Monday, December 14, 2015

Agenda for Selectmen's Meeting December 16, 2016

December 16, 2015

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

2.      Selectmen Approve Minutes of December 2 and December 8, 2015

3.      7:05 p.m. – Selectmen Open CDBG Hearing

4.      Selectmen enter Executive Session to discuss the Physical Condition rather than the Professional Competence of an Individual or to discuss dismissal of Said Employee and will return to Open Session

5.      Selectmen Discuss Liquor License Fees for Calendar Year 2016

6.      Request for Selectmen’s Signatures on 2016 Liquor Licenses for:

v  31 Store – Retail Package Goods, All Kinds of Alcoholic Beverages
v  873 Roadhouse, LLC - All Alcoholic Restaurant License
v  American Legion – Club License, All Kinds of Alcoholic Beverages
v  Ashby Market – Retail Package Goods, Wines and Malt Beverages

7.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on Common Victualler’s License Renewals for 2016 for:

v  31 Store
v  873 Cafe
v  American Legion
v  Ashby Market
v  Camp Middlesex
v  Mr. Mike’s

8.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on General (Video Games) License for The American Legion for 2016

9.      Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on 2016 Class II and Class III Motor Vehicle License Renewals and accompanying Conditions for P&S Trucks & Parts, Inc.

10.  Request for Selectmen’s Approval and Signatures on 2016 Motor Vehicle License Renewals (including Class II Conditions) for:

v  B&Z Enterprises                                 Class II
v  G&M Automotive                              Class II
v  Tip Top Motors                                   Class II

11.  Request for Selectmen’s Signatures on Highway Union Contract

12.  Northeast Municipal Gas Pipeline Coalition Update (if any)

13.  Any Other Business Not Reasonably Anticipated by the Chairman

14.  Assistant Town Administrator’s Report

15.  Public Comments (if any)

16.  Adjourn

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Ashby Police Department is Seeking a Full Time Public Safety Dispatcher

Ashby Police Department – Full Time Public Safety Dispatcher

Position: Full-Time Dispatcher
Salary:   $17.34 per Hour ($12.00 per hour during training)

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.

Working Conditions:
Full-Time dispatchers are scheduled on a consistent 5/2 work schedule working 40 hours per week.   Shifts are bid by seniority as governed by the collective bargaining agreement, willingness and ability to work all shifts including nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime are required.  

Qualifications & Entrance Requirements:
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED
  • Ability to work any shift including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as required.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Obtain and maintain a valid CPR certification
  • Obtain and maintain E911, EMD, and CJIS certifications
  • Computer literacy and basic Microsoft Office knowledge is necessary.
  • Successful completion of a thorough background investigation.

Letters of interest and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.  Preference will be given to those applicants with prior dispatch training and experience. 

A letter of interest and resume should be submitted to;

Ashby Police Department
PO Box 280
Ashby, MA 01431
Attn: Chief Fred Alden  
Or email to:

The Ashby Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Holiday Events in Ashby

Holiday Open House at Ashby Free Public Library
December 5th, 10:00 -1:00 pm. There will be live music, arts & crafts, refreshments, and fun for all ages. Plus, SANTA IS COMING!!!!!, We are also having a raffle with multiple chances to win valuable holidays gifts while benefitting our community programs.

"The Chosen Lambs" at Ashby Elementary School
A dance interpretation of a beloved story by Max Lucado. December 5th, 7:00 pm

Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Common
December 6th starting at 4:00 pm followed by Hobo stew at the Congregational Church

Ashby Town Band Christmas Concert
The Ashby Band Christmas Concert will be held December 12th, 7:30-9:30 at Ashby Elementary School. Enjoy an evening of seasonal music by the Ashby Concert Band and New Player Theatre Guild Singers. (Snow date December 13th, 6:00 - 8:00)