Upcoming Events

  1. Library Trustees MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Director's Report
    4. Treasurer's Report
    5. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    6. Upcoming Meetings
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Oct 18 07:00 pm
  2. Planning Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Discussion of Peter Wiitanen's recent ANR decision with Zoning Board of Appeals
    4. Discussion on Jim Cutler's home short-term rental business
    5. David Kulp on broadband expansion in Ashfield
    6. Update on FRCOG's short-term rental meeting by Ken Miller and Alan Rice
    7. Discussion on temporary moratorium on recreational marijuana establishments
    8. Brief review of Board's forms for accuracy and formatting
    9. Review of Zoning Bylaws for accuracy and formatting before printing new copies
    10. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    11. Upcoming Meetings
    12. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Oct 18 07:30 pm
  3. Open Space & Recreation Plan Update Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Final Review of Section 5/Open Space Mapping
    4. Discussion of Sections 6 (Community Goals), 7 (Analysis of Needs), and 8 (Goals and Objectives)
    5. Review of Section 9. 7-Year Action Plan including Status Updates and Proposed New Action Items
    6. Update on ADA Requirements Section
    7. Upcoming Meeting(s)/timeline, including planning Public Forum
    8. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Thu, Oct 19 07:00 pm
  4. Ashfield Large Scale Industrial & Commercial Facilities Bylaw Working Group MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting 
    2. Introductions
    3. Purpose of the Large Scale Industrial & Commercial Facilities Bylaw
    4. Timeline
    5. Review of Preliminary Draft
    6. Next Steps/Meeting Date
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Oct 25 03:30 pm
  5. Zoning Board of Appeals MeetingAgenda

    Town of Ashfield

    Zoning Board of Appeals 

    Notice of Public Hearing

     

    Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Zoning Board of Appeals at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Ashfield Town Hall, 412 Main Street, on the petition for a Special Permit or Variance by Peter Wiitanen to create two non-conforming lots from one lawfully non-conforming lot at 1591 Conway Road (Assessors’ Map 8-4, Lot 25), and recorded in Franklin Registry of Deeds in Book 1768, Page 33.  

     

    Thu, Oct 26 07:00 pm
  6. Municipal Light Plant MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Design & Engineering
    4. Project Scheduling
    5. Operations Overview
    6. Make Ready
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Thu, Nov 2 06:00 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.