Saturday, February 16, 2019

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting February 20, 2019


SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
February 20, 2019

1.       7:00 p.m. - Selectmen Open Board of Selectmen’s Meeting

2.     Selectmen Approve Previous Meeting(s) Minutes

3.     Selectmen Approve and Sign on Payroll and Vendor Warrants

4.     Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on FY09 CDBG Grant Recipient Subordination of Mortgage Lien Agreement (Tax Collector)

5.     Request for Selectmen’s Appointment of Corey Harju as MART Advisory Board Representative for a Fill-in Term to expire June 30, 2019 and Chairman’s Signature on Appointment Form

6.     Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

7.     Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

8.     Public Comments (if any)

9.     Adjourn

Monday, February 4, 2019

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting February 6, 2019


SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
February 6, 2019

1.       7:00 p.m. - Selectmen Open Board of Selectmen’s Meeting

2.     Selectmen Approve Previous Meeting(s) Minutes

3.     Selectmen Approve and Sign on Payroll and Vendor Warrants

4.     Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Chairman’s Signature on Comstar Non-Contractual Write-offs for $14,108.63 through 1/06/19 as approved by the Fire Chief

5.     Selectmen Discuss and Vote on DLTA Application for Regional Dispatch Study

6.     Selectmen Approve and Sign on DLTA Support Letter

7.     Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on One Day Liquor Licenses for the Fitchburg Rod and Gun Club (2)

8.     Request for Selectmen’s Discussion with the Council on Aging regarding their request for increasing the COA Director’s Hours

9.     Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

10.  Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

11.  Public Comments (if any)

12.  Adjourn

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting January 23, 2019


SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
January 23, 2019

1.       7:00 p.m. - Selectmen Open Board of Selectmen’s Meeting

2.     Selectmen Approve Previous Meeting(s) Minutes

3.     Selectmen Approve and Sign on Payroll and Vendor Warrants

4.     Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on a 2019 Common Victualler’s License Renewal for Camp Middlesex

5.     Request for Selectmen’s Appointment of Gary Asher as Council on Aging Member for a Fill-in Term to end June 30, 2019 and Peggy VanHillo as Council on Aging Member for a Fill-in Term to end June 30, 2020

6.     Discussion regarding Community Host Agreement with United Cultivation, LLC

7.     Selectmen Approve and Sign on Class II Motor Vehicle License Application and License (including Class II Conditions) for Luxury for Less Auto Group, LP

8.     Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

9.     Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

10.  Public Comments (if any)

11.  Adjourn

Monday, January 7, 2019

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting January 9, 2019


SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
January 9, 2019

1.       7:00 p.m. - Selectmen Open Board of Selectmen’s Meeting

2.     Selectmen Approve Previous Meeting(s) Minutes

3.     Selectmen Approve and Sign on Payroll and Vendor Warrants

4.     Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on FY09 CDBG Grant Recipient Subordination of Mortgage Lien Agreement (Tax Collector)

5.     Request for Selectmen’s Approval to Deficit Spend for Winter Operations (Highway Department)

6.     7:15 p.m. - Selectmen Open Hearing for Class II Motor Vehicle License Applicant Luxury for Less Auto Group, LP

7.     Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

8.     Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

9.     Public Comments (if any)

10.  Adjourn

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting December 26, 2018


SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
December 26, 2018

1.         7:00 p.m. - Selectmen Open Board of Selectmen’s Meeting

2.      Selectmen Approve Previous Meeting(s) Minutes

3.      Selectmen Approve and Sign on Payroll and Vendor Warrants

4.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on a 2019 Common Victualler’s License Renewal for the American Legion

5.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on a 2019 General (Video Games) License Renewal for The American Legion

6.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on a 2019 Liquor License Renewal, Club - All Kinds of Alcoholic Beverages for the American Legion

7.      Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

8.      Public Comments (if any)

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Annual Christmas Concert this Saturday the 15th at AES

Annual Christmas Concert by the Ashby Concert Band 
at Ashby Elementary School on Saturday, December 15th, 7:30 pm.


