The Town of Pelham
Wednesday September 6, 2017 at 7:00PM will be the next regular Select Board meeting and will be held at the Rhodes Building.
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TOWN OF PELHAM

PUBLIC RECORDS ACCESS GUIDELINES

           Effective January 1, 2017, the Massachusetts Public Records Law G.L. c.66 and c 4 SS 7(26) provides a municipality must, within 10 business days (Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays), respond to a request for records by providing access to or a copy of such records, or explaining any delay or denial.  These guidelines are intended to assist members of the public seeking access to public records in the custody of the Town of Pelham.

General Information

  • Business Hours.  The regular business hours of the town offices are :

Town Clerk:  Monday Wednesday and Friday  10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Select Board Administrative Assistant:  Monday-Thursday 9 AM – 3 PM

Collector/Treasurer: Mon, Tues and Thurs 9 AM-5 PM,

Wednesday 9 AM- 2 PM

Records Access Officers  The following Records Access Officers (RAO)  have been designated:

Kathleen Martell                                  Pelham Police Department

Town Clerk                                              Chief Gary Thomann

351 Amherst Road                                 2 South Valley Road

Pelham MA 01002                                Pelham MA 01002                pelhamtownclerk@comcast.net        PELHAM POLICE MA@YAHOO.COM

413-253-0512                                        413-253-0484

Fax 413-256-1061                                web site www.PelhamPoliceMA.com

Pelham Web site is: www.TownofPelham.org

Pelham Elementary School Records should be obtained through the school  413-253-3595 or website HTTP: PE.ARPS.ORG   Amherst Pelham School Records should be accessed through their sites.

  • Public Records aw Information.  General information about the public records law and public records requests is found in the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s. “A Guide to the Massachusetts Public Records Law,” January 2017 edition, found online at: www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/prepdf/guide.pdf.

For more information click on link to Pelham Records Access guidelines

LINK TO PELHAM PUBLIC RECORDS ACCESS GUIDELINES

LINK TO PUBLIC RECORDS ACCESS FORM

 

The Land study done by the Pelham Housing Committee has

been completed . If you wish to view it please use this site:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/67qsy2zh7uy6b5z/AABqI1j2I9XrXVVnGqhVS-cCa?dl=0

 

LATE FEES / NON LICENSING FEES FOR DOG

LICENSES ARE IN EFFECT

CONTACT THE TOWN

CLERK FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

The TOWN OF PELHAM HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

is seeking a Full Time SeasonalLaborer for the months of May

through October Applicant must be 18 years or older, hold a valid driver's

license and be available Monday-Friday7:00am-3:30pm Duties include

Highway building and grounds maintenance. A pre-employment physical and drug test will be required.

To apply contact Rick Adamcek, 413-253-5245.

 

Hazardous Household Waste Day 9/24/17

Sunday, 9/24/17, from 9am to 12:00pm at

Amherst Tranfer Station, 740 Belchertown Rd, Amherst.

Preregistration is required. Deadline is September 13, 2017.

Register online at: Amherstma.gov/recycling

Town of Pelham will pay the full cost for disposal of materials for residents.

 

The Selectmen's Office is looking for pictures of Pelham to possibly use in upcoming Town Report Books.

Please send them to Susannah Carey at

pelhamadministrator@comcast.net or townofpelham@comcast.net.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT NORTH

VALLEY ROAD BETWEEN BREWER SWAMP ROAD AND THE COOK JOHNSON CEMETERY ACCESS ROAD WILL BE CLOSED INDEFINITELY DUE TO A CULVERT/BRIDGE FAILURE

 

 

There will be a job posting for Assistant Records Access Officer for Pelham in the near future. Please check out the Town Clerk's page for more information.

 

CHECK OUT THIS NEW VOTER

INFORMATION/REGISTRATION PAGE THROUGH THE

SECRETARY OF STATE OFFICE

www.123voter.com

The web site for Municipal version Format of on line ethics test is www.muniprog.eth.state.ma.us

NEW UPDATED COPIES OF THE OPEN MEETING LAWS EFFECTIVE

APRIL 7, 2015 ARE AT THE TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE.

Since August 1, 2013 your postings (with agenda) must be

sent via email to pelhamtownclerk@comcast.net

at least 72 hours in advance not including weekends and holidays or they can be dropped of at the Clerk's Office. This is necessary in order to get them posted on time.

