The Framingham Conservation Commission office is located in room 211 inside the Memorial Building (Framingham…More Town Hall). Created in 1972, the Conservation Commission protects and manages open space in Framingham. The seven-member commission is appointed by Selectmen.
The Commission meets at 7pm on the first and third Wednesdays monthly at the Memorial Building.
The Town Clerk's office is located inside Framingham Town Hall (Memorial Building), in room 105. The Framingham…More Town Clerk is elected for a three-year term. The current Town Clerk is Valerie Mulvey, who can be contacted at email@example.com.
The office oversees town elections, and handles voter registration and absentee ballots for local, state and federal elections. This office issues certificates and licenses. Residents may pick up a copy of the annual report at this office, too.
Framingham has a Town Meeting form of government. The Town Clerk is responsible for swearing in newly-elected Town Meeting members. (There can be 216 Town Meeting members.)
The Town Clerk, in regards to Town Meeting, is also responsible for maintaining attendance records for Town Meeting members, and supplying town officers, board, and committees with a copy of Town Meeting votes that affect them.
Framingham Planning Board 150 Concord St, Framingham, MA01702 The Framingham Planning Board office is located in room B37 inside the Memorial Building (Framingham Town Hall). The…More Board is comprised of one appointed associate member and five elected members. The Board reviews residential and commercial development proposals. The Board is responsible for reviewing a wide range of residential and commercial development proposals. The Board grants special permits, reviews and approves subdivision, master, and community plans. One of the Board's objectives is to help guide and manage the town's growth. The Planning Board meets weekly at the Memorial Building.
The Framingham Cultural Council is a 25-member board appointed by Selectmen. The board is located in Room B18…More in the Memorial Building (Framingham Town Hall.)
The Cultural Council oversees grants including PASS grants which fund cultural field trips for school students. The Council grants money to individuals and groups. Council members serve a three-year term. The Council meets about six times a year, including a public hearing to provide grant application information to residents.
The Framingham Board of Health is a three-member board appointed by the Board of Selectmen. It's located in the…More Memorial Building (also known as Framingham Town Hall). The board meets regularly. Its responsibilities include licenses, permits and inspections of restaurants, retail food stores, food events, milk and cream permits, tanning booths and beds, massages therapists and businesses, public swimming pools, tattoo establishments and more.
The board provides some health screenings through its clinic and medically-trained staff. It also holds various clinics at public locations throughout the year, such as flu shot clinics.
Town of Framingham: Wittenborg Woods 95 Wayside Inn Rd, Framingham, MA01701 The Woods is a relative newcomer on the recreational scene, having been established in 1999 when the town acquired the…More 83 acre parcel from Harriet Wittenborg, a former town meeting member. The land features both forest and wetlands. Hiking trails start from the small parking lot beside the #95 mailbox on Wayside Inn Road. Bow-hunting of deer, for those with a permit, is allowed in the fall.
The Framingham Auxiliary Police is an elite group of approximately 20 volunteers who give of themselves to make…More Framingham a better place to live and work. The mission of the Framingham Auxiliary Police is to be trained and prepared to assist the Framingham Police in the event of a civil or natural disaster. Following a rigorous selection process, the auxiliary officer training begins with a Reserve Police Academy run by the Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee.
History: The Framingham Auxiliary Police was originally formed during World War II, as there was a need for air-raid wardens to be trained and available should the country be attacked. Unfortunately, the need to protect our country has renewed focus from terrorist threats and actions. The auxiliary police stand as a ready reserve, part of our Emergency Management infrastructure, to assist in case of natural or civil disaster.
Ongoing Training: As part of its ongoing training the auxiliary officers participate in weekend training patrols, help out at community and civic events year-round as well as assist the Framingham Police Department as requested. The officers are also required to complete annual in-service training.
Volunteer Opportunity: Membership in the Framingham Auxiliary Police provides a means for residents of Framingham to make their town a better and safer place to live and work.
If you are interested in community service, over 21 years old, a US citizen, have no criminal record and have been a resident of Framingham for over six months, you are encouraged apply. All applicants are subject to an entrance examination, interviews and background verification. All new members are required to complete a 250 hour academy training program and commit to between 10 and 15 hours of community service each month.
The Framingham Auxiliary Police meets on the third Monday monthly at the Framingham Police Station at 7:30 p.m.
Bowditch Field Athletic and Cultural Complex (Framingham Parks a 475 Union Ave, Framingham, MA01702 Bowditch Field Athletic and Cultural Complex was named for Nathaniel Bowditch, a 1908 charter member of the…More Framingham Parks and Recreation and owner of Milwood Farm in 1946, a year after he died. Bowditch Field, maintained by the Framingham Parks and Recreation Department, is the home of the Framingham Flyers. It dates back to 1917, when the Town of Framingham agreed to purchased the fair grounds to be used as athletic fields. The Field has a long history. In the 1920s, a semi-pro football team the Lion Tamers played on the field. The first high school game was played in 1924. In 1936, the Boston Braves, a NFL franchise practiced at the field. In 1937, that team became the Washington Redskins. In 1958, high school graduation ceremonies were moved to Bowditch Field. And between 1963-1990, Framingham North and Framingham South played football before the field's largest crowds. Night lights were added in 1985. In 1997, the Boston Renegades, a professional womens soccer team played its inaugural season at Bowditch. The team continued to play there through 2008. In Nov. 2009, after approval from Town meeting, renovations began on the current field complex.
Visiting the Amazing Things Arts Center Framingham residents can discover music, visual arts, theatre,…More children's programming and more. The Center has produced more than 1,000 events with more than 35,000 attendees since it opened in May 2005.
The Center has more than 500 members and almost 200 volunteers. Amazing Things hosts more than 300 events a year under the leadership of Director Michael Moran
Originally housed in a storefront in Saxonville, in May 2007 Framingham Town Hall Meeting voted to lease the historic downtown Hollis Street Firehouse to Amazing Things Arts Center for $1 a year for 50 years. Afterwards, the Amazing Things Board raised more than $250,000 in cash and resources donated to renovate the firehouse to its present condition.
Membership levels start at $35 for students and senior citizens. Family membership range from $60 to $1,000.