(Snow date; December 16th at 6:00 pm) Admission is Free.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting December 12, 2018


SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
December 12, 2018

1.         7:00 p.m. - Selectmen Open Board of Selectmen’s Meeting

2.      Selectmen Approve Previous Meeting(s) Minutes

3.      Selectmen Approve and Sign on Payroll and Vendor Warrants

4.      Ashby Housing Production Plan Presentation (Alan Pease & Karen Chapman)

5.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval of the Ashby Housing Production Plan and Signatures on Letter of Approval

6.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Chairman’s Signature of Comstar Non-Contractual Write-offs through 10/25/18 as approved by the Fire Chief

7.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on FY03 CDBG Grant Recipient Subordination of Mortgage Lien Agreement (Tax Collector)

8.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on Common Victualler’s License Renewals for 2019 for:

v  873 Cafe
v  Ashby Market

9.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on 2019 Motor Vehicle License Class II Conditions

10.  Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on 2019 Motor Vehicle License Renewals (including Class II Conditions) for:

v  B&Z Enterprises                                 Class II
v  Tracy’s Auto Body and Sales             Class II

11.  Request for Selectmen’s Signatures on 2019 Liquor Licenses for:

v  873 Roadhouse, LLC - All Alcoholic Restaurant License
v  873 Market, LLC - Retail Package Goods, All Alcoholic Beverages
v  Ashby Market – Retail Package Goods, Wines and Malt Beverages
v  LowLow Convenience Store - - Retail Package Goods, All Alcoholic Beverages

12.  Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

13.  Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

14.  Public Comments (if any)

15.  Adjourn

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tax Rate Set

Tax Rate set at $21.93 per $1,000 

The rate is $19.31 plus $2.62 for the one year override funding public safety building plans, new ambulance and repairs to Town Hall.

Agenda for November 28, 2018 Selectmen's Meeting


SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
November 28, 2018

1.         7:00 p.m. - Selectmen Open Board of Selectmen’s Meeting

2.      Selectmen Enter into Executive Session to conduct Strategy with respect to Collective Bargaining if an Open Meeting may have a detrimental effect on the Bargaining Position of the Public Body and the Chair so declares and will Reconvene in Open Session

3.      Selectmen Approve Previous Meeting(s) Minutes

4.      Selectmen Approve and Sign on Payroll and Vendor Warrants

5.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on Letter approving Ashby’s Updated Open Space Plan

6.      Request for Selectmen’s Vote to Approve the following Liquor License Renewals:

v     The American Legion             Club License, All Kinds of Alcoholic Beverages
v     The Ashby Market                  Package Store, Wines and Malt Beverages
v     873 Market, LLC                    Package Store, All Alcoholic Beverages
v     873 Roadhouse, Inc.               Restaurant, All Alcoholic Beverages

7.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on 2019 ABCC Liquor License Renewal Certification Form

8.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on 2019 ABCC Seasonal Population Increase Estimation Form

9.      Request for Selectmen’s Appointment of Kate Stacy as Acting Tax Collector, effective 12/01/18

10.  Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

11.  Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

12.  Public Comments (if any)

13.  Adjourn

Friday, November 9, 2018

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting November 14, 2018


SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
November 14, 2018

1.         7:00 p.m. - Selectmen Open Board of Selectmen’s Meeting

2.      Selectmen Enter into Executive Session to conduct Strategy with respect to Collective Bargaining if an Open Meeting may have a detrimental effect on the Bargaining Position of the Public Body and the Chair so declares and will Reconvene in Open Session

