Upcoming Events

  1. Board of Assessors MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair) in Small Meeting Room
    2. Appointments - None
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings- April 4, 2017
    4. Signatures -  MV Monthly Lists, RE/PP Monthly List, Revised MV Warrant to Collector, Levitre Forest Management Plan
    5. Annual Town Meeting Warrant 
    6. Office Closure- Week of May 15th 
    7. Overlay Account Spreadsheet 
    8. Patriot Properties - Fiscal Year 18-20 Contract
    9. Review FAQ's for Assessors page of the website
    10. MLP Advisory Board Updates
    11. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    12. Upcoming Meetings:  May 9th 
    13. Adjourn the Meeting
    14. Executive Session:  Reason Abatements

    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, May 1 08:00 am
  2. Select Board MeetingAgenda

    1.  MEETING CONVENES
         A.  Announcement on recording devices
    2.  CONSENT AGENDA
         Minutes     4/10/17, 4/18/17  • As Submitted  • As Amended
         Warrants   W17-23 Payroll & Vendor       
    3.  APPOINTMENTS WITH SELECT BOARD
         A.  Superintendent Poissant – Bridge update, culvert grant, Transfer Station improvements
         B.  Chief Bezio – Department Update
         C.  Moderator – ATM Warrant, Motions, Talking Points
    4.  DISCUSSION/DECISION ITEMS
         A.  Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Grant
         B.  Salary Study Update
         C.  Mold Remediation Update
         D.  Broadband Project Status Update
             i.  Matrix Proposal
             ii. W G & E Contract
    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, May 1 07:00 pm
  3. Council on Aging MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Treasurer's Report
    4. Budget FY2018
    5. Annual Town Meeting
    6. Discuss Upcoming Meetings - May (Spring Planting( & June (Elmers?)
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Public Comments
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, May 3 02:00 pm
  4. Finance Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Review ATM warrant and vote any additional recommendations
    5. Review and vote any actions re: Police Department's request for transfer of funds
    6. Review, as time permits, any updates re: broadband, MTRSD, Voc Ed, etc.
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Sat, May 6 09:30 am
  5. Annual Town MeetingAgenda

    In the name of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of said Town, qualified to vote in elections and in Town affairs, to meet at the Town Hall in said Ashfield on Saturday the sixth of May 2017, at Ten O'Clock in the morning. 

    Copies of the Annual Town Meeting Warrant are available at the Post Office, Town Hall,and on our website as an attachment under the Town Meeting and Election news article. 

    Sat, May 6 10:00 am
Town Hall

Town Hall image by Charlie Heath

Technology Committee


 

Broadband Information

The technology committee maintains a separate page on the current campaign to bring fiber-to-the-home for all Ashfielders.


 

Mission

  • Advocate for telecommunication services for all town residents, including broadband internet, cellular and copper-line telephone service.
  • Provide support in cooperation with town consultants or employees, if any, for management, maintenance, development, procurement, deployment and use of information technology and telecommunication services as needed by the town and town-related organizations and events. Such support would specifically include the town website and computers, telephone and internet systems in town municipal buildings.
  • Advise and support the operational needs of the Ashfield Municipal Light Plant.
  • Serve as liaison with regional technology entities such as Western Mass Connect, Massachusetts Broadband Institute, and WiredWest.

Contact: Technology Committee, Town Hall, 412 Main St, Ashfield MA 01330

Our Current Projects:

Members

NameTitleContactTerm
David KulpChair
Juliet Jacobson
Charlie HeathAdvisory role (service provider)webmaster
Andy Smith
Brian Clark
George Stephan

Meetings

As needed

Related Links

WiredWest Communications is an organization representing almost 50 rural western Massachusetts towns, including Ashfield.

Its goal is to design, finance, build, and operate a municipally owned fiber optic network to provide high speed internet, digital television and telephone services to all residents, businesses, and institutions.

Historical Minutes