Boards, Committees & Commissions A-H

  1. Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board

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  2. Agricultural Study Implementation Committee

    The Agricultural Study Implementation Committee (ASIC) was formed in 2011 to implement the recommendations of the Analysis of Ipswich Agriculture and Agricultural Land completed in 2010.

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  3. Agricultural Commission

    The mission of the Ipswich Agricultural Commission is to support and provide a voice for the significant agricultural community and resources of Ipswich.

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  4. Athletic Fields Study Committee

    The Athletic Fields Study Committee was formed by the Board of Selectmen in 2005 to assess and report on the inventory of athletic playing fields in Ipswich.

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  5. Architectural Preservation District Commission

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  6. Article 20 Committee

    Its purpose is to study, with advice from Town Counsel, regulating firearm use in Town and what, if any, action should be taken to insure the safe and responsible use of firearms in Ipswich.

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  7. Audit Committee

    The Audit Committee reviews annual financial statements of the Town financial offices, coordinates with contracted independent auditors prior to the town audit, and reviews the independent auditor’s recommendations and report.

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  8. Bialek Park Planning Committee

    The charge of the nine member committee is to evaluate Bialek Park for improvements and to develop a plan for implementation of those improvements. The committee shall obtain input from the public and stakeholders, and work with a design professional to present an integrated park plan to the Board of Selectmen. The plan should incorporate a range of interests, needs, ages and abilities.

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  9. Board of Assessors

    The Board of Assessors is responsible for the valuation of all real estate and personal property in Ipswich. The Board hears all appeals filed on real estate and personal property and administers all Motor Vehicle and Boat Excise Tax bills.

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  10. Board of Health

    The Ipswich Board of Health is responsible for the enforcement of State Sanitary Codes, State Environmental Codes, and Health Regulations. The Board of Health sets the health policy for the town which is carried out by the Public Health Department.

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  11. Board of Selectmen

    As the elected chief executive body for the Town of Ipswich, the Board of Selectmen's duties include appointing the Town Manager and many committees, issuing certain licenses and permits, enforcing special sections of the town bylaws, and regulating the public ways.

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  12. Cable Advisory Committee

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  13. Cemetery & Parks Commissioners

    The board coordinates with the Director of Public Works and the Cemetery and Parks Superintendent to develop policies, rules, and regulations for the maintenance and use of the town's cemeteries, parks, and open spaces.

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  14. Conservation Commission

    The Ipswich Wetlands Protection Bylaw was established in 1990 by the voters of the town to protect the wetlands, public and private water supplies, ground water and surface water, flood plains / flood control, storm water damage prevention, erosion or sedimentation control, water pollution prevention, fisheries land containing shellfish, wildlife habitat, thus protecting the quality of life in Ipswich. It was last updated in July 2001, so that is the version to rely upon.

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  15. Design Review Board

    The Design Review Board meets on an as-needed basis to review community facility, commercial, industrial or business buildings which require Planning Board site plan review or special permit approval.

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  16. Electric Subcommittee

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  17. Finance Committee

    The Finance Committee’s mission is to make objective recommendations to Town Meeting on all warrant articles. The Committee is also responsible for reviewing every matter before town meeting and has broad authority to investigate town operations and to summon public officials to appear and produce documents.

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  18. Government Study Committee

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  19. Historical Commission

    The Ipswich Historical Commission has information on historic houses, the Mary P. Conley award, historic publications, and and much more.

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