Brendan Fitzpatrick

February 6, 2024

City Officials Seek Applicants for Multiple Committees

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FRAMINGHAM - Framingham officials are seeking applicants for a wide range of local committees.

The Elderly and Disabled Tax Fund Committee is one of those groups with vacancies. The group oversees the city’s statute mandating that taxpayers can voluntarily donate, pledge, or check off some money in favor of defraying real estate taxes for elderly or disabled people with low income. The committee reported that five people citywide were approved of $255 in aid last year.

Two citizens are needed for the group; one will fill a seat until the end of June 2025 due to a resignation, while another will be appointed by Mayor Charlie Sisitsky until the end of June 2026. The deadline to apply for either seat on the Tax Fund Committee is Friday, February 16.

The Human Relations Commission has a number of openings as well. The group “(deals) with the causes of intergroup disunity which underlie the urban crisis,” according to a statement issued by the city, while also ensuring that equal law enforcement and protection is carried out for all citizens, regardless of their background.

One seat’s term on the Human Relations Commission expires at the end of June 2025, while another ends at the end of June 2026 and three other terms run through June 2027. The application deadline for that group is Tuesday, February 20.

Meanwhile, Sisitsky has re-activated the Cushing Memorial Chapel Advisory Committee.

The nine-member group, which has been dormant ever since Framingham became a city back in 2018, will review the scope of work for repairs to the 80-year-old chapel in South Framingham. The committee will also be responsible for planning an 80th anniversary celebration alongside Sisitsky’s office and the Veterans Council.

Applications to join the Cushing Memorial Chapel Advisory Committee are also due Tuesday, February 20.

All applications forms can be found on the City of Framingham's website.

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