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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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Town of Stow
Conservation Commission
380 Great Road
Stow, Massachusetts 01775
(978) 897-8615
FAX (978) 897-4534

Employment Opportunity – Town of Stow
Conservation Assistant

The Town of Stow is seeking a Conservation Assistant to provide support to the Stow Conservation Commission, Conservation Coordinator and Land Steward related to their statutory responsibilities under the Wetlands Protection Act, the Town of Stow Wetlands Bylaw and Regulations, and in stewarding approximately 1500 acres of town-owned land and 500 acres of conservation restrictions.  The position involves a variety of field and office work.  The position is approved for a maximum of 25 hours/week.  A more detailed description of responsibilities is available on the Commission’s website at:  http://www.stow-ma.gov/pages/StowMA_Conservation/index

Qualifications:  Candidates must possess:

  • excellent communication and customer service skills, and the tact and poise to interact with a wide variety of people in the office and in the field.
  • the ability to manage a variety of projects at once and with attention to detail
  • experience preparing meeting minutes
  • the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • the ability to use loppers and other hand tools, walk on uneven terrain, and bushwack in the woods in all seasons and under variable weather conditions
Additional desired skills and experience include at least two years experience and a degree in environmental science, natural resource management or related discipline, familiarity with the Wetlands Protection Act, ability to use map and compass and read surveys and plans.
To apply:  Submit employment application form available at http://www.stow-ma.gov, resume and cover letter to the Stow Conservation Commission, 380 Great Road, Stow, MA 01775, or email to conservation@stow-ma.gov.  Applications must be received by September 15, 2014.  Salary range is $14.71 to $19.93/hour.  The Town offers a very competitive benefits package.  AA/EOA.

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Town of Stow
Part-Time Assessors’ Clerk


The Stow Assessors seek a part-time Assessors’ Clerk responsible for a variety of clerical duties requiring excellent computer, communication, math, and organizational skills.  Main tasks include processing of motor vehicle abatements, tracking of real estate sales, organizing cyclical-visit project, data entry, along with various administrative and secretarial functions.  Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in business or related field.  This position is a 20 hour-per week position, with a salary scale ranging from $14.71 to $19.93/hr.

Please send resume with a cover letter to Board of Assessors, 380 Great Road, Stow, MA 01775 or e-mail to assessors@stow-ma.gov by July 18, 2014.  The Town of Stow is an Equal Opportunity 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 March 12, 2013


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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
Two members

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 ending June 30, 2015, and one member for a three-year term ending June 30. 2017.
Application:  The Board of Selectmen will be accepting applications until the positions are 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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MULTI-USE TRACK ROAD COMMITTEE
Two members
Objectives:  

  • To make improvements to the existing, unpaved recreational path on the Town’s easement over Track Road, encourage usage, improve accessibility, and otherwise make use of Track Road more enjoyable.
  • To coordinate grant applications with Maynard, the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge (ARNWR) and Stow for improvement of White Pond Road from the Assabet River to the new parking lot.  
  • To pursue, to the extent feasible, incorporating the existing, unpaved Track Road into the Assabet River Rail Trail (ARRT) or other recreational trails.
Qualifications:
  • Registered voter of Stow.
  • Interest in providing additional recreational opportunities for Stow residents.
  • Prior experience with rail trail projects preferred.
Term:  Two members appointed by the Board of Selectmen for three-year terms expiring June 30, 2016.

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

Posted September 11, 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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OPEN SPACE COMMITTEE
One Member
Duties:
  • Advise the Board of Selectmen, and other public and private stakeholders on the protection of the town’s open space priorities.
  • Prioritize and evaluate Chapter 61 and other parcels for their significant conservation and open space values.
  • Lead in the implementation and updating of the Open Space and Recreation Plan.
  • Participate in monthly meeting of the Open Space Committee.
Qualifications: Registered voter of Stow.

Term: Appointment by the Board of Selectmen for an indefinite term.

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

Posted March 12, 2013

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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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ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
Three Members

Duties:  The Zoning Board of Appeals is a quasi-judicial board as established by state law and has specific duties and responsibilities including:

Hear appeals from parties aggrieved by the decision of an administration official concerning zoning issues.
Hear and decide applications for certain special permits as provided by the zoning bylaws.
Hear and decide petitions to vary specific requirements of the zoning bylaws.
Hear and decide applications for comprehensive permits.

Qualifications:  Registered voter of Stow. Sound independent judgment, a sense of fairness and an ability to act on the evidence (and information) as determined with reference to the applicable sections of the Town of Stow's zoning bylaws and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40A, The Zoning Act.

Term:  One member for an unexpired five-year term ending June 30, 2017; one member to complete an unexpired term ending June 30, 2018, and one member for a term ending June 30, 2019. Appointment by the Board of Selectmen.

Application:  The Board of Selectmen will accept letters of application until the positions are filled. Send applications to the Board of Selectmen, 380 Great Road, Stow MA 01775 or email the office at selectmen@stow-ma.gov.

Posted September 11, 2014






 
 
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