Upcoming Events

  1. Council on Aging MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Treasurers Report
    4. FY2018 Budget
    5. Friends
    6. Discuss Upcoming Monthly Meetings (March - Nancy Hoff (Greenfield Savings), April - Lake House Lunch, May)
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Public Comments
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Mar 1 02:00 pm
  2. Police Chief Search Committee MeetingAgenda

    1.  MEETING CONVENES
    2.  MINUTES
    3.  DISCUSSION/DECISION ITEMS
         A.  Revised Interview Questions
         B.  Preliminary Candidate Consideration
    The Police Chief Search Committee may enter into Executive Session as allowed by M.G.L. c30A §21(a) 8 to consider or interview applicants for employment or appointment by a preliminary screening committee if the chair declares that an open meeting will have a detrimental effect in obtaining qualified applicants.
    4.  PUBLIC COMMENT
    5.  * ITEMS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE CHAIR 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING
    6.  UPCOMING MEETINGS
    7.  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, Mar 1 04:00 pm
  3. Library MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Executive Director's Report
    4. Staff Evaluations
    5. Treasurer's Report
    6. Building & Maintenance - HV/AC discussion
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Mar 1 07:00 pm
  4. Planning Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Abbatiello Special Permit
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Discussion of Form 1 submittal for Telecommunications and Associate Member Bylaws
    5. Discussion on proposed Senior Citizens Housing Bylaw
    6. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    7. Upcoming Meetings
    8. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Mar 1 07:30 pm
  5. MLP Advisory Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Review MBI, Baker Admin, Legislators and Regional Activity
    4. Recommendation to Select Board
    5. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    6. Upcoming Meetings
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Tue, Mar 7 07:00 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.