Upcoming Events

  1. Library MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Funding for roof project
    3. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    4. Upcoming Meetings
    5. Adjourn the Meeting
    Mon, May 22 07:00 pm
  2. Sewer Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from February 26 and April 25 meetings
    3. Approve Warrants
    4. Assistant Operator Schedule, Wages, and Costs
    5. Job Descriptions
    6. I & I Report
    7. Budget
    8. Operator's Report
    9. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    10. Adjourn the Meeting
    Tue, May 23 05:00 pm
  3. Board of Assessors MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Organization of Board
    4. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings - May 1
    5. CAI Contract for AxisGIS - demo of WebPro
    6. Verizon New England Abatement Certificates
    7. Review FAQ's for Website
    8. MLP Advisory Board Updates
    9. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    10. Upcoming Meetings - June 6
    11. Adjourn the Meeting

    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, May 23 06:00 pm
  4. Agricultural Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Topic
    5. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    6. Upcoming Meetings
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Tue, May 23 07:00 pm
  5. Select Board MeetingAgenda

    1.  MEETING CONVENES
         A.  Announcement on recording devices
    2.  MINUTES
    3.  APPOINTMENTS WITH SELECT BOARD
    4.  DISCUSSION/DECISION ITEMS
         A.  Double Edge Productions, Inc. Agreement for use of Town property
         B.  Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development Broadband Grant Contract
    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, May 23 07:00 pm
  6. Conservation Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Eversource RDA meeting on tower replacement project off Bear Swamp Road
    5. On-line building permits
    6. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    7. Upcoming Meetings
    8. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, May 24 07:30 pm
  7. Technology Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Website
    5. Townhall IT
    6. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    7. Upcoming Meetings
    8. Adjourn the Meeting

    Thu, May 25 09:00 am

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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

Annual Town Meeting & Election Update

Town Election and Annual Town Meeting Results


Below are the results from the May 6, 2017 Annual Town Meeting and Election. 



 

Ashfield Community Theater presents "A Delightful Quarantine"

Ashfield Community Theater is pleased to present A Delightful Quarantine by Mark Dunn.  This heart-warming comedy about how people react when there's nowhere else to go runs in late May and early June.

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Special Town Meeting Results - April 18, 2017

The Town of Ashfield held a Special Town Meeting on Tuesday, April 18th. Please see below for the results and the budget handout.

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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. 

Apple Valley Road

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.

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Website Updates

Please send any comments, corrections, omissions, or requests to the webmaster.

If you have photos of Ashfield that you would like to share, please send them to the webmaster, along with your permission to use the photos on the website.  Thanks.