Some nomination papers have been taken out.
One part of our home-grown democracy is the annual election of local officials. Shutesbury has 16 seats that will be on the May 5, 2018 ballot. Now is the time to come to the Town Clerk's office to take out nomination papers.
A Citizen’s Petition is proposal by a citizen or a group of citizens, signed by 10 or more registered voters, that is brought to the Select Board to place on a Town Meeting warrant.
The 2018 Annual Street Listing Form that combines the Town Census and the State Voter Census is coming to your household soon.
See who serves Shutesbury in town departments and on town committees
- FY 2018 Appointed Officials List
- FY 2018 Elected Officials List
Meeting Notice Template
For use by committee members to post a meeting
Monday afternoons 3:30 - 6 pm
Tuesday - Friday mornings, 8:30 to 10:30 aM
and Thursday evenings 6 - 8 pm
I am available for appointments at other times
Town Clerk and Notary Public
Shutesbury Town Hall
P. O. Box 264
1 Cooleyville Road
Shutesbury, MA 01072
May 6, 2017 Town Election Results
Winners marked with *
2 seats Board of Health - *Norene Pease 240, *Kenneth Rotondi 245, Blank 87
1 seat Cemetery Commissioner - *Walter Tibbetts 256, Blank 28, Write-ins: Karen Traub 1, Robert Groves 1
2 seats Board of Library Trustees - *Jaime Donta 232, *Patricia (Savannah) Ouellette 233, Blank 105, Write-Ins: Merka Fletcher 1, Evelynn Goodhind 1
3 seats Planning Board - *Deacon Bonnar 237, *Steven Bressler 233, Blank 359, Write-In winner *Miriam Defant 10. Other Write-Ins: James Aaron 2, Rolf Cachat-Schilling 1, James Schilling-Cachat 1, Jessica Carlson-Belanger 1, Peter Carlson 1, Ralph Armstrong 5, Paul Lyons, 1, Ray Cusson 1, Clark Sylvester 1, Carol Samuels 1, Michael Pill 1, Robert Raymond 1, Paul Jacobs 1, James Plaza 1
1 seat Planning Board (one seat to fill remaining two years) *Robert Raymond 220, Blank 63, Write-In: Miriam Defant 3
2 seats School Committee - *Daniel Hayes 175, *Stephen Sullivan 161, Jennifer Malcolm-Brown 146, Blank 89, Write-In: Al Springer 1
1 seat Select Board - *Timothy Logan 242, Blank 40, Write-Ins: Karen Traub 1, Al Springer 1, Miriam Defant 1, Daniel Hayes 1
1 seat Town Clerk - *Susan Mosher 254, Blank 27, Write-Ins: Leslie Bracebridge 4, Marie Louise Houle 1
Public Records Requests
Many citizens would like to know more about the activities of committees and boards in town. You may find the information you are seeking on a board or committee's page on the town website. If the information is not there or you don't have web access, you are welcomed to make a public records request to the Town Clerk. You can click here to email your request.
Under state Public Record Law, the requests for public records in Shutesbury are made to Susie Mosher, Town Clerk, our Records Access Officer. Requests can be made in writing or by email. Please include contact your information. For more an update on the Public Records law, go to https://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/prenotice.htm
Minutes for Meetings
The Open Meeting Law Guide describes the requirements for minutes on pages 15-16 and can be read here.
I am attaching samples of minute templates that meet the OML requirements in different styles. Your committee may have their own format that meets the requirements. Table Format Narrative Format You can get copies of these forms in the lower right-hand mailbox in the hallway at Town Hall and from the stand outside the Town Clerk's office.
Mandatory Ethics Training for All Employees and Volunteers
Required Information for Appointed and Elected Members of Shutesbury Government
People new to a board or position should get sworn in at the Town Clerk's office and I can hand you the full folder of information. For those who want to read or print themselves a copy of information sheets, the documents are linked here.
- Attorney General's Open Meeting Law Guide
- Open Meeting Law, MGL c. 30A, SS 18-25
- Attorney General's Open Meeting Law webpage with links and information
- Conflict of Interest Law Summary
- COILtraining quiz website
- Town of Shutesbury Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Policy
- Policy of Non-Discrimination & Grievance Procedure
- Shutesbury Volunteers are "Special Municipal Employees"
- Shutesbury Employee abd Volunteer Code of Conduct Policy
- Indemnification of Volunteers
- Fragrance Free and AmericansWith Disabilities Act Requirements
DBA information and forms
Information and forms for a DBA certificate can be found here.
License or Re-license Your Dog by Mail or In Person
Order a Vital Record (Birth, Marriage or Death Certificate)
- Submit request by phone, fax, or email email@example.com.
- Include any known information - name and date preferred.
- Include a $5 payment (made out to "Town of Shutesbury")
- Include a self-addressed stamped envelope, or a preferred
time to pick up the certificate at the Town Clerk's office.
Search Vital Records
available and send an estimated cost to complete the research and make copies as requested.