Tuesday - Friday mornings,
8:30 to 10:30 aM
Monday afternoons 3:30 - 6 pm
Tuesday 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
To see the results of the May 7 Town Elections, click here.
Note: Changes since July 1, 2014 are not included in these files.
Meeting Agendas - Upcoming and Past archived
Agenda Template for use by committee members to post a meeting:
to open or save a Word document template that you may use to post your meetings with the Town Clerk, in order to comply with MGL C.30A s.18-25, the "open meeting" law.
You may email it to the Clerk for posting, or deliver it to Town Hall. Remember that postings must be done at least 48 hours prior, excluding weekends and holidays.
More info will be forthcoming. Any questions in the meantime, contact the Clerk's office using the info box to your right.
Everything About Voter Registration
The Secretary of the Commonwealth has developed an excellent tool for learning about your voter registration status, who your representatives are, links to their websites showing how to contact them, and other elections related information at the following address. If you have a zip code other than 01072 and your zip code doesn't work for your name, try putting in 01072.
Mandatory Ethics Training for All Employees and Volunteers
Upon appointment or hire and on an annual basis thereafter, the Town Clerk is required by statute to provide all
municipal employees and volunteers with a copy of the Conflict of Interest Law and to obtain a signed receipt from the employee/volunteer. Additionally, all employees and volunteers must, complete an online ethics training and multiple choice exercise within 30 days of beginning public service and every 2 years thereafter. In Shutesbury, unless the employee/volunteer tracks his/her own timeline, new certificates will be due for everyone in December of odd numbered years.
Both the summary of the Conflict of Interest Law and the exercise are available online at www.mass.gov/ethics
. This information and training is to ensure understanding of the Massachusetts ethics code. Upon completion of the exercise, a certificate will pop up. Employees/volunteers can either copy, paste and send the receipt of the summary of the Conflict of Interest Law and the certificate of completion of the training exercise to email@example.com
or print and deliver the receipt and certificate to the town clerk's office.
Mandatory Open Meeting Law Information for Members of Municipal Committees, Boards and Commissions:
All members of any public body must receive educational materials including the Open Meeting Law, MGL c. 30A, SS18-25, 940 CMR 29.00, and the Guide to the Open Meeting Law published by the Attorney General upon taking the oath of office and before entering into the performance of the office. The municipal clerk is responsible for providing the educational materials to the members of all local public bodies. Within 2 weeks after receipt of the educational materials, the member shall certify the receipt of the materials on the form provided by the Attorney General and available on the Attorney General's website.
Links to all required documents are listed below. Municipal officials are invited to use these links in place of paper documents and email the town clerk (see right corner box for address) as proof of receipt of these documents.
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.
License or Re-license Your Dog by Mail
The 2016-17 Dog tags are in. You may register your dog now. Early birds can avoid a late fee if their dog is registered before August 1. Click here
to open or save a Word document that you may then use to license or relicense your dog by mail. Please remember to include proof of current rabies vaccination, your payment and a self-addressed, stamped envelope, (two first class stamps required).
The dog license year runs from July 1 to June 30 each year. Please re-license in the month of July or sooner. New dogs are to be licensed by 6 months of age or within 30 days of residing in the Town of Shutesbury.
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
Genealogists are welcome to email specific inquiries. This office will evaluate what is
available and send an estimated cost to complete the research and make copies as requested.
Town Meeting and Election Results
Zoning Board of Appeals Special Permit Application.pdf
Zoning Board of Appeals Special Permit Checklist.pdf
Zoning Board of Appeals Variance Application.pdf
Zoning Board of Appeals Site Plan Review Application.pdf
Historical Information and Miscellaneous Documents
Contact Town Clerk (see contact information above) or Web Committee to add or remove notices.