Boards and Committees
Mary E. Lepine
Aquifer Protection Committee
The Aquifer Protection Committee works to protect the City's sole source of drinking water through regulations, ordinances, development review, and land acquisition.
Chester Seklecki, Jr.
Barnes Aquifer Committee
The Barnes Aquifer Protection Advisiory Committee is a regional committee with representatives from Southampton, Westfield, Holyoke and Easthampton and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. BAPAC reviews development over the regional aquifer, recommends zoning changes, and provides public education on water supply protection.
Chester Seklecki, Jr.
Board of Assessors
Board of Health
The Board of Health oversee the efforts of the Health Agent and the Public Health Nurse. The Board licenses and enforces businesses and multifamily units in accordance with the State Sanitary Code and local health regulations.
Dr. Norman Roy
Board of Public Works
Paul Duda, Chairman
Charity Funds Committee
Robert G. Connor
Community Preservation Committee
Easthampton adopted the Community Preservation Act in 2001. The Act creates a 3% tax surcharge which generates revenue for projects addressing open space, affordable housing, historic preservation and recreation The Community Preservation Committee makes recommendations to the City Council on the expenditure of the funds. The Committee meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at 50 Payson Avenue. Download an application here.
Alexis Breiteneicher, Chair
Commission on Disability
The Commission provides public outreach and education on disabilities, recommends changes to increase access to all in municipal, business, and public buildings and sites. The Commission generally meets the third Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at 50 Payson Avenue. For general disability resources, follow the following link: : http://www.disabilityinfo.org/MNIP/news/20081106.html
Click here to read the Spring 2013 COD Newsletter.
Robert Cerveny, Jr.
Mark H. Nasijleti
J. Laurel Pelis
The Conservation Commission oversees the local implementation of the state Wetlands Protection Act and Rivers Protection Act. The Commission also oversees the implementation of the City's Open Space Plan and holds several conservation areas. The Commission meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 6:00 p.m. at 50 Payson Avenue. The Commission's online documents are located here.
To request a Determination of Applicability (RDA) from the Conservation Commission please use the Department of Environmental Protection's WPA Form 1: Request for Determination of Applicability
To file a Notice of Intent (NOI) with the Conservation Commission please use the Department of Environmental Protection's WPA Form 3: Notice of Intent
More information, applications, and forms regarding the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act can be found on the Department of Environmental Protection Website
E-mail can be sent to email@example.com
Melissa Coady, Chair
Council on Aging
Anne Marie McCoy
Easthampton City Arts+/Cultural Council
The Easthampton Cultural Council shares office space with Easthampton City Arts. For the Easthampton City Arts website, >>click here
The mission of the Easthampton Cultural Council is to distribute funds made available through the Massachusetts Cultural Council. This funding supports innovative and diverse cultural programs and activities dedicated to enhancing and guaranteeing public access to the arts and humanities within the community. The goal of the ECC is to raise awareness and provide outreach regarding the grant process and to encourage individuals, groups, and organizations to apply for funding of cultural activities that benefit and enrich the citizens of Easthampton.
For more information, click here
To contact the Easthampton Cultural Council, click here
The ECA+ Coordinator is Burns Maxey.
Jessica Allen, City Planner
Carol Abbe Smith
Carla Phillips Katz
The EDIC promotes economic development and downtown improvements. Past projects have included signage, annual downtown cleanup, community wide Vision, and annual summits with business leaders. The EDIC seeks opportunities for economic growth. The Commission meets along with the Industrial Development Finance Authority on the third Tuesday of every month at 3:00 PM at 50 Payson Avenue.
Michael Buehrle, Chair
Andrew C. Hendricks
Fair Housing Committee
The Fair Housing Committee responds to local complaints regarding fair housing practices and concerns with housing discrimination.
Robert Cerveny Jr.
The Commission works to protect historic properties and districts and makes nominations to the National and State Registers of Historic Places. The Commission implements the City's Demolition Delay Ordinance on buildings over 50 years old proposed for demolition.
Michael Czerwiec, Chairman
Deborah Barthelette, Executive Director
Housing Partnership Committee
The Easthampton Housing Partnership devises and implements strategies for increasing and preserving affordable rental and ownership housing in the city. The Committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 at 50 Payson Ave.
James P. Sullivan
Industrial Development Finance Authority
The IDFA is part of the Development and Industrial Commission. The Finance Authority has the additional ability to bond for industrial development.
Thomas Brown, Chairman
Main Street Cemetery Commission
Floyd Hicks, Chair
Manhan Rail Trail Committee
The Manhan Rail Trail Committee supports and maintains the Rail Trail in Easthampton and as part of a larger trail network in the region. The Manhan Rail Trail will ultimately connect with other trails for a system that extends from New Haven to Northampton and beyond. The Committee raises funds for maintenance and enhancement of the Trail.
Carla Phillips Katz
Nashawannuck Pond Steering Committee
The Pond Committee raises funds and provides public education about the environmental well-being and community benefits of Nashawannuck Pond. The Committee has overseen numerous improvements to the Pond and shoreline and is now working on dredging the Pond to decrease sediment and nutrients.
Paul Nowak, Chairman
Parks and Recreation Commission
Robert W. Biardi
James P. Ramsey
Edward M. Piziak, Jr.
The Planning Board reviews most development projects in the city including residential and commercial properties. This is done through subdivision regulation, site plan approval, and the issuance of special permits. Additionally, the Board proposes amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and is the keeper of the City's Master Plan. The Board meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. at 50 Payson Avenue.
Ronald Chateauneuf, Chairman
Registrar of Voters
James P. Ramsey
James Dunham, Chair
Michael A. Tautznik
School Building Committee
Michael Buehrle, Chairman
James J. McMahon, Jr.
Natalie Nan Jones
Kevin C. Miller
Zoning Board of Appeals
The ZBA hears appeals of decisions by the Building Inspector decisions as well as holds public hearings on certain development special permits and alterations to non-conforming properties. Meetings are typically held the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Basement Level of 50 Payson Avenue in Conference Room B.
Margaret Solis, Chair
John Atwater, Vice-Chair