The Recreation Commission is an advisory committee of the Board of Selectmen that oversees long-range planning for recreational facilities. The Commission maintains close liaison with the Conservation Commission, the Planning Board, and the school's Community Education Department.
Additional duties of the Commission include:
Familiarizing itself with the existing facilities, the current use, and conditions
Bringing any development or maintenance problems concerning existing facilities to the attention of the Town Manager and the Board of Selectmen
Meeting with the Conservation Commission and its staff, the Planning Board and/or Chapter 61A Task Force to evaluate any proposed municipal acquisition of land or easements as to such proposed parcel's potential for active recreational uses
Bringing any site or portion of a site proposed for municipal acquisition that it considers appropriate for active recreational use to the attention of the Town Manager and the Board of Selectmen
Keeping abreast of the possibilities for the acquisition of land for active recreational use
Preparing any recreation-related articles for Town Meeting that are considered appropriate or requested by the Board of Selectmen