Requirements for Members:
All Board and Committee Members (both Elected and Appointed) must be sworn in upon each appointment / reappointment. You are ineligible to participate as an acting member of this Board or Committee until you have been sworn in, even upon reappointment. Please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at (978) 462-7591 to make arrangements to be sworn in to the faithful performance of your duties.
Upon each appointment / reappointment Board and Committee Members are required to acknowledge receipt of the Open Meeting and State Conflict of Interest Laws within two (2) weeks. All requirements will be reviewed with you when you are sworn in and you will be presented with the necessary compliance documents at that time.
Opening Meeting Law
MGL Chapter 30A, §20(h) requires that you acknowledge receipt of the following three (3) Open Meeting Law materials within two weeks of appointment or re-appointment.
- 1. Open Meeting Law - MGL c. 30A, §§ 18-25
- 2. OML Regulations - promulgated by the Attorney General under MGL c. 30A, § 25
- 3. Opening Meeting Law Guide - Educational materials promulgated by the Attorney General under MGL c. 30A, § 19(b), explaining the Open Meeting Law and its application
Acknowledgement of Receipt of OML Materials–to be returned to the Town Clerk
Open Meeting Law Training Videos–Available by the Office of the Attorney General
State Ethics / Conflict of Interest Law
Acknowledgement of Receipt of Conflict of Interest Summary – to be returned to the Town Clerk