Committees

Audit Committee

  The Audit Committee is established pursuant to Article 7, section 7-9 of the Town of Longmeadow’s Charter…. Section 7-9 Audit Committee There shall be an audit committee consisting of five members appointed, by the select board, for terms of three years, so arranged that as nearly an equal number of terms as possible shall …

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Building Demolition Committee

Officers Betsy Port, Chair (member from Historical Commission) Brewster Sturtevant (member from Historical Commission) Kathy Berube (member from community at-large) Craig Carr (member from community at-large) Janice Dickstein, Clerk (member from community at-large) Dan O’ Malley (member from community at-large) A nine month demolition delay ordinance was passed at the Longmeadow Town Meeting in April …

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Cable Advisory Committee

Consists of five members appointed by the Select Board. Appointments are for staggered three year terms. The Committee is charged with the authority to provide advice and assistance to the Select Board in monitoring negotiations and compliance with the cable television license agreement and aspects of cable television service. The authority and approval for action …

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Capital Planning Committee

Funds for capital appropriations come from the Capital Stabilization Fund, which is annually funded at 2% of the general fund revenues from property taxes, state aid and local receipts. Composition Appointed by the Select Board Six members Three year staggered term committee positions elected by its memebers Current members of the committee are: Stephen Metz …

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Community Preservation Committee

  The Community Preservation Act (CPA), M.G.L. Chapter 44B, which is enabling legislation allowing cities and towns in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to adopt a property tax surcharge, was adopted by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Cellucci in September 2000. The CPA allows any city or town in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts …

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Conservation Commission

The purpose of the Conservation Commission is to protect Longmeadow’s wetland resource areas in accordance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the Longmeadow Wetlands Bylaw and supporting regulations. The protected resource areas include rivers, streams, brooks, ponds, wetlands, banks and the floodplains. Protection extends 100 feet from the edge of the wetlands, 200 feet …

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Cultural Council

Longmeadow Arts Council Members: William Eagan, Chair Jean Maziarz, Secretary Jaime Cass Peg Landon Peter Thomsen Elizabeth Woods Lynn Hurley 1 Vacancy  Mission: The mission of the Longmeadow Arts Council is to fund and promote cultural activities that enrich our community.   Funding Sources:  Massachusetts Cultural Council Town of Longmeadow   Criteria: Highest priority in …

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Finance Committee

  The Finance Committee, formerly known as the Appropriations Committee, is established pursuant to Article 2, section 2-10 of the Town of Longmeadow’s Charter Composition: Appointed by a Committee comprised of the Town Moderator, the then current Chairperson of the Finance Committee and the Town’s Finance Director 7 member Committee 3-year staggered terms Chairperson elected …

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Historic District Commission

The Longmeadow Historic District was established in 1973. It includes the Longmeadow Green and surrounding areas, including the Town Hall, and the old section of the cemetery (a map showing the exact boundaries can be viewed at the office of the Town clerk). The purpose of the Longmeadow Historic District is to preserve the unique …

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Historical Commission

The mission of the Longmeadow Historical Commission is to identify, preserve, and educate the Town about its unique historic heritage. The purpose of the Longmeadow Historical Commission is to plan and implement programs for the identification, evaluation, preservation and protection of Longmeadow’s historic places.  The Historical Commission works in an advisory capacity to other town …

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Park Board

Board of Park Commissioners The Longmeadow Park Commissioners are appointed volunteers whose charge is to set policy of all town parks and recreation activities. Your current Park Board members, from left rear to right: Jay Leib James Russell, Chair David Horowitz, Vice Chair Margaret Rakas James Jones    

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Planning Board

Walter Gunn, Chair Bruce Colton Donald Holland Roy Johansen, Clerk Kenneth Taylor The Planning Board is an elected town board of five members, each with a five year term. The Board operates under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40A and Chapter 41. The purpose of the Planning Board is to guide the development …

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School Building Committee

The Longmeadow School Building Committee (SBC) was formed during the Summer 2008. The School Building Committee meeting scheduled for April 19 has been postponed to April 26 at 7pm in the Fire Station meeting room, 44 Williams Street. Membership includes Select Board, School Committee and Town employee representatives as well as community members with applicable …

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Zoning Board of Appeals

The Town of Longmeadow has both a general and a zoning by-law. To understand the role of the Zoning Board of Appeals, it is necessary to understand the purpose of the Zoning By-Law. The purpose is as follows: “For the purpose of promoting the health, safety, convenience and welfare of the inhabitants of the Town …

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