The Town of Tyngsborough is seeking qualified residents interested in serving in one of the following capacities. Applicants who are interested should submit a letter of interest to Colin Loiselle, Director of Administrative Services by email to [email protected] or by mail to 25 Bryants Lane, Tyngsborough MA 01879. If you are interested in learning more about these roles, you can reach out to the Town Administrator’s Office by calling 978-649-2300 x155. Vacant positions will be filled on a rolling basis and the Board of Selectmen will strive to only consider applicants when two or more applications have been received except in circumstances where a delay in appointment would cause an undue burden to the affected Board.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conservation Commission- Associate Member
The Conservation Commission is seeking a qualified resident to serve as an Associate Member on the Commission. Associate Members are not currently able to vote. However, Town Meeting approved a warrant article to petition the General Court for permission to allow Associate Members to vote in the absence of a quorum. This will go into effect once approved by the General Court. Currently, this role is designed to allow interested residents to learn about the Commission, see how it operates, and prepare themselves for ultimately serving in a full role on the Commission. You can learn more about what the Conservation Commission does by visiting their page here.
- 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 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 (no meeting in August), near the main circulation desk in the Library, usually on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:45 p.m.
- Sustainability Committee- Effective 1/1/2021
The Sustainability Committee is tasked with (a) supporting efforts to reduce contamination in the current recycling program and reduce future costs through the consideration of new programs and public outreach, (b) working with town departments to support recycling initiatives at public events and buildings, (c) assisting the Conservation Commission with public engagement and awareness regarding storm water management, and (d) serving as a resource for both town residents and businesses in the areas of improving and implementing waste reduction and energy saving initiatives. The Sustainability Committee meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM in Meeting Room 1 at Town Hall.