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About the Agricultural Commission
Consisting of five members appointed by the Board of Selectmen for three-year terms, the commission encourages the pursuit of agriculture in the Town of Tyngsborough, promotes agricultural-based economic opportunities, facilitates the preservation of agricultural land, and acts as facilitators, advocates, educators and negotiators on agricultural-related issues.
Board of Assessors*
Board of Health*
|The Tyngsborough Board of Health|
|Sheila Perrault, Chair||2020|
|Bernadette Harper, Vice Chair||2021|
|Carolyn Rae Ryan||2020|
|Jonathan D. Reeney||2021|
Board of Library Trustees*
The Tyngsborough Public Library Board of Trustees is a six-member elected board. The Board organizes in May of each year by choosing from its own membership a chairman, vice-chairman, and secretary. The Board oversees the management and finances of the library, and is the policy-making authority for the library.
Trustees’ meetings are held monthly, near the main circulation desk in the Library, usually on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:45 p.m.
A notice of each Trustees’ meetings is posted at Town Hall and listed on the Library’s Events Calendar.
All Trustees’ meetings are open to the public.
|Ann Conant, Chair||2020|
|Julie Iatron, Vice Chair||2022|
|Paula Flaherty, Secretary||2021|
Board of Registrars
Board of Registrars
|Colleen J. Gabriel||2023|
|Grace Ann Steed||2021|
Board of Selectmen*
Visit the Administration page for more information about the Board of Selectmen.
Capital Asset Management Committee
The Cemetery Commission membership consists of:
|Member Name||Term Length||Expires|
|Warren Algrove||3 years||2020|
|Dan Laforge||3 years||2021|
To purchase a cemetery plot or apply for a burial permit please contact Bob Pelletier at 978-835-5244.
To make a payment for a cemetery plot or to review a database of cemetery records, please contact the office of the Town Clerk:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Joanne Shifres, Town Clerk
978-649-2300 x 129
Nancy Johnson, Assistant Town Clerk
978-649-2300 x 130
Citizens' Taxation Aid Committee
The Citizens’ Taxation Aid Committee is responsible for reviewing and making determinations on all applications for Tax Relief by residents of Tyngsborough. The Committee is made up of representatives from the Tax Collector’s Office, the Board of Assessors, the Housing Authority, and citizens at large. The Committee meets twice a year to review these applications. Applications are due by April 1 for their first meeting of the year or October 1 for the second meeting of the year. Questions about how to apply should be directed to the Assessor’s Office. The application for tax relief can be found below.
|Ann Marie Conant||2020|
|Pauline S. Knight||2022|
|Housing Authority Rep.||2021|
Commission on Disability
Community Preservation Committee
About the CPC:
The Community Preservation Act requires the town to create a Community Preservation Committee, consisting of members representing town committees.
This committee reviews projects that are seeking CPA dollars and determines how the money will be spent. In addition the committee will present a report to the Town Meeting at least once a year to explain what projects are being considered, what criteria were used to pick the funded projects, and which projects will ultimately be funded.
The money must be divided among projects having to do with open space, affordable housing and historic preservation. At least 10% of the money must be spent on each of those types of projects, and the balance is spent per the determination of the Community Preservation Committee.
|Community Preservation Committee|
|Billy Crawford||2021||Finance Committee|
|Warren W. Allgrove, Jr.||2020||Historical Commission|
|Kimberly O’Brien||2021||Planning Board|
|John Pelletier||2019||Housing Authority|
|Edward Smith||2020||Conservation Commission|
|Kenneth Times III||2021||Citizen-At-Large|
|Scott Ellis||2021||Recreation Committee|
How to get involved:
The first way to get involved is attend the CPC Meetings and Public Hearings as well as Annual and Special Town Meetings. The CPC meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Town Hall Community Meeting Room.
The Community Preservation Committee can be reached by leaving a message with the Board of Selectmen’s Office at (978) 649-2300 x 100.
Community Preservation Resources:
Council on Aging
Emergency Preparedness Committee
Master Planning Committee
Recreation & Parks Commission
Town Education Fund Committee
Town Education Fund Committee
Trust Fund Committee
Trust Fund Committee
Tyngsborough Housing Authority*
Zoning Board of Appeals
If interested in serving in any of the capacities listed below, please submit a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen, attention Colin Loiselle by email at [email protected] or by mail to 25 Bryants Lane in Tyngsborough. Call Colin Loiselle with questions at 978-649-2300 x155.
- Zoning Board of Appeals- Alternate Member
The Board of Appeals is an appointed board, with five (5) permanent members and two (2) alternates.
This Board was created under Section 9.5.1 of the Town’s Zoning Bylaw, pursuant to Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Laws (MGL). Its 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 MGL Chapter 40B. The Board of Appeals meets on the second Thursday of every month in the community room of the Town Hall, 25 Bryants Lane, Tyngsborough, MA. I
- Commission on Disability
The Commission on Disability is tasked with (1) researching local problems of people with disabilities; (2) advising and assisting municipal officials and employees in ensuring compliance with state and federal laws; (3) coordinating and carrying out programs designed to meet the problems of people with disabilities in coordination with programs of the Massachusetts Office on Disability; (4) reviewing and making recommendations about policies, procedures, services, activities, and facilities of departments, boards, and agencies of said city or town as they affect people with disabilities; (5) provide information, referrals, guidance and technical assistance to individuals, public agencies, businesses and organizations in all matters pertaining to disability; and (6) coordinate activities of other local groups organized for similar purposes.
- Council on Aging
The Council on Aging is tasked with working with the Council on Aging Director, staff, and volunteers to advocate on behalf of senior citizens, to enhance the quality of their lives through the identification and assessment of their health, economic, social, and cultural needs. The COA meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 3:30 PM at the Council on Aging on Westford Road. They also serve as advisors to the Council on Aging Director as it relates to operation of the Senior Center and programming.
- Recreation Committee
The Recreation Committee is responsible for managing and advising the Recreation and Parks programs in Tyngsborough. This includes youth sports and various programs including the Shamrock Ball, the Annual Festival of Trees, and the Annual Block Party.
- Planning Board, Alternate
The Planning Board plays a major role with town development. This includes making recommendations or decisions on:
- The Town Master Plan
- Area and special plans and other amendments to the Master Plan
- The Comprehensive Zoning Map Process
- Amendments to zoning and related regulations
- Functional plans, such as the Master Water and Sewerage Plan and Basic Services Maps
- Planned Unit Developments
- Developments that conflict with the master plan or involve historic landmarks
The Alternate is appointed by the Board of Selectmen, with the consent of the Planning Board, and is only able to vote in the absence of a quorum of full members. This is a great way for someone to learn how the Planning Board operates, familiarize themselves with the Town’s Zoning Bylaws and Regulations, and prepare for a potential full membership down the road.