Special Town Meeting Monday, March 10, 2014
A Special Town Meeting has been scheduled for Monday, March 10, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. in the Town Office Meeting Room. The main reason for the meeting is to vote to authorize the Select Board to petition the General Court to enact special legislation to allow Police Chief Gary Wickland to continue in his position as Chief of Police after his retirement date of 03/31/14. The warrant is attached below.
Help Wanted - Highway Superintendent
Chesterfield, MA (1,200 pop) located in Hampshire County; seeking qualified candidates for the full time position of Highway Superintendent. The position supervises employees, conducts administrative duties, technical work, planning, directing, and managing operations of the Department including streets and storm drains, vehicle and equipment repair. College Degree in Civil Engineering or related field and seven years of experience in construction/excavation and five years in a supervisory position, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Send cover letter and resume along with references by March 17 to: Chesterfield Select Board PO Box 299, 422 Main Road Chesterfield, MA 01012, marked “Highway Superintendent Position”. For more information, see www.townofchesterfieldma.com.
Solarize Chesterfield is holding a Solar 101 informational Session. Come to this event to learn about the basics of installing solar panels, and the Solarize Mass program in Chesterfield, Williamsburg, and Whately.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Williamsburg Town Offices - second floor auditorium, 141 Main Street (Route 9). The entrance and parking are at the rear of the building and accessed from High Street, behind the church.
Building Survey Results
The Hilltown CDC conducted an anonymous survey regarding Town-owned buildings on behalf of the Chesterfield Select Board. Over the years, many serious problems have been identified in Town buildings, but the Town was not in a position to tackle them all at once. The Select Board wanted to survey the Town's residents to find out what their priorities were. There was a 30% return rate. Thank you to those of you that took the time to complete the survey. The results will provide valuable information for the entire community and will be used by the Select Board to guide its decisions regarding building needs and improvements.
Please view the attachment to see the results. There is a Powerpoint Version as well as an Adobe PDF version
2014 Dog Licenses
Dog licenses are now available and are due by March 31st.
Fee for male/female is $10, spayed or neutered is $5. A current rabies certificate is required and late fees are applied after March 31st. All dogs 6 months or older must be licensed. Licenses are available from the Town Clerk Monday evenings 7-9 and Saturday mornings 9-11:30, or by mailing a check made payable to Town of Chesterfield, sending the current rabies certificate, along with a self addressed stamped envelope to Town Clerk, PO Box 13, Chesterfield, MA 01012.
Green Community Designation
The Town of Chesterfield has been designated a “Green Community”. Chesterfield was one of 12 Massachusetts communities to be named a “Green Community” by the Patrick-Murray Administration on December 21, 2011. The Town met the five clean energy benchmarks required by the state and is now eligible for $140,000 in funding. This designation is quite an achievement and reflects the hard work and tireless efforts of the Energy and Green Community Committees.
May 5, 2014 Annual Election
2014 positions up for Chesterfield election May 5th and current official:
Selectman- David Kielson, 3 yr.
Assessor - Mary Anne Rys 3yr
Town Clerk - Sandra Wickland, 3 yr.
Treasurer - Margaret (Meg) McWherter, 3 yr.
Tax Collector - Shelia Laroche, 3 yr.
Board of Health - Henry Badner, 3 yr.
Chesterfield/Goshen School Committee - Don Willard, 3 yr.
Hampshire Regional School Committee - Betsy Todd, 3 yr.
Constable - Robert Judd, Jr., 3 yr.
Library Trustee - Mary Jane Miller, 3 yr.
Library Trustee - vacancy from resignation of Autumn Boyle-Dawson, 1 yr.
Planning Board - Daniel Henshaw - 3 yr.
Planning Board - Judith Terry, 3 yr.
Planning Board - Roy Oliver Wiley, 3 yr.
Planning Board - vacancy, 2 yr.
Tree Warden - Roland Curtis, 3 yr.
- You must be a registered voter in Chesterfield to run for an elected position in Chesterfield.
- Nomination papers are now available from the Town Clerk Monday evenings 7-9 and Saturday mornings 9 - 11:30.
- They must be returned to the clerk's office by March 17 with at least 20 signatures of Chesterfield registered voters.
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