Boards & Commissions H-Z

  1. Historical Commission

    Questions on whether or not a building is considered historical? The Historical Commission keeps records on the historical buildings in Williamstown. Some buildings may be subject to approval by the Historical Commission regarding demolition and major changes to street facing facades, and footprint. The Historical Commission also considers impacts of historic district designations in the community both state and federal. They also consult with the state Historical Commission on the granting of historic preservation tax credits.

  2. Housing Authority

    Get in contact with the Housing Authority.

  3. Library Trust

    Gain details about the Library Trust.

  4. Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management District

    Check out the Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management District meeting agendas.

  5. Planning Board

    The Planning Board is a board created by the Town with specific duties set forth in state law. The primary mission of the Board is two separate but complimentary processes. One is the preparation from time to time of plans and studies relevant to the future fabric of the community. Studies that focus on land use, housing, recreation and conservation, and business development are all relevant as is the community’s comprehensive master plan. Complimenting this mission is the board’s responsibility for enforcing the Subdivision Control Act in the community and reviewing all proposals for zoning bylaw amendments as well as proposing bylaw amendments of its own. While not required by law in Massachusetts, Williamstown’s Planning Board subscribes to best practices as stated by the American Planning Association (APA). APA calls for all planning to be performed with community support and in the public interest, goals Williamstown’s Board strives for.

  6. Public Safety Building Study Committee

    Check out information about the Public Safety Building Study Committee.

  7. Scholarship Committee

    The Committee will consider the financial need, character, scholastic record, involvement in community work, and extra-curricular activities of all applicants in determining scholarship recipients.

  8. Spruces Land Use Committee

    See who is currently on the Spruces Land Use Committee.

  9. Sign Commission

    Interested in putting up a sign for a business or event? The sign commission is where you want to start the process and where you can find the town's sign bylaws.

  10. Zoning Board of Appeals

    Need a zoning variance or special permit? Looking to open a new business? Your first stop will be with the Zoning Board of Appeals.