Upcoming Events

  1. Board of Assessors MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair) Meeting in Assessors Office
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings - February 13
    3. Signatures - Monthly Lists Levy 2010, 2008, 2006 and MV2013, Chadwick Notice of Non Applicable Liens, Chapter Lien
    4. Review 2 1/2 and Levy Limits with discussion on information article for Ashfield News
    5. Budget Prep- Meet with Selectboard/Finance Committee (7 p.m.)
    6. Request for Quotes for Assessing Services FY18-FY20
    7. Rescind Overlay Release Vote of November 21, 2016 and Revote to replace funds - STM in April
    8. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    9. Upcoming Meetings
    10. Adjourn the Meeting
    11. 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, Feb 27 06:00 pm
  2. Select Board MeetingAgenda

    1.    MEETING CONVENES
    A.    Announcement on recording devices
    2.    MINUTES
    3.    APPOINTMENTS WITH SELECT BOARD & FINANCE COMMITTEE
    4.    BUDGET DISCUSSION/DECISION ITEMS
    A.    Public Works (Highway, Transfer Station, Dam, Tree work, etc.) – Poissant
    B.    General Government –
    I.    Assessors
    II.    Building Committee
    III.    Treasurer, Town Clerk, IT, other general government budgets
    C.    FRCOG
    D.    Senior Center Capital request
    E.    Capital requests
    F.    MBI Communications/Broadband Financing
    5.    TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
    6.    MAIL
    A.    Williamsburg request for joint Highland Ambulance budget discussion
    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, Feb 27 07:45 pm
  3. Finance Committee MeetingAgenda

    1.    MEETING CONVENES
    A.    Announcement on recording devices
    2.    MINUTES
    3.    APPOINTMENTS WITH SELECT BOARD & FINANCE COMMITTEE
    4.    BUDGET DISCUSSION/DECISION ITEMS
    A.    Public Works (Highway, Transfer Station, Dam, Tree work, etc.) – Poissant
    B.    General Government –
    I.    Assessors
    II.    Building Committee
    III.    Treasurer, Town Clerk, IT, other general government budgets
    C.    FRCOG
    D.    Senior Center Capital request
    E.    Capital requests
    F.    MBI Communications/Broadband Financing
    5.    TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
    6.    MAIL
    A.    Williamsburg request for joint Highland Ambulance budget discussion
    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, Feb 27 07:50 pm
  4. Agricultural Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Review of Grievance Procedures
    5. Review of Open Space Maps
    6. Report on regional Ag Commission conference
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Tue, Feb 28 07:00 pm
  5. Council on Aging MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Treasurers Report
    4. FY2018 Budget
    5. Friends
    6. Discuss Upcoming Monthly Meetings (March - Nancy Hoff (Greenfield Savings), April - Lake House Lunch, May)
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Public Comments
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Mar 1 02:00 pm
  6. Police Chief Search Committee MeetingAgenda

    1.  MEETING CONVENES
    2.  MINUTES
    3.  DISCUSSION/DECISION ITEMS
         A.  Revised Interview Questions
         B.  Preliminary Candidate Consideration
    The Police Chief Search Committee may enter into Executive Session as allowed by M.G.L. c30A §21(a) 8 to consider or interview applicants for employment or appointment by a preliminary screening committee if the chair declares that an open meeting will have a detrimental effect in obtaining qualified applicants.
    4.  PUBLIC COMMENT
    5.  * ITEMS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE CHAIR 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING
    6.  UPCOMING MEETINGS
    7.  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.


    Wed, Mar 1 04:00 pm

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Citizens Caucus

   CITIZENS CAUCUS

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

Tuesday, March 14, 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 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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