Upcoming Events

  1. Town Hall Building Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from October
    3. Updates - humidity levels, lower entry rugs, steeple project, slate repair, meeting room interior door, Town Clerk's floor, Upper Hall chairs, and stage curtain repairs.
    4. Crawl Space Signs
    5. Janitor's Sink
    6. FY2019 Budget, FY2017 Encumbered Amount, FY2018 Expenditures
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings - December 11, 2017
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Mon, Nov 20 07:00 pm
  2. Ashfield Large Scale Industrial & Commercial Facilities Bylaw Working Group MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Introductions
    3. Review & Discussion of Draft Zoning Bylaw For Large Scale Industrial & Commercial Facilities
    4. Next Steps/Meeting Date
    5. Adjourn
    Tue, Nov 21 03:30 pm
  3. Sewer Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from October 17, 2017
    3. Approve Warrants
    4. Resign FY2017 4th Quarter Warrant
    5. Draft Letter to Chris Rawlings
    6. Other Old Business
    7. Training Reimbursement
    8. Job Description/Salary Survey
    9. FY2018 Budget
    10. Operator's Report
    11. Other New Business
    12. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    13. Upcoming Meetings
    14. Adjourn the Meeting
    Tue, Nov 21 05:00 pm
  4. Board of Assessors MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair) -  Small Meeting Room
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings - November 7
    4. Signatures
    5. Exemption Clause 18 - Financial Hardship Policy, possible adoption
    6. MLP Advisory Board Updates
    7. Chapter Land Applications - Chapter Land FY19
    8. FY19 Budget 
    9. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    10. Upcoming Meetings:  December 5
    11. Adjourn the Regular Meeting

    Executive Session:  Exemptions:  applications are not open to the general public,  MGL Chapter 30A Section 21 Reason 7.

     

     


     

    Tue, Nov 21 06:00 pm
  5. Select Board MeetingAgenda

    1.  MEETING CONVENES
         A.  Announcement on recording devices
    2.  APPOINTMENTS WITH SELECT BOARD
    3.  DISCUSSION/DECISION ITEMS
         A.  Special Town Meeting - Proposed for 12/11/17, Warrant Review
    4.  MAIL
    5.  PUBLIC COMMENT
    6.  * ITEMS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE CHAIR 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING
    7.  UPCOMING MEETINGS
    8.  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, Nov 22 06:30 pm
  6. Historical Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Inventory Forms and Updates to Historic Property Survey Manual
    3. Historic Property Action Plan
    4. Signs for Ashfield Plain National Register District
    5. Current Fund and Budget Items for FY2018
    6. Review Maps of Native American Occupation Sites
    7. Adjourn
    Mon, Nov 27 07:00 pm
  7. Cultural Council MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Modifications to Existing Awards (Extensions and Substitutions)
    4. Review of Proposals for Funding, Determine Grantees and Amounts to be Funded
    5. Election of Treasurer for 2018
    6. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    7. Upcoming Meetings
    8. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Dec 6 06:30 pm

Bridge Closure - Watson Road

Under the direction of MassDOT, the Ashfield Highway Department has closed the bridge/large culvert on Watson Road due to major structural concerns. 

Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes. Access from Bug Hill, Old Stage, and Watson Spruce will continue only to the bridge, while access to the upper portion of Watson will need to be made through the Town of Hawley. 

The bridge/large culvert will reopen after the MassDOT determines there is no longer a structural concern. 

 

Road Closure - Bullitt Road

Beginning on approximately November 2, 2017, Bullitt Road will be closed to through traffic. 

The purpose of the road closure is to make repairs to the bridge located immediately at the intersection of Route 116. 

The remainder of the road will be open and access will be from North Poland Road in Conway. 

The road is expected to be closed for approximately two weeks. 

Ashfield Receives $1,410,000 Broadband Grant Award

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development awarded the Town of Ashfield $1,410,000 as part of the Last Mile Infrastructure Grant Program for Municipally-owned Broadband Network. This grant award is intended to be used by rural communities for the design, engineering, and construction of publicly-owned broadband networks.

 

Read more: Ashfield Receives $1,410,000 Broadband Grant Award

Eversource Maintenance Work

As part of Eversource's everyday effort to deliver reliable energy to our customers and communities, they will be inspecting their existing transmission structures in Town. Maintaining the infrastructure that supports electric lines is on of the many ways Eversource ensures the safe, secure transmission of electricity throughout the region. 


 

Eversource will be working in Ashfield within the next couple of weeks. This maintenance work is taking place on the right of way that is on or near your property. 

First, Eversource would like residents to know this work will not interrupt electric service to your property, and that people working on the project will be carrying proper identification at all times. Crews from Osmose will be working for Eversource to inspect existing transmission structures located on or near your property. In some instances, they may hand excavate around the base of the structure. The excavated area will be filled in before moving on to the next structure. 

Crews will be walking or riding in ATVs within the rights of way. 

Work hours will be Monday through Saturday, 7 am to 7 pm. Please keep in mind that the schedule may change due to weather and other unexpected circumstances. 

For more information about this work, please call 1-800-793-2202, or send an email to TransmissionInfor@eversource.com. Thank you.