Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Register to Vote for State Primary Election

August 25, 2010 is the last day to register to vote at the State Primary Election to be held on September 14, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Selectmen's Agenda for August 18, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010
1. 7:00 p.m. - Selectmen Open Board of Selectmen’s Meeting

2. Selectmen Approve Minutes of August 4 and August 11, 2010

3. Selectmen Approve and Sign Payroll Warrant W07P in the amount of
$39,404.77, Vendor Warrant W08B in the amount of $21,189.79

4. Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on FY2010 CDBG
Community Development Fund I Contract

5. Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on FY2010 CDBG
MRPC Management Services Contract (Ann Carabba)

6. Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on Statement of
Authorization for FY2011 Council on Aging Formula Grant

7. Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on Federal FY2012
Forest Legacy Grant Letter of Support (Al Futterman)

8. Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on State Primary
Warrant (Town Clerk)

9. Update on the Collins Research Group.

10. Assistant to the Board of Selectmen’s Report

11. Public Comments (if any)

12 Adjourn

Friday, August 13, 2010

Join the Ashby Cultural Council - We need new members!!


We are looking for new members to join the Ashby Cultural Council. This group supports local artists and brings wonderful cultural programming to Ashby, and it is in danger of folding if we can't attract some new members. We meet 4-5 times a year, with our busiest time coming up in the fall when grant applications are made. Please email us as soon as possible at: ashbyculturalcouncil@gmail.com if you are interested in being part of this wonderful local organization !! Or call 978-386-6880 for more information.

For more information about the Massachusetts Cultural Council:

photo courtesy of Rick Hamelin, (Pied Potter)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Local Contractors Needed for Ashby Housing Program

The Towns of Ashby was recently awarded Community Development Block Grant funds to conduct a housing rehabilitation program within town.

The Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) has been hired by the Town to administer the grant program. We are looking for local contractors that might be interested in participating in the program.

The type of renovations that are covered within this program is roofing repairs or replacement; installing insulation; window and door replacement; upgrades to heating, plumbing and electrical systems; drainage and structural issues; removal of lead or asbestos; and repairs or replacement for failed septic systems.

If you are a licensed general contractor, lead remover, electrician, plumber, or septic installer, carry insurance, and are looking for local jobs, please contact Shelly Hatch at MRPC, 978-345-7376, x305.