Upcoming Events

  1. Technology Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Meet with SB about broadband
    4. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    5. Upcoming Meetings
    6. Adjourn the Meeting
    Mon, May 2 07:00 pm
  2. Select Board MeetingAgenda

    1.  MEETING CONVENES
         A. Announcement on recording devices
    2.  REVIEW MINUTES, WARRANTS
         A. Minutes – 04-15-2016, 4/25/2016`
    3.  APPOINTMENTS WITH BOARD OF SELECTMEN
         A. IT Committee – Broadband Update
         B. Ashfield Business Association – Nancy Hoff
    4.  DISCUSSION/DECISION ITEMS
         A. Newell Resignation from Finance Committee
         B. Pantermehl Resignation from Highway Department
         C. Request for appointment of two (2) additional COA members; Nina Laurie and Anne Yuryan
         D. Pacosa License Agreement for signature
         E. Bear Meadow Farm – Farm Winery Special License to sell at Ashfield Farmers Market from 5/14/16 through 10/28/16
         F. Annual Town Meeting Warrant
         G. Salary Study
         H. By-Law discussion and approach – Large-scale, industrial construction projects
    5.  INTERIM TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
    6.  MAIL
    7.  LIAISON
    8.  PUBLIC COMMENT
    9.  * ITEMS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE CHAIR 48 HOURS IN  ADVANCE OF THE MEETING
    10. UPCOMING MEETINGS
    11. ADJOURN

    Mon, May 2 07:00 pm
  3. Board of Health MeetingAgenda
    1. Health Agents Reports
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Inspection Reports
    4. 136 Buckland Road
    5. Mail and Correspondence
    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, May 3 05:30 pm
  4. Council on Aging MeetingAgenda

    1. MEETING CONVENES
    2. REVIEW AND APPROVAL MINUTES
    3. ELECTION OF OFFICERS
    4. * ITEMS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE CHAIR 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING
    5. UPCOMING MEETINGS
    6. PUBLIC COMMENTS
    7. ADJOURN


    Wed, May 4 02:00 pm
  5. Planning Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Update on Town's Open Space and Rec Plan
    5. Discussion on senior housing survey and bylaw
    6. Discussion on telecommunications bylaw
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, May 4 07:30 pm
  6. Board of Assessors MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Signatures - Monthly Lists
    4. 3ABC Forms
    5. TAP Program - Meet with Selectboard May 31
    6. ATB Hearings Update
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Thu, May 5 09:00 am
  7. Finance Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments - none
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Review and Vote on Articles 6 and 30 of ATM Warrant
    5. Update on VEAC, BEST (David)
    6. Update on Broadband and its financing (Ted)
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Sat, May 7 09:00 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

Municipal Light Plant Minutes

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