Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting July 11, 2018


SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
July 11, 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 Matt Leonard as Library Board of Trustees Member until the Next Annual Town Election

5.     Request for Selectmen’s Annual Appointment of Townsend Police Officers as Special Police Officers in Ashby for FY2019

6.     Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on a One Day Liquor License for the Holmes-Curran-Bennett Annual Car Show

7.     Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on Maja Hall License Agreement

8.     Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Chairman’s Signature on Land Grant Letter of Authorization

9.     Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

10.  Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

11.  Public Comments (if any)

12.  Adjourn

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting June 27, 2018


SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
June 27, 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 Matt Leonard as Solid Waste Facility Attendant, Employee-at-Will

5.      Request for Selectmen’s Appointment of Joe Cantor to the Energy Efficiency Committee (Requested by Jim Hubert)

6.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on 2018 Common Victualler’s License for the Community Council

7.      7:30 p.m. – Housing Production Plan Presentation by John Hume, MRPC

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

9.      Request for Selectmen’s Annual Appointments for FY2019

10.  Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

11.  Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

12.  Public Comments (if any)

13.  Adjourn

Monday, June 11, 2018

Opening for Full Time Public Safety Dispatcher


Immediate Opening
Ashby Police Department – Full Time Public Safety Dispatcher

Position:           Full-Time Dispatcher
Salary:                         $17.96 per Hour
Hours:              40 Hours Regular Work Week

Summary of Duties:
Civilian dispatchers work under the direction of the lead dispatcher and fall within the communications division under the supervision of the Chief of Police.   Dispatchers are responsible for answering and processing all incoming calls for Police, Fire, EMS, Highway, and Animal Control operations.  All 911 calls are received and dispatched through the communications department using a Computer-aided dispatch system (CAD).  Responsible for the operation of telephone, radio, and computer related equipment as necessary following established procedures and policies.  Duties include conducting law enforcement inquiries, data entry, validation and modification.  Receiving and dispatching medical assistance calls including providing pre-arrival instructions.


Complete Announcement

Monday, June 4, 2018

Special Town Election, Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Special Election Tuesday, June 26, 2018, noon - 7:30 pm at Ashby Elementary School. Proposition 2 1/2 Capital Expenditure Exclusion. 
Specimen Ballot
Information on Proposition 2 1/2

Friday, June 1, 2018

Community Outreach Meeting for a Proposed Marijuana Establishment

A Community Outreach Meeting for a propased marijuan establishment is scheduled for (6/8/18) at (6 pm) at (Ashby Elementary School Gymnasium) The proposed (type(s) of Marijuana Establishment) is Cultivation and manufacturin anticipated to be located at (149 Bennet Rd., Ashby, MA 01431). There will be an opportunity for the public to ask questions

The above notice was published in the Sentinel & Enterprise on June 1, 2018. A Community Outreach Meeting is a requirement of an entity applying for a Marijuana Establishment license with the Cannabis Control Commission.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting May 30, 2018


SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
May 30, 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 Edward Jack to the Board of Registrars for a three-year fill-in term ending March 31, 2021

5.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on One Day Liquor Licenses for the Fitchburg Rod and Gun Club (3)

6.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Chairman’s Signature on Year End Transfers

7.      Request for Selectmen’s Signatures on Special Election Warrant (5)

8.      Request Selectmen’s action relative to Submissions for Lease of Maja Hall

9.      Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

10.  Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

11.  Public Comments (if any)

12.  Adjourn

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

2017 Annual Town Reports

The 2017 Annual Town Reports are available at;
http://ashbyma.gov/clerk/treport/report17/annual-report-2017-index.html

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting May 2, 2018


SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
May 2, 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 Kevin Michaud as Full-time Dispatcher with a Probationary Period of One Year

5.      Request for Selectmen’s Appointment of Lee Gadway and Matt Leonard to the Agricultural Commission

6.      Request for Selectmen’s Signatures on Purchase and Sale Agreement on Harris Road Property

7.      Selectmen discuss Special Town Meeting and Annual Town Meeting Warrant Articles

6.      Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

7.      Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

8.      Public Comments (if any)

9.      Adjourn

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Job Opening for Full Time Public Safety Dispatcher

Immediate Opening Ashby Police Department – Full Time Public Safety DispatcherPosition:

Full-Time Dispatcher Salary: $17.96 per Hour Hours: 40 Hours Regular Work Week

Summary of Duties:
Civilian dispatchers work under the direction of the lead dispatcher and fall within the communications division under the supervision of the Chief of Police. Dispatchers are responsible for answering and processing all incoming calls for Police, Fire, EMS, Highway, and Animal Control operations. All 911 calls are received and dispatched through the communications department using a Computer-aided dispatch system (CAD). Responsible for the operation of telephone, radio, and computer related equipment as necessary following established procedures and policies. Duties include conducting law enforcement inquiries, data entry, validation and modification. Receiving and dispatching medical assistance calls including providing pre-arrival instructions.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Selectmen's Meeting Postponed to March 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm

The Selectmen's meeting scheduled for Wednesday , March 7th at 7:00 pm is postponed to Friday, March 9th at 4:00 pm in Town Hall. The agenda remains the same.


