Upcoming Events

  1. Select Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open
    2. Warrants: Payroll and vendor (sign)
    3. Minutes: July 14, 2014; July 21, 2014
    4. New Business: a. Historical Commission/Building Committee Town Hall Use Application for August 2, 2014 for the Bicentennial Celebration of Town Hall
    5. Old Business: a. FRCOG Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership Advisory Committee community representative appointment; b. Consider change in date for next Special Town Meeting
    6. Appointments: Meet with Personnel Board, as working group, to discuss, review, revise Draft Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Next Select Board Meetings: Tuesday, July 29: Only if needed as a continuation of the July 28th working meeting with the Personnel Board; Monday, August 11, 2014; Monday, August 25, 2014
    9. Close
    Mon, Jul 28 07:00 pm
  2. Personnel Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Verify quorum present
    3. Join Select Board to review Draft Personnel Policies and Procedure Manual
    4. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    5. Adjourn or Continue meeting to July 29th, if needed.
    Mon, Jul 28 07:15 pm
  3. Personnel Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Reconvene meeting from July 28, 2014
    2. Continue joint meeting with Select Board
    3. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    4. Set date for next meeting
    5. Adjourn the Meeting
    Tue, Jul 29 06:30 pm
  4. Select Board MeetingAgenda

    The Select Board and Personnel Board will meet only if needed

    as a continuation of their Monday, July 28th meeting

     

    1. Open
    2. Appointments: Meet with Personnel Board, as working group, to discuss, review, revise Draft Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual
    3. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    4. Next Select Board Meetings: Monday, August 11, 2014; Monday, August 25, 2014
    5. Close
    Tue, Jul 29 07:00 pm
  5. Personnel Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Verify quorum present
    3. Reconvene meeting from July 28 2014 with the Select Board to review the draft Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual
    4. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    5. Set date for next meeting.
    6. Adjourn the Meeting
    Tue, Jul 29 07:00 pm
  6. Personnel Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Verify quorum present
    3. Join Select Board to review the draft Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual
    4. Continue meeting to July 29, 2014 at a time to be decided, if needed, or
    5. Consider items not reasonably known at the time of posting.

     

    Tue, Jul 29 07:15 pm
  7. Zoning Board of Appeals MeetingAgenda

    Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be conducted at the Town Hall on the petition of Gordon L. Howes for special permit to demolish and rebuild a non-conforming dwelling on a non-conforming lot at 162 Buckland Road (Map 7-2, Lot 58). The hearing may include a site visit and the Board of Appeals may reconvene at the close of the hearing for a meeting of the Board.

    Tue, Aug 12 07:00 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
Tree image

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.