The Board of Selectmen is seeking qualified residents who would be interested in volunteering for one of the following committees. Details on both are outlined below:
1. Traffic Advisory Committee will be charged with advising the Board of Selectmen on options available for issues relating to all aspects of traffic management and pedestrian, vehicular and bicycle safety, including but not limited to developing long-term strategies. The Committee will interface with citizens, community groups, as well as Town, regional and state committees or officials.
2. Zoning Board of Appeals consists of five regular and three associate members appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The regular members serve for five year terms and associate serve for three year terms. The Zoning Board of Appeals derives its jurisdiction from Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A, and as such acts as a quasi-judicial body deciding whether or not to vary from the Zoning By-Laws by issuing either Variances or Special Permits. The Board also decides all Appeals made by an aggrieved person trying to get enforcement action (or lack thereof) of the Inspector of Buildings who has refused to act on his/her request.
To be considered for either or both of these committees residents are asked to submit a resume and completed Community Volunteer Interest Form to the Office of the Board of Selectmen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Community Volunteer Forms can be downloaded from the Town website; www.belmont-ma.gov.