Upcoming Events

  1. Zoning Board of Appeals MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Discussion of new members
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Schedule a hearing for case 2014-2 Variance for MAP 4-1, Lot #13 on Buckland Rd.
    5. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    6. Upcoming Meetings
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Fri, Oct 31 03:30 pm
  2. Board of Assessors MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Appointments
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings -  October 20, 2014
    4. Signatures -   Monthly List
    5. Chapter Land Applications
    6. Finance Committee- Financial Policies Manual
    7. Buckland
    8. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    9. Upcoming Meetings- November 17
    10. Adjourn the Meeting
    Mon, Nov 3 06:00 pm
  3. Select Board MeetingAgenda

    As Lower Hall will be set up for Election Day on Tuesday, November 4, the Select Board Meeting will be held in the Committee Room at the back of Lower Hall

    1. Open
    2. Warrants: Payroll and vendor (sign)
    3. Minutes: October 20, 2014
    4. Appointments: a. Dan Buttrick, Tighe & Bond: Ashfield Lake Dam report; b. Brian Clark, Technology Committee: MBI November 6 meeting
    5. Old Business: a. Executive Administrator vs. Town Administrator discussion; b. Central Franklin Country District Veteran's Services merger request (sign)
    6. New Business: a. Massachusetts Cultural Council contract for Ashfield Cultural Council (sign); b. Western Massachusetts Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Agreement (sign); c. The Mediation & Training Collaborative Letter of Agreement (sign)
    7. Liaison Reports
    8. Mail
    9. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    10. Public Comment
    11. Next Select Board Meetings: Monday, November 17, 2014; Monday, December 1, 2014
    12. Close
    Mon, Nov 3 07:00 pm
  4. Board of Health MeetingAgenda
    1. Health Agents Reports
    2. Inspection Reports
    3. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    4. Flu Clinic
    5. Bed Bug Presentation Update
    6. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    7. Upcoming Meetings
    8. Public comments if time allows
    Wed, Nov 5 05:30 pm
  5. Sewer HearingAgenda

    The Ashfield Sewer Commission will conduct a public hearing concerning proposed changes to Sewer Regulations.  You can find proposed changes on the Sewer Commission page on the website, at town hall, or at the Treatment Plant.

    The hearing will be held at 5pm on Thursday, November 20th at the Ashfield Wastewater Treatment Plant, 705 Conway Road, Ashfield MA.

    Thu, Nov 20 05:00 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.