Archive of Town Committee Vacancy Announcements
Please Note: This is an "occasional archive" of past committee vacancy notices, for reference purposes. They are reproductions copied from the official town web site. All errors and omissions are the sole responsibility of Westborough.com. Please be sure to visit the town site for the official and most up-to-date listings of committee vacancies; for convenience we maintain a copy of the most recent announcement here.
Revised 28-Apr-2013 (from the 23-Apr-2013 Selectman's agenda --webmaster)
... a bit of a gap, here ...
Council on Aging (1 Member)
Country Club Operating Committee (2 Non-Voting Associates)
Historical Commission (1 Member, 1 Non-Voting Associates)
Housing Partnership Committee (1 Member)
Recreation Commission (1 Non-Voting Associate)
Revised 2-June-2012 (from the 22-May Selectman's agenda --webmaster)
Revised 10/6/10 (accessed 10-Oct-2010 --webmaster)
Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Committee- (Alt)
Conservation Commission- (2 Non-Voting Associate)
Country Club Operating Committee- (2 Non-Voting Associate)
Historical Commission- (1 Member/2 Non-Voting Associates)
Housing Partnership Committee- (1)
Open Space Preservation Committee- (2)
Youth Commission- (1)
Revised: 9/13/10 (accessed 14-Sep-2010 --webmaster)Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Committee- (Alt)
Revised: 8/23/10 (accessed 8-Sep-2010 --webmaster)Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Committee- (Alt)
Coyotes in Westborough - news and resources
- "Residents fear coyote attacks", Wicked Local (Westborough News), 25-Jun-2010.
- "Coyote kills boy's pet dog", Worcester Telegram, 2010.
- "Westborough residents share concerns about coyotes with Board of Selectmen", The Daily Westborough, 2010.
- "Coyote sightings raise fears in Brookline", Boston.com, 6-Jun-2010.
- "How we can coexist peacefully with coyotes", Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, 30-May-2010.
- "Coyote attacks concern Mill Pond neighbors", Wicked Local (Westborough News), 2010.
- "Hunting season puts coyotes in the crosshairs", MetroWest Daily News, 2009.
- "Coyotes in Westborough - Preventing Conflicts", Westborough.com, 2008.
- "Call of the wild", Wicked Local (Westborough News), 2007.
The recent coyote attack in town was raised and discussed at last night's Board of Selectmen meeting of June 22, 2010. (See video from WestboroughTV, time 00:24:50 to 01:01:30) One suggestion was to conduct a public education campaign which could include, for example, a 2-hour seminar to learn about coyotes and how to prevent attacks.
As the Telegram reported, "Laura Hajduk, furbearer project leader for the state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, said attacks such as the ones in Westboro are uncommon. ... She said about eight coyotes live in Westboro, although it may seem there are more." Laura also suggested posting links to resources from Mass Wildlife. For example:
- Resolving Conflicts with Coyotes (from Mass Wildlife)
Here's our original article about preventing conflicts with coyotes which also included information from Mass Wildlife on specifically about what to do. For detailed information, please see the full Mass Wildlife article on coyotes, "Living With Coyotes".
UPDATE: 2:54 p.m. Here is the information the town put out on their web site:
Contacts for wildlife related questions:
Via email: email@example.com
Central District Office: 508-835-3607
211 Temple S1., West Boylston
District Manager: Bill Davis
District Wildlife Biologist: Bridgett McAlice
Field Headquarters: 508-389-6300
1 Rabbit Hill Road (North Drive & Milk St.), Westboro
Project Leaders (Furbearer, Black Bear, Deer, Moose, Turkey and
General Wildlife Biologists
Problem Animal Control Coordinator
Natural Heritage and Endangered Species
Information and Education
About the Youth Commission and Westborough Youth and Family Services
The Town of Westborough's Youth Commission is a five-member volunteer board, appointed by the Board of Selectmen to advocate for the needs of youths and families in Westborough.
In 1984, the Youth Commission created Westborough Youth and Family Services, a town department whose mission is "to provide counseling for children and families, to promote prevention through collaboration with other town and community agencies and to provide education, programming and information which will enhance the lives of children and families in Westborough."
Youth Commission members guide the operation of Westborough Youth and Family Services (WYFS). Since its formation, WYFS has provided mental health and substance abuse counseling, prevention and education programs, information about mental health and substance abuse issues, and referrals to appropriate service providers for the residents of Westborough. WYFS has also taken an active role in the coordination of mental health and social services for the town. Additionally, the department runs the annual "Hot Summer Nights" summer activity program aimed at teens in middle school and early high school.Westborough Youth and Family Services is staffed by a full-time Director, two part-time Counselors, a part-time Administrative Assistant, and a summer Youth Activities Coordinator.
Youth Commission members need to be registered voters in Westborough. Ideal candidates will have professional involvement or volunteer experience in the mental health or human service fields, and an interest in assessing and promoting the needs of youths and families in Westborough.
The Youth Commission usually meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:30 PM with the WYFS Director to guide the direction of the department. A time commitment of about two hours a month is generally expected as well as attendance at Town Meeting.
Link to the 2008 Youth Annual Report.Add a comment
Community Access Television Links
Community Access Television in our town is provided by Westborough TV, Inc. whose mission is "to serve the community of Westborough through the creation of broadcast media programming that is by, about, and for the Westborough Community."
Please visit WestboroughTV's site directly to learn about their three channels and to view their programs and bulletins. Numbers below are the channel numbers for each of the respective cable vendors in town, Verizon and Charter.Add a comment