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  1. Open Space Committee MeetingMon, Mar 27 07:00 pm


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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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Notice of Planning Board Public Hearing


Revisions to Shelburne Zoning Bylaw (click to view draft):
Section 11- Parking Requirements
Section 22- Temporary Moratorium Recreational Marijuana Establishments

Notice is hereby given that the Shelburne Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM, in the Shelburne Town Hall meeting room, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, MA. The purpose of this hearing is to allow for public review and comment on the following: revisions to Section 11 Parking Requirements and the addition of a new Section 22 Temporary Moratorium Recreational Marijuana Establishments. For review purposes only, a copy of the proposed bylaw amendments and new sections are available for inspection in the Town Clerk’s Office, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, during the Clerk’s regular business hours.

John Wheeler, Chair
Shelburne Planning Board


Town Election Nominations 2017

Nomination papers are now available for the upcoming May 15th, 2017 election in the Town of Shelburne. Last day to obtain Nomination papers will be Friday March 24th, 2017. Nomination papers must be returned to the Office of the Town Clerk by 5:00pm on Monday 2017.

Offices up for re-election are as follows:

Selectmen – 3 year term
Assessor – 3 year term
Moderator – 1 year term
Town Clerk – 1 year term
Planning Board – 5 year term
Recreation Committee – 5 year term, and one for an unexpired term to 2021
Two Shelburne Free Public Library Trustees - both 3 year terms
Tree warden – 1 year term
MTRSD School Committee – One member 3 year term, a second for an unexpired term to 2019.

Also, The last day to register for the May 2nd Annual Town Meeting is Wednesday, April 12th, 2017. Hours that day will be from 2-4pm and 7-8pm.

Last day to register to VOTE at the Annual Shelburne Town Election is April 26th, 2017. Hours that day will again be 2-4pm and 7-8pm.


Cultural Council Announces 2017 Grants

The Shelburne Cultural Council approved for funding 30 projects in its 2017 grant cycle, amounting to a total of $5,175. The awarded grants range from $50 to $700. The Council received 40 applications requesting a total of $11,834.

“We were very pleased with the overall quality of the 2017 applications that our Council received,” reports Chairperson Constance Clarke. “Guided by our priorities to encourage local venues, innovation and collaboration, this list of grants reflects a rich variety of programs and projects in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences.”

Anyone considering applying for funding from the Shelburne Cultural Council for the 2018 cycle should first check the Massachusetts Cultural Council website or inquire in writing to Shelburne Cultural Council, 51 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370.

Click Read More to view the 2017 grant list.


Feedback Request for a New Playground

What do you think of a new playground?

We want your feedback!

During the development of the town’s recently adopted Open Space and Recreation Plan, Shelburne residents requested more playground space. As a result, the Shelburne Recreation Committee has discussed the possibility of locating a playground in your neighborhood. The playground would be designed for toddlers to 12-year-olds. It would also give toddlers and home-schooled children access to a playground during the school day, given that the school playground is for use by the public only when school is not in session. The majority of the playground costs would be paid for using grants and donations.

Originally, the Committee discussed placing the playground within the enclosed semi-circular hedges between the Arms Academy building and Severance Street. But based on early feedback, we’ve moved the proposed location farther south – to the area between Arms Academy and Trinity Church. The playground would be placed far enough from the street for safety and far enough from the softball field so as not to interfere with games or practices. With all the parking available in the Arms Academy and Cowell Gym lots, we think this would be a great location.

What do you think? We would love your feedback and encourage you to call or email us using any of the options below, or come to our next Recreation Committee meeting at the Cowell Gym on Monday, January 16th. We will be discussing the playground at 7 pm, and you’re welcome to join us and to talk to us in person!

Recreation Committee / 625-0305
Norman Beebe
Diana Hardina
Emily Schoelzel
Julie Dubreuil
Emily Crehan

We look forward to hearing from you.

Shelburne Recreation Committee


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 or by calling 625-0300 ext. #1. 

Help us make this a memorable event!


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.


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.


Arms Library Survey

The Arms Library is conducting a strategic plan survey.  Please take the survey online with this link, or you may pick up a copy at the Arms Library, Shelburne Town Hall, or the Shelburne Transfer Station.


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.


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:


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.


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!


Broadband -- Links

Link to updates for Massachusetts Broadband Institute:

Link to new Web site for Veterans offered by the Massachusetts Broadband Institute:"

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


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle...Rethink

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

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