Apply to be Appointed to a Town of Wakefield Committee - Deadline: June 5, 2018

Apply to be Appointed to a Town of Wakefield Committee 

Deadline: June 5, 2018

The Town of Wakefield is seeking residents who are interested in serving appointments to the various following committees:
  • Board of Appeals – Alternate Member

Board of Appeals hearings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month except when there is a conflict with a holiday or voting day in which case notice will be given for the new hearing date. The hearings take place in the first floor meeting room at the Town Hall unless otherwise noticed. Original hearing notice is always given through direct mail to abutters and newspaper publication and public posting for the general public. Continuances are only verbally noticed during the original and subsequent hearings on the matter.

The Board of Appeals has all of the powers and performs all of the duties conferred or imposed upon it under the applicable provisions of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and by the Town of Wakefield Bylaws. These powers include the power to hear and decide:

Appeals in accordance with MGL Chapter 40A, Section 8;
Applications for Special Permits;
Requests for Variances; and
Appeals from decisions of the Zoning Administrator

An Alternate Member has the same privileges as a Voting Member but the Alternate Member will only be allowed to vote when a Voting Member is absent from the meeting.

  • Conservation Commission

The Conservation Commission meets the First and third Thursday of every month at Town Hall as needed to review petitions from land owners and/or developers in regards to projects that may require approval as defined by the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act. The Conservation works closely with the Town Engineer and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

  • Cultural Council

The purpose of the Wakefield Cultural Council is to support public programs that promote access, education, diversity, and excellence in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in Wakefield. The Council works closely with the Massachusetts Cultural Council to provide grant money to support these efforts. The Council meets as needed.

  • Permanent Building Committee – Alternate Member

The Permanent Building Committee has the responsibility to oversee all projects for design, construction, reconstruction, renovation, alteration or enlargement of any building owned by the Town, or undertaken on land owned or leased by the Town, with an expected project and/or construction value of $100,000 or more. The Permanent Building Committee shall have the sole authority to procure engineering and architectural services, to award bids for construction, to enter into contracts on behalf of the Town with respect to matters within its authority and to administer such contracts in accordance with applicable law. Whenever land acquisition is or may be necessary for any project within its authority, the Permanent Building Committee shall study such proposed acquisition and report to Town Meeting thereon. Town Meeting may expand or limit the powers and responsibilities of the Permanent Building Committee with respect to specific projects.

An Alternate Member has the same privileges as a Voting Member but the Alternate Member will only be allowed to vote when a Voting Member is absent from the meeting.

  • Individuals interested in serving on any one of these committees are asked to send an email with a resume and a statement of interest to Sherri Dalton at sdalton@wakefield.ma.us by Tuesday, June 5, 2018.