Monday afternoons 3:30 - 6 pm
Tuesday - Friday mornings,
8:30 to 10:30 aM
THURSDAY evenings 6 - 8 pm
I am available for appointments at other times
townclerk -at- shutesbury.org
Shutesbury Town Hall
P. O. Box 264
1 Cooleyville Road
Shutesbury, MA 01072
Everything About Voter Registration
The registration period for the Sept. 8 State Primary has closed. Now you can register to vote in the November 8 State and Federal election.
The Secretary of the Commonwealth has developed an excellent tool for learning about your voter registration status and other voter questions.
Go to: www.123voter.com
For information about the ballot questions go to:
Absentee Ballots for the November 8 election will be ready by the second week in October. You may vote absentee due to absence from town during normal polling hours, physical disability or religious belief. Applications are at the Town Clerk's office, available on request, or can be made by written request stating residence, where to mail the ballot and your signature. You can also stop in during Town Clerk hours to fill out the application and vote in person.
For the first time, Massachusetts will have Early Voting (EV) for the Nov. 8th election. EV is a lot like Absentee Voting, without a specific excuse. EV allows voters to come in between Monday Oct 24 - Friday, November 4 to vote in the Town Clerk's office during regular business hours and avoid the rush. Unfortunately the ballots do not go in the ballot box so there is no,"Ding!"
You can fill out an EV application to have your ballot sent to your home so you can mail in your vote. Allow at least two weeks for the mail to get through.
Public Records Requests
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 information on the Public Records law, go to http://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/preinformation.htm.
Mandatory Ethics Training for All Employees and Volunteers
- Summary of the Conflict of Interest Law with receipt to sign at the end.
- Link to the training and exercise.
Mandatory Open Meeting Law Information for Members of Municipal Committees, Boards and Commissions:
- Open Meeting Law, MGL c. 30A, SS 18-25
- Attorney General's Open Meeting Law Guide
- Attorney General's Open Meeting Law webpage with links and information
- Open Meeting Law Documents including Receipt of Open Meeting Law Materials
- 940 CMR 29.00: Open Meetings Final Regulations Oct. 1, 2010
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Policy
Massachusetts statute requires that the Town of Shutesbury Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Policy be distributed to, and signed for on a sign-off sheet, by all employees, and elected and appointed town officials and volunteers, upon appointment and each year thereafter.
Other Information for Appointed and Elected Members of Shutesbury Government
I will be scanning in other documents included in the information packet for Appointed and Elected members of Shtuesbury 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, I'll build a library of them linked here.
License or Re-license Your Dog by Mail
Order a Vital Record (Birth, Marriage or Death Certificate)
- Submit request by phone, fax, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
Contact Town Clerk (see contact information above) or Web Committee to add or remove notices.