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

Town Clerk

 

Town ClerkBridget Rodrigue
HoursMon-Thu 9-4
Phone413-628-4441 x5
Emailtownclerk@ashfield.org
AddressTown Hall, 412 Main Street, P.O. Box 560

Unipay Bank PaymentsMake Town Clerk Payments

Duties

Chief Election Official:

Responsible for running elections, preparing ballots, absentee balloting, voter registration.

Also, for recording all actions of Annual and Special town meetings, special voting sessions before every election and town meeting, and employing sufficient poll workers for the orderly conduct of an election.

Prepares, records and reports official election results to the Secretary of State of the Commonwealth.

Certifies nomination papers, and serves on the local Board of Registrars. Conducts the annual town census, prepares the street list of residents and school list, and furnishes the jury list to the Office of Jury Commissioner.

Recording Officer:

Records and certifies all official actions of the Town, including town meeting legislation and appropriations.

Planning and Zoning Board Decisions, signs all notes for borrowing and keeps the Town Seal.

Registrar of Vital Statistics:

Records and preserves original birth, marriage, and death records, and providing this information to the Commonwealth’s for the central vital registration system.

Public Records Officer:

Administers the oath of office to all elected and appointed members of local committees and boards and ensures that all elected and appointed officials are informed of the State’s Open Meeting Law and Conflict of Interest Laws. All elected and appointed officials are sworn to the faithful performance of their duties by the Town Clerk. Each person will receive and be asked to sign an acknowledgement of extracts pertaining to the "Open Meeting Laws", and the "Conflict of Interest Law". The signed acknowledgement is prima facie evidence that each person is cognizant of those laws and should act accordingly. They will also now be required to complete an online training program at www.mass.gov/ethics under Education and Training Resources. This training must be completed within 30 days of appointment or election and every 2 years thereafter.

Posts meeting notices of all government bodies.

Provides access to public records in compliance with State Public Records Law.

Provides certified copies of vital records and assisting in genealogical research for members of the public, and is responsible for maintenance, disposition, and preservation of municipal archival records and materials.

Submits bylaws and zoning bylaw amendments to the Attorney General for approval.

Licensing Officer:

Issues state licenses and permits: including marriage licenses, county or local licenses, permits and certifications as mandated by statute or bylaw, includes burial permits, business certificates and dog licenses.

Certification of any document or action recorded and filed in the Town Clerk's Office is the responsibility of the Town Clerk.