Upcoming Events

  1. Board of Assessors MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair) in the Board of Assessors Office
    2. Appointments - Selectboard and Finance Committee at 7 p.m.
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings - March 13, March 20
    4. Review 2 1/2, Levy Limits and Ashfield News/Assessors Duties explanation for the website
    5. MLP Advisory Board Update
    6. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    7. Upcoming Meetings April 11
    8. Adjourn the Meeting
    9. Executive Session - Abatements and Exemptions

    The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting.  Not all items listed may in fact be discussed, and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

     

     

    Mon, Mar 27 06:00 pm
  2. Finance Committee MeetingAgenda

    1.  MEETING CONVENES
         A.  Announcement on recording devices
    2.  MINUTES
    3.  APPOINTMENTS WITH SELECT BOARD & FINANCE COMMITTEE
         A.  7:00 pm - Assessors budget discussion
    4.  DISCUSSION/DECISION ITEMS
         A.  Special Town Meeting Warrant
         B.  Omnibus Line Items
         C.  Capital Requests
         D.  MBI Communications/Broadband Financing
              1.  WG&E Contract
         E.  Annual Town Meeting Warrant
         F.  Roberts Bros. EDIP
    5.  TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
    6.  MAIL
    7.  PUBLIC COMMENT
    8.  * ITEMS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE CHAIR 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING
    9.  UPCOMING MEETINGS
    10.  ADJOURN
    The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting.  Not all items listed may in fact be discussed, and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

    Mon, Mar 27 06:00 pm
  3. Town Hall Building Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Review Minutes of previous meeting
    2. Slate Repair
    3. Mold Issues, window well cover
    4. Budgets: FY18 & Capital Projects
    5. Current Use Applications
    6. Steeple Update
    7. Office Issues, Janitor's Storage 
    8. Items Not Reasonably Anticipated by Chair 48 Hours in Advance of the Meeting
    9. Schedule Next Meeting: April 10, 2017
    10. Adjourn                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

     

     

     

    Mon, Mar 27 07:00 pm
  4. Library MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of March 1, 2017 minutes
    3. Staff Evaluations
    4. Treasurer's Monthly Report - Budget and Fundraising (Report on latest donations).
    5. Building and Maintenance - Report amd discussion on installation of HVAC System & Interest of the Green Committee in paying for a heating engineer
    6. Discussion with Martha regarding evaluations
    7. Spring Cleanup
    8. New Business
    9. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    10. Upcoming Meetings
    11. Adjourn the Meeting
    Mon, Mar 27 07:00 pm
  5. Select Board MeetingAgenda

    1.  MEETING CONVENES
         A.  Announcement on recording devices
    2.  MINUTES
    3.  APPOINTMENTS WITH SELECT BOARD & FINANCE COMMITTEE
         A.  7:00 pm - Assessors budget discussion
    4.  DISCUSSION/DECISION ITEMS
         A.  Special Town Meeting Warrant
         B.  Omnibus Line Items
         C.  Capital Requests
         D.  MBI Communications/Broadband Financing
             1.  WG&E Contract
         E.  Annual Town Meeting Warrant
         F.  Roberts Bros. EDIP
    5.  TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
    6.  MAIL
    7.  PUBLIC COMMENT
    8.  * ITEMS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE CHAIR 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING
    9.  UPCOMING MEETINGS
    10.  ADJOURN
    The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting.  Not all items listed may in fact be discussed, and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

    Mon, Mar 27 07:00 pm
  6. Select Board MeetingAgenda

    1.  MEETING CONVENES
         A.  Announcement on recording devices
    2.  MINUTES
    3.  APPOINTMENTS WITH SELECT BOARD
         Chief Of Police Interviews
         A.  9:00 am – Timothy Budrewicz
         B.  10:00 am – Beth Ann Bezio
    4.  DISCUSSION/DECISION ITEMS
    5.  TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
    6.  MAIL
    7.  PUBLIC COMMENT
    8.  * ITEMS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE CHAIR 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING
    9.  UPCOMING MEETINGS
    10. ADJOURN
    The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting.  Not all items listed may in fact be discussed, and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

    Tue, Mar 28 09:00 am
  7. Agricultural Commission MeetingAgenda

    Meeting convenes

    Review and approval of minutes

    Appointments:

