Upcoming Events

  1. Library Trustees MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Director's Report
    4. Treasurer's Report
    5. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    6. Upcoming Meetings
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Oct 18 07:00 pm
  2. Planning Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Discussion of Peter Wiitanen's recent ANR decision with Zoning Board of Appeals
    4. Discussion on Jim Cutler's home short-term rental business
    5. David Kulp on broadband expansion in Ashfield
    6. Update on FRCOG's short-term rental meeting by Ken Miller and Alan Rice
    7. Discussion on temporary moratorium on recreational marijuana establishments
    8. Brief review of Board's forms for accuracy and formatting
    9. Review of Zoning Bylaws for accuracy and formatting before printing new copies
    10. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    11. Upcoming Meetings
    12. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Oct 18 07:30 pm
  3. Open Space & Recreation Plan Update Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Final Review of Section 5/Open Space Mapping
    4. Discussion of Sections 6 (Community Goals), 7 (Analysis of Needs), and 8 (Goals and Objectives)
    5. Review of Section 9. 7-Year Action Plan including Status Updates and Proposed New Action Items
    6. Update on ADA Requirements Section
    7. Upcoming Meeting(s)/timeline, including planning Public Forum
    8. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Thu, Oct 19 07:00 pm
  4. Ashfield Large Scale Industrial & Commercial Facilities Bylaw Working Group MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting 
    2. Introductions
    3. Purpose of the Large Scale Industrial & Commercial Facilities Bylaw
    4. Timeline
    5. Review of Preliminary Draft
    6. Next Steps/Meeting Date
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Oct 25 03:30 pm
  5. Zoning Board of Appeals MeetingAgenda

    Town of Ashfield

    Zoning Board of Appeals 

    Notice of Public Hearing

     

    Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Zoning Board of Appeals at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Ashfield Town Hall, 412 Main Street, on the petition for a Special Permit or Variance by Peter Wiitanen to create two non-conforming lots from one lawfully non-conforming lot at 1591 Conway Road (Assessors’ Map 8-4, Lot 25), and recorded in Franklin Registry of Deeds in Book 1768, Page 33.  

     

    Thu, Oct 26 07:00 pm
  6. Municipal Light Plant MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Design & Engineering
    4. Project Scheduling
    5. Operations Overview
    6. Make Ready
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Thu, Nov 2 06:00 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.