March 7, 2018
March 9, 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 to Sign on Statement of Intent to Execute and Record Historic Preservation Restriction (Alan Pease & Doug Leab)

5.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on FY10 CDBG Grant Recipient Discharge of Mortgage Agreements

6.      Request for Selectmen’s Appointment of Nadine Callahan as Council on Aging Member for a fill-in Term to end June 30, 2018

7.      Request for Selectmen’s Appointment of Linda Mikkola as Council on Aging Member for a fill-in Term to end June 30, 2018

8.      Request for Selectmen’s Appointment of Florence Bryan as Historical Commission Member for a fill-in Term to end June 30, 2020

9.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on Contract Amendment for Water Project

10.  Request for Selectmen’s Approval of Proposed Police Policies:  Eyewitness Identification (Revised) and Police Department CCTV Guidelines (New)

11.  Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

12.  Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

13.  Public Comments (if any)

14.  Adjourn

Monday, March 5, 2018

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting March 7, 2018


SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
March 7, 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 to Sign on Statement of Intent to Execute and Record Historic Preservation Restriction (Alan Pease & Doug Leab)

5.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on FY10 CDBG Grant Recipient Discharge of Mortgage Agreements

6.      Request for Selectmen’s Appointment of Nadine Callahan as Council on Aging Member for a fill-in Term to end June 30, 2018

7.      Request for Selectmen’s Appointment of Linda Mikkola as Council on Aging Member for a fill-in Term to end June 30, 2018

8.      Request for Selectmen’s Appointment of Florence Bryan as Historical Commission Member for a fill-in Term to end June 30, 2020

9.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on Contract Amendment for Water Project

10.  Request for Selectmen’s Approval of Proposed Police Policies:  Eyewitness Identification (Revised) and Police Department CCTV Guidelines (New)

11.  Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

12.  Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

13.  Public Comments (if any)

14.  Adjourn

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Ashby's Open Space & Recreation Plan Update


YOU ARE INVITED TO A DISCUSSION OF opinions and preferences For Ashby’s Open Space and Recreation Plan UPDATE
SATURDAY MARCH 10 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Town Hall, first floor 

ENJOY THE OUTDOORS?
WANT MORE ACTIVE RECREATION IN TOWN?

COME TALK TO US! WE NEED YOUR INPUT.
Light refreshments served.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting February 21, 2018


SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
February 21, 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

6.      Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

7.      Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

8.      Comments (if any)

9.      Adjourn

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Selectmen's Meeting Postponed to Thursday, February 8th

The regularly Selectmen's meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 7, 2018 is postponed until Thursday, February, 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm. The agenda remains the same.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting February 7, 2018


SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
February 7, 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.      Discussion re:  DLTA Application (Alan Pease)

5.   Request for Selectmen’s Appointment of Tricia Foster as Planning Board Member
      until the Next Town Election (Alan Pease)

6.   Request for Selectmen’s Appointment of Wayne Stacy as Planning Board
      Associate Member .(Alan Pease)

7.  Request Selectmen’s declaration that Maja Hall is available for lease by the Town,
      with terms providing primary consideration for an Ashby-based organization, or
      an organization providing services primarily to Ashby citizens.

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

       9.  Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

     10.  Comments (if any)

     11.  Adjourn

Monday, January 22, 2018

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting January 24, 2018

SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
January 24, 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.      Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

5.      Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

6.      Public Comments (if any)


7.      Adjourn

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Public Forum on Proposed Recreational Marijuana Zoning Bylaw

Public Forum on Proposed Recreational Marijuana Zoning Bylaw
at 7:45 pm, Wed., January 24th in Town Hall, Ashby Planning Board. All are Welcome to Attend and Comment - http://ashbyma.gov/plan/zone-amend.html for more information

Summary of Proposed Bylaw to Regulate Recreational Marijuana Cultivation, Manufacture and Sales

Residential District; the area around center of town except for Residential Commercial B District.
• Not permitted.

Residential Agricultural District; outlying areas, the majority of the town is in this district.
• Cultivation (growing) at up to 4 locations by special permit. Indoors not to exceed 1,000 square feet of growing area, outdoors not to exceed 5,000 square feet. Sales to the public are prohibited.

Residential Commercial A District; located along Fitchburg State Rd. from 119 almost to Fitchburg town line.
• Not permitted.

