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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.

NameTerm
Brian Conant2022
Vacant2022
Mike Gagnon2021
Ellen Parlee2021
Rick Reault2023

Additional Resources

Board of Assessors*

Board of Health*

Health Department

The Tyngsborough Board of Health
NameTerm Expires
Sheila Perrault, Chair2020
Bernadette Harper, Vice Chair2021
Carolyn Rae Ryan2020
Jonathan D. Reeney2021
Michelle Riley2022

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.

 

NameTerm Expires
Ann Conant, Chair2020
Julie Iatron, Vice Chair2022
Paula Flaherty, Secretary2021
Joseph Delgaudio2020
Elaine Plettman2021
Michael Barton2022

Board of Registrars

Board of Registrars

NameTerm Expires
Colleen J. Gabriel2023
Grace Ann Steed2021
Therese Gay2021

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 NameTerm LengthExpires
Warren Algrove3 years2020
Dan Laforge3 years2021

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

NameTerm Expires
Jennifer Wilson2023
Town Treasurer/Collector2023
Ann Marie Conant2020
Pauline S. Knight2022
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
NameTermAppointed By:
Billy Crawford 2021Finance Committee
Warren W. Allgrove, Jr. 2020Historical Commission
Guy Dennomee 2022Citizen-At-Large
Kimberly O’Brien 2021Planning Board
John Pelletier 2019Housing Authority
Joelyn Riley 2022Citizen-At-Large
Edward Smith 2020Conservation Commission
Kenneth Times III 2021Citizen-At-Large
Scott Ellis 2021Recreation 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

 

NameTerm Expires
Barbara Monleon2022
Linda Gilbride2021
Patricia McLaughlin2022
Rachel DeCarteret2021
Tammy Adams2023

Emergency Preparedness Committee

Finance Committee*

Historical Commission

Master Planning Committee

Planning Board*

Recreation & Parks Commission

Sewer Commission*

Sustainability Committee

Town Education Fund Committee

Town Education Fund Committee

 

NameTerm Expires
Diana Keohane2021
Diane Seltz2021
Town Treasurer/Collector2021
Michael Flanagan2021
VACANT2021

Tree Warden

Tree Warden

Tree Warden Page

Trust Fund Committee

Trust Fund Committee

 

NameTerm Expires
Barbara Roche2021
Christopher Dery2021
Town Treasurer/Collector2021
Matthew Hanson2021
Richard Howe2021

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 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.