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Volunteer for boards, committees, and commissions that are staffed by appointment. Your name will remain on file to be reviewed by the Select Board when an opening comes up.

Volunteer Form for Town Boards and Committees. Descriptions and links below.

Other volunteer opportunities in the community

About Town Boards and Committees:

Agricultural Commission

AgComs represent the farming community, encourage the pursuit of agriculture, promote agricultural economic development and protect farmlands and farm businesses, and preserve, revitalize and sustain agricultural businesses and land. Mass Assoc of Agricultural Commissions

Mass Gov Handbook for Agricultural Commissions

Note: This committee needs a new slate of members to continue the work of the previous committee which established Heath as a Right-To-Farm community.

Board of Health Performs many important and crucial duties relative to the protection of public health- the control of disease- the promotion of sanitary living conditions- and the protection of the environment from damage and pollution.
Building Facilities Committee Intended as an ongoing committee to assist the Town in assissing the conditions of buildings, creating a priority list, and providing input on how to implement findings.
Building Use Committee The Building Use Committee has oversight of short-term use of Community Hall and Jacobs Road. Short-term is defined as less than 9 months.
Conservation Commission The primary function of the Conservation Commission is to preserve and protect the local wetland resource areas, as defined in the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act.
Council on Aging To meet the needs of the aging by creating an active, healthy, social, and cultural community for Heath.
Cultural Council The Heath Cultural Council provides funding to support artistic and culturally enriching community programs and activities in the Town of Heath and the surrounding area.
Energy Advisory Committee
Historical Commission
Parks & Recreation
Veterans Memorial Committee
Zoning Board of Appeals

Mass General Laws: Boards of appeal; powers

Section 14. A board of appeals shall have the following powers:—
(1) To hear and decide appeals in accordance with section eight.
2) To hear and decide applications for special permits upon which the board is empowered to act under said ordinance or by-laws.
3) To hear and decide petitions for variances as set forth in section ten.
(4) To hear and decide appeals from decisions of a zoning administrator, if any, in accordance with section thirteen and this section.

In exercising the powers granted by this section, a board of appeals may, in conformity with the provisions of this chapter, make orders or decisions, reverse or affirm in whole or in part, or modify any order or decision, and to that end shall have all the powers of the officer from whom the appeal is taken and may issue or direct the issuance of a permit.

Calendar of Events
Select Board Meeting -- SCHEDULED
Tue, Oct 3, 2023, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jacobs Road Municipal Center Cafeteria
Posted to: Select Board
  • Attached File: 2023-10-03 SB AGENDA
  • Tue, Oct 3, 2023, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    18 Jacobs Rd.
    Posted to: Finance Committee
  • Attached File: FC 2023-10-03 Agenda
  • Wed, Oct 4, 2023, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    18 Jacobs Road Cafe'
    Planning Board Meeting -- SCHEDULED
    Wed, Oct 4, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    via Zoom
    Posted to: Planning Board
  • Attached File: PB 2023-10-04 Agenda
  • Thu, Oct 5, 2023, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Room 135
    Posted to: Council on Aging
    Latest News
    Grant proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities and interpretive science programs due by Tuesday, October 17, 2023.
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    Featuring works by more than 30 Heath artists, the Seventh Annual Heath Arts Exhibition will be held from Saturday, September 2 through Saturday, September 9 in Community Hall.