Upcoming Events

  1. Select Board MeetingAgenda

    1.  MEETING CONVENES
         A.  Announcement on recording devices
    2.  REVIEW MINUTES, WARRANTS
    3.  APPOINTMENTS WITH SELECT BOARD
         A.  Mohawk School Committee & BEST Committee – BEST Recommendations Public Forum
    4.  DISCUSSION/DECISION ITEMS
         A.  Treasurer Appointment
    5.  TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
    6.  MAIL
    7.  PUBLIC COMMENT
    8.  * ITEMS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE CHAIR 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING
    9.  UPCOMING MEETINGS
    10.  ADJOURN
    The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting.  Not all items listed may in fact be discussed, and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.




    Mon, Dec 12 07:00 pm
  2. Finance Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Attend pulic meeting to hear presentation by BEST Committee
    3. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    4. Upcoming Meetings - 6:30 PM Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Town Hall
    5. Adjourn the Meeting
    Mon, Dec 12 07:00 pm
  3. Town Hall Building Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Approval of minutes from October 2016 meeting
    3. Chair repairs
    4. Big door closer, front door hardware
    5. South stair exterior landings
    6. Piano removal
    7. Mold issue
    8. Slate repair
    9. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    10. Upcoming Meetings, January 9, 2017
    11. Adjourn the Meeting
    Mon, Dec 12 07:00 pm
  4. Finance Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. 6:30-7:30 Joint meeting with Select Board, Leslie Rule, and David Newell for Q&A about BEST Committee's recommendations re: regional elementary schools
    3. 7:00-7:30 Joint meeting with Select Board to discuss FY2018 budget process and schedule
    4. 7:30-8:00 Joint meeting with Select Board to discuss mold abatement update
    5. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    6. Vocational School updat
    7. Broadband update re: MBI communications and financing
    8. Public Comment
    9. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    10. Upcoming Meetings
    11. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Dec 14 06:30 pm
  5. Conservation Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Russ Evans Snowmobile Bridge Discussion
    4. Apple Valley Road and Baptist Corner Road Bridges 
    5. South Ashfield Fuller Property Septic System
    6. New snowmobile route/trail
    7. On-line building permits
    8. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    9. Upcoming Meetings
    10. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Dec 14 07:30 pm
  6. Wired West Board of Directors MeetingAgenda
    1. Public meeting - agenda posted at 'http://wiredwest.net'>wiredwest.net
    Sat, Dec 17 09:30 am
  7. Personnel Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Continue review process of personnel policy, as recommended by counsel
    5. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    6. Upcoming Meetings
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Dec 21 07:00 pm
  8. Parks Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Review Minutes
    2. Upper Park
    3. Lower Park
    4. Dock
    5. Budget
    6. Survey
    7. Other business not anticipated
    8. Adjourn
    Thu, Jan 5 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.