Upcoming Events

  1. Board of Assessors MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair) in the Board of Assessors Office
    2. Appointments - Selectboard and Finance Committee at 7 p.m.
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings - March 13, March 20
    4. Review 2 1/2, Levy Limits and Ashfield News/Assessors Duties explanation for the website
    5. MLP Advisory Board Update
    6. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    7. Upcoming Meetings April 11
    8. Adjourn the Meeting
    9. Executive Session - Abatements and Exemptions

    The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting.  Not all items listed may in fact be discussed, and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

     

     

    Mon, Mar 27 06:00 pm
  2. Finance Committee MeetingAgenda

    1.  MEETING CONVENES
         A.  Announcement on recording devices
    2.  MINUTES
    3.  APPOINTMENTS WITH SELECT BOARD & FINANCE COMMITTEE
         A.  7:00 pm - Assessors budget discussion
    4.  DISCUSSION/DECISION ITEMS
         A.  Special Town Meeting Warrant
         B.  Omnibus Line Items
         C.  Capital Requests
         D.  MBI Communications/Broadband Financing
              1.  WG&E Contract
         E.  Annual Town Meeting Warrant
         F.  Roberts Bros. EDIP
    5.  TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
    6.  MAIL
    7.  PUBLIC COMMENT
    8.  * ITEMS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE CHAIR 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING
    9.  UPCOMING MEETINGS
    10.  ADJOURN
    The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting.  Not all items listed may in fact be discussed, and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

    Mon, Mar 27 06:00 pm
  3. Town Hall Building Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Review Minutes of previous meeting
    2. Slate Repair
    3. Mold Issues, window well cover
    4. Budgets: FY18 & Capital Projects
    5. Current Use Applications
    6. Steeple Update
    7. Office Issues, Janitor's Storage 
    8. Items Not Reasonably Anticipated by Chair 48 Hours in Advance of the Meeting
    9. Schedule Next Meeting: April 10, 2017
    10. Adjourn                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

     

     

     

    Mon, Mar 27 07:00 pm
  4. Library MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of March 1, 2017 minutes
    3. Staff Evaluations
    4. Treasurer's Monthly Report - Budget and Fundraising (Report on latest donations).
    5. Building and Maintenance - Report amd discussion on installation of HVAC System & Interest of the Green Committee in paying for a heating engineer
    6. Discussion with Martha regarding evaluations
    7. Spring Cleanup
    8. New Business
    9. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    10. Upcoming Meetings
    11. Adjourn the Meeting
    Mon, Mar 27 07:00 pm
  5. Select Board MeetingAgenda

    1.  MEETING CONVENES
         A.  Announcement on recording devices
    2.  MINUTES
    3.  APPOINTMENTS WITH SELECT BOARD & FINANCE COMMITTEE
         A.  7:00 pm - Assessors budget discussion
    4.  DISCUSSION/DECISION ITEMS
         A.  Special Town Meeting Warrant
         B.  Omnibus Line Items
         C.  Capital Requests
         D.  MBI Communications/Broadband Financing
             1.  WG&E Contract
         E.  Annual Town Meeting Warrant
         F.  Roberts Bros. EDIP
    5.  TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
    6.  MAIL
    7.  PUBLIC COMMENT
    8.  * ITEMS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE CHAIR 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING
    9.  UPCOMING MEETINGS
    10.  ADJOURN
    The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting.  Not all items listed may in fact be discussed, and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

    Mon, Mar 27 07:00 pm
  6. Select Board MeetingAgenda

    1.  MEETING CONVENES
         A.  Announcement on recording devices
    2.  MINUTES
    3.  APPOINTMENTS WITH SELECT BOARD
         Chief Of Police Interviews
         A.  9:00 am – Timothy Budrewicz
         B.  10:00 am – Beth Ann Bezio
    4.  DISCUSSION/DECISION ITEMS
    5.  TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
    6.  MAIL
    7.  PUBLIC COMMENT
    8.  * ITEMS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE CHAIR 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING
    9.  UPCOMING MEETINGS
    10. ADJOURN
    The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting.  Not all items listed may in fact be discussed, and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

