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Committee and Department Updates
Town Clerk: From 8:30 - 9:30 the Town clerk will be at the Fire Fighters Association Pancake Breakfast, this Saturday, Feb 25 with nomination papers. If you are considering running for office and haven't made it to Town Hall yet, this may be a more convenient opportunity. The deadline for submitting papers with 20 signatures is MARCH 18th.
So far, nomination papers have been taken out by ten people. Eight of these people are incumbents; two new citizens are throwing their hats into the ring.
There are no nominations yet for the Select Board position or the 2-yr Planning Board seat. All nominations papers must be returned by the Saturday, March 18th deadline. Contact the Town Clerk for more information.
Shutesbury Community Preservation Committee
Notice of Public Hearing - Wednesday, March 9, 2017 6:pm
The Shutesbury Community Preservation Committee will hold a public hearing, as per the Community Preservation Act, in the Shutesbury Town Hall meeting room. This annual informational hearing will allow the public input on the needs, possibilities, and resources of the town regarding commuity preservation possibilities and resources.
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