Upcoming Events

  1. Board of Assessors MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Signatures
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Pipeline and Utility Discussion
    5. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    6. Upcoming Meetings
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    8. Executive Session - Litigation and Abatements
    Mon, Feb 8 06:00 pm
  2. Library MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Treasurer's Report
    4. Director's Report
    5. Capital Campaign Update
    6. Building $ Maintenance report
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Mon, Feb 8 07:00 pm
  3. Select Board MeetingAgenda

    1.  MEETING CONVENES
        Announcement on recording devices
    2.  REVIEW MINUTES
    3.  FINANCE COMMITTEE/SELECTBOARD BUDGET DISCUSSION ITEMS
        A. Fire Department
        B. Ambulance
        C. Police
        D. Library (8:30 pm)
        E. Assessors
        F.    School Committee Preview
    END BUDGET DISCUSSIONS
    BOARD OF SELECTMEN
    1.  MINUTES, WARRANTS
        A. BOS Minutes – 1/25/16, 2/1/16; Warrant 16-17
    2.  APPOINTMENTS WITH BOARD OF SELECTMEN
        A. Update on Conservation Permitting requirements at Ashfield Lake; R. Coler
    3.  SELECTBOARD DISCUSSION/DECISION ITEMS
        A. Town Hall Use Application from Jane Willis; Contra Dances
        B. Adam Bright, Double Edge Theater
        C. Belding Library Roof Project Procurement Project
    4.  INTERIM TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
    5.  MAIL
    6.  LIAISON
    7.  PUBLIC COMMENT
    8.  UPCOMING MEETINGS
    9.  ITEMS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE CHAIR 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING
    10. ADJOURN

    Mon, Feb 8 07:00 pm
  4. Finance Committee MeetingAgenda

    1.  MEETING CONVENES
    2.  REVIEW MINUTES
    3.  FINANCE COMMITTEE/SELECTBOARD BUDGET DISCUSSION ITEMS
        A. Fire Department
        B. Ambulance
        C. Police
        D. Library (8:30 pm)
        E. Assessors
        F. School Committee Preview
    4.  PUBLIC COMMENT
    5.  UPCOMING MEETINGS
    6.  ITEMS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE CHAIR 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING
    7. ADJOURN

    Mon, Feb 8 07:00 pm
  5. Conservation Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Use of Conservation Land
    4. RDA Hearing on Ashfield Lake dock demolition and material removal
    5. Hawley Road wetland alteration enforcement order
    6. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    7. Upcoming Meetings
    8. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Feb 10 07:30 pm
  6. Technology Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. FY17 Budget
    4. IT Contract
    5. Broadband Update
    6. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Thu, Feb 11 11:00 am
  7. Planning Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Gloria Pacosa Special Permit
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Senior Housing Draft Bylaws
    5. Update on Open Space and Recreation Plan
    6. Scheduling Special Town Meeting regarding telecommunication bylaw
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Feb 17 07:30 pm
  8. Parks Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Budget
    3. Dock
    4. Upper Park
    5. Lower Park
    6. Review Minutes from prev. meeting
    7. Adjourn

     

    Mon, Feb 22 07:30 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

Mass Broadband Vote Result

Special Town Meeting Article 4: Mass Broadband / Wired West

Ballots Cast: 334         2/3 or (222)     required to pass:

YES    275/82%                      NO      59/ 18%

Passed by 2/3 majority vote

“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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Notice of Intent from Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The following notice was provided to the town from the Federal Regulatory Commission regarding the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company's Northeast Energy Direct Proposal.  Please click the article title to view the attachment.

Tighe & Bond Study

The Tighe & Bond report on the Ashfield Pond Dam and the Sanderson Academy Retaining Wall, presented on Janary 15th, may be viewed by clicking the link in this article.

Housing Rehabilitation Grants

Ashfield has been awarded a Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) Housing Rehabilitation grant. The funds from the grant are currently being distributed. 

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Ashfield History Project

Please participate in the Ashfield History Project by filling out this brief biographical information form.

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