Upcoming Events

  1. Select Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Special Town Meeting Warrant
    5. By-Law discussion and approach-large-scale, industrial construction projects
    6. Interim Town Administrators Report 
    7. Mail
    8. Liaison Reports
    9. Public Comment
    10. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    11. Upcoming Meetings
    12. Adjourn the Meeting
    Fri, May 27 05:00 pm
  2. Board of Assessors MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments -  Town Counsel at 6 p.m.
    3. Executive Session:  Appellate Tax Board Cases    X306391 Luce/Glover vs. Board of Assessors  F327639 Ashfield House LLC. (2015) vs. Board of  Assessors             F328909 (2016) vs. Board of Assessors                        The Board of Assessors will enter into executive session, per M.G.L. c.30A, Section21 (a) (3), to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining or litigation if an open meeting will have detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigating position of the public body, as declared by the chair.
    4. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings - May 16, 2016
    5. Property Values after inspection - if time allows
    6. Meet with the Selectboard at 7 p.m. regaring the TAP enrollment program.
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings -  June 13 @ 8:30 a.m. 
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Tue, May 31 06:00 pm
  3. Select Board MeetingAgenda

    1.  MEETING CONVENES
         A.  Announcement on recording devices
    2.  REVIEW MINUTES, WARRANTS
         A.  Minutes – 05-23-2016
    3.  APPOINTMENTS WITH BOARD OF SELECTMEN
         A.  Board of Assessors – TAP Program Overview
         B.  Mohawk Trail Woodland Partnership Update – Peggy Sloan
    4.  DISCUSSION/DECISION ITEMS
         A.  Belding Memorial Library Roofing & Masonry Repointing Bid Award
         B.  FM Generator Maintenance Contract for WWTP Generator
         C.  Request for Transfer between Appropriation
         D.  Community Compact – Solid Waste and Site Cleanup Priorities
         E.  Salary Study Request for Quotes
         F.  Select Board Priorities List
         G.  Select Board Liaison List
         H.  Permanent Town Administrator Position
         I.  By-Law discussion and approach – Large-scale, industrial construction projects
    5.  INTERIM TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
    6.  MAIL
    7.  LIAISON
    8.  PUBLIC COMMENT
    9.  * ITEMS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE CHAIR 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING
    10. UPCOMING MEETINGS
    11. 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, May 31 07:00 pm
  4. Council on Aging MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)

    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings

    3. Treasurer Report

    4. Discuss senior housing in Ashfield

    5. Discuss upcoming monthly dinner meetings for 2016 -  1. June: Steve & Tom                                                2. July: Annual Picnic Upper Town Park                         (Lui Collins)                            

    6. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting

    7. Public Comment

    8. Upcoming Meetings

    9. Adjourn the Meeting

    Wed, Jun 1 02:00 pm
  5. Planning Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Senior housing draft bylaw and survey
    5. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    6. Upcoming Meetings
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Jun 1 07:30 pm

Ashfield Police Department

Contact

    • PO Box 355, 412 Main Street
    • Ashfield, MA 01330
      • Emergency: 9-1-1
      • Office: (413) 628-4441 ext. 1
      • Dispatch: 413-625-8200
      • Fax: (413) 628-3350


Scheduled Office Hours 

Due to response to calls and other responsibilities, we do not have scheduled office hours. Please call prior to coming to our office in order to make sure we are in. If you wish to schedule an appointment to see an officer, please leave a message on our voice mail. We will return your call as promptly as possible. If you require a new or renewal FID or LTC, please contact Auxiliary Officer Betty Lesure to schedule an appointment.

Thank you.

 

Chief:

Diane Wilder  Unit 2-1
Email: Chief@Ashfield.org

Patrol Officers:

Beth Kaczenski Bezio  Unit 2-2
Jerry Konopco            Unit 2-3
Trisha Carlo               Unit 2-4
Conan Pelk                 Unit 2-5
David Shane Hill         Unit 2-6
Gretchen Gerstner      Unit 2-7 

 

Firearm's Clerk: Beth Kaczenski Bezio
Hours: Tuesday 4PM - 6PM
           Fridays 10AM - 3PM

Auxiliary Officers:

Charles Wilder
Kyle Walker

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When should I call 911?

9-1-1 lines are designated for emergency calls, such as reporting a crime in progress, reporting a fire, or requesting an ambulance.  Call the dispatch at 413-625-8200 or the business office at 413-628-4441x1 for non-emergency purposes.  More information on 9-1-1.

Q. Who should I call about a loose or problem dog, or a problem animal such as a sick raccoon or dead bird?

A. You should call Warren Kirkpatrick, the Ashfield Animal Control Officer, at (413) 628-3811.

Q. Can the police department check my home or business while I am away on vacation?

A. Yes. This is a special service provided by your police department. Please fill out our online form or pick one up and drop it off at the police station before you leave. Officers on patrol will randomly check on the security of your home while you are away.

Q. If on returning home I find my door open, should I go inside?

A. NEVER go into a building where you suspect a burglary may be in progress. Go to a neighbor's house and call the police. If you arrive home and find a broken window, an alarm sounding, or another indication of a break-in, DO NOT GO IN. You do not want to encounter an intruder, or damage any evidence such as fingerprints or footprints.

Q. I need to apply for or renew my pistol permit. How do I do this?

A. Contact the police department at our main number, or call Auxiliary Officer Lesure at 413-628-3200 to schedule an appointment. Firearms forms are available under "Resources" on this website.

Q. I need a copy of a police report. How do I obtain one?

A. The police department provides a request form, available at the police department, that is submitted to the Chief of Police in order to request a copy of a police report. By state law, the police department has ten (10) days to respond to a request for a copy of records. Copies are $.20 per page for photocopies. Records will not be released until any and all fees are paid. Certain records are confidential per state law and may only be released to authorized persons.

Q. Are the Ashfield Police available to speak to my business or social group?

Yes, the Ashfield Police Department has a very strong, committed community policing philosophy. We would be happy to provide a speaker to come out and talk to your group about specific or general law enforcement related topics. Please call Chief Droney for more information.