3.      Selectmen Approve Previous Meeting(s) Minutes

4.      Selectmen Approve and Sign on Payroll and Vendor Warrants

5.      7:15 p.m. – Tax Classification Hearing

6.      Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

7.      Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

8.      Public Comments (if any)

9.      Adjourn

Monday, October 29, 2018

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting October 31, 2018


SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
October 31, 2018

1.         7:00 p.m. - Selectmen Open Board of Selectmen’s Meeting

2.      Selectmen Approve Previous Meeting(s) Minutes

3.      Selectmen Approve and Sign on Payroll and Vendor Warrants

4.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on ABCC All Alcohol Retail Package Store Licensing Authority Certification Reconsideration

5.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on Letter to Senator Gobi

6.      Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

7.      Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

8.      Public Comments (if any)

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Town Auction of Real Estate

Town of Ashby, Auction of Real Estate 12:00 pm, November 7, 2018 at Town Hall.
http://zekosgroup.com/ashby-townauction2018.html

Halloween Trick or Treat Hours, Parking & Safety

 With Halloween creeping closer, Chief Fred Alden and the Ashby Police Department want to remind families of several important safety tips as they prepare to take their children trick-or-treating.


  • Trick-or-Treating hours are set for 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. .
  •  Parking will be prohibited on Main Street from The Ashby Elementary School to the Intersection of County Road on Halloween evening. 
  • Ashby Police will have an increased presence throughout town due to the high volume of visitors on Main Street. 
  • Motorists are urged to exercise extreme caution while driving through town.


Children should:
• Only approach well-lit houses and always travel in small groups
• Wear clothing that is bright, reflective and flame retardant
• Use flashlights for guidance on sidewalks, walkways and when crossing the street 
• Make sure masks have eye-holes large enough to see any tripping hazards or oncoming traffic, and mouth openings large enough to breathe easily
• Practice safe street-crossing by using crosswalks and walk signals
• Wear sturdy shoes and temperature appropriate clothing under costumes

Parents and guardians should:
• Supervise children under 12 years old
• Establish a designated curfew for older children
 • Make sure children are wearing safe costumes that fit well and don’t drag on the ground
• Apply reflective tape to your child’s arms, legs and treat bags
• Assure costume accessories such as swords and other pointed objects are made with soft and safe materials

Homeowners should:
• Keep inside and outside lights on during trick-or-treat hours
• Avoid placing lit candles and jack-o-lanterns on doorsteps and walkways where costumes could brush against them and cause burns or fire
• Only hand out candy that is packaged and wrapped
• Avoid handing out small toys that could cause choking or lead poisoning for small children

Additionally, any suspicious person or vehicle should immediately be reported to the Ashby Police Department at 978-386-5652

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Drug Turn In Program, Ashby Police

Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal at Ashby Police Station on Saturday, October 27th from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting October 17, 2018


SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
October 17, 2018

1.         7:00 p.m. - Selectmen Open Board of Selectmen’s Meeting

2.      Selectmen Approve Previous Meeting(s) Minutes

3.      Selectmen Approve and Sign on Payroll and Vendor Warrants

4.      Ashby Recycle Center and Transfer Station Update (Bill Stanwood)

5.      Selectmen Re-visit License Fees

6.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval of the Tax Collector’s Appointment of Kate Stacy as Assistant Tax Collector

7.      Request for Selectmen’s Appointment of Angela Godin to the Senior Tax Work-off Program Committee

8.      Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

9.      Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

10.  Public Comments (if any)

11.  Adjourn

Friday, October 5, 2018

Marijuana Establishment Community Outreach Meeting


Notice is hereby given that a Community Outreach Meeting for a proposed Marijuana Establishment is scheduled for 10/20/2018 12PM at Ashby Town Library, basement room. The proposed Tier one MicroBusiness Cultivation establishment is anticipated to be located at 351 Bennett Rd, Ashby MA 01431. There will be a presentation about the company and an opportunity for the public to ask questions.
Thank you for your consideration. Please come join in on our the discussion!
Matthew Leder
                         Hemp Holistics LLC