 

You can now pay your motor vehicle excise tax bill on-line as well as personal property and real estate tax. On-line payment of excise tax can only be done by the due date, if you are are making a payment after the due date, call the Collector (413) 253-2267.

The Payment Center accepts Master Card, Visa, or Discover credit cards or checks.

Click on Tax Payment Center.

There is no online payment process for Dog Licenses or fines that must be submitted to the Town Clerk.

Vehicles for Veterans information

 

For a copy of the

VILLAGE CENTER REPORT click below:

Pelham Village Center Report 2010

 

The following

BOARDS & COMMISSIONS

HAVE VACANCIES :

CABLE ADVISORY BOARD

COMMUNITY HALL COMMITTEE

CONSERVATION COMMISSION

COUNCIL ON AGING

ENERGY COMMITTEE,

HISTORICAL COMMISSION,

PERSONNEL BOARD

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

HOUSING COMMITTEE

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Select Board Office at 253-7129.

 

TOWN OF PELHAM

Pelham was founded in 1743. It was the home of Capt. Daniel Shays, a Revolutionary War hero who led the 1786 Shays' Rebellion against state officials in Boston. Although the rebellion was defeated, this uprising shaped the history of our nation. The U.S. Congress responded to Shays' Rebellion by calling the first Constitutional Convention that drafted the Constitution of the United States and led to adoption of the federal Bill of Rights.

Pelham once had extensive fields and farms. Water powered grist and wooden turning mills dotted the streams. West Pelham served as a terminus of a regional electric trolley system, was the site of the Orient Springs health resort and the first factory to produce bamboo fly fishing rods in the United States.

Today, although Pelham boasts a population of less than 1500 citizens, it is a vibrant community of individuals who echo the spirit and commitment of Daniel Shays, its most famous citizen.

POLICE DEPARTMENT

The department is located at 2 South Valley Rd
and is open on
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for the purpose of applying for a pistol permit.

Please call 253-0484 before arriving
to be sure that the officer is available
and not out on other department business.

Also, if you need to speak with the chief or with an officer at any time,
please call 253-0484, leave a message
and someone will return your call.
Thank you.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

The Calendar listed below has not been automatically updating properly.

Reasons for this error are due to the website software no longer being

supported and our recent upgrade to Windows 10 in the Town Offices.

 

If you would like to see what is happening in Town, please go to the home

page and click on Notice Board. This is a monthly view of the Town

Calendar that has all postings.

Thank you.

 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Quick Facts

Settled 1739
Incorporated 1743
Location Connecticut Valley
Area 24.782 Sq. Miles
Population 1321
FY2017 Tax Rate $21.00
Form of Government Open Town Meeting

FIRE DEPARTMENT WEBSITE

NEW! POT HOLE REPAIR REQUEST

POLICE DEPARTMENT WEBSITE

NEW! FILE YOUR POLICE REPORT ONLINE

NEW! PELHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT FACEBOOK PAGE

CITIZENS GUIDE TO TOWN MEETINGS

PELHAM'S MASTER PLAN

BURNING SEASON RULES & REGS

DOG LICENSING INFORMATION

PELHAM CARBON WATCHERS

The Pelham Public Library Website

Waste Disposal in Pelham


MUNICIPAL OFFICES
Monday - Friday, as indicated below:

Selectmen's Administrative Assistant
Susannah Carey
Mon-Thurs 9 AM-3 PM
Phone: (413) 253-7129
FAX: (413) 256-1061
pelhamadministrator@comcast.net

Town Clerk
Kathleen Martell
Rhodes School building
351 Amherst Road
Mondays, Wednesdays& Fridays 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM HOURS VARY so Check the TownofPelham.org Notice Board or phone the office to see if I am in or leave a message. Other times by appointment.
phone 413-253-0512 fax 413-256-1061 pelhamtownclerk@comcast.net

Department of Public Works
Richard Adamcek, Superintendent
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Phone: 413-253-5245
FAX: 413-256-8927

BUILDING INSPECTOR
David Waskiewicz
413-687-5036
pelhambuildinginspector@gmail.com

Assistant Assessor
Lori Turati
Tues & Thurs 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
PHONE: 413-253-0734
FAX: 413-253-0847
pelhamassessor@comcast.net

Interim Tax Collector
Edna Holloway
Mon-Thus 8AM-4PM
PHONE: 413-253-2267
FAX: 413-256-8927
pelhamcollector@comcast.net


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