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Tyngsborough Sustainability Committee

The Board of Selectmen formally established a Sustainability Committee on June 10, 2019. The first members were appointed by the Board of Selectmen on June 24, 2019; at the same time, their formal charge was adopted.

The Sustainability Committee is tasked with (a) supporting efforts to reduce contamination in the current recycling program and reduce future costs through the consideration of new programs and public outreach, (b) working with town departments to support recycling initiatives at public events and buildings, (c) assisting the Conservation Commission with public engagement and awareness regarding storm water management, and (d) serving as a resource for both town residents and businesses in the areas of improving and implementing waste reduction and energy saving initiatives. The Sustainability Committee meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM in Meeting Room 1 at Town Hall.

Below you can find a list of all current members and their terms.

Board Member Term
Liz Antanavica, Chair 2022
Jess Langley, Vice Chair 2021
Diana Keohane, Clerk 2022
Amy Pozerski 2021
Elyse Wolf 2020
Melissa Siopes 2021
Julia Kay 2020

To contact the Sustainability Committee via phone, please call Colin Loiselle in the Board of Selectmen’s Office at 978-743-5339.

Any member of the public wishing to attend any municipal meeting seeks special accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, should contact Colin Loiselle at 978-743-5339 or email [email protected]. While every attempt will be made to provide reasonable accommodations, requests should be made with as much advance notice as possible. Please note some requests, specifically for communication access support, may require 2 week notice beyond the control of the Town.

Resources

Review/Check What Can Be Put in your Recycling Toter

Board of Health Information on Trash, Recycling, and Organic Waste Composting

Information about curbside food waste collection service off by OffBeet Composting

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Tyngsborough Sustainability Committee Charge

Committee Established 6/10/2019 by vote of the Board of Selectmen
Formal Charge Adopted 6/24/ 2019 by vote of the Board of Selectmen

By an act of the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Tyngsborough, this charge shall establish a Sustainability Committee as presented below.

I. Mission
The Sustainability Committee will be tasked with (a) supporting efforts to reduce contamination in the current recycling program and reduce future costs through the consideration of new programs and public outreach, (b) work with town departments to support recycling initiatives at public events and buildings, (c) assist the Conservation Commission with public engagement and awareness regarding storm water management, and (d) serve as a resource for both town residents and businesses in the areas of improving and implementing waste reduction and energy saving initiatives.

II. Membership
The Sustainability Committee shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen. It shall consist of 5-7 members, all of whom must be residents. The Board of Selectmen may designate relevant staff to serve as non-voting “advisory” members.

III. Term of Membership
The original members shall be appointed to staggered terms with (2) being appointed to three year terms, (2) being appointed to two year terms, and (1) being appointed to a one year term. If the Board of Selectmen choses to add seven members, the sixth member shall be appointed to a one year term, and the seventh member shall be appointed to a two year term.

Following the original appointment, members shall serve three year terms. In the event of a vacancy, the Board of Selectmen may appoint a replacement to complete the original term of the member who left the position vacant.

IV. Organization
The Committee shall elect annually a Chairman to preside over the meetings and act as the organizer of the meetings, a Vice Chairman to serve as Chair in the absence of the Chair, and a clerk who shall be responsible for posting meetings, and recording minutes in accordance with open meeting laws.

Sustainability Committee Minutes