Upcoming Events

  1. Select Board MeetingAgenda

    1.  MEETING CONVENES – 896 CAPE STREET, ASHFIELD MA
         A.  Announcement on recording devices
    2.  SITE VISITS – 7:00 PM
         A.  Highway Garage, 896 Cape Street
         B.  Old Highway Barn, Main Street (near upper level Belding Memorial Park)
             Recess (travel)
    3.  MEETING RECONVENES – 7:45 PM AT 412 MAIN STREET, ASHFIELD MA
         A.  Announcement on recording devices
    4.  CONSENT AGENDA
        Minutes  6/5/17, 6/12/17    • As Submitted    • As Amended
        Warrants W17-27, 18-01 Payroll & Vendor       
    5.  APPOINTMENTS WITH SELECT BOARD
         A.  Don Jacobs, DI Jacobs Consulting – Salary Study Update
         B.  Susan Todd – Town Common Trees
    6.  DISCUSSION/DECISION ITEMS
         A.  Lt. Governor’s Visit – Last Mile Broadband Grant Status
         B.  MEMA 2007 Nor’easter Disbursement Contract (FEMA-DR-1701)
         C.  FRCOG Renewal Agreements
         D.  Annual Appointments
         E.  Public Records Request Policy
         F.  Apple Valley Bridge/Culvert Quotes
         G.  Massworks Grant Update
         H.  Transfers
         I.  Mold Remediation Update
         J.  Broadband Project Status Update
    7.  TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
    8.  MAIL
    9.  PUBLIC COMMENT
    10. * ITEMS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE CHAIR 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING
    11. UPCOMING MEETINGS
    12. 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, Jun 26 07:00 pm
  2. Open Space & Recreation Plan Update Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Review of Section 5 Open Space Mapping
    4. Review of Section 4 Associated Mapping
    5. Review of Upcoming Tasks & Timelines
    6. Review of Scheduling - Upcoming Meetings
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Adjourn the Meeting
    Tue, Jun 27 07:00 pm
  3. Conservation Commission MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Robert O'Brian's Certificate of Compliance
    4. Assessment of Double Edge Theater's Ashfield Spectical
    5. On-line building permits
    6. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    7. Upcoming Meetings
    8. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Jun 28 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
Tree image

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.