Animal Control Officer
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The position of Animal Control Officer was first created in 1992 in response to a major rabies outbreak. The Officer is responsible for:
  • removing and destroying animals that are a direct threat to public safety, ie. rabid raccoons, skunks, etc.

Pursuant to MGL 140 amended June 2012:

* acts as agent for Select Board in investigating dog complaints
* investigates reported violations and enforces town bylaws relating to dogs
* issues citations and fines for violations of bylaws and statutes
* attends dog hearings before Select Board
* responsible for feeding, boarding, and disposing of stray and nuisance dogs
* responsible for care of town dog pound

Contact Information
Email Members 1
Phone (978) 448-5555 Selection Appointed
Fax Term 1 year
Office Town Hall, 173 Main St Remuneration Stipend
Meeting Meeting location

Appointed by: Town Manager
MemberRoleTerm StartTerm End
Robert T. Delaney Member 07/01/2018 06/30/2019
Tom Delaney Member 07/01/2017 06/30/2018
George Moore Member 07/01/2018 06/30/2019