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

Local Natural Attractions

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Belding Park & Ashfield Lake

The park is located on Main St. (Route 116), just east of the intersection
with Route 112, and has a public boat launch on Ashfield Lake and picnic facilities. The lake has a beach with restrooms and a lifeguard during the summer months. Canoeing, fishing, swimming and diving from the dock are all popular activities.

Bear Swamp Reservation

Hawley Road, about 1/2 mile west of the town center.

Hike three miles of trails, some steep in places, to a nearby beaver pond and terrific views of hillside orchards spreading below and the distant Green Mountains. For more information, visit the Trustees of Reservations website

Chapel Brook

Williamsburg Road,about 2 miles from the intersection of Route 116, Creamery Road and Williamsburg Road.

Hike to the top of Pony Mountain, then cool off with a summertime dip in the chilly waters of the brook’s picture-perfect pools and falls. For more information, visit the Trustees of Reservations website.

Ashfield Trails Network

Ashfield Trails is a volunteer collaborative which for several years has been working to establish a community network of trails and footpaths in and around the Town of Ashfield.

D.A.R. - State Forest

78 Cape Street, (bordering Ashfield, MA), Route 112, Goshen, MA 01032, (413) 268-7098

Other Recreational Activities

Other activities around Ashfield include cross-country skiing, snow-mobiling, golf, fishing, and hiking. Downhill skiing is available at nearby Berkshire East.