Upcoming Events

  1. Planning Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review Mail
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Discussion of Associate Member Bylaw
    5. Discussion of changes to Telecommunications Bylaw
    6. Discussion on Senior Citizen Housing Draft Bylaw
    7. Possible update and discussion on wind power
    8. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    9. Upcoming Meetings
    10. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Apr 1 07:30 pm
  2. Finance Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Topic
    5. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    6. Upcoming Meetings
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Mon, Apr 6 05:30 pm
  3. Finance Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments - Jacqueline Cooper with grant application to the Mary Priscilla Howes Fund; discuss future grant making criteria.
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings: March 16, 2015; March 23, 2015; March 25, 2015; March 30, 2015.
    4. Transfer of Funds from Finance Committee's Reserve Fund to FRCOG Radio and Town Administrator Search Expense
    5. Review and vote on recommendations re: warrant articles for April 6, 2015 Special Town Meeting.
    6. Discuss DLS's Financial Management Review recommendation re: appointed FinCom vs. elected FinCom
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Mon, Apr 6 05:30 pm
  4. Board of Assessors MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments:  Gougeon, Streeter
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings - March 16, 2015
    4. Signatures:  MV Commitment, Abatement Certificate,
    5. Motor Vehicle Abatement
    6. Crowningshield Forest Management Plan
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings:  April 20
    9. Adjourn the Meeting

    Executive Session:  Abatements and Exemptions

     

    The BOA will go into a short break at 7:00 p.m. to attend the Special Town Meeting.  The meeting will resume after the Special Town Meeting.

    Mon, Apr 6 06:00 pm
  5. Parks Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. upper park, preparing for furniture placement.
    5. lower park, preparing for cleanup, hiring new lifeguard. Reviewing opening of beach.
    6. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    7. Upcoming Meetings
    8. Adjourn the Meeting
    Thu, Apr 9 07:00 pm
  6. Planning Board MeetingAgenda
    1. PUBLIC HEARING
    2. Open the Meeting (Chair) 
    3. Review Minutes
    4. Review Mail
    5. Ashfield Senior Housing Bylaw:  Set standards for multi-unit senior housing within a new zoning district in the town center of Ashfield
    6. Changes to the Telecommunications Facilities Bylaw including exemptions for small antennae and co-location, restrictions on setback, camouflage, impact statements
    7. Change Bylaw to allow Associate Member to serve on the Planning Board
    8. Upcoming Meetings
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Apr 15 07:30 pm
  7. Technology Committee MeetingAgenda

    Broadband Informational Town Meeting

     

    Thu, Apr 16 07:00 pm
  8. Technology Committee MeetingAgenda

    Broadband Information Town Meeting

    Sun, Apr 26 01:00 pm

Town Clerk

Town ClerkAnn Dunne
HoursMon & Tue 9-3, Wed 9-11
Thu by appointment
Phone628-4441 x5
FAX(413) 628-0228
Emailtownclerk@ashfield.org
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.