    • Richard Pree, 7:30 p.m. Citizens Climate Change Lobby

     Old Business:

    • Review of Grievance Procedures
    • Review of Open Space Maps

     New Business:

    • Report on Regional Ag Com Conference
    • Report on Hilltown CDC meeting
    • Keeping track of livestock in town

    Public Comment

    Upcoming meetings 

    Items not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting

    Adjourn

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Tue, Mar 28 07:00 pm
Ashfield Beach

"Ashfield Beach" by Charlie Heath

Parks Commission

Online Survey

The Parks Commission would like to hear from Ashfield residents to help us gather information for long term planning.  Please take a few minutes to fill out this simple online survey.  The survey will be active from March 1st through April 1st.

 

 

Contact

  • Ashfield Park Commission, P.O. Box 560, Ashfield, MA 01330

Meetings

Meetings are scheduled as needed at Town Hall.

Commission members

NameRoleContactterm
Sally Rice     2018
Judy Haupt     2019 
Kyle Taylor     2017

 Note: There are no swim lessons offered the summer of 2016.  Swim lessons are available from Buckland Recreation.

Mission

  1. Prepare Belding Memorial Park Annual Budget.
  2. Oversee maintenance of the Belding Memorial Park
  3. Implement rules and regulations mandated per Massachusetts state law
  4. Direct the operation of the lake facility and beach
  5. Hire life guards and support personnel
  6. Purchase supplies
  7. Authorize payment of invoices
  8. Conduct monthly public meeting
  9. Take minutes at monthly public meeting
  10. Other duties include lay out plans and improve park, make rules for the use including a police force to act in such parks. The Park and Recreation Commission will define the powers and duties and do all acts needful for the proper execution of their powers and duties. The Park and Recreation Commission will have the power to conduct park programs and recreation activities at places other than such public parks.

Our Trust from Milo M. Belding, Jr. when he donated the land around the lake to the town, as a memorial to his father Milo Merrick Belding and his mother, Emily Leonard Belding in 1928;

To have and to hold the granted premises with all the privileges and appurtenances thereto belonging, including any buildings erected thereon, to the said inhabitants of the Town of Ashfield forever, in trust nevertheless for the perpetual use and maintenance thereon as a Public Park for the use and benefit of any and all the residents of the Town of Ashfield. It being a condition of this transfer and dedication of such park to public use that no part thereof and no buildings thereon shall ever be leased, occupied or used for any private business or residence, or in any way that will impair its beauty or interfere with its free and uninterrupted use a pleasure resort for the inhabitants of the Town. Said Public Park to be known as the “M. M. Belding, Jr. Memorial Park

Belding Memorial Park Rules and Regulations

Voted 03/05/1960

  1. No person shall build a fire for any purpose except in the places provided.
  2. The cutting, mutilating, moving or taking away of trees, shrubs, flowers or wood, is prohibited.
  3. Disorderly conduct, obscene or indecent language or behavior, or the possession or drinking of intoxicating liquors is prohibited.
  4. No person shall permit a dog to be at large in the bathing areas of the Park.
  5. Hunting, trapping and the use of fire-arms is prohibited in the Park.
  6. No person shall remove or deface any sign, poster or building within the Park.
  7. Garbage and other refuse resulting from picnicking or other causes shall be deposited in containers for that purpose.
  8. No person shall operate a motor vehicle or bicycle on any Park property other than within the parking areas of the Park, and furthermore, shall operate at a speed not in excess of ten(10) miles per hour. (As Amended 4/16/1985)
  9. The maximum horsepower of any power-operated boat or canoe using the waters of Ashfield Lake, shall not exceed five (5) horsepower. ( as amended 4/7/1984
  10. No person shall anchor or moor any raft or float, nor construct any pier or dock within the limits of the Park, without first obtaining a written permit from the Park Commission to do so.
  11. No glass containers, etc., will be permitted to be taken into the beach or swimming area in the Park.
  12. Persons using the facilities of the Park must observe all regulations set up by the Park Commission and comply with any request made by a life guard or other person in charge of the area.
  13. The use of the Park beach shall be limited to Ashfield residents and/or taxpayers of the Town of Ashfield and their guests.