Friday, December 26, 2008

Notice of Abandoned Checks

Notice of Abandoned Checks

"Notice of names of persons appearing to be owners of checks issued by the Town of Ashby, which have not been cashed and are deemed abandoned."

Checks issued to the following parties have been deemed abandoned:

Robert Dickhault
294 Simonds Road
Ashby, MA

Information about each check may be obtained by a person expressing an interest in the check by addressing an inquiry to the Town Treasurer.

Mail: 895 Main St.,Ashby, MA 01431

Phone: 978-386-2424 x23

posted 12/26/2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Community Development Strategy Public Forum

You are invited to an evening of looking toward Ashby’s future and helping to select its priorities in the 2009 Community Development Strategy. After your dinner at home, come to the Library for coffee and desert while we share our ideas about the community we want to build together.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
The Moulton Meeting Room at the Ashby Free Public Library

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. 4:00 pm, Sunday, Dec. 7th, on the Common

Ashby Housing Rehabilitation Program

The program is to assist low and moderate income residents to improve their housing situation. Eligible improvements include:
  • Chimney or foundation repair,
  • Lead paint/asbestos removal,
  • Septic system repair/replacement,
  • Roof repair/replacement,
  • Storm window installation.

Grant regulations require that certain items be addressed first (i.e. building and sanitary code compliance, serious maintenance problems, etc.) The maximum funding per project is generally up to $35,000.00. As long as you own your home, this is a payment and interest free loan, based on a 15 year forgiveness schedule. It decreases 5% per year up to 15 years, and then you owe nothing. More information.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Transfer Station Fees Increase

Ashby Recycle Center & Transfer Station Fees Schedule(pdf)

ARCTS received almost 30% ( fy08 $4400) of its revenue from the sale of recycling materials. Disruptions in the global markets have resulted in the collapse of the value of recycling materials. The price for recycled paper, plastic, aluminum & steel has dropped as much as 80%. Recycling has gone from a revenue source to an expense (approximately $2200). The net loss annually is more than $6000.

Please continue to separate materials and use the ARCTS recycling facilities. The disposal of recycled materials is still less costly than trash.

Since material handling costs increased significantly, projected revenue must insure continued operation. We will have to adjust our fee schedule as follows beginning Saturday, Dec. 13th.

Auction of Real Estate

Auction of Real Estate taken for back taxes. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008 at 10:00 a.m., in Town Hall.
Notice & property list (pdf)