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Agricultural Commission

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.

Name Term
Brian Conant 2025
Augustus Skamarycz 2025
Mike Gagnon 2024
Ellen Parlee 2024
Rick Reault 2023

Additional Resources

Board of Assessors*

Board of Health*

Health Department

The Tyngsborough Board of Health
Name Term Expires
Sheila Perrault, Chair 2023
Michael Ryan-Roche, Vice Chair 2021
Alivia Morton 2023
Mary Conant-Cantor 2021
Michelle Riley 2022

Board of Library Trustees*

Tyngsborough Public Library’s Website

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.

 

Name Term Expires
Ann Conant, Chair 2023
Julie Iatron, Vice Chair 2025
Paula Flaherty, Secretary 2024
Joseph Delgaudio 2023
Mary Allgrove 2024
Nataliya Poto 2025

Board of Registrars

Board of Registrars

Name Term Expires
Colleen J. Gabriel 2025
Grace Ann Steed 2024
Paul Tassi 2024

Board of Selectmen*

Visit the Administration page for more information about the Board of Selectmen.

Capital Asset Management Committee

Cemetery Commission*

The Cemetery Commission membership consists of:

Member Name Term Length Expires
Douglas Latullipe 3 years 2023
Daniel R. Laforge 3 years 2025
VACANT 3 Years 2023

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:

Office Hours:
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
[email protected]

Nancy Johnson, Assistant Town Clerk
978-649-2300 x 130
[email protected]

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.

Members

Name Term Expires
Jennifer Wilson 2023
Town Treasurer/Collector 2023
Ann Marie Conant 2023
Pauline S. Knight 2022
Brian Martin 2023

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
Name Term Appointed By:
Larry Clawson  2025 Finance Committee
Warren W. Allgrove, Jr.  2023 Historical Commission
Guy Denommee  2025 Citizen-At-Large
Chaz Doughty  2024 Planning Board
John Pelletier  2023 Housing Authority
Joelyn Riley  2025 Citizen-At-Large
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:

Minutes

Conservation Commission

Council on Aging

Cultural Council

Cultural Council

 

Name Term Expires
Barbara Monleon 2025
Sharon Delmore 2024
Patricia McLaughlin 2025
Rachel DeCarteret 2024
Tammy Adams 2023

Emergency Preparedness Committee

Finance Committee*

Historical Commission

Master Planning Committee

Planning Board*

Public Safety Building Study Committee

Recreation & Parks Commission

Sewer Commission*

Sustainability Committee

Town Education Fund Committee

Town Education Fund Committee

 

Name Term Expires
Diana Keohane 2023
VACANT 2023
Town Treasurer/Collector 2023
Michael Flanagan 2023
VACANT 2023

Tree Warden

Tree Warden

Tree Warden Page

Trust Fund Committee

Trust Fund Committee

 

Name Term Expires
Barbara Roche 2023
Christopher Dery 2023
Town Treasurer/Collector 2023
Matthew Hanson 2023
Richard Howe 2023

Tyngsborough Housing Authority*

Zoning Board of Appeals

Board/Committee Vacancies

 

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.