Boards & Committees Descriptions
Board of Assessment Review
This Board hears and decides appeals made by property owners on the Assessor's property valuation assessments. Commitment - Board meets when appeals are filed usually 2 to 3 times per year.
This Committee is responsible for the review of the municipal budget as prepared by the Town Manager and makes recommendations to the Selectmen during the budget review process and to the Annual Town Meeting. Commitment - Meetings are held December through February.
This Conservation Commission advises the town on ways to conserve wildlife, open space, views, water and other resources. The commission provides education opportunities to local students and sometimes advises other town boards at public hearings. The commission's major long-term commitment is to help neighborhoods around town create a series of undeveloped parks, called wildlife commons, where townspeople can have access to public land for traditional, low-intensive outdoor recreation. Anyone interested in these activities is welcome to help at either a low or a higher level of involvement. Commitment - 1 meeting per month
This Board oversees planning for the Town's growth and development and is responsible for reviewing commercial projects over 6,000 square feet and subdivisions for compliance with Chapter 145 (Land Use) and Chapter 202 (Subdivision). Commitment - 2 Monday evenings per month and Saturday site walks when necessary.
This Commission oversees the Parks and Recreation Department policies and programs. Commitment - 1 Wednesday evening per month and some subcommittee work.
Wells Harbor Park Concert Committee
This Committee produces and presents Saturday evening concerts at the Hope Hobbs Gazebo from the end of June to Labor Day weekend. Your involvement can be varied from publicity, planning and organizing the events to helping with parking or organization during the concerts.
Wells Ogunquit Historical Society
The Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit is seeking members of our community to help with guided tours of our collection of artifacts from local families, fishermen, farms and businesses to tell the story of Wells and Ogunquit. Our tour guides volunteer for one or two tour sessions per month. Each tour takes 30-40 minutes; training provided. Please contact Julia Einstein, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-4775 for more information
Zoning Board of AppealsThis Board is responsible for hearing and deciding appeals made by aggrieved citizens against decisions made by the Code Enforcement Officer and Planning Board based on Chapter 145 (Land Use). Commitment - 2 Tuesday evenings per month as necessary.