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Welcome to Shutesbury, a rural town in Franklin County, MA, established as Roadtown in 1735 and incorporated as Shutesbury in 1761, named for Governor Samuel Shute. This is the official town Web site, maintained by the town’s Web Committee.
Tues. 3/28 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING: CHECK IN @ 6:30 - MEETING STARTS @ 7PM
There will be a Special Town Meeting at 7 pm on Tuesday, March 28 @ Shutesbury Elementary School, 23 West Pelham Hill Rd. Please check in @ 6:30 and be ready to start @ 7 Click here to see the warrant.
This website is being reorganized and updated
We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the Web Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your patience.
Committee and Department Updates
Conservation Commission Vacancies:
Do you love the unique natural beauty of Shutesbury? Would you like to help the town protect and nurture it? The Shutesbury Conservation Commission (ConCom) currently has two vacancies and is actively seeking interested community members to fill them. The ConCom is a group of volunteers responsible for protecting the town's natural resources. Through one to two monthly Thursday evening meetings and site visits all over town, the ConCom administers the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act and the town's Wetlands Bylaw, and manages town conservation land. If you think this type of work might be for you, please contact the Conservation Clerk, Linda Avis Scott, at 413 259-3792, or email@example.com, and arrange to attend a meeting to see first hand what the ConCom work is all about.
The Web/Communication committee is looking for 1 - 3 volunteers who have an interest in or experience with online technology to help support and plan for Shutesbury's online communication. In the short term this means helping with our town website. In the medium term it means being involved in planning for the town's use of web, mail, email, security, etc. Thoughtful non-techies are just as welcome as technical experts. Send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more information.
Election process moving forward - Click here to go to the Town Clerk web page for an update on the May 6th election and information about the voter registration deadline and absentee voting.
The future of Shutesbury? …Wilderness, coffee shops, rural setting, community meeting space, scenic beauty, library, taxes, services…just some of the comments residents provided to the Harriman Group at the Master Plan Working Group Community Visioning Workshops held on November 3rd and December 5th. Data from these workshops, the online surveys, and the paper forms distributed around town are now being analyzed and condensed for distribution to the town. Much of the raw data and some of the analysis is now availabe on the Master Plan Working Group website (http://www.shutesbury.org/master_plan_working_group); you can also email the group at mpwg@Shutesbury.org.
Broadband Committee: For the latest info on the initiative to bring broadband internet services to Shutesbury, click here: Broadband Committee.
FY17 Appointed Officials: See who serves Shutesbury in town departments and on town committees - FY2017 Appointed Officials List
Tax payments can be made on-line. See Tax Collector’s page for more information.
Vacancies in Shutesbury town government
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Did You Know?
- All Town and School Employees and Volunteers are mandated by statute to complete an online ethics test. For more information, go to the Town Clerk’s page, or call 259-1204.
- The town has a system for automatically contacting residents in case of emergencies. To read more and enter your contact information, see the Fire Department page.
Recycling & Trash
M.N. Spear Memorial Library
Wetlands on Montague Road