Wednesday, February 29, 2012

American Roots Music Concert March 9th

Lizards in the Hayloft, Friday March 9th, 7pm, Ashby Congregational Church

Join local musicians for a concert and discussion that traces the historic and cultural music styles that have combined to influence modern bluegrass and roots music.

The Lizards in the Hayloft are Christine Anderson (violin), Stephan Arsenault (bass, vocals), Mark Haines (banjo, vocals), Cedwyn Morgan (mandolin, vocals), John Rosenfelder (bass, violin) and special guest Eric Lilljequist (guitar, vocals). A special look at Finnish musical styles will be included.

Questions, contact The program is supported in part by a grant from the Ashby Cultural Council, a local agency which is sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Free admission.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Proposed Bylaw, Stretch Building Code, Informational Meeting

Q & A Session
Stretch Building Code
March 3, 2012 10:00AM
Ashby Free Public Library

  • How will the Stretch Code help Homeowners?
  • Will the Stretch Code effect building costs?
  • Will the Stretch Code reduce my energy costs?
  • What is “Green Community” and how does it affect the homeowner?

This Q & A Session is being arranged by the Ashby Energy Efficiency Committee

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting February 28, 2012


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

1. 7:00 p.m. - Selectmen Open Board of Selectmen’s Meeting

2. Selectmen Approve Minutes of February 15, 2012

3. Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on Purchase and Sale Agreement (Gary Howland, NRWA and Ashby Land Trust)

4. Regionalization Update

5. Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on Memo to Board of Assessors to Release Excess Overlay

6. Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

7. 7:30 p.m. - Joint Meeting with the Finance Committee to Discuss

FY2013 Budget

8. Assistant to the Board of Selectmen’s Report

9. Public Comments (if any)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Rabies Clinic Schedule

The Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in cooperation with local veterinarians, will provide rabies immunization for dogs and cats. All dogs and cats over six (6) months of age, not previously immunized, and those with a blue rosette (2009) rabies tag, must be immunized. The vaccine provided at Nashoba Clinics is effective for three (3) years for dogs and cats over one (1) year of age and currently immunized. Dogs and cats between the ages of six (6) and twelve (12) months and those who have let their immunization lapse must receive a booster within one (1) year of the initial inoculation. They are then protected for three (3) years.


Cats must be brought in cages or closed boxes during the last half of any clinic. The tag for 2012 will be a red heart. The charge per immunization is $10.00 (unless otherwise noted). Residents of Nashoba member towns may attend any of the following clinics. All pet owners must present, to participating veterinarian, proof of current vaccination to receive a three (3) year rabies vaccination. Failure to do so will result in your pet receiving a one (1) year vaccination.

Ashby/TownsendSmithSat. 3/109:00-11:00 amWest Townsend
Fire Station

*Must bring copy of Rabies Cert.* *Parking in back of Fire Station* *Complete Requirements*

Complete List of Towns with rabies imunization clinics in the Nashoba area. You may use any Nashoba clinic.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


The North Middlesex Regional School Committee is seeking applicants to serve on a School Building Committee for the purpose of developing and implementing a plan to repair/renovate and/or replace North Middlesex Regional High School. Interested persons should forward a letter of interest in which the applicant summarizes his/her credentials.

The Building Committee’s work will extend over the next 2-3 years and involve regularly scheduled meetings. The frequency of the meetings will vary depending on project demands, but could be weekly during some stages of the Committee’s work

Should you have specific questions regarding this matter, please contact the Office of the Superintendent (Tel. 978-597-8713 Email:

Please forward the letter of interest by Friday, March 2, 2012 to:

North Middlesex Regional School District


45 Main Street

Pepperell, MA 01463

Planning Board Meeting on Proposed Zoning Amendment

The Planning Board will hold an open meeting Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, 7:30 pm at Town Hall to discuss the proposed Ashby Village Center Overlay District. This is a proposed zoning change the purpose of which is to regulate commercial architecture in the center of Ashby and allow for expanded uses. The Board will discuss district boundaries, permitted uses and the extent of architectural regulation. The Board is interested in your thoughts about this proposed district and will allow time for public comments.

The Village Center Visual Preference Survey will be conducted at this meeting as well. The survey is to determine what residents like and dislike in terms of the appearance of different kinds of development on Main Street. This survey can be done online or at the Library until March 7th.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting February 15, 2012


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

1. 7:00 p.m. - Selectmen Open Board of Selectmen’s Meeting

2. Selectmen Approve Minutes of January 18 and 24, 2012 and February 1, 2012

3. Selectmen Approve and Sign Payroll Warrant W33P in the amount of $40,335.57 and Vendor Warrant W34B in the amount of $66,053.58

4. Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on Class II Motor Vehicle License for Tracy’s Auto Body and Sales for RMV Compliance (Sally Tracy)

5. Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on Common Victualler’s License for Mr. Mike’s Ashby (formerly Mr. Mike’s Market) c/o Global Montello Group Corporation c/o Alliance Energy, LLC

6. SCAM Information for All Citizens Presentation (Lillian Whitney)

7. Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

8. Assistant to the Board of Selectmen’s Report

9. Public Comments (if any)

10. Adjourn

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Notice of Abandoned Checks

Notice of Abandoned Checks This a list of the names of persons who were issued checks by the Town that were not cashed. If you are on the list you must contact the Treasurer otherwise the check will be deemed to be abandoned.