Vacancy on the Conservation Commission

If you want to have a say in environmental protection and conservation in Southborough, now is your chance to join the Conservation Commission. Member Phil Bevins recently resigned — he’s moving out of town — and the commission is looking to fill his spot.

During the past year, the Conservation Commission has weighed in on a number major proposed developments in Southborough including the EMC campus and Woodland Meadows.

Here’s a description of the position:

The Conservation Commission has an opening for a Commissioner to complete the remainder of a 3 year term which will expire in June of 2010.  Duties include:  Reviewing technical permit applications and engineering plans to ensure compliance with the Wetlands Protection Act, the Rivers Protection Act, the Southborough Wetlands Bylaw, and the Stormwater and Erosion Control Bylaw.

Applicants should have demonstrated expertise, interest and/or experience in conservation, environmental protection or relevant aspects of land-use planning. Applicants must be able to attend Thursday evening meetings that occur at least every 21 days and must be able to perform on-site field visits.  On occasion, the Conservation Commission is required to meet with other town boards or committees.

Responsibilities of a Conservation Commission require a great deal of study, learning and thoughtful analysis. Applicants should have a willingness to attend training sessions, gain the relevant knowledge in a timely fashion, remain current, and make the necessary time commitment.

If you are interested, please submit a Volunteer Form, resume, and a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen’s office at the Southborough Town House by November 13, 2009.

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