Upcoming Events

  1. Finance Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Acting Chair)
    2. Hear and discuss update/presentation by Long Range School Planning Group
    3. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    4. Upcoming Meetings
    5. Adjourn the Meeting
    Thu, Apr 24 07:00 pm
  2. Select Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (if a quorum is present)
    2. Hear and discuss update/presentation by Long Range School Planning Group
    3. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    4. Upcoming Meetings
    5. Adjourn the Meeting
    Thu, Apr 24 07:00 pm
  3. Parks Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. budget
    4. go over clean up day plan
    5. upper park
    6. lower park
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Mon, Apr 28 08:00 pm
  4. Finance Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments (None)
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings (All)
    4. Review and make recommendations re ATM warrant (All)
    5. Update on Vocational Ed transportation arrangements (David)
    6. Review and approve draft Financial Policies Manual (All)
    7. Review communication re: Ashfield House from D. Nicholson (All)
    8. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    9. Upcoming Meetings
    10. Adjourn the Meeting
    Tue, Apr 29 07:00 pm
  5. Historical Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Topic:Town Hall Steeple, Town Hall Anniversary,  
    5. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    6. Upcoming Meetings
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Apr 30 07:30 pm
  6. Board of Assessors MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Re-Organize Board
    4. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    5. Maps/Deeds Discussion
    6. CAI Contract
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Mon, May 5 06:00 pm
  7. Planning Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Review mail
    5. Discussion and review of Senior Housing Draft Bylaw
    6. Update on wireless internet antenna on Town Hall steeple
    7. Discussion on telecommunications bylaw
    8. Update and discussion on wind power
    9. 1450 Spruce Corner Rd cell tower
    10. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    11. Upcoming Meetings
    12. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, May 7 07:30 pm
  8. Technology Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Townhall WiFi 
    4. VOIP Progress
    5. Windows Server
    6. Internet Service
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Thu, May 8 09:00 am

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.