City of Gardner, MA
Worcester County
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[Adopted 3-2-1998 by Ord. No. 1262]
[Amended 11-18-2013 by Ord. No. 1563; 2-6-2017 by Ord. No. 1597]
The position of Agent for the Conservation Commission shall be appointed for three years by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council. The salary of the Agent for the Conservation Commission shall be established in the ordinances designating salaries and wages for the City employees.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 171, Personnel, Arts. XV and XVI.
The Agent for the Conservation Commission shall report to the Director of Community Development and Planning.
Duties will consist of the following. The Agent:
A. 
Executes Conservation Commission decisions and policies.
B. 
Serves as the Commission's agent for the purposes of the Wetlands Protection Act.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See MGL c. 131, § 40.
C. 
Represents the Commission at non-Commission meetings and on committees.
D. 
Enforces applicable City and state laws and regulations, in particular the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act.
E. 
Prepares and distributes agendas and minutes.
F. 
Maintains files, records, and attendance of the Commission.
G. 
Administers operating budget and submits budgets requests.
H. 
Attends Commission meetings.
I. 
Provides advice to the Commission on wetland filings, enforcement, and related matters.
J. 
Establishes the work schedule of subordinate staff and supervises their work.
K. 
Participates in the site plan review process with the Community Development and Planning Department.
[Amended 11-18-2013 by Ord. No. 1563]
L. 
Reviews and administers state and local permit applications received by the Commission.
M. 
Makes site inspections of properties and makes recommendations to the Commission on applications and enforcement.
N. 
Acts as advisor and technical assistant to the Commission.
O. 
Advises applicants about submitting appropriate filings and documentation.
P. 
Answer queries and complaints from the public, business, industry, and other City departments and other public agencies.
Q. 
Participates in and supports other environmental programs and projects which are relevant to the City.
R. 
Performs other related duties as required.