To interpret and apply the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Zoning Bylaws of the Town of Chelmsford to all matters which appear before it. In so doing, the Board follows its rules and regulations fairly and gives due deference to the reports of the Planning Board and the Building Commissioner, who is the Zoning Enforcement Officer for the Town of Chelmsford, as well as the decisional laws of the Commonwealth.
Term Limit: 3 year Terms, unlimited number of Terms.
Term Limit: 1 year Terms, unlimited number of Terms.
Ad Hoc Committee to carry out the action items in the 2013 Center Village Master Plan.
Term Limit: 2 year Terms, unlimited number of Terms.
The Charter Review Committee 2016 will review the current Charter for possible modifications. The following questions will be answered as part of the review:
~ Is our town structure fully efficient in the delivery of governmental services? Does duplication, fragmentation exist which prevents full efficiency?
~ Is Chelmsford's structure of government organized to deliver effective management of local resources? Are we doing an adequate job of proactively planning for opportunities and/or problems?
~ Has the system of government set forth in the Charter produced the desired level of expertise, professionalism and ethical government anticipated in 1987?
~ Does our structure of government provide adequate accountability to the local residents/taxpayers? Do our citizens feel that the system has someone who can be held responsible for the actions of the government? Is this sense accurate?
~Does the structure of government provide adequate opportunities for political participation? Are citizens involved in the decision making process?
~ Has the Charter produced stability in the executive and legislative branches as anticipated in the current charter?
~ Are there issues that have arisen, or will arise over the next ten years for which the Charter needs to be revised?
Term Limit: 1 year 6 month Terms, unlimited number of Terms.
The work of the Community Involvement and Volunteerism in Chelmsford (CIVIC) Committee is to increase volunteerism and civic engagement as well as to recognize and showcase the outstanding individuals and groups who through abiding service have demonstrated their long-term commitment to the Chelmsford community.
The Community Action Program Committee is appointed by the Town Manager annually. The Community Action Program provides a unique source of matching funds for projects that benefit the community. The Community Action Program was established for the purpose of encouraging community involvement by awarding cash grants to individuals and organizations that wish to develop civic projects for the benefit and enjoyment of the citizens of Chelmsford.
Members serve in an advisory capacity and work with the Director of the Senior Center to develop policy, programs and services.
Term Limit: 3 year Terms, limited to 2 Consecutive Terms, then 1 year break.
The council provides public funding for the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences by granting funds to individuals and organizations in the community. Its duties also include soliciting community input and assessing local cultural needs. Membership consists of 9 - 21 members.
One year appointment by Constable and ratified by the Board of Selectmen.
To promote the conservation of energy and to help the own to achieve the associated financial savings. The Energy Conservation Committee will assist the town with identifying, designing, and implementing programs and projects for energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy generation. These programs and projects may include all forms of energy use: electricity, natural gas and heating oil, and transportation fuels.
The Holiday Decorating Committee arrange and implement the Holiday Lighting and Prelude Ceremony in Chelmsford Center on the first Sunday in December. The Committee, with the help of several interested individuals and groups, physically put up and take down all the lights on the shrubs and trees on Chelmsford Common and the Chelmsford Center Village.
The Parade Committee plans and executes the annual Fourth of July Parade in Chelmsford
The Committee works to reduce solid waste disposal costs by decreasing the quantity of solid waste disposed and increasing the quantity of recyclables collected. The committee also works to increase the number of recycling participants.
Reviews and comments on sign permits and applications for other special permits
Facilitates and encourages the long term health of Chelmsford's public trees. Charged with developing and administering a comprehensive tree management program.
Recent communication from Governor Baker’s Office and from UMass Lowell Officials indicates that the disposition of the 34-acre, long-vacant UMass Lowell West Campus located at 255 Princeton Street may take place this year. The redevelopment of this property would have a significant impact upon the community, especially for the adjoining neighborhood.
The goal/task for the Committee is to conduct a community visioning/planning process for the future use of the parcel. The Committee would be assisted by the Town’s professional staff in the engineering and community development offices. The Committee would hold public hearings and present a report at a Board of Selectmen meeting by the end of this fiscal year.
If you are interested in serving on the UMass Lowell West Campus Planning Committee, please submit an application no later than 4:00 pm on March 22nd.
Term Limit: 9 year Terms, unlimited number of Terms.
Create an implementation strategy based on town policy documents, including:
2010 Master Plan
2011 Affordable Housing Plan
2012 NMCOG Vinal Square Traffic and Circulation Report
2013 Historic and Cultural Preservation Plan
The plan will address economic development, land use/zoning, traffic/circulation, open space, recreation, historic preservation, and housing. This plan will build on existing investments in Vinal Square, such as the renovation of the North Town Hall and Varney Park/Playground improvements.