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Departments / Boards and Commissions
The assessor is obliged to revalue all properties in the residential and commercial condominium classes. In addition to certification duties, the Board finalizes the taxable list and prepares the tax bills; updates records relating to property transfers; inspects new construction, additions and alterations of sites; processes motor vehicle excise tax bills by year's end; and administers special assessments and statutory exemptions.
The City Auditorís office is responsible for maintaining accurate financial records; preparing monthly financial statements for the City; preparing reports and providing financial data as required under Mass. General Law, GASB and UMAS relative to finance and accounting through out the year and for the end of the fiscal year, which must be submitted to the Department of Revenue, Division of Local Services and the Independent Outside Auditing Firm.
The Board of Health provides a broad scope of public health services to the community while enforcing the State Sanitary and Environmental Codes. These services include: policy development, issuance of permits and licenses, ongoing inspections and surveillance, and reporting of infectious and communicable diseases. In addition, the Board of Health provides information, referrals and mutual aid to surrounding communities. The Marlborough Board of Health also provides guidance to the local Medical Reserve Corps, a growing group of volunteers committed to serving the community's needs in the event of a Public Health emergency.
The City Clerk is responsible for managing the birth, death and marriage records for searches, purchases and preservation. Marriage Intentions are filed with the City Clerk. Dog Licensing, Business Registration and Certificates are transacted with the Clerk's Office along with a variety of other permits, applications and records.The City Clerk's office handles all elections as well as prepares the City Council agendas and minutes.
The Office of the Collector serves as a clearing house for the payment of real estate taxes, personal property taxes, motor vehicle excise taxes, parking tickets and water and sewer bills.
The Community Development Office secures and administers resources that support home improvements, neighborhood improvements and a variety of programs for youth, elderly and families.
The Comptroller/Treasurer is the Chief Financial Officer of the City. The Office of the Comptroller consists of four departments including, The Office of the Water Registrar, Office of the Treasurer and Information Systems.
The Commission's Mission is to work to protect the natural resources of Marlborough including Conservation Land, rivers lakes and stream and the enforcement of the State Wetlands Protection Act to protect all wetlands and water bodies from pollution.
The Council On Aging promotes healthy, successful aging to enhance the quality of life for all of Marlborough's elder citizens.† To that end, we strive to provide comprehensive services and programs for individuals age 60 or older AND their families.
The mission of the Cultural Council is to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and sciences in order to improve the quality of life for Marlborough residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our community
The Commission aids the disabled in the City of Marlborough and to help foster the enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other relevant state and federal statutes and regulations.
The Marlborough Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan outlines an emergency management program for planning and response to potential emergency or disaster situations.
The mission of the Marlborough Fire Department is to provide for the safety of life, property, and protection of the environment by serving in a safe and professional manner through the efforts of public education, prevention, fire suppression activities, response to medical emergencies, and mitigation of hazardous conditions. With the integrity, courage, and spirit of the Fire Service, we will endeavor to preserve the quality of life enjoyed by our community.
The Marlborough Historical Commission, was established to administer the city's historic districts, to survey the city's architecture and publish its findings, and to research and mark historic sites and buildings.
Department of Human Services is to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and coordination of programs dedicated to the health, welfare, and quality of life of all the residents of this community.
IT Department for the City is Dedicated to supporting the computer systems in the city and to provide 99.9% uptime to be more efficient
The Office of Inspectional Services provides assistance to individuals and contractors wishing to do construction in the City of Marlborough. The office also services to enforce regulations of the city's zoning ordinance, sign ordinance, fence ordinance and the Commonwealth of Mass. state building code.
Provides legal counsel for the City of Marlborough, its agencies, boards, departments, officers and commissions.
The Public Library is dedicated to providing useful materials and quality library services to satisfy the personal, informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of a diverse community.
The License Board serves as a regulatory board for various licenses issued by the City of Marlborough.
The Clerk hears and issues decisions on all appeals of parking tickets issued in the City of Marlborough or at the Solomon Pond Mall.
Personnel Department staff serve public employees through recruitment, employment opportunities, and policies and procedures.
The Planning Board is primarily concerned with any subdivision of land.
The Police Department is committed to ensuring public safety through a combination of education and law enforcement efforts in partnership with the community.
The Procurement Office provides enforcement of all bidding and purchasing laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts including goods and services, horizontal construction, public building construction and proposals for architectural services. The procurement office is also responsible for ongoing analysis and risk assessment duties related to all municipal insurance, apart from health, dental, and life insurance.
The Department of Public Works is tasked with providing multiple services to the residents of the City of Marlborough including the operation, care and maintenance of the city's; drinking water treatment and distribution systems, sewage collection and treatment systems, public roadways, roadway and off-road drainage systems, cemeteries, parks and recreation facilities, city-owned trees, solid waste and recyclables collection and disposal, snow and ice program, and the geographic information system (GIS). The Department is also responsible through its Engineering Office for capital project and subdivision design and construction oversight, administering the Department's road opening permit program and providing technical support to all municipal officials, boards and commissions.
The Recreation Department serves the communities program needs by offering both passive and active leisure activities throughout the four-season calendar year. Program opportunities exist for residents and youth of all ages.
The Retirement Board administers the retirement system for most active and retired employees of the city.
The Marlborough Public Schools value excellence as a standard for both educational programs and services and internal operations, ensuring that each individual student has the opportunity to be successful in an information rich, global society. Through high expectations and a strong academic program, students will begin and maintain the lifelong learning process which will prepare them for the challenges ahead and the importance of becoming a contributor to their community.
The Site Plan Review Committee in the City of Marlborough conducts administrative reviews of projects.
The Traffic Commission of the City of Marlborough is committed to ensuring the safety of all motorists and pedestrians within the City by establishing effective and efficient parking and traffic rules and regulations. The Commission members and support personnel are dedicated to making Marlborough a traffic friendly and safe City in which to live, work, and visit.
The Department of Veterans' Services helps all veterans apply for all benifits to which they may be eligible.
The purpose of the Marlborough Youth Commission is to enhance the quality of life for city youth.
The Zoning Board of Appeals hears testimony to grant relief from the city's zoning ordinances

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