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

Monday, July 23, 2018

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting July 25, 2018


SELECTMEN’S MEETING AGENDA
July 25, 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 Terri Cantor to the Planning Board until the Next Annual Town Election

5.     Request for Selectmen’s Appointment of David Bryce as Full-time Dispatcher, effective 08/01/18 with a Probationary Period of One Year

6.     Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

7.     Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

8.     Public Comments (if any)

9.     Adjourn

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