Upcoming Events

  1. Board of Assessors MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments -  Corrine Gougeon.
    3. Signatures - Monthly List
    4. Values Changes from Data Entry
    5. Buckland/Ashfield Town Line
    6. Ashfield House LLC
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Mon, Mar 2 06:00 pm
  2. Select Board and Finance Committee Budget MeetingAgenda
    1. Open (Chairs)
    2. Appointments: Historical Commission, Town History Fund, Veterans
    3. FY16 Budget overview, discussion of requests, revised budget meetings schedule
    4. Finance Committee only: Vote to authorize Winter Roads deficit spending (Select Board vote 2/4/15, 2-0-0)
    5. Select Board only: Liaison Reports
    6. Next Finance Committee and Select Board Budget Meeting: Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 7 p.m.; Next Select Board Meeting: Monday, March 9, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
    7. Close
    Mon, Mar 2 07:00 pm
  3. Planning Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Discussion of associate member bylaw
    4. Discussion of changes to telecommunications bylaw
    5. Discussion of senior housing draft bylaw
    6. Possible update and discussion on wind power
    7. Web site corrections
    8. Set hearing date for bylaw changes
    9. Items not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    10. Upcoming Meetings
    11. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Mar 4 07:30 pm
  4. Board of Assessors MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Joint Meeting with Buckland Board of Assessors regarding the Ashfield/Buckland Town Line - Mass GIS 
    3. Adjourn the Meeting

     

    Thu, Mar 5 04:00 pm
  5. Town Caucus MeetingAgenda

    Please click to view the warrant.

    Tue, Mar 10 07:00 pm
  6. Personnel Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments, if any
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meeting
    4. Job description for Town Administrator position. Review existing descriptions and prepare recommendation for Select Board
    5. Review comments from Town Counsel, if available 
    6. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    7. Upcoming Meetings and agenda items
    8. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Mar 11 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.