Town of Georgetown, MA
Essex County
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[The following articles list officers, boards, commissions and committees established by the Town of Georgetown.]
Name
MGL
Ref.
Adoption Date/
Article
Description
Board of Appeals
C. 41, § 812
3-3-1959/42
Board established; Board abolished by St. 1967, c. 658, Sec. 2
Board of Selectmen
C. 41, § 1
12-14-1948
Three-year term
Central Merrimack Valley Planning Commission
C. 40B
3-1-1977/16
Voted to join
Civil Defense
Acts of 1950, C. 639, § 13
6-16-1958
Establishment
Collector of Taxes
C. 41, § 1
12-26-1945
Three-year term
Collector of Taxes
C. 41, § 1
3-19-1973
Treasurer to act as Collector with three-year term
Constables
C. 41, § 1
3-1-1951
Set number at 3
Constables
C. 41, § 1
3-19-1973/35
Appointment of Constables
Highway Surveyor
C. 41, § 1
5-3-1982/17
Increase term from 1 year to 3 years
Historical Commission
C. 40, § 8D
5-3-1976/13
Increase membership from 3 to 5
Housing Authority
C. 121B, § 3
3-2-1970/24
Determination of need; appointment of first 4 members
Light Board
C. 164, § 56
3-4-1912
Selectmen to act in lieu of
Merrimack Valley Region Transit Authority
C. 161B, § 3
11-4-1985/14
Vote to join the Authority
Officers in general
C. 41, § 7
1-20-1990
Only officers required to be elected shall appear on ballot
Planning Board
C. 41, § 81A
3-3-1952/19
Establishment
Public Welfare
C. 117, §§ 44-46
12-5-1950
Establishment; repealed 1967, c. 658, Sec. 26
Recreation Commission
C. 45, § 14
3-5-1962/25
Establishment of five-member Commission (Selectmen act as Park Commissioners)
Recreation Commission
 — 
5-24-1997/37
Amend to increase from 5 to 7 members
Regional School Planning Committee
C. 71, § 14
5-1-1978/25
Unpaid committee of 3 appointed by Moderator
Road Surveyor
C. 41, §§ 1, 62
11-29-1932
Election on official ballot
School Committee
C .41, § 1
3-2-1964/34
Increase from 3 to 5 members
School Committee
C. 149, § 178I
3-3-1969/22
Authorized to designate attorney as collective bargaining representative
School Union Superintendent
C. 71, § 61
3-7-1898
Continued; union abolished in 1971 upon organization of Triton School
Sealer of Weights
C. 98, § 35
5-4-1974/34
Appropriation for
Selectmen
C. 41, § 1
12-14-1948
Three-year term
Town Clerk
C. 41, § 1
3-6-1905
Three-year term
Tree Warden
C. 41, § 7
3-3-1902
Election on official ballot
Tree Warden
C. 41, § 1
5-6-1985/12
Combine office of Tree Warden and Highway Surveyor
Veterans Service District
C. 115, § 10
1-12-1947
Establishment
Vocational Regional School District Planning Committee
C. 71, § 14
3-6-1967/26
Creation of three- member Committee (See now Whittier School)
Water Commissioners
Acts of 1915, ch. 281
11-6-1933
Establishment; bonds voted 8-25-1933
Wholesale Electric Company
Acts of 1975, ch. 775
5-3-1976/21
Authorize town to become a member
Zoning Board of Appeals
C. 40A, § 14
10-7-1954
Establishment; first Board appointed 1-15-1955
Name
Adoption Date/Article
Description
Annual Georgetown Days Committee
5-2-1988/12; amended 6-11-1990/23
Anniversary Celebration Committee changed to Annual Georgetown Days Committee
Building Committee
3-20-1972/45
Committee of 5 subsequent to action taken under ATM 4-27-1970/Art. 1
Bylaw Committee
3-20-1972/30
Committee of 4 appointed by Selectmen to revise town bylaws
Capital Outlay Committee
6-24-1963/7; repealed 9-30-1996/6
Appointed by Selectmen to prepare 5-year capital outlay program
Chief of Police
3-2-1953/21
To be full-time police officer with no other gainful pursuit
Civil Defense Auxiliary Police Force
11-5-1986
To have full police powers when activated for training or sent by Chief of Police or delegated authority
Communications Committee
5-3-1975/20
Committee of 3 appointed by Selectmen to investigate all phases of communication
Recreation Commission
3-5-1962/25; amended 5-5-1980/21; 5-24-1993/37
Commission of 7 members
School Building Committee
11-15-1993/13
Committee of 9 to carry out feasibility study regarding school renovation and construction
Town Office Building
5-3-1975/19
Committee of 3 to be appointed annually by Selectmen