Upcoming Events

  1. Parks Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Dock
    4. Upper Park
    5. Lower Park
    6. Budget
    Thu, Jul 28 07:30 pm
  2. Sewer Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Approve Warrants
    4. Old Business:  DCP contract, Clean Water State Revolving Fund, other Old Business
    5. New Business:  Operators Report; Composite Sampler, Spectrophotometer , other New Business.
    6. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    7. Upcoming Meetings
    8. Adjourn the Meeting
    Tue, Aug 2 05:00 pm
  3. Board of Health MeetingAgenda
    1. Health Agents Reports
    2. Inspection Reports
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Mail and Correspondence
    5. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    6. Upcoming Meetings
    7. Public comments if time allows
    Tue, Aug 2 05:30 pm
  4. Personnel Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Topic - Town Clerk Job Description
    5. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    6. Upcoming Meetings - If needed continue meeting to Wednesday August 3, 2016, or some other date to be determined
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Tue, Aug 2 07:00 pm
  5. Library MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Treasurer's Report
    4. Director's Report
    5. Roof Project Update
    6. Fundraising Update
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Aug 17 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
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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.