Upcoming Events

  1. Technology Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments: MBI
    3. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, May 25 03:00 pm
  2. Select Board MeetingAgenda

    1.  MEETING CONVENES
         A.  Announcement on recording devices
    2.  REVIEW MINUTES, WARRANTS
    3.  APPOINTMENTS WITH BOARD OF SELECTMEN
         A.  Information Technology Committee - MBI
    4.  DISCUSSION/DECISION ITEMS
         A.  Special Town Meeting Warrant
    5.  INTERIM TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
    6.  MAIL
    7.  LIAISON
    8.  PUBLIC COMMENT
    9.  * ITEMS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE CHAIR 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING
    10. UPCOMING MEETINGS
    11. 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.


    Wed, May 25 03:00 pm
  3. Finance Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments - Joe Markarian, FRCOG, and Kayce Warren to discuss financial polices as part of Community Compact Project
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Review and vote recommendations re: warrant articles for 6/13/16 STM
    5. Review for approval of any fund transfers among departmental accounts
    6. Review for approval of any fund transfers from Reserve Account
    7. Review any additional fiscal year-end transfer/accounting issues
    8. Broadband update
    9. Pipeline update
    10. Open Meeting Law/Conflict of Interest/Public Info Request policy review
    11. Committee organization and agenda for FY2017
    12. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    13. Upcoming Meetings
    14. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, May 25 07:00 pm
  4. Library MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Review submitted bids for roof project
    4. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    5. Upcoming Meetings
    6. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, May 25 07:00 pm
  5. Conservation Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Sign off on Ground-mounted Solar Array on Corens Property
    4. Sign off on decision from RDA Meeting on Witanen Project on home foundation repairs
    5. Discussion with Albert Rimbach regarding Riverfront options
    6. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    7. Upcoming Meetings
    8. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, May 25 07:30 pm
  6. Board of Assessors MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments -  Town Counsel at 6 p.m.
    3. Executive Session:  Appellate Tax Board Cases    X306391 Luce/Glover vs. Board of Assessors  F327639 Ashfield House LLC. (2015) vs. Board of  Assessors             F328909 (2016) vs. Board of Assessors                        The Board of Assessors will enter into executive session, per M.G.L. c.30A, Section21 (a) (3), to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining or litigation if an open meeting will have detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigating position of the public body, as declared by the chair.
    4. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings - May 16, 2016
    5. Property Values after inspection - if time allows
    6. Meet with the Selectboard at 7 p.m. regaring the TAP enrollment program.
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings -  June 13 @ 8:30 a.m. 
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Tue, May 31 06:00 pm
  7. Council on Aging MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)

    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings

    3. Treasurer Report

    4. Discuss senior housing in Ashfield

    5. Discuss upcoming monthly dinner meetings for 2016 -  1. June: Steve & Tom                                                2. July: Annual Picnic Upper Town Park                         (Lui Collins)                            

    6. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting

    7. Public Comment

    8. Upcoming Meetings

    9. Adjourn the Meeting

    Wed, Jun 1 02:00 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.