St. Mark’s Street Park Working Group

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The Select Board would like to assemble a working group of citizens and interested parties to generate a written recommendation to the Select Board regarding the design and themes for the proposed park that will be constructed between the library and the reconstructed intersection of St. Mark's Street and Route 85. The Select Board is particularly interested in placing a monument or marker in this space that would recognize and honor Native American history in Southborough. The Select Board also would like the working group to consider formulating a new name for this space.

The working group will consist of nine members who are Southborough residents. One member shall be a representative from the Southborough Historical Commission, one member shall be a representative from the Southborough Open Space Preservation Commission, and seven members shall be at-large members. Members will be appointed by the Select Board at a duly posted public meeting following the advertisement for interest in serving on the working group. The working group shall elect its own Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary. All terms shall expire on June 30, 2023.

The Select Board encourages the working group to invite a representative of St. Mark's School and a representative of the Department of Public Works to participate as non-voting members.

The working group shall operate in accordance with the state conflict of interest laws. Members shall serve without financial compensation. All records of the working group shall be filed with the Select Board, and all agendas, minutes, and records of appointments shall be filed with the Town Clerk. These documents shall be open to public inspection in accordance with applicable Open Meeting Law and public record statutes.

The working group should hold at least three meetings in a public forum, either in person or by remote participation (i.e. Zoom, etc.), at which public comment is solicited and encouraged. The Town shall publicize the dates and times of working group meetings, and encourage public participation.

  • Approved by Select Board
  • Dated: June 9, 2022
  • Revised: June 14, 2022 and June 28, 2022

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