New vacancy: Conservation Commission

Above: The committee largely responsible for protecting Southborough’s wetlands is seeking help. (Image of wetland resource areas and buffer zones from the Conservation Commission’s Guide “Living with Wetlands”)

The town website shared news of a new vacancy that needs to be filled. The Conservation Commission is in need of a new member.

The committee is responsible for protecting the town’s wetlands. According to their literature, “35% of Southborough property falls under wetland regulations”. So, it’s an important role.

The Conservation Commission has an opening for a Commissioner to complete the remainder of a 3 year term which will expire in June of 2015.

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 with Regulations, 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 July 25, 2014.

For more information on the Conservation Commission, see their page on the town website.

For an application to volunteer for this or any of the many other vacancies on town committees, click here.

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