Upcoming Events

  1. Board of Assessors MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Signatures
    5. Buckland/Ashfield Town Line
    6. FCAA Dinner/Meeting Recap
    7. Budget FY16
    8. Town Report
    9. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    10. Upcoming Meetings
    11. Adjourn the Meeting
    12. Executive Session -  Reasoning:  Exemptions/Abatements
    Mon, Jan 26 06:00 pm
  2. Library MeetingAgenda

    Agenda remains the same as the cancelled January 12th meeting.

    Mon, Jan 26 07:00 pm
  3. Personnel Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments, if any
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Contribution to Annual Town Report
    5. Personnel Policy - Review comments/amendments from SB
    6. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    7. Set date for next meeting
    8. Adjourn the Meeting
    Tue, Jan 27 07:00 pm
  4. Conservation Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Review Conservation Commission proposed FY 16 Budget
    5. Review Annual Report Draft
    6. Continue Tighe and Bond NOI hearing on Smith Branch Road Bank Stabilization Project
    7. Review of on-line building permits
    8. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    9. Upcoming Meetings
    10. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Jan 28 07:30 pm
  5. Planning Board MeetingAgenda

     

     

     

     

     

    1.Open the Meeting (chair)

    2.  Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings

    3.  Review mail

    4.  Discussion of the AECOM (pipeline comment) request

    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

     Adjournment

     

    Wed, Jan 28 07:30 pm
  6. Zoning Board of Appeals MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Continue public hearing of case 2014-2, application from Laura Quinn for a variance to site a mobile home at Buckland Road (Map 4-1, lot 13)
    4. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    5. Upcoming Meetings
    6. Adjourn the Meeting
    Thu, Feb 5 07:00 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.