Upcoming Events

  1. Select Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open
    2. Warrants: Payroll and vendor (sign)
    3. Minutes: July 14, 2014; July 21, 2014
    4. New Business: a. Historical Commission/Building Committee Town Hall Use Application for August 2, 2014 for the Bicentennial Celebration of Town Hall
    5. Old Business: a. FRCOG Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership Advisory Committee community representative appointment; b. Consider change in date for next Special Town Meeting
    6. Appointments: Meet with Personnel Board, as working group, to discuss, review, revise Draft Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Next Select Board Meetings: Tuesday, July 29: Only if needed as a continuation of the July 28th working meeting with the Personnel Board; Monday, August 11, 2014; Monday, August 25, 2014
    9. Close
    Mon, Jul 28 07:00 pm
  2. Personnel Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Verify quorum present
    3. Join Select Board to review Draft Personnel Policies and Procedure Manual
    4. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    5. Adjourn or Continue meeting to July 29th, if needed.
    Mon, Jul 28 07:15 pm
  3. Personnel Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Reconvene meeting from July 28, 2014
    2. Continue joint meeting with Select Board
    3. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    4. Set date for next meeting
    5. Adjourn the Meeting
    Tue, Jul 29 06:30 pm
  4. Select Board MeetingAgenda

    The Select Board and Personnel Board will meet only if needed

    as a continuation of their Monday, July 28th meeting

     

    1. Open
    2. Appointments: Meet with Personnel Board, as working group, to discuss, review, revise Draft Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual
    3. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    4. Next Select Board Meetings: Monday, August 11, 2014; Monday, August 25, 2014
    5. Close
    Tue, Jul 29 07:00 pm
  5. Personnel Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Verify quorum present
    3. Reconvene meeting from July 28 2014 with the Select Board to review the draft Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual
    4. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    5. Set date for next meeting.
    6. Adjourn the Meeting
    Tue, Jul 29 07:00 pm
  6. Personnel Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Verify quorum present
    3. Join Select Board to review the draft Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual
    4. Continue meeting to July 29, 2014 at a time to be decided, if needed, or
    5. Consider items not reasonably known at the time of posting.

     

    Tue, Jul 29 07:15 pm
  7. Board of Assessors MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Signatures -  Monthly Lists, Payment Vouchers
    5. CAI - Online Query Update
    6. Discussion regarding Property Card changes
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Tue, Aug 5 06:00 pm
  8. Zoning Board of Appeals MeetingAgenda

    Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be conducted at the Town Hall on the petition of Gordon L. Howes for special permit to demolish and rebuild a non-conforming dwelling on a non-conforming lot at 162 Buckland Road (Map 7-2, Lot 58). The hearing may include a site visit and the Board of Appeals may reconvene at the close of the hearing for a meeting of the Board.

    Tue, Aug 12 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
EmailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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.