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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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Municipal Aggregation Plan

Shelburne Officials Have Released the Town’s Community Choice Power Supply Program Aggregation Plan

The Town of Shelburne developed the Aggregation Plan in compliance with Massachusetts law regarding public aggregation of electric consumers. It contains required information on the structure, operations, services, funding, and policies of the Town’s Plan. The Plan has been developed in consultation with the Town’s aggregation implementation consultant, Colonial Power Group, Inc. (CPG) and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER).

The purpose of this Plan is to represent consumer interests in competitive markets for electricity. It seeks to aggregate consumers in the Town to negotiate rates for power supply. It brings together the buying power of more than 1,800 consumers. Furthermore, the Town seeks to take greater control of its energy options, including enhancing the ability to pursue price stability, savings opportunities and the amount of renewable energy procured. However, savings cannot be guaranteed. Participation is voluntary for each eligible consumer. Eligible consumers have the opportunity to decline service provided through the Plan and to choose any Competitive Supplier they wish. The Town has distributed this Plan for public review prior to submitting it to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU).

Public Review and Comment Period

The Town of Shelburne’s Aggregation Plan is available for public review and comment from Monday, July 9, 2018, at 9 a.m. through Friday, July 27, 2018, at 5:00 p.m

Any person who desires to comment may do so in person at the Town Clerk’s office or submit written comments using one of the following methods: (1) by e-mail to townadmin@townofshelburnema.gov; or (2) by postal mail to the address below.

Comments must be clearly marked Town of Shelburne’s Aggregation Plan and must be received (not postmarked) by the end of the comment period in order to be addressed.

 

Terry J. Narkewicz
Town Administrator
Town of Shelburne
51 Bridge Street
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370

 

Any questions pertaining to this should be directed to Terry Narkewicz, Town Administrator at (413) 625-0300 ext. 1.

Click here to read the Town of Shelburne’s Aggregation Plan. An original hardcopy of the Plan is also available at the Town Clerk’s office.

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Elections 2018

Happy Independence Day!

Below are important dates and deadlines remaining for 2018 elections.  Absentee Ballots will be available in the Town Clerk's office shortly after July 4th.

 

Aug. 15, 2018

Last day to Register to Vote at State Primary.

 

Aug. 16-Aug. 31

 Early Voting (if held)

 

Aug. 31, 2018-5:00 pm

Last day to vote by Absentee

 

Sept. 4, 2018

State Primary-Polls open 7 am – 8 pm

October 17, 2018

Last day to Register to Vote at State Election

Oct 22 – Nov 2, 2018

Early Voting (if held)

Nov. 5, 2018-12 noon

Last day to vote by Absentee

Nov. 6, 2018

State Election-Polls open 7 am – 8 pm

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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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