Upcoming Events

  1. Board of Assessors MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Signatures -  Motor Vehicle and Real Estate Monthly List, Payment Vouchers
    5. 17 South Street
    6. Hull Forest Management Plan
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings -  August 3
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Mon, Jul 6 06:00 pm
  2. Board of Health MeetingAgenda
    1. Health Agents Reports
    2. Inspection Reports
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Bedbug protocol
    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, Jul 7 05:30 pm
  3. Conservation Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review the minutes from the previous meeting
    3. Review on-line building permits
    4. Fanwort clean-up in Ashfield Lake
    5. Items not known 48 hours before posting
    6. Adjourn the meeting
    Wed, Jul 8 07:30 pm
  4. Conservation Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review the minutes from the previous meeting
    3. Review on-line building permits
    4. Fanwort clean-up in Ashfield Lake
    5. Items not known 48 hours before posting
    6. Adjourn the meeting
    Wed, Jul 8 07:30 pm
  5. Personnel Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Personnel Policy - rewrite Conflict of Interest and Whistle Blower Policy
    5. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    6. Upcoming Meetings
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Thu, Jul 9 07:00 pm
  6. Cultural Council MeetingAgenda

    Triennial Community Input Meeting

    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Invite public comments and opinions for consideration by Cultural Council, such that we can better serve our citizens.
    3. Announce availability of grant funding for local projects which will provide rich cultural experiences for our community.
    4. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    5. Adjourn the Meeting
    Sat, Jul 11 09:00 am
  7. Zoning Board of Appeals MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Public hearing on application from Joseph Ragan for a special permit to demolish existing attached structures and construct a two car garage on a non-conforming building at 134 Ashfield Mountain Rd (Map 7-1, parcel 81)
    3. Possible site visit to the property
    4. Discuss other upcoming applications
    5. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    6. Schedule follow-up Meetings
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Thu, Jul 16 07:00 pm
  8. Parks Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Budget
    4. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    5. Upper Park
    6. Lower Park
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Mon, Jul 27 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.