Departments

Accountant

Budgeting, Tax Rate Setting, Year End Financial Reports, Expenditure Controls, and Revenue Reporting.

Administration

The Board of Selectmen are the chief municipal officers of the Town. The Town Administrator is appointed by the Board of Selectmen to oversee the daily operations of the Town, advise and administer the policies and procedures of the Board, and enforce Town by-laws and actions passed at Town Meeting.

Animal Control

The Animal Control Officer is  responsible for helping the public deal with problems caused by animals. This person also works with other local agencies, such as social services and law enforcement, to protect all members of families, both two-legged and four-legged.

Assessors

The primary function of the Board of Assessors is to value all Real Estate and Personal Property within the Town of Tyngsborough.

Building

The Building Department is responsible for the review, inspection and permitting for new construction and/or alterations to any structures within the Town.

Capital Asset Management Committee

The Capital Asset Management Committee provides a policy and systematic approach for creating and maintaining a capital asset and improvement program, and establishes criteria for establishing priority and scheduling of significant costly projects, improvements, or equipment included in the program.

Cemetery Commission

The Cemetery Commission oversees town cemeteries and maintains a database of cemetery records in conjunction with the Town Clerk.

Clerk

Elections, Voter Registration, Census, Vital Records (Birth, Death, Marriage), Marriage Licenses, Business Certificates, Dog Licenses, Fishing/Hunting Licenses.

Collector

The Town Collector’s Office is responsible for the collection of all assessed taxes and charges in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws.

Community Preservation

The Community Preservation Act requires the town to create a Community Preservation Committee, consisting of members representing town committees.

Conservation

Conservation Commissions are established under the provisions of the Massachusetts Conservation Commission Act (Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40, Section 8C) for the “promotion and development of the natural resources and for the protection of watershed resources” of the Town.

Council on Aging

The Tyngsborough Council on Aging is an eleven member board appointed by the Board of Selectmen.

Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management coordinates the emergency preparedness and planning of all town departments, residents and businesses using the resources of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to avert or to combat the effects of disaster, either natural or man-made locally.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee members are responsible for researching, advising and making recommendations to town meeting.

Fire

The Tyngsborough Fire Department provides a  range of programs designed to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Tyngsborough, from the adverse effects of Fire, Sudden Medical, or Exposure to Dangerous Conditions either natural or man made.

Government Study Commission

The Government Study Commission was established by the Board of Selectmen to review and evaluate certain areas of Town government in order to make recommendations for improvement of government efficiency, cost savings, and enhancement of productivity and customer service.

Health

The Board of Health develops and maintains innovative programs to safeguard and improve the general health of the citizens of the Town.  Responsibilities include developing and promoting disease prevention and wellness programs as well as improving health education and environmental awareness.

Highway

Road Maintenance; Winter Operations; Street Signs; Traffic Signs. Street opening permits are issued through the Highway Department.

Historical Commission

The Historical Commission is responsible for maintaining relevant town artifacts and promoting the town’s unique history.

Housing Authority

Tyngsborough Housing Authority  provides  stable, quality affordable housing for low income persons.

Information Technology

The Information Technology Department handles all technology matters for the Town offices, Police, Fire, EMS, Council on Aging and Highway departments.

Library

The Library is a forum for ideas and a source of information for the inspiration and enrichment of the entire Tyngsborough community.

Planning

The Planning Board plays a major role with town development. They will will assist you with interpretations and review your plan with the Zoning Enforcement Officer to determine compliance.

Police

The Tyngsborough Police Department enforces the laws of society, maintain order within the community, protect life and property, and to assist the public at large in a manner consistent with the rights and dignity of all persons as provided for by the law under the Constitution of the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Recreation and Parks

The Tyngsborough Recreation & Parks Department is dedicated to the advancement of the town Parks and Recreation programs in an effort to enhance the quality of life for all people. The department strives to provide a variety of quality, self-supporting recreational and leisure programs for all ages of people in the Town.

Recycling

The Tyngsborough Recycling Subcommittee is dedicated to a greener environment through Recycling. Learn more through this sub-section.

Sewer Commission

Sewer Fees, Permits, Applications, and Regulations.

Treasurer

Payroll, Cash Management, Borrowing, Investments, Trust Fund Custodian, Tax Title Administration.

Tyngsborough TV

Tyngsborough TV handles the town’s cable access broadcast and digital platforms.

Veterans’ Services

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has the most comprehensive veterans’ services program of any state in the nation.

Water Districts

Tyngsborough is home to three water districts  It is pumped from a range of sources, treated, and sent to homes, businesses and  schools.

Zoning

The Zoning Board of Appeals purpose is to hear and decide appeals from an adverse decision of the Building Inspector or any Town Board, to make determinations in Flood Hazard Districts, to hear and decide petitions for variances, and to issue comprehensive permits under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40B.

 

Board, Commission, and Committee Openings

  • 1 Seat – Conservation Commission (1 year appointment)
  • 1 Seat – Cemetery Commission (1 year term)
  • 1 Seat – Cemetery Commission (3 year term)
  • 1 Seat – Zoning Board of Appeals, Alternate Member (3 year term)

If you are interested in serving on any of the above positions please submit a letter of interest to the respective Board/Commission and to the Board of Selectmen’s Office, all located at 25 Byrants Lane, Tyngsborough, MA 01879. In general, when a letter of interest is submitted, the Board of Selectmen will advertise the position for a period of time on this page, to allow any other residents interested in the position to submit a letter of interest.

Please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at (978) 649-2300 x129 or email jshifres@tyngsboroughma.gov or the Board of Selectmen’s Office at (978) 649-2314 with any questions.

Please Note: In order to serve on a board, commission or committee you must be a registered voter in Tyngsborough.