Upcoming Events

  1. Library Trustees MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Director's Report
    4. Treasurer's Report
    5. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    6. Upcoming Meetings
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Oct 18 07:00 pm
  2. Planning Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Discussion of Peter Wiitanen's recent ANR decision with Zoning Board of Appeals
    4. Discussion on Jim Cutler's home short-term rental business
    5. David Kulp on broadband expansion in Ashfield
    6. Update on FRCOG's short-term rental meeting by Ken Miller and Alan Rice
    7. Discussion on temporary moratorium on recreational marijuana establishments
    8. Brief review of Board's forms for accuracy and formatting
    9. Review of Zoning Bylaws for accuracy and formatting before printing new copies
    10. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    11. Upcoming Meetings
    12. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Oct 18 07:30 pm
  3. Open Space & Recreation Plan Update Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Final Review of Section 5/Open Space Mapping
    4. Discussion of Sections 6 (Community Goals), 7 (Analysis of Needs), and 8 (Goals and Objectives)
    5. Review of Section 9. 7-Year Action Plan including Status Updates and Proposed New Action Items
    6. Update on ADA Requirements Section
    7. Upcoming Meeting(s)/timeline, including planning Public Forum
    8. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Thu, Oct 19 07:00 pm
  4. Ashfield Large Scale Industrial & Commercial Facilities Bylaw Working Group MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting 
    2. Introductions
    3. Purpose of the Large Scale Industrial & Commercial Facilities Bylaw
    4. Timeline
    5. Review of Preliminary Draft
    6. Next Steps/Meeting Date
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Oct 25 03:30 pm
  5. Zoning Board of Appeals MeetingAgenda

    Town of Ashfield

    Zoning Board of Appeals 

    Notice of Public Hearing

     

    Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Zoning Board of Appeals at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Ashfield Town Hall, 412 Main Street, on the petition for a Special Permit or Variance by Peter Wiitanen to create two non-conforming lots from one lawfully non-conforming lot at 1591 Conway Road (Assessors’ Map 8-4, Lot 25), and recorded in Franklin Registry of Deeds in Book 1768, Page 33.  

     

    Thu, Oct 26 07:00 pm
  6. Municipal Light Plant MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Design & Engineering
    4. Project Scheduling
    5. Operations Overview
    6. Make Ready
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Thu, Nov 2 06:00 pm

Emergency Management

Emergency Management Director:

Doug Field can be reached at e-mail: emd@ashfield.org and personal e-mail: ddfield1@verizon.net
home: 413-628-3343    fax: 413-628-0033

 DURING ANY LARGE WEATHER RELATED STORMS (ICE STORM, HURRICANE, OR TORNADO)

ASHFIELD EMERGENCY COMMAND CENTER WILL BE OPEN 24 HOURS
FIRE STATION 413-628-4441 EXT. 2, then push 1 for Fire Department
or FAX 413-628-0184

For any EMERGENCY CALL 911
For finding another person's phone number call 411
For Human Services and location of someone call 211 

If you Electric Power goes out report the problem to 800-286-2000.
If your Phone goes out report the problem to 800-555-1212.

Never think someone else will call.  Make sure to report your problems.

Ashfield Code for Emergency Siren Signals

#1: One Long Ring: Tornado Warning take cover

#2: Two Rings: Saturday noon test

#3: Three Rings; Ashfield Dam Emergency, Problem at Ashfield Lake, People on Bronson Ave should evacuate to Sanderson Academy. Residents on Main St, BuckLand Rd and Conway Rd should get ready to evacuate.

#4: Four Rings: Hazardous Material Spill: Residents should call Fire Station for more information.

#5: Five Rings: Forest fire , Fire department will need help come come to fire station.

#6: Six Rings: Structure Fire, Fire Department may need help come to fire station.

 “One Call System” (Blackboard Connect)

The One Call System is used as an emergency alerting system during times of emergencies and some cases a public messaging system for certain town functions. There are three Town employees that have the ability to activate the One Call System—the Town Clerk and the Town Administrator, however on most occasions the Emergency Manager will be the primary person to send these messages. When a message is sent, you will notice the Town Hall “413-628-4441” on your caller I.D. The Town will always self identify, so please don’t hang up!

If your phone is listed 625 and your physical address is in Ashfield you will get the calls unless you opt out of the program. If you are currently not receiving these messages it is could be for one of the following reasons: 1. You may have asked to be removed from our database, 2. You have an unlisted phone number, or 3. You may have moved into Ashfield within the last two years. If you would like to be added to the database please e-mail the Emergency Manager at emd@ashfield.org or call the Assistant Town Clerk, (413-628-4441 EXT #3). Please provide your name,address (not mailing address), phone number and your cell phone number if you would like to begin to receive these messages. Your personal information will be secured on the One Call System.

Some residents choose to add their personal cell phone number so when they are away they can continue to receive messages regarding road closures, weather emergencies etc.

Please consider signing up for this program. It is an efficient and effective way to learn what is happening in Ashfield.