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting October 3, 2018


SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
October 3, 2018

1.       7:00 p.m. - Selectmen Open Board of Selectmen’s Meeting

2.     Selectmen Approve Previous Meeting(s) Minutes

3.     Selectmen Approve and Sign on Payroll and Vendor Warrants

4.     Request for Selectmen’s Appointment of Eric Moeller as Board of Health Member until the next Annual Town Election

5.     Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Chairman’s Signature of Comstar Non-Contractual Write-offs for $14,217.93 through 8/30/18 as approved by the Fire Chief

6.     Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

7.     Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

8.     Public Comments (if any)

9.     Adjourn

Monday, September 17, 2018

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting September 19, 2018


SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
September 19, 2018

1.       7:00 p.m. - Selectmen Open Board of Selectmen’s Meeting

2.     Selectmen Approve Previous Meeting(s) Minutes

3.     Selectmen Approve and Sign on Payroll and Vendor Warrants

4.     Request for Selectmen’s Acceptance of the Resignation of Ashley Zuccalmaglio as Full-time Dispatcher effective September 1, 2018

5.     Request for Selectmen’s Appointment of Cameron Stacey as Full-time Dispatcher with a Probationary Period of One Year

6.     Request for Selectmen’s Appointment of Timothy Flaxington as Part-time Dispatcher with a Probationary Period of One Year

7.     Request for Selectmen’s Appointment of Corey Harju to the Senior Tax Work-off Program Committee

8.     7:15 p.m.  - Selectmen Open Hearing for Liquor License Applicant WooHsun,         LLC, D/B/A:   LowLow Convenience Store

9.     Selectmen Approve and Sign on ABCC All Alcohol Retail Package Store Local Licensing Authority Review Record

10.  Selectmen Vote to join Townsend and Pepperell in formation of a Regional 911 Emergency Communication District Planning Committee

11.  Selectmen Chairman appoints Ashby Members of Said Committee

12.  Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

13.  Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

14.  Public Comments (if any)

15.  Adjourn

Friday, August 31, 2018

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting, September 5, 2018


SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
September 5, 2018

1.       7:00 p.m. - Selectmen Open Board of Selectmen’s Meeting

2.     Selectmen Approve Previous Meeting(s) Minutes

3.     Selectmen Approve and Sign on Payroll and Vendor Warrants

4.     Request for Selectmen’s Appointment of Pamela Welty as Associate Member of the Zoning Board of Appeals for a fill-in Term expiring June 30, 2019

5.     Request for Selectmen’s Appointment of Dylan Baer as Associate Member of the Zoning Board of Appeals for a Term expiring June 30, 2019

6.     Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

7.     Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

8.     Public Comments (if any)

9.     Adjourn

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting, August 22, 2018


SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA

August 22, 2018

1.       7:00 p.m. - Selectmen Open Board of Selectmen’s Meeting

2.     Selectmen Approve Previous Meeting(s) Minutes

3.     Selectmen Approve and Sign on Payroll and Vendor Warrants

4.     Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Chairman’s Signature of Comstar Non-Contractual Write-offs through 7/26/18 as approved by the Fire Chief

5.     Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

6.     Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

7.     Public Comments (if any)

Adjourn

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting August 8, 2018


SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
August 8, 2018

1.       7:00 p.m. - Selectmen Open Board of Selectmen’s Meeting

2.     Selectmen Approve Previous Meeting(s) Minutes

3.     Selectmen Approve and Sign on Payroll and Vendor Warrants

4.     Request for Selectmen’s Acceptance of the Resignation of Matt Leonard as Solid Waste Facility Attendant, effective August 5, 2018

5.     Request for Selectmen’s Signatures on 2018 State Primary Warrant (4)

6.     Selectmen act on Right of First Refusal Notification resulting from proposed removal of a Parcel of Land now or formerly the Property of David Sutton-Brown, from the Provisions of MGL Chapter 61B

7.     Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

8.     Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

9.     Public Comments (if any)

10.  Adjourn