Upcoming Events

  1. Board of Assessors MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes - October 6, 2014
    4. Chapter Applications
    5. ATB Review
    6. Tax Rate Document Review (if any)
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings  (November 3, November 17)
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Mon, Oct 20 06:00 pm
  2. Select Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open
    2. Warrants: Payroll and vendor
    3. Minutes: October 7, 2014
    4. Appointments: a. Del Haskins, Fire Chief: Department report; b. Nancy Hoff, Ashfield Community Preschool issues discussion; c. Cindy Carney, Belding Library blood drive; d. Jen Markens: Town response to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) pre-filing
    5. Old Business: a. Open Meeting Law Determination: Revise and amend February 26, 2014 minutes; b. Hilltown Networks contract; c. Ashfield House L.L.C. lien
    6. New Business: a. Winter Sidewalks snow removal; b. Executive Administrator vs. Town Administrator discussion; c. Central Franklin County District Veteran's Services merger request
    7. Liaison Reports
    8. Mail
    9. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    10. Public Comment
    11. Next Select Board Meetings: Monday, November 3, 2014; Monday, November 17, 2014; Monday, December 1, 2014
    12. Executive Session if needed: To discuss strategy with respect to negotiations regarding Ashfield House L.L.C. lien as discussion in open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the negotiating position of the Town
    13. Close

     

     

     

     

    Mon, Oct 20 07:00 pm
  3. Board of Health MeetingAgenda
    1. Health Agents Reports
    2. Inspection Reports
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Flu clinic update
    5. Bed bug presentation update
    6. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    7. Upcoming Meetings
    8. Public comments if time allows
    Tue, Oct 21 06:00 pm
  4. Personnel Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Call to order/ Joint meeting of Select Board and Personnel Board
    2. Review and approve minutes of the Oct. 15 meeting
    3. Follow-up on Benefits discussed on Oct 15 and continue with review of the benefits section of the zpersonnel Policies and Procedures Maunal (PPP)
    4. Time permitting review Grievance section or consider policies not included in earlier version of the PPP
    5. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    6. Set dates for Upcoming Meetings
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Oct 22 07:00 pm
  5. Planning Board MeetingAgenda

     

    1. Open the Meeting
    2.  Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3.  Review mail
    4. Discussion on telecommunications tower special permit application
    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
    11.   Upcoming Meetings

     Adjourn the Meeting

    Wed, Oct 22 07:30 pm
  6. Conservation Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Clark Chicken Coop Emergency Order Update
    4. DAR State Forest Bridge Abutments Update
    5. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Maps
    6. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    7. Upcoming Meetings
    8. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Oct 22 07:30 pm
  7. Historical Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Topic: Spruce Corner Cell Tower application review, Town 250th anniversary planning
    5. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    6. Upcoming Meetings
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Thu, Oct 23 07:00 pm
  8. Sewer HearingAgenda

    The Ashfield Sewer Commission will conduct a public hearing concerning proposed changes to Sewer Regulations.  You can find proposed changes on the Sewer Commission page on the website, at town hall, or at the Treatment Plant.

    The hearing will be held at 5pm on Thursday, November 20th at the Ashfield Wastewater Treatment Plant, 705 Conway Road, Ashfield MA.

    Thu, Nov 20 05:00 pm
Town Hall

Town Hall image by Charlie Heath

Technology Committee

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: Telecommunication Department, c/o Town Hall 412 Main St Ashfield MA 01330

Members

NameTitleContactTerm
David KulpChair
Juliet Jacobson
Charlie HeathAdvisory role (service provider)This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Andy Smith
Brian Clark
Thomas Henry

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.

Technology Committee Minutes

  1. Adobe PDF document Mar 19, 2014
  2. Adobe PDF document Feb 27, 2014
  3. 2013
  4. Adobe PDF document Dec 12, 2013
  5. Adobe PDF document Aug 29, 2013
  6. Adobe PDF document Jun 27, 2013
  7. Adobe PDF document Jun 11, 2013
  8. Adobe PDF document Apr 13, 2013
  9. Adobe PDF document Mar 13, 2013
  10. Adobe PDF document Mar 4, 2013
  11. Adobe PDF document Feb 21, 2013

Historical Minutes

Municipal Light Plant Minutes

  1. Adobe PDF document Feb 16,2012
  2. 2011
  3. Adobe PDF document Aug 17,2011
  4. Microsoft Word document Feb 4,2011

Website Committee Minutes

  1. Microsoft Word document Sep 16,2011
  2. 2010
  3. Adobe PDF document Nov 16 2010 2010-11-16
  4. Adobe PDF document Sept 20 2010
  5. Adobe PDF document Aug 5 2010
  6. Adobe PDF document May 18 2010
  7. Microsoft Word document June 14 2010
  8. Microsoft Word document April 5 2010
  9. Adobe PDF document March 8 2010
  10. Adobe PDF document Jan 12 2010