As a Town of Gray Board or Committee volunteer, a few hours of your time can go a long way!
If you can spare a few hours each month, and have a vision for Gray’s future, you will be a welcome addition to a Gray Board or Committee. Immediate needs are for volunteers to fill vacancies in the Blueberry Festival Committee, Community Economic Development Committee, Planning Board, Public Safety Committee, Recreation and Conservation Committee, Recycling Committee, and the Zoning Board of Appeals.
The Blueberry Festival Committee promotes the Gray community through planning and implementing an annual Festival. Planning for the 3rd annual festival is expected to begin in early 2018.
Our Community Economic Development Committee strives to attract new businesses, and to support existing businesses, through new initiatives, ordinance reviews, zoning recommendations, marketing analysis, and promoting the physical and human assets of the Town.
The Town of Gray Planning Board is responsible for reviewing and approving, when in order, subdivision plans, site plans, conditional uses, and Shoreland Zoning applications in accordance with State Statutes and Town Ordinances.
The Public Safety Committee is concerned with various matters of community safety as they relate to law enforcement, fire protection, traffic, and the transportation systems that support traffic, both vehicle and pedestrian and those issues outside of Gray that have impacts within the Community such as regional transportation corridors and projects.
The Recreation & Conservation Committee advises and recommends to the Town Council on recreational and public parks matters, such as: programs, policies, development, planning, and leisure time activities.
Our Recycling Committee makes recommendations and works with the Town Council and Town staff to develop changes to our recycling and solid waste program as necessary.
The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) renders decisions for Administrative Appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination by the CEO in the enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance. The Board also renders decisions on Variance Appeals in specific cases where a relaxation of the terms of the Zoning Ordinance would not be contrary to the public interest and where owing to conditions peculiar to the property and not the result of the actions of the applicant, a literal enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance would result in unnecessary or undue hardship.