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Town of Stow
Stow Town Building
380 Great Road
Stow, Massachusetts 01775
(978) 897-4515 Fax (978) 897-4534



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Paid Positions
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Building Department  Secretary
The Town of Stow Building Department is requesting applications for the position of Secretary. The Secretary works under the supervision of the Building Commissioner and Administrative Assistant. Duties include, managing the front counter, assisting the general public with questions & applications, and receiving, processing and collecting fees for building, wiring, plumbing and gas permits. Preferred applicants will be knowledgeable of building department operations, able to maintain office files and answer phone calls and questions in a busy office setting. Preferred applicants will possess at least 3 years of experience in a building department & proficiency in computer operations and financial record keeping. This is a part time position (22.5 hrs. per week). Wage rate, min. $14.80-max. $19.93 per hour. Send letter of interest & resume by email or mail to Craig Martin, Building Commissioner 380 Great Road, Stow, MA 01775. Email: building @stow-ma.gov The deadline for applications is October 31, 2014. The Town of Stow is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Posted October 10, 2014  



PRINCIPAL ASSESSOR
Town of Stow


The Stow Board of Assessors is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Principal Assessor.  The position is responsible for the supervision, management, and administration of the assessing department, coordinating with the Department of Revenue, municipal departments, and independent contractors.  Applicants should possess:  knowledge of Massachusetts General Laws as they pertain to tax law and assessment administration, strong communication skills, excellent math ability, extensive computer and technical skills, and the ability to work independently.  Duties include, but are not limited to, establishing property assessments, setting a tax rate, sales and statistical analysis related to recertification, mapping changes, ATB preparation, personnel supervision, and general coordination with the Town, DOR, and contract personnel.     

Qualified applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree, Massachusetts Accredited Assessor or higher designation, and at least three years experience in property tax administration.  Working knowledge of the Univers Cama system and ESRI GIS is a plus.  Equivalent combination of education and experience considered.

Salary range:  $55,293 to $69,096.  Please submit cover letter and resume to the Board of Assessors at assessors@stow-ma.gov or at 380 Great Road, Stow, MA 01775 by November 10, 2014.  EOE/AA Employer.   



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Volunteer Opportunities
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NOTICE OF VACANCY

ANCIENT DOCUMENTS COMMITTEE
One Member for Unexpired Five Year Term.
Term Expiring in 2017
        
Duties:  To assist the town clerk in the acquisition, preservation, indexing and care of all Town records, both current and ancient.

Qualifications:  Registered voter of Stow.  Interest in ancient documents helpful, but not necessary.

Term:  Appointment by Moderator, with the approval of the Town Clerk, for term as noted above.

Application:  Contact Moderator David Walrath no later than 5 p.m. April 25, 2014.

Posted April 9, 2014
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CEMETERY COMMITTEE
1 member

Duties:  Management and care of the Town's cemeteries and burial grounds; establishment of rules and regulations; appointment of such employees as are necessary to maintain the cemeteries.

Qualifications:  Registered voter of Stow.

Term:  Appointment by the Board of Selectmen to fill a three-year term ending June 30, 2016.

Application:  The Board of Selectmen will be accepting applications until the position is filled.

Posted July 12, 2013

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CABLE LICENSE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
One Member

Duties:  The Cable Licensing Advisory Committee performs the following functions:

  • Monitors the quality of the video cable system in Stow
  • Monitors compliance by the cable company with its license and other laws
  • Interfaces with the Massachusetts cable television department (DTE)
  • Interfaces with the Stow cable provider (Comcast and Verizon)
  • Serves as liaison between Stow consumers and the cable company
  • Acting for the Selectmen, the Committee runs the formal selection process for a licensee, initial as well as renewal, each 10 years, and writes all applicable documents (licenses, etc.)
Qualifications:  Registered voter of Stow.

Term:  To fulfill an unexpired three-year term ending June 30, 2015.  

Application:  The Board of Selectmen will accept letters of application until the position is filled.  Send applications to Selectmen’s Office, Town Building, 380 Great Road, Stow, 01775 or selectmen@stow-ma.gov.

Posted March 12, 2013
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CAPITAL PLANNING COMMITTEE
Two Associate Members for One Year

Duties:  To study, with the Town Administrator, proposed capital outlays involving the acquisition of land or any expenditures of $10,000 or more,
having a useful life of at least three years   Preparation of an annual report containing a budget of such capital outlays and a capital
program for the following four years.

Qualifications:  Registered voter of the Town.  Those to be appointed by the Moderator shall not be employed by nor serve as officers of the Town.

Term:  Appointment by the Moderato.  Associate member terms to expire at the conclusion of the 2015 Annual Town Meeting.

Application: The Town Moderator will accept applications until 5 p.m., June 24, 2014 or until the positions are filled.
               stowmoderator@stow-ma.gov

Posted June 10, 2014

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STOW CULTURAL COUNCIL
The Stow Cultural council is seeking both Members and Associates to be in place for the next funding cycle.


