The Town of Pelham
MONDAY AUG 8,2016 AT 6:00 PM will be the next Select Board meeting and will be held at the Rhodes Building .
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The second phase of the Amherst Road Project is underway. Please drive carefully over the uneven road surfaces.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE 9/8/2016 ELECTION

See Town Clerk page for

upcoming election information

 

MUNICIPAL AGGREGATION NOTICEOF PUBLIC HEARING INFORMATION

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND REQUEST FOR COMMENTS
D.P.U. 16-56 July 8, 2016
Petition of the Town of Pelham for approval by the Department of Public Utilities of a municipal aggregation plan pursuant to G.L. c. 164, §134.
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On June 1, 2016, the Town of Pelham (“Town”) filed a request with the Department of Public Utilities (“Department”) for approval of a municipal aggregation plan pursuant to G.L. c. 164, § 134. General Laws c. 164, § 134 authorizes a municipality to procure electric supply on behalf of consumers within its municipal borders through a municipal aggregation program. Eligible electricity consumers not already enrolled with a competitive electric supplier would be automatically enrolled in the municipal aggregation program unless they chose to “opt-out,” in which case they would continue to receive basic service provided by their electric distribution company, Western Massachusetts Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy. The Department docketed this petition as D.P.U. 16-56.
The Town has retained Colonial Power Group, Inc. (“Colonial”) to serve as its agent in this proceeding and to assist in the implementation of the municipal aggregation program. The Town’s filing includes a form electric service agreement which will be negotiated with potential competitive electric supplier(s). The Town seeks a waiver, on behalf of the competitive electric supplier(s) chosen for the municipal aggregation program, of certain information disclosure requirements contained in G.L. c. 164, § 1F(6) and 220 C.M.R. § 11.06(4)(c).
A copy of the Town’s petition is available for public viewing during regular business hours at the Department’s offices, One South Station - 5th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02110 and on the Department’s website at http://www.mass.gov/dpu. Documents on the Department’s website may be accessed by docket number (D.P.U. 16-56) in the file room at http://web1.env.state.ma.us/DPU/FileRoom/dockets/bynumber. A copy of the petition is also available for public viewing at the Town’s municipal offices, 351 Amherst Road, Pelham, Massachusetts 01002.
The Department will conduct a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed municipal aggregation plan. The hearing will take place on Monday, August 8, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., at the Department’s offices located at One South Station – 5th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02110. Any person who desires to comment may do so at the time and place
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noted above or may submit written comments to the Department not later than the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on Monday, August 8, 2016.
An original hard copy of all written comments must be filed with Mark D. Marini, Secretary, Department of Public Utilities, One South Station, 5th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02110. Two copies of all written comments must also be sent to Elizabeth Lydon, Hearing Officer at the Department of Public Utilities. One copy of all written comments should also be sent to the attorney for Colonial, James M. Avery, Esq., Pierce Atwood LLP, 100 Summer Street, Suite 2250, Boston, Massachusetts 02110.
All documents should also be submitted to the Department in electronic format using one of the following methods: (1) by e-mail attachment to dpu.efiling@state.ma.us and to the Hearing Officer, Elizabeth Lydon, Elizabeth.Lydon@state.ma.us, or (2) on a CD-ROM. The text of the e-mail or CD-ROM must specify: (1) the docket number of the proceeding (D.P.U. 16-56); (2) the name of the person or company submitting the filing; and (3) a brief descriptive title of the document. The electronic filing should also include the name, title, and telephone number of a person to contact in the event of questions about the filing. All documents submitted in electronic format will be posted on the Department’s website: http://www.mass.gov/dpu.
Any person desiring further information regarding the Town’s filing should contact James Avery, Esq. at (617) 488-8100. Any person desiring further information regarding this notice should contact Elizabeth Lydon, Hearing Officer, Department of Public Utilities, at (617) 305-3500.


FULL PLAN ON FILE IN OFFICE OF PELHAM TOWN CLERK

AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND REQUEST FOR COMMENTS POSTED IN TOWN OFFICES AND ON TOWN NOTICE BOARD OUTSIDE RHODES BUILDIN

 

The Community Garden Committee has new information about their program. You can find it on the Committees page. A number of their garden plots have been requested

Road closing:

Meeting House Road will be closed starting September 9th 2015 until the bridge reconstruction project is complete.

A $50.00 per dog Late Fee is in effect.Nonlicensing fee will be $50.00 per dog.

 

NEW ON LINE VOTER REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SECRETARY OF STATE OFFICE see Town Clerk page for information

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.

 

For a copy of the

VILLAGE CENTER REPORT

click below:

Pelham Village Center Report 2010

 

The following

BOARDS & COMMISSIONS

HAVE VACANCIES :

Cable Advisory Board, Energy Committee, Council on Aging

Historical Commission, Community Hall Committee, Conservation Commission

Personnel Board, Zoning Board of Appeals

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.

 

 

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

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Monday, August 22, 2016

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

Quick Facts

Settled 1739
Incorporated 1743
Location Connecticut Valley
Area 24.782 Sq. Miles
Population 1321
FY2015 Tax Rate $21.21
Form of Government Open Town Meeting

NEW! FIRE DEPARTMENT WEBSITE

NEW! POT HOLE REPAIR REQUEST

NEW! POLICE DEPARTMENT WEBSITE

NEW! FILE YOUR POLICE REPORT ONLINE

NEW! PELHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT FACEBOOK PAGE

SEND YOUR QUESTIONS FOR YOUR PELHAM SELECTMEN TO: questionsforselectmen@gmail.com

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'sAdministrative 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 & Fridays 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM or by appt. other days HOURS VARY so Check the Town Calendar/Notice Board or phone the office to see if I am in and leave a message.
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

Tax Collector
Nancy Grossman
Mon-Tues &Thurs 9:00am-5:00pm Wed 9::00 am - 2:00 PM
PHONE: 413-253-2267
FAX: 413-256-8927
pelhamcollector@comcast.net


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