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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||2023|
|Michael Ryan-Roche, Vice Chair||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||2023|
|Julie Iatron, Vice Chair||2025|
|Paula Flaherty, Secretary||2024|
Board of Registrars
Board of Registrars
|Colleen J. Gabriel||2025|
|Grace Ann Steed||2024|
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|
|Douglas Latullipe||3 years||2023|
|Daniel R. Laforge||3 years||2025|
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||2023|
|Pauline S. Knight||2022|
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|
|Larry Clawson||2025||Finance Committee|
|Warren W. Allgrove, Jr.||2023||Historical Commission|
|Chaz Doughty||2024||Planning Board|
|John Pelletier||2023||Housing Authority|
|Edward Smith||2023||Conservation Commission|
|Kenneth Times III||2024||Citizen-At-Large|
|Scott Ellis||2024||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
Public Safety Building Study 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 Shannon McAndrew by email at [email protected] or by mail to 25 Bryants Lane in Tyngsborough. Call Shannon McAndrew with questions at 978-649-2300 x160.
- Affordable Housing Trust
The Affordable Housing Trust will focus on preserving and establishing affordable housing in the Town of Tyngsborough for the benefit of low and moderate income households. The Trust will meet at least quarterly to discuss and monitor plans to acquire property or funds to be used exclusively for the preservation and creation of affordable housing in Tyngsborough. A full copy of the Affordable Housing Trust Charge can be found here. The term for this position is two (2) years.
- Agricultural Commission
The Agricultural Commission encourages the pursuit of agriculture in the Town, along with promoting agricultural0based economic opportunities, facilitates the preservation of agricultural land, and acts as facilitators, advocates, educators and negotiators on agricultural-related issues. The term for this position is three (3) years.
- Conservation Commission, Associate Members (2 positions)
Conservation Commissions are established under the provisions of the Massachusetts Conservation Commission Act for “the promotion and development of the natural resources and for the protection of watershed resources” of the Town. The major areas of responsibility are as follows:
- Administer and enforce the Mass. Wetlands Protection Act (M.G.L. Ch.131, Sec. 40) and its applicable Regulations (310 C.M.R 10.00) as well as the Tyngsborough Wetlands Protection By-Law (Article XXII of the General By-Laws) and its Regulations.
- Work with the Recreation Commission to develop and maintain an Open Space and Recreation Plan for the Town.
- Develop projects and programs to carry out the applicable goals of the Open Space and Recreation Plan, including preserving land by acquisition, protecting open space through Conservation Restrictions, publishing educational and informational materials (books, pamphlets, maps, plans) and implementing programs for the improvement and protection of the natural resources.
- Manage the land under the control of the Conservation Commission.
- Advise and work with other Town Boards, Committees and organizations on matters involving the natural resources and watershed resources.
There are two positions open on the Conservation Commission, both associate members, as it should be noted that associate members cannot vote. The term for one position is three (3) years and the term for one position is to be determined.
- Council on Aging (3 positions)
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. The term for the positions is three (3) years.
The Council on Aging meetings are held monthly (no meetings in July and August) on the third Tuesday of the month at 3:30 PM at the Council on Aging, 169 Westford Road.
- Dementia Friendly Tyngsborough Advisory Committee
The Dementia Friendly Tyngsborough Advisory Council shall be tasked with Advising the Commission on Disability on all aspects of the Dementia Friendly Tyngsborough Campaign. This is an informal working group that shall work in an advisory capacity only. The Dementia Friendly Tyngsborough Campaign was launched by the Commission at the end of the 2019 and has featured two events since then focusing on how residents, local businesses, and municipal government staff can work together to make Tyngsborough more livable for residents living with dementia. It is a part of the broader “Dementia Friendly Massachusetts Campaign”. You can learn more about the statewide initiative here.
- Planning Board, Alternate Member
The Planning Board plays a major role with town development. They include 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 Planning Board meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7:00 PM at Town Hall, Community Room, 25 Bryant Lane.
- Recreation and Parks Committee (3 positions)
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. There are three (3) positions open on the Recreation and Parks Committee. The terms for the three (3) open positions are one (1) year, two (2) years, and three (3) years. When submitting a letter of interest, please specify which term you would like to complete.
- Surveyor of Wood, Bark, and Lumber
The Surveyor of Wood, Bark, and Lumber is responsible for determining the amount or volume of the designated products. The term for this position is one (1) year.
- Town Education Fund Committee (2 positions)
The Town Education Fund Committee discusses potential ways that taxpayer dollars can be spent on educational opportunities and purposes for the Town. There are two (2) positions open on the Town Education Fund Committee. The term for this position is one (1) year.
- Zoning Board of Appeals, Alternate Member
The Zoning Board of Appeals is established through the Town’s Zoning Bylaw, pursuant to Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Laws. 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. The term for this position is three (3) years, and it should be noted that alternate members can only vote in the absence of a quorum.
The Zoning Board of Appeals meets on the second Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM at Town Hall, Community Room, 25 Bryant Lane.