Upcoming Events

  1. Personnel Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Call to order/ Joint meeting of Select Board and Personnel Board
    2. Review and approve minutes of the Oct. 15 meeting
    3. Follow-up on Benefits discussed on Oct 15 and continue with review of the benefits section of the zpersonnel Policies and Procedures Maunal (PPP)
    4. Time permitting review Grievance section or consider policies not included in earlier version of the PPP
    5. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    6. Set dates for Upcoming Meetings
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Oct 22 07:00 pm
  2. Select Board MeetingAgenda

    This meeting was posted on the Town Hall Legal Posting Board on 10-20-14 at 6:10 pm. This website posting is for informational purposes only.

    1. Open joint meeting of Select Board and Personnel Board
    2. Select Board Minutes: Oct. 7, 2014; February 26, 2015 (Revise and extend.)
    3. Select Board & Personnel Board Joint Meeting Minutes: Oct. 15, 2014
    4. Follow-up on Benefits Section discussion of Oct. 15; continue review of the Benefits Section of the Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual (PPP)
    5. Review Grievance Section or consider policies not included in earlier version of the PPP
    6. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    7. Upcoming Meetings
    8. Close
    Wed, Oct 22 07:00 pm
  3. Planning Board MeetingAgenda

     

    1. Open the Meeting
    2.  Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3.  Review mail
    4. Discussion on telecommunications tower special permit application
    5.  Discussion of associate member bylaw
    6.  Discussion of changes to telecommunications bylaw. 
    7.  Discussion on Senior Housing Draft Bylaw
    8.   Possible Update and discussion on wind power
    9. Check on status open space plan.
    10.   Items not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    11.   Upcoming Meetings

     Adjourn the Meeting

    Wed, Oct 22 07:30 pm
  4. Conservation Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Clark Chicken Coop Emergency Order Update
    4. DAR State Forest Bridge Abutments Update
    5. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Maps
    6. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    7. Upcoming Meetings
    8. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Oct 22 07:30 pm
  5. Historical Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Topic: Spruce Corner Cell Tower application review, Town 250th anniversary planning
    5. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    6. Upcoming Meetings
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Thu, Oct 23 07:00 pm
  6. Technology Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Broadband
    4. Office 365
    5. Town Hall IT
    6. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    7. Upcoming Meetings
    8. Adjourn the Meeting
    Fri, Oct 24 09:00 am
  7. Sewer HearingAgenda

    The Ashfield Sewer Commission will conduct a public hearing concerning proposed changes to Sewer Regulations.  You can find proposed changes on the Sewer Commission page on the website, at town hall, or at the Treatment Plant.

    The hearing will be held at 5pm on Thursday, November 20th at the Ashfield Wastewater Treatment Plant, 705 Conway Road, Ashfield MA.

    Thu, Nov 20 05:00 pm

Town Clerk

Town ClerkAnn Dunne
HoursMon & Tue 9-3, Wed 9-11
Thu by appointment
Phone628-4441 x5
FAX(413) 628-0228
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AddressTown Hall, 412 Main Street, P.O. Box 560

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.