Several positions on Town committees expire this month. Some members are asking to be reappointed, but others have stepped down leaving vacancies. (And, as of the last Board of Selectmen’s meeting, some had yet to respond one way or the other.)
The Conservation Commission has posted an opening on their website.
The town is looking for residents who have an interest in open space, wetlands and rivers protection, the environment, and stormwater management to fill an open seat on the Conservation Commission.
For the most recently posted information on Town committees and boards with expiring seats, click here. (Discussion at the more recent Zoning Board of Appeals meeting provided an update on two of their seats. They will be asking the BOS to move Jeff Walker up from alternate to full-time member. That would leave an alternate seat vacant.)
Most of those positions are appointed by the Board of Selectmen. To express your interest in volunteering, click here. (This isn’t limited to vacancies. Based on discussion at the last BOS meeting, it seems that expiring seats of members who want to be reappointed could be up for grabs if there is competition for it.)
With three vacancies under the newly elected Town Moderator’s appointing authority, I wondered what his process would be.
At Candidate’s Night, Stephen Morreale had pledged to make the appointment process more transparent. I reached out to him to find out how he planned to handle his vacancies. He asked me to post the following:
Hello fellow Southborough citizens,
In the past 10 days, I have learned of 3 openings for appointment for the coming year.
1 Open Position – Personnel Board
1 Open Position – Advisory Committee
1 Open Position – Public Works Planning Board
Each of these positions carry 2 or 3 year appointments by the Town Moderator. If you are interested, please direct an e-mail to me with your interest(s) along with details of your relevant experience. I can be reached at email@example.com. I will reach out to discuss the positions.