Upcoming Events

  1. Board of Assessors MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair) in Small Meeting Room
    2. Appointments - None
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings- April 4, 2017
    4. Signatures -  MV Monthly Lists, RE/PP Monthly List, Revised MV Warrant to Collector, Levitre Forest Management Plan
    5. Annual Town Meeting Warrant 
    6. Office Closure- Week of May 15th 
    7. Overlay Account Spreadsheet 
    8. Patriot Properties - Fiscal Year 18-20 Contract
    9. Review FAQ's for Assessors page of the website
    10. MLP Advisory Board Updates
    11. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    12. Upcoming Meetings:  May 9th 
    13. Adjourn the Meeting
    14. Executive Session:  Reason Abatements

    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, May 1 08:00 am
  2. Select Board MeetingAgenda

    1.  MEETING CONVENES
         A.  Announcement on recording devices
    2.  CONSENT AGENDA
         Minutes     4/10/17, 4/18/17  • As Submitted  • As Amended
         Warrants   W17-23 Payroll & Vendor       
    3.  APPOINTMENTS WITH SELECT BOARD
         A.  Superintendent Poissant – Bridge update, culvert grant, Transfer Station improvements
         B.  Chief Bezio – Department Update
         C.  Moderator – ATM Warrant, Motions, Talking Points
    4.  DISCUSSION/DECISION ITEMS
         A.  Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Grant
         B.  Salary Study Update
         C.  Mold Remediation Update
         D.  Broadband Project Status Update
             i.  Matrix Proposal
             ii. W G & E Contract
    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, May 1 07:00 pm
  3. Council on Aging MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Treasurer's Report
    4. Budget FY2018
    5. Annual Town Meeting
    6. Discuss Upcoming Meetings - May (Spring Planting( & June (Elmers?)
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Public Comments
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, May 3 02:00 pm
  4. Finance Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Review ATM warrant and vote any additional recommendations
    5. Review and vote any actions re: Police Department's request for transfer of funds
    6. Review, as time permits, any updates re: broadband, MTRSD, Voc Ed, etc.
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Sat, May 6 09:30 am
  5. Annual Town MeetingAgenda

    In the name of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of said Town, qualified to vote in elections and in Town affairs, to meet at the Town Hall in said Ashfield on Saturday the sixth of May 2017, at Ten O'Clock in the morning. 

    Copies of the Annual Town Meeting Warrant are available at the Post Office, Town Hall,and on our website as an attachment under the Town Meeting and Election news article. 

    Sat, May 6 10:00 am

Special Town Meeting Results - April 18, 2017

The Town of Ashfield held a Special Town Meeting on Tuesday, April 18th. Please see below for the results and the budget handout.

04/18/2017

                                                                SPECIAL TOWN MEETING                                                   

Ashfield held a Special Town Meeting on Tuesday, April 18th. Town Meeting has now been adjourned and dissolved. The results are listed below, along with the attendance count.  

ARTICLE

DATE

SUBJECT

RESULT

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING

1

04/18/2017

Assessor’s Overlay Account – transfer $2,300 from this account to the Assessor’s Expense Account to cover unanticipated expenses.

Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote

2

04/18/2017

Health Insurance Expense Account – transfer $1,000 from this account to the Retiree Health Insurance Expense Account to cover unexpected employee retirement.

Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote

3

04/18/2017

Pipeline Opposition/Mitigation Fund Use – transfer $3,476.04 from this account and $1,523.96 from Compensation Study Account for a total of $5,000 to Tree Warden Expense Account needed for tree work.

Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote

4

04/18/2017

Sweeper Mower Account – transfer $2,858.67 from this account and $841.33 from Assistant Municipal Clerk Salary Account for a total of $3,700 to Treasurer Salary Account to fund Treasurer Salary Account after employee retirement vacation payout.

Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote

5

04/18/2017

Assistant Municipal Clerk Salary Account – transfer $450 from this account to Treasurer Expense Account to cover unanticipated expenses occurred during office reorganization.

Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote

6

04/18/2017

Elections Expense Account – transfer $1,250 from this account to Town Clerk Expense Account for Town Clerk training and supplies.

Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote

7

04/18/2017

Elections Expense Account – transfer $700 from this account to Special Project Staffing Account to fund scribe duties for Select Board meetings.

Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote

8

04/18/2017

Vocational Education Account – transfer $25,220 from this account to Winter Roads to cover deficit associated with snow and ice removal activities this year.

Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote

9

04/18/2017

Vocational Education Account – transfer $21,000 from this account to Police Cruiser Account to fund purchase of a new police cruiser.

Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote

10

04/18/2017

Vocational Education Account – transfer $11,500 from this account to Unemployment Expense Account to pay for prior years’ cumulative unemployment assessments.

Passed by Declared Unanimous Vote

Attendance:  There were 32 voters in attendance at the Tuesday, April 18th meeting. 

 

Attachments:
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