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Board members needed in Greenfield

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Board of Health is looking for a new member.

Public Health Director Nicole Zabko said David Taylor’s move to Texas has left a vacancy on the three-member board that needs to be filled as soon as possible.

Current members are Janina Thayer and William Doyle.

The town charter requires the board consist of three members who are appointed by the mayor.

One must be a physician, which Doyle is, and a licensed, qualified health care professional. That seat is taken by Thayer.

The board works to preserve and protect the health and well-being of the residents of Greenfield by preventing and controlling disease, promoting safe and sanitary living and protecting the environment from hazards.

The board’s responsibilities include publishing, interpreting and enforcing all health regulations. It also plays an active role in overseeing the Health Department, which performs its duties on behalf of the board.

According to Zabko, the board currently meets once a month, and a second time, if needed.

There are also other town boards that need new members.

Mayor William Martin is seeking members for:

∎  Two seats on the Agricultural Commission

∎  Four seats on the Cable Advisory Commission

∎  Three seats on the Commission on Disability Access

∎  Two alternates on the Conservation Commission

∎  Two seats on the Council on Aging

∎  One seat on the Planning and Construction Committee

∎  Two alternates on the Zoning Board of Appeals

Anyone interested in serving should submit a letter of interest to: Mayor William Martin, 14 Court Square, Greenfield, MA 01301. Also email letters to: mayor@greenfield-ma.gov.

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