Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bridge Serving Turnpike & Wheeler Rds is Closed

As of March 31st the Wheeler Road bridge that connects Ashby and Townsend via Turnpike Road is closed.

Statement by Townsend Town Administrator, Greg Barnes,

Based on a recent inspection by the State's District Bridge Inspection Unit, the Wheeler Road Bridge has been determined to be unsafe for vehicular traffic. Hence, residents should make immediate plans to use alternative routes oftravel. The bridge is likely to be officially blocked off to all vehicular traffic as early as March 31, 2009. I am well aware of the inconvenience that shutting down the bridge will cause many of Ashby's residents. On behalf of Townsend, I truly apologize for this. However, in light of the strong recommendation of the State, I think that we have no other option at this time than to shut it down or otherwise incur potential severe liability should anything go wrong. I will be discussing this issue with the Board of Selectmen tomorrow night.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Cemetery Clean Up

Cemetery Commission - Request for volunteers to clean up debris from ice storm on April 18th.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Hearing for Amendments to Zoning Bylaw

Planning Board Zoning Bylaw Hearings, Rate of Development & Small Wind Energy Systems, April 8, 2009

Annual Town Election

Annual Town Election, Monday, April 27, 2009, 12:00-7:30 pm, Ballot

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Volunteers Wanted to Help Seniors

Council on Aging - Volunteers needed to help a senior with yard clean from the ice storm.

Transfer Station Accepting Electronics

Ashby Recycle Center & Transfer Station

Now accepting electronics ( computers, tv's, microwaves, etc.)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Roadside Clean Up

Roadside Clean Up Day, Saturday, April 25th, Pick up trash along the roadside & dispose of it free!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Brush Disposal

Free Brush and Wood Disposal Every Saturday in April!

ARCTS (Ashby Recycle Center & Transfer Station) and Ashby's Dept. of Emergency Management are providing free brush & wood disposal throughout April. ARTCS will be open every Saturday in April from 9:00am - 1:00pm for brush and wood disposal (no construction materials please). Drop off at the Greenville Road facility.
Trash and recycling will still be accepted on the second & fourth Saturdays

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Results of Special Town Meeting


Article 1. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds and/or borrow the sum of $265,300 for the purpose of paying for architectural, engineering and related services to complete the design, initial project management, geotechnical engineering and construction bid documents for a new police station provided that the amount authorized to be borrowed shall be contingent upon the vote at the Town election to exempt from Proposition 2½, so called, the amount required to satisfy the obligations, including principal and interest under the bonds, or take any action thereon.

Yes 84
No 93

article defeated

Monday, March 9, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

Rabies Clinic

Rabies Clinics, to be held in the area in March. $10.00 per immunization.

Community Calendar

The Community Calendar is back!