Upcoming Events

  1. Board of Assessors MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair) in Small Meeting Room
    2. Appointments - None
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings- April 4, 2017
    4. Signatures -  MV Monthly Lists, RE/PP Monthly List, Revised MV Warrant to Collector, Levitre Forest Management Plan
    5. Annual Town Meeting Warrant 
    6. Office Closure- Week of May 15th 
    7. Overlay Account Spreadsheet 
    8. Patriot Properties - Fiscal Year 18-20 Contract
    9. Review FAQ's for Assessors page of the website
    10. MLP Advisory Board Updates
    11. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    12. Upcoming Meetings:  May 9th 
    13. Adjourn the Meeting
    14. Executive Session:  Reason Abatements

    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, May 1 08:00 am
  2. Select Board MeetingAgenda

    1.  MEETING CONVENES
         A.  Announcement on recording devices
    2.  CONSENT AGENDA
         Minutes     4/10/17, 4/18/17  • As Submitted  • As Amended
         Warrants   W17-23 Payroll & Vendor       
    3.  APPOINTMENTS WITH SELECT BOARD
         A.  Superintendent Poissant – Bridge update, culvert grant, Transfer Station improvements
         B.  Chief Bezio – Department Update
         C.  Moderator – ATM Warrant, Motions, Talking Points
    4.  DISCUSSION/DECISION ITEMS
         A.  Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Grant
         B.  Salary Study Update
         C.  Mold Remediation Update
         D.  Broadband Project Status Update
             i.  Matrix Proposal
             ii. W G & E 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.

    Mon, May 1 07:00 pm
  3. Council on Aging MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Treasurer's Report
    4. Budget FY2018
    5. Annual Town Meeting
    6. Discuss Upcoming Meetings - May (Spring Planting( & June (Elmers?)
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Public Comments
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, May 3 02:00 pm
  4. Finance Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Review ATM warrant and vote any additional recommendations
    5. Review and vote any actions re: Police Department's request for transfer of funds
    6. Review, as time permits, any updates re: broadband, MTRSD, Voc Ed, etc.
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Sat, May 6 09:30 am
  5. Annual Town MeetingAgenda

    In the name of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of said Town, qualified to vote in elections and in Town affairs, to meet at the Town Hall in said Ashfield on Saturday the sixth of May 2017, at Ten O'Clock in the morning. 

    Copies of the Annual Town Meeting Warrant are available at the Post Office, Town Hall,and on our website as an attachment under the Town Meeting and Election news article. 

    Sat, May 6 10:00 am

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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 and Election

Annual Town Meeting and Election

May 6, 2017

10: 00 AM 

Ashfield Town Hall 

Annual Town Meeting is Saturday, May 6th at 10:00 am and  will convene at the Ashfield Town Hall. All registered voters are eligible to attend and vote. Attendees must check in with the Town Clerk's staff in the lobby. Check-in is done alphabetically by last name. The Moderator, who presides at the Meeting, is elected each year at the annual Town Election.

The annual Town Election will also be held on Saturday, May 6th. Polls will open at approximately 10:15 am. 

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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