Duties:  Stow’s Cultural Council Program, administered at the state level by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, receives state funds and grants to distribute to projects in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences.

Council members meet annually to review applications from individuals, schools, and organizations and decide how to fund the proposals, which include field trips, after school programs, concerts and festivals.

Qualifications:  Registered voter of Stow. Interest in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences. Ability to commit time to grant review process and willingness to be involved in other duties pertaining to local cultural needs.

Term:  Members appointed by the Selectmen to serve three-year terms.  Associates appointed by the Cultural Council.

Application:  The Board of Selectmen will be accepting applications until the positions arefilled.  If you are interested, please contact the Selectmen's Office at selectmen@stow-ma.gov or 978-897-4515.

Posted October 30, 2014


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FINANCE COMMITTEE
Five Associate Members for One Year Term, expiring May 2015

Duties:  Reviews budgets and warrant articles to be presented at town meeting in order to make recommendations to the voters, balancing requests with the Town's ability to pay, and considers requests for transfer from the Reserve Fund.

Qualifications:  Registered voter of Stow. ~Interest in and time to serve the Town. ~Willingness to attend other departmental meetings. The desirable qualities for associate members are voters who are comfortable around numbers and are detail-oriented.

Term:  Appointment by Moderator for terms to expire at the conclusion of town meeting as noted above.
Application:  The Town Moderator will accept applications until 5 p.m., June 24, 2014 or until the positions are filled.  


Posted June 10, 2014

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HISTORICAL COMMISSION
One member

Duties:  Preservation and stewardship of Stow’s historic structures and properties, and overseeing summer offerings at the Stow West School. Commitment to attend monthly meetings and willingness to be involved in other duties pertaining to local historical needs.

Qualifications:  Registered voter of Stow.  Interest in the history of Stow and its preservation.

Term:  Appointment by the Historical Commission: One member to fulfill unexpired three-year term June 30. 2017.
Application:  The Board of Selectmen will be accepting applications until the position is filled.  If you are interested, please contact the Selectmen’s Office at selectmen@stow-ma.gov or 978-897-4515.

Posted October 30, 2014


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MUNICIPAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST
One member

Duties: Create and preserve affordable housing in Stow for the benefit of low- and moderate-income households, pursuant to MGL Chapter 44, section 55c and Chapter 109 of the Acts of 2006. Accept, invest and spend funds in the Trust’s care; buy sell, hold, and manage real property.

Qualifications:
  • Registered voter of Stow.  
  • Applicants should share a commitment to the long-term welfare of the town and desire to increase the housing choices in Stow for its past, current, and future residents and employees.
  • Possess some of the following requisite skills and background: 1) financial and investment management; 2) law, especially real estate or municipal; 3) business or project management; 4) property or facilities management; 5) real estate transaction experience.
  • Have no appearance of or actual incompatible interest with the business of the Trust, such as a connection to current or proposed residential development in Stow.
Term:  Appointment by Board of Selectmen to complete a two-year term ending June 30, 2015.

Application: The Board of Selectmen will accept letters of application until the position is filled.

Posted September 11, 2014


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SPRINGFEST ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
One member

Duties:  Plan and oversee SpringFest, the town’s annual festival held in May. Identify and schedule events for the weekend. Recruit and organize participants and volunteers. Promote and publicize festival. Supervise site set-up and clean up.
Qualifications:  Energy and enthusiasm to create an enjoyable community-wide celebration for all ages. Ability to commit time to planning and event management. Team player with a good sense of humor.

Term:  One member to fulfill the remainder of a two-year term ending June 30, 2016.

Application:  The Board of Selectmen will be accepting applications until the position is filled.
If you are interested, please contact the Selectmen’s Office at selectmen@stow-ma.gov or 978-897-4515.
Posted September 11, 2014


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VETERANS' GRAVES COMMITTEE
One Member

Duties:  Support Memorial Day Parade planning as required, including attending planning meetings, usually two (2) per year.  Ordering of flowers and wreaths (3) for the monuments at Brookside Cemetery and the War Monument at Randall Library.  Arrange to provide non-alcoholic beverages for parade participants at the end of the parade route.  Coordinate support from Stow Fire Department (Color Guard) and Police Department (traffic control).  Own responsibility for other tasks associated with Memorial Day activities which may arise.  Must be able to see duties through to completion and manage to a limited budget.  Completion of state-mandated web-based Ethics and Open Meeting by-laws training (approximately 2 hours total) is a requirement.  

Qualifications:  Registered voter, honorably discharged veteran (DD-214 required) and current resident of Stow.

Term:  Appointment by Board of Selectmen for one-year term ending June 30, 2015.

Application:  Letters of application will be accepted by the Selectmen until the position is filled.

Posted September 11, 2014

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