    Tue, Mar 28 09:00 am
  7. Agricultural Commission MeetingAgenda

    Meeting convenes

    Review and approval of minutes

    Appointments:

    • Richard Pree, 7:30 p.m. Citizens Climate Change Lobby

     Old Business:

    • Review of Grievance Procedures
    • Review of Open Space Maps

     New Business:

    • Report on Regional Ag Com Conference
    • Report on Hilltown CDC meeting
    • Keeping track of livestock in town

    Public Comment

    Upcoming meetings 

    Items not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting

    Adjourn

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Tue, Mar 28 07:00 pm

Welcome

Welcome to the website for the Town of Ashfield.  This site primarily includes news and information about town government and related municipal operations locally and regionally.  Use the menu navigation above to locate a town service, department, committee, commission or board.

At this site you can also find information describing the town including its businesses, organizations, products, and attractions.

Town News

Planning Board Notice of Public Hearing - April 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Pursuant to Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Laws, notice is hereby given that the Ashfield Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM at the Town Hall, 412 Main Street, Ashfield MA for a proposed Ashfield Senior Citizen Housing Bylaw. This Bylaw would set standards for senior housing within the Town of Ashfield. 

Michael Fitzgerald, Chair

Ashfield Planning Board

Town Meeting Traditions and Procedures

Town Meeting is the purest form of democracy. It is the legislative branch of Ashfield’s government, enacting bylaws, creating policies, and approving town expenditures. Instead of electing representatives to speak and act on their behalf, at Town Meeting all registered voters may speak and vote directly on matters that affect their lives and their community. This handbook is offered to assist voters and encourage them to participate in Town Meeting. It is designed to answer questions that often arise. It is based on the 2016-2017 Concord, MA Town Meeting Traditions and Procedures, adapted by Ashfield Town Moderator Buz Eisenberg to help Ashfield Town Meeting participants understand how our Town Meetings work. Suggestions, including additional topics for future revisions, are welcome. The Moderator may be reached by email at buz.e@verizon.net or by telephone at 413.628.3325. 

Citizens Caucus Postponed to March 16, 2017

   CITIZENS CAUCUS

The voters of the Town of Ashfield will meet in Caucus at the Town Hall, 412 Main Street

Thursday, March 16, 2017

At 7:00 PM

TO NOMINATE TOWN OFFICERS

Nominations will be made for the following offices:

One Town Moderator (1-year term)

One Tree Warden (1-year term)

One Finance Committee (1-year term)

One Member of the Select Board (3-year term)

One Member of the Board of Assessors (3-year term)

Two Members of the Finance Committee (3-year terms)

One Member of the Board of Health (3-year term)

One Constable (3-year term)

One Member of the Park Commission (3-year term)

One Member of the Sewer Commission (3-year term)

One Member of the Planning Board (5-year term)

One Member of the Library Trustees (5-year term)

 

The Caucus will be held under the provision of Chapter 53, § 121 and § 118 of the Massachusetts General Laws and will be called to order by the Town Clerk

SELECT BOARD

Todd Olanyk, Chair

Thomas Carter

Ron Coler

 

Park Commission Online Survey

The Parks Commission would like to hear from Ashfield residents to help us gather information for long term planning.  Please take a few minutes to fill out this simple online survey.  The survey will be active from March 1st through April 1st.

Ashfield Citizen Scholarship Applications

Applications are now available for the 2016 VanValkenburg and Ashfield Citizen/Fall Festival scholarships. Click the "read more" link to download the pdf applications. Instructions for applying for these scholarships are included on the applications.

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Public Service Announcement

For Immediate Release

In the interests of public safety, the Town of Ashfield will be closing a portion of Apple Valley Road beginning on December 5, 2016, until further notice.

The portion of the road to be closed is approximately 1.9 miles northwest of the intersection of Route 112, known as Ashfield Mountain Road, to the intersection of Tatro Road. There will be no through traffic, so users should seek alternate routes.

TOWN OF ASHFIELD

OFFICE OF SELECT BOARD

“One Call System” (Blackboard Connect)

Please click the Blackboard Connect link above to view a message about the Blackboard Connect emergency phone call system in Ashfield.

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Website Updates

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