Residential Commercial B District; this is the district that runs west from the center of town to the Fire Station along Rt. 119.
• 1 location for retail sales of marijuana by special permit. Cannot be within 500 feet of school property. Can be in same location with other types of retail sales.

Industrial District; located along Fitchburg State Rd. in the area of Madigan’s (formerly Micro-Tool).
• Cultivation (growing) or manufacture of marijuana products at 1 location. No size limit. Permitted by special permit. Sales to the public are prohibited.

Comment; 7:45 pm, Wed., January 24th in Town Hall. Written comment accepted.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Nomination Papers Available for Annual Town Election

Positions Available for Annual Town Election, April 23, 2018

Nomination papers are available at the Town Clerk's office during regular business hours.
Position
Current Office Holder
Selectman, 3 yearsMichael McCallum
Assessor, 3 years 
Collector, 3 yearsBeth Ann Scheid
Constable 1 year 
Board of Health, 3 yearsScott LeClerc
Board of Health, 2 years 
Planning Board, 5 yearsJean Lindquist
Cemetery Commissioner, 3 years 
Park Commissioner, 3 years 
Park Commissioner, 1 year 
Library Trustee, 3 yearsJohn Mickola
Library Trustee, 3 yearsMichelle Thomas
Library Trustee, 3 yearsRoberta Flashman
Library Trustee, 2 yearsWilliam Pineda
Tree Warden, 2 years 
 

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting January 10, 2018

SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
January 10, 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 to Deficit Spend for Winter Operations (Highway Department)

5.      Selectmen Rescind Vote to Raise 2018 Class II Motor Vehicle License Fee

6.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on FY10 CDBG Grant Recipient Subordination of Mortgage Lien Agreement (Tax Collector)

7.      Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

8.      Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

9.      Public Comments (if any)


10.  Adjourn

Thursday, December 28, 2017

New Tax Bill Format & Combined Tax Bills

NEW TAX BILL LAYOUT
Starting with this week’s mailing of the bills due February 1st, all real estate and personal property tax bills will be printed, sorted for bulk rate and/or multi-stuffed by Globe Direct located in Taunton, MA.   Only those bills with an exact 100% match for both naming and addresses will be multi-stuffed.
Our new bill layouts are printed on both sides; see samples below.  Bills scheduled for Dec 28thmailing.


                2-window envelope                       RealEstate                          PersonalProperty

COMBINED TAX BILLS
At our last town meeting, Ashby voters approved the combining of smaller real estate and personal property tax billings.  Taxpayers who were used to receiving 4 quarterly tax bills ranging from $0.01 up to $25.00, will now only receive two tax billings per year.  For example:
A $4.17 tax assessment which historically billed quarterly as:  $1.04 + $1.04 + $1.05 + $1.04, will now bill as $2.08 due Aug1st and $2.09 due Feb1st.  At the higher end of the eligible range:

A $50.00 annual tax (the cap for combining bills) will be $25.00 due Aug1st and $25.00 due Feb1st.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting December 27, 2017

SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
December 27, 2017


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 Common Victualler’s License Renewals for 2018 for:

v  Camp Middlesex
v  Convenience Mart

5.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on 2018 Motor Vehicle License Renewals (including Class II Conditions) for:

v  Tip Top Motors                                   Class II
v  Tracy’s Auto Body and Sales             Class II

6.      Selectmen Discuss Liquor License Fees for Calendar Year 2018

7.      Request for Selectmen’s Signatures on 2018 Liquor Licenses for:

v  873 Roadhouse, LLC - All Alcoholic Restaurant License
v  873 Market, LLC - Retail Package Goods, All Alcoholic Beverages
v  American Legion – Club License, All Kinds of Alcoholic Beverages
v  Ashby Market – Retail Package Goods, Wines and Malt Beverages

8.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Chairman’s Signature on Comstar Non-Contractual Write-offs Approved by Fire Chief

9.      Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

10.  Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

11.  Public Comments (if any)


12.  Adjourn

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting on December 13, 2017

SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
December 13, 2017

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.      Community Choice Power Program (Alan Pease)

5.      Energy Efficiency Committee Update (Jim Hubert)

6.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on FY2017-FY2020 Highway Union Contract

7.      Request for Selectmen’s Vote on 2018 Liquor License Renewals

8.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on General (Video Games) License for The American Legion for 2018

9.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on Common Victualler’s License Renewals for 2018 for:

v  873 Cafe
v  American Legion
v  Ashby Market

10.  Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on 2018 Class II and Class III Motor Vehicle License Renewals and accompanying Conditions for P&S Trucks & Parts, Inc.

11.  Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on 2018 Motor Vehicle License Renewals (including Class II Conditions) for:

v  B&Z Enterprises                                 Class II
v  G&M Automotive                              Class II

12.  Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

13.  Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

14.  Public Comments (if any)


15.  Adjourn