Upcoming Events

  1. Library MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from Feb 8 2016
    3. Discussion of whether to rescind the vote to replace rather than repair the back membrane on the roof, and if so, to vote to adopt the original design proposal.
    4. Discussion of whether, for expediency, to authorize the chair to make decisions which advance the roof repair project, and if so, the financial   and/or time limits to be included in the authorization.
    5. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    6. Upcoming Meetings
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Fri, Feb 12 04:30 pm
  2. Finance Committee MeetingAgenda

    JOINT MEETING OF FINANCE COMMITTEE/SELECT BOARD
    1. MEETING CONVENES
       Announcement on recording devices
    2. REVIEW MINUTES
       A. Minutes for review – 2/8/16
    3. FINANCE COMMITTEE/SELECTBOARD BUDGET DISCUSSION ITEMS
       A. Highway Capital Needs
       B. Highland Ambulance
       C. Town Hall
       D. General Government
       E. Sewer Commissioners
    4. SELECTBOARD DISCUSSION ITEMS
    A. Mohawk Trail School System – Request appointee to newly formed Strategic Plan Steering Committee
    5. MAIL
    6. LIAISON
    7. PUBLIC COMMENT
    8. UPCOMING MEETINGS
    9. TOWN HALL* ITEMS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE CHAIR 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING
    10. ADJOURN

    Wed, Feb 17 07:00 pm
  3. Select Board MeetingAgenda

    JOINT MEETING OF FINANCE COMMITTEE/SELECT BOARD
    1. MEETING CONVENES
       Announcement on recording devices
    2. REVIEW MINUTES
       A. Minutes for review – 2/8/16
    3. FINANCE COMMITTEE/SELECTBOARD BUDGET DISCUSSION ITEMS
       A. Highway Capital Needs
       B. Highland Ambulance
       C. Town Hall
       D. General Government
       E. Sewer Commissioners
    4. SELECTBOARD DISCUSSION ITEMS
    A. Mohawk Trail School System – Request appointee to newly formed Strategic Plan Steering Committee
    5. MAIL
    6. LIAISON
    7. PUBLIC COMMENT
    8. UPCOMING MEETINGS
    9. TOWN HALL* ITEMS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE CHAIR 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING
    10. ADJOURN


    Wed, Feb 17 07:00 pm
  4. Planning Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Gloria Pacosa Special Permit
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Senior Housing Draft Bylaws
    5. Update on Open Space and Recreation Plan
    6. Scheduling Special Town Meeting regarding telecommunication bylaw
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Feb 17 07:30 pm
  5. Parks Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Budget
    3. Dock
    4. Upper Park
    5. Lower Park
    6. Review Minutes from prev. meeting
    7. Adjourn

     

    Mon, Feb 22 07:30 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.