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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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Council on Aging - On Call Van Drivers Needed

Summary:  The Town of Stow is seeking qualified candidates for On Call Van Drivers for the Council on Aging.  This is a part-time, on call, non-benefit position driving vans in the safe transport of elderly and handicapped passengers to various destinations in nearby communities and some major city and out-of-state driving may be required for field trips.  Hours of availability should be Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.   The On Call Van Driver will be contacted at least the day before needed by the Van Dispatcher.  The person reports directly to the Van Dispatcher/Driver.

Duties include:
  • Safely and punctually transporting elderly and handicapped clients in a wheelchair van with automatic transmission;
  • Ability to follow a routing schedule, and navigate roadways efficiently;
  • Ability to operate van wheelchair lift and other handicapped equipment;
  • Interacting with elderly and handicapped passengers with courtesy and respect;
  • Maintaining viable communication and working relationships with other van drivers and COA staff to maximize efficiency of transportation services.
  • Occasional lifting and/or moving associated with loading and unloading wheelchair-bound passengers;
  • Keeping accurate records of passengers, locations, times, and mileage;
  • Report accidents or incidents, of any nature, relative to vans or passengers to COA Director.
Qualifications: Current Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and excellent driving record as generated by the Registry of Motor Vehicles.  Punctual, resourcefulness, plus the ability to read maps, and use a GPS and cell phone are necessary.  Previous experience and a patience and interest in elder care preferred.  A friendly, courteous manner and a focus on safety are important.  Must be flexible, a team player and able to work independently.  

Hours: Varies.  Intermittent Employment:  On Call on an “as needed” basis.

Rate of Pay: $12.64 to $16.62 per hour.

Application: Please submit letter of interest and resume to ATTN: COA Director, Town of Stow, 380 Great Road, Stow, MA 01775.  Call or email the Council on Aging with any questions at 978-897-1880 or coa@stow-ma.gov.
Stow is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted May 13, 2016




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Notice of Vacancy
Randall Building Committee
Two Resident Members At Large
 

Objective:  The Randall Building Committee is a committee composed of two Library Trustees, one Selectman, one member of the Finance Committee, one member of the Capital Planning Committee, and two Members at Large.  The charge of the committee is to oversee the pre-design process for a renovation of the historical section of the Randall Building.
 

Responsibilities Include:
· Manage and oversee the pre-design process:  evaluate prospective design consultants and recommend a preferred consultant for hire.
· Develop more than one conceptual design option.
· Include cost estimates for the options
· Hold public forums for input from residents
· Recommend to Town Meeting the most efficient design, including cost estimates, that meet the Town’s needs for a renovated Randall Library.

Qualifications:
A commitment of time and attendance at regular meetings
Excellent Communication and organizational skills
A registered voter of Stow
 
Term:  Appointment by the Randall Library Trustees to a term through the end of the fiscal year (June 30) in which the committee presents its design recommendations to Town Meeting.

Application:  The Randall Library Trustees will accept applications until 5:00 pm on January 15, 2016.  Interested residents should submit a letter of interest and a resume to the Randall Library, 19 Crescent Street, Stow, 01775

Posted January 12, 2016






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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
One 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, 2019.

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

Posted July 5, 2016

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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, 2018.  

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 July 2, 2015
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CAPITAL PLANNING COMMITTEE

One Member for Three Years
        Three 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 Moderator, voting member term to expire at the conclusion of the
  2019 Annual Town Meeting.      Associate member terms to expire at the conclusion of the    2017 Annual Town Meeting.

Application: The Town Moderator will accept applications until 5 p.m., May 17, 2016 or until the  position is filled .
Send info to  stowmoderator@stow-ma.gov 


Posted May 6, 2016



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Registrar of Voters
One Three Year Term Expiring May 2018

Duties: Registrars are responsible for the entire voter registration process, maintaining registration records, and for sending certain records to the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Registrars prepare the street list, annual register of voters, and the voting lists.

Qualifications: Registered voter in Stow. Member of either the Republican or Democratic party for at least the previous two years.  Must hold no other public office by public election or by appointment of the Selectmen.  

Term:  appointment by the Board of Selectmen. One three year term expiring 2018.

Application: Letters of application will be accepted by the Selectmen’s office until 5 p.m. August 28, 2015 or until the position is filled.


Posted: August 14, 2015




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STOW CULTURAL COUNCIL
The Stow Cultural Council is seeking one Member 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

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

Posted November 30, 2015


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Election officers/Workers

Duties: Election officers/workers are responsible for working at the polls during elections and working if there is a recount. The warden, clerk, and checkers must be available until the polls close and the tallying voters checked in and checked out is complete, usually between 6 a.m and 10 p.m.  Those workers counting the ballots must be available from 7:30 p.m until the tallying is complete, usually completed by 10:30 p.m. but could be later. Election officers must follow certain guidelines in Massachusetts General Laws. They report to the Chief Election Officer. Election workers must attend at least one training workshop per year.

Qualifications: Registered voter.  Members of Republican and Democratic parties are considered first, per Mass. General Law.

Term:  annual appointment by the Board of Selectmen.

Application: Contact Linda Hathaway, Town Clerk and Chief Election Official, at the Town Clerk’s office until 4 p.m. September 1, 2015 or until the positions are filled.   Letter of interest, phone call, 978-897-5034 or email townclerk@stow-ma.gov 
posted August 14, 2015

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NOTICE OF VACANCIES
FINANCE COMMITTEE
Two Members for a Three Year Term, expiring May 2019
Five Associate Members for One Year Term, expiring May 2017

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.,  (May 17, 2016) or until the positions are filled. Send info to stowmoderator@stow-ma.gov 


Posted May 6, 2016



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NOTICE OF VACANCY

Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
Stow Representative

Duties:  Represent Town of Stow interests on the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), a regional planning agency promoting sustainable growth and inter-local cooperation in planning across the metropolitan Boston region.  Attend monthly meetings and any special meetings.  Meet with Stow Board of Selectmen to provide updates when needed.

Qualifications:  Registered voter of Stow.  Interest and/or experience in planning, housing, land use and other issues relating to the region’s physical, social, and economic conditions

Term:  Appointment by the Board of Selectmen to complete an unexpired three-year term ending June 30, 2017.

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

Posted January 29, 2016


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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, 2017.

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

Posted July 2, 2015


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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.  If you are interested, please contact the Selectmen’s Office at selectmen@stow-ma.gov or 978-897-4515.

Posted March 25, 2016

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RECREATION COMMISSION
Three members


Duties:  To provide and promote recreational services for residents of Stow.  To administer current programs, such as town beach, Camp Stow, skiing, etc.

Qualifications:  Registered voter of Stow.  Interest in recreation for townspeople of all ages.   A commitment of time to attend monthly meetings as well as for special assignments.

Term:  Three members, each to fill a one-year term, ending June 30, 2017.  

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

Posted July 7, 2016




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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, 2016.

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

Posted July 2, 2015




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ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
Two Associate 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.

Must be prepared to assume the position of full-time member of the Board if a vacancy occurs and subsequently the office of clerk and/or chairman.

Term:  One member to complete an unexpired five-year term ending June 30, 2020, and one member to complete an unexpired term ending June 30, 2017, upon appointment by the Board of Selectmen.

Application: The Selectmen will accept letters of application until the positions are filled.

Posted July 2, 2015

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