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At their meeting on June 7, the Board of Selectmen made their annual appointments to the various Boards & Committees in Town. At the conclusion of these appointments, there remains several vacancies that need to be filled by interested residents. A list of those vacancies and a description of the work that each Board/Committee does is below. Interested residents should send a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen by email to Assistant Town Administrator Colin Loiselle [email protected] . Questions can be directed to Colin Loiselle by email or phone at 978-649-2300 x155. Positions remain vacant until filled.

  • Planning Board Alternate Member (3 Year Term)- This is a joint appointment by the Board of Selectmen and the Planning BoardThe 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
  • Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate Member (1 Year Term)- 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.
  • Council on Aging Member (1 Year Term)- The mission of the Council on Aging is 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.
  • Sustainability Committee Member (3 Year Term)- 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.
  • Recreation & Parks, 2 Members (2 & 3 Year Term)- The mission of the committee is to enrich the lives of Tyngsborough residents by providing recreational activities, programs and services which include adults, seniors, and children covering the areas of arts, health, sports, education and entertainment at the lowest possible cost to residents.
  • Town Education Fund Committee Member (1 Year Term)- The role of this group is determine the appropriate way to spend funds earmarked for educational purposes and raised through the Town’s Education Fund.
  • Affordable Housing Trust, 2 Members- The Affordable Housing Trust focuses its efforts on the preservation and creation of affordable housing in Tyngsborough for the benefit of low and moderate income households. The Trust meets quarterly to discuss and monitor plans to acquire property or funds to be used exclusively for the preservation and and creation of affordable housing. The Trust is also responsible for managing funds sourced from Inclusionary Housing and the Community Preservation Act for the purposes of Affordable Housing. It shall work with the Community Preservation Committee to determine if additional funds are available to support specific projects.
  • 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.