Boards & Commissions Help Wanted

Mission Statement

The Town of New Castle strives to identify sustainable policies, practices and procedures that promote equal access to civic involvement opportunities to all its citizens regardless of race, gender, or other protected class, thereby creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive systems of community governance. All qualified and interested residents are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Board of Assessment Review

The Board of Assessment Review hears grievances brought by property owners against assessments in the tentative assessment roll prepared by the Assessor, which is filed annually on the first of June. At the hearing, the Board receives information from both the property owners and the Assessor, who is required to attend all formal hearings of the Assessment Board. However, the Assessor does not attend the deliberations of the Board. After interviewing both parties, the Board may request submission of additional data to make its final decision.

Term of office is five years.

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Committee on Inclusion and Belonging

Learn more about the Committee on Inclusion and Belonging HERE.

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Conservation Board

The Conservation Board studies and advises the Town Board and other Town departments, boards and commissions on developing sound open space planning and assuring preservation of natural and scenic resources within the Town of New Castle.

The Conservation Board was established on May 13, 1975. The term of office is two years.

Learn more about the Conservation Board HERE.

Please submit an application HERE.

Environmental Review Board

The Environmental Review Board (ERB) is governed by Chapter 137 “Wetlands” of the Town Code of New Castle. The ERB is the primary approving authority for applications submitted in connection with the Town’s wetlands regulations.

Members are expected to be familiar with the regulatory thresholds and requirements of the Town ordinances relating to environmental protection, including steep slopes, trees, and especially wetlands and wetland buffers. They are also encouraged to develop skill in reading blueprints, maps, and draft plans, as well as the basic science underlying environmental evaluation.

The Environmental Review Board was established on November 14th, 1989. The term of office is three years.

Learn more about he Environmental Review Board HERE.

If interested please complete the Board Application at the link HERE.

Ethics Board

The Ethics Board renders advisory opinions on specific situations or when requested, on the conduct of an official or employee, in accordance with the provisions of the adopted Code of Ethics (PDF).

The Ethics Board was established on June 25th, 1970. The term of office is three years.

Learn more about the Ethics Board HERE.

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Holocaust and Human Rights Committee

The mission of this Committee is to educate residents of all ages and create community awareness about the Holocaust, other genocides and human rights violations.

The Committee will work with other groups and organizations to educate the community to never forget the horrors of the Holocaust and other genocides and to apply these lessons to today’s world.

The Committee will also work to promote the teaching of the Holocaust and Human Rights in our schools.

  • Meetings are 7pm the 1st Wednesday of every month 
  • The term of office is two years

Learn more about the Holocaust and Human Rights Committee HERE.

Application forms are HERE.