Highlights: COVID-19 Update; Face covering policy review; Essays (DESE State Program); Examine the resolutions of the joint MASC/MASS conference; Presentation of the school improvement plan; Vision 2026: Action Plan 2021-2022; Budget Priorities for FY23; solar study group report; Mascot Study Group Update
  • Zoning Appeal Board Meeting7:00 p.m. (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Approval of August 18 meeting minutes
  • Master Plan Committee Meeting7:00 p.m. (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Discuss chapter changes, updated data and final plan development

Thursday, October 21, 2021

  • Board of Health meeting7:00 p.m. (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Presentation on public health “From the invisible to the essential (in a pandemic)” by Louis Fazen, III, MD, MPH; Public Questions and Answers

Looking back:

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

Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Southborough Housing Opportunities Partnership and Capital Planning Sub-Committee Meeting7:00 p.m. (agenda, video) Agenda Highlights: Discuss research update/reports on potential housing development at 21 Highland Street, by city or by private development; Next steps

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