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  1. Finance Committee MeetingThu, Feb 22 07:00 pm
  2. Open Space Committee MeetingMon, Feb 26 07:00 pm
  3. Open Space Committee MeetingMon, Feb 26 07:00 pm
  4. Planning Board MeetingWed, Feb 28 07:00 pm

Welcome

This site is designed to keep residents informed, to help town leaders communicate and to aid those new to the area in the process of getting to know us.

Contact information for all departments, committees, town officials and staff can be found on the Hours and Information page or through the board, committee and department pages in the menus above. Minutes of the most recent meetings are posted on those pages.

Please note: Office hours and days of operation vary amongst departments. Please check each individual web page for specifics.

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Burn Permits

Burn season in Massachusetts is January 15th through May 1st.  Please visit http://www.fcburnpermits.com/ for information and to request permits for burning brush.

 

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Household Hazardous Waste Dates

The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District has announced dates for 2018 bulky and hazardous waste collection.

  • Spring “Clean Sweep” Bulky Waste Recycling Day: May 5
  • Annual Household Hazardous Waste Day: Sept. 22
  • Fall “Clean Sweep” Bulky Waste Recycling Day: October 20

For more information, please visit www.franklincountywastedistrict.org, email info@franklincountywastedistrict.org, or call 413-772-2438.

MA Relay for the hearing impaired: 711 or 1-800-439-2370 (TTY/TDD).

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Planning Board Public Hearing

There will be a planning board public hearing on Wednesday, February 14th at 7:00 PM in Shelburne Town Hall.  The hearing is to allow public review of proposed zoning bylaw changes including a subsection for Marijuana Establishments.

You may view a copy of the proposed bylaw changes here.

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Housing Plan

The Town of Shelburne Housing Committee has prepared a housing plan that identifies housing needs in town and potential strategies to address those needs. A final draft of the plan and executive summary is available for public review and comment. Please send comments to Alyssa Larose at the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG): alarose@frcog.org, 413-774-3167 x127. Comments received by February 1st will be included in the plan.

Two documents prepared by the the Town of Shelburne's Housing Plan committee may be viewed.

First is the Housing Plan Public Comment Draft.  Note this is a large document ( 7 megabytes ).

Second is the Executive Summary of the housing plan.

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Eversource Maintenance Work

Eversource will be performing vegetation management and tree cutting work in Shelburne.  If you have questions or concerns , please read this information packet.

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Shelburne Comcast Buildout

A map with the Comcast buildout plan may be viewed by clicking Read More.

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Help us plan Shelburne's 250th

Did you know?

Shelburne was first settled in 1756 as part of Deerfield, Massachusetts known then as the "Deerfield Northwest."  It was initially organized as the district of Shelburne in 1768 (named in honor of William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne) and was officially incorporated as a town in 1775.

Therefore, Shelburne will be celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2018!

Do you want to help?

The Shelburne Board of Selectmen is seeking the assistance of a committee to help plan for Shelburne’s 250th anniversary 2018.  Interested residents should contact Town Administrator, Terry Narkewicz at Townadmin@townofshelburnema.gov or by calling 625-0300 ext. #1. 

Help us make this a memorable event!

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Snow Emergency - Blue Lights

The Town of Shelburne has implemented a snow emergency (winter parking ban) notification system with two flashing Blue Lights in the village center.  When the lights are flashing, emergency parking regulations are in effect. The Blue Lights are located on Water Street near the VFW and on Bridge Street across from the Arms Library Building.

Safe parking areas during a snow emergency are:

The Cul-de-Sac at Mole Hollow Candle, The Arms Academy/Historical Society Parking lot, the Cross Street Parking lot, and the back row directly behind the Keystone Market.

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Pay Tax Bills Online

The Town of Shelburne has a new online payment system to accept real estate, personal property, and  fire district payments. The payment system uses Unibank, which many Massachusetts towns have adopted.

You may use this link to pay tax bills online.

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Tick Testing

Free Tick Testing through your health districtThe Town of Shelburne Board of Heath is able to continue subsidizing the costs of Tick Tests for the next year.  The Shelburne Board will cover part of the cost so that a Shelburne resident can have a tick test done at UMass for only $15.00.  This opportunity is available for the first 60 tick tests done this year.

Click the image to the right to go to the website if you would like to have a tick you found tested for Lyme disease.

Note:  this offer of a subsidy for the cost of a tick test is only available to residents of the Town of Shelburne and is not available to residents of Buckland, Charlemont, Conway or Colrain who share Shelburne's 01370 zip code.

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Telephone notification for Parking Bans

For Shelburne residents, if you do not wish to receive telephone calls pertaining to the winter parking ban, you may request to have your phone number(s) removed from the list by contacting the Selectmen’s Office at 625-0300 ext. #1 or via email: Selectboard@townofshelburne.com

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Public Health Nurse Information

Click this link to view a flyer about the public health nurse and services available to area residents.  Some of the services include walk-in clinics, screenings, vaccinations, individual help for people with chronic health conditions.

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New Solid Waste Disposal Choices

Recycle old batteries and compact flourescent lightbulbs Visit the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District to learn about recycling dead batteries and compact fluorescent light-bulbs. Available NOW at our transfer station!

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Broadband -- Links

Link to updates for Massachusetts Broadband Institute: http://www.axiamassbroadband123.com/

Link to new Web site for Veterans offered by the Massachusetts Broadband Institute: http://www.massvetsadvisor.org/"

Have you expressed your interest in SUPER FAST internet access, cable TV or digital phone through Wired West

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle...Rethink

Download the Springfield MRF Advisory Board's 2012 online guide: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle...Rethink

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