Upcoming Events

  1. Select Board and Finance Committee FY16 Budget MeetingAgenda
    1. Open (Chairs)
    2. Appointments: Diane Wilder, Chief, APD, Police Department budget request
    3. Minutes: 3/16/15, 3/23/15, 3/25/15
    4. FY16 Budget: Final discussions, schedule, ATM Warrant and ballot
    5. Special Town Meeting, Monday, April 6, 7p.m.: discussion, warrant, motions
    6. Select Board only: a. Designate Vice-Chair Ron Coler to sign ongoing Tighe and Bond paperwork regarding lake dam and retaining wall projects; b. Liaison Reports; c. Mail
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by chair(s) 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings: Set meeting schedule through May 2 Annual Town Meeting
    9. Close
    Mon, Mar 30 07:00 pm
  2. Historical Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Topic: Ashfield 250 Celebration
    5. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    6. Upcoming Meetings
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Tue, Mar 31 07:00 pm
  3. Planning Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review Mail
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Discussion of Associate Member Bylaw
    5. Discussion of changes to Telecommunications Bylaw
    6. Discussion on Senior Citizen Housing Draft Bylaw
    7. Possible update and discussion on wind power
    8. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    9. Upcoming Meetings
    10. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Apr 1 07:30 pm
  4. Parks Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. upper park, preparing for furniture placement.
    5. lower park, preparing for cleanup, hiring new lifeguard. Reviewing opening of beach.
    6. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    7. Upcoming Meetings
    8. Adjourn the Meeting
    Thu, Apr 9 07:00 pm
  5. Planning Board MeetingAgenda
    1. PUBLIC HEARING
    2. Open the Meeting (Chair) 
    3. Review Minutes
    4. Review Mail
    5. Ashfield Senior Housing Bylaw:  Set standards for multi-unit senior housing within a new zoning district in the town center of Ashfield
    6. Changes to the Telecommunications Facilities Bylaw including exemptions for small antennae and co-location, restrictions on setback, camouflage, impact statements
    7. Change Bylaw to allow Associate Member to serve on the Planning Board
    8. Upcoming Meetings
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Apr 15 07:30 pm
  6. Technology Committee MeetingAgenda

    Broadband Informational Town Meeting

     

    Thu, Apr 16 07:00 pm
  7. Technology Committee MeetingAgenda

    Broadband Information Town Meeting

    Sun, Apr 26 01:00 pm

Members

NameTitleContactTerm
Laura Bessette
Doug Cranson
Harry Dodson
David Kulp
Tom Poissant
Johanna Andersen-Pratt
Ray Sears
Will ThayerCon. Comm. appointment
Gregory Thorpalternate
Susan Todd
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Meetings

Meetings are held on the last Thursday of the month at noon at Dodson Associates on Main Street. Pizza lunch is served.

Tree Committee Minutes

  1. Microsoft Word document Oct 26,2011
  2. Microsoft Word document Sep 28,2011

Goals and Responsibilities

Work with the Tree Warden to plant, protect and maintain Ashfield's public street trees. Meet regularly with the Tree Warden. Keep the Select Board informed of committee's work.

Coordinate with the Ashfield Tree Warden and the Massachusetts Highway Department on tree clearing, maintenance and planting issues on state highways in town.

Coordinate with the Ashfield Tree Warden and WMECO on tree clearing and maintenance issues on town roads.

Raise funds for tree planting and maintenance from private individuals, foundations and corporations. Advocate for tree related public funding.

Educate the public on the value of street trees and organize special events, Arbor Day activities and participation in efforts such as Tree City USA.

Organize volunteers to plant and maintain trees along public ways and public lands throughout Ashfield. Create a "Friends of Ashfield's Trees" group to work with the committee on fundraising, planting and maintenance.

Ensure that the requirements of the Public Shade Tree Act (MGL Chapter 87) are applied in Ashfield including the requirement to hold public hearings before the clearing of trees from town roads.

Advocate/educate for the reduction of hazards to trees: road salt, compaction, excavation, mowing damage, road widening, overhead utility lines.

Promote the historic character and beauty of Ashfield's roads and highways.

Work with the Tree Warden to ensure that trees do not threaten roads and public utilities.