The Town of Pelham
Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Rhodes Building will be the next Select Board meeting.
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Have you ever thought about being a poll worker??? There will be a poll worker training class at the Ramsdell Room in the Library complex ar 10:30 AM on February 20, 2016. Feel free to call the Town Clerk Kathy Martell if you would like to attend or have any questions

ABSENTEE BALLOTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE

MARCH 1, 2016 ELECTION

IF YOU WISH TO VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT A SIGNED REQUEST IS NEEDED OR YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER CAN FILL OUT THE FORM

THE SELECT BOARD HAS

HIRED AN INTERIM

ASSISTANT SUSANNAH

CAREY OFFICE THE HOURS

HAVE CHANGED

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

The Town of Pelham 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 about 500 consumers. Furthermore, the Town seeks to better manage energy prices. 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.

Public Review and Comment Period

The Town of Pelham’s Aggregation Plan is available for public review and comment from Monday, February 1, 2016 at 8 a.m through  Friday, February 23, 2016 at 5p.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 PelhamAdministrator@comcast.net; or (2) by postal mail to the address below.

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

 

Selectmen’s Administrative Assistant
Susannah Carey

351 Amherst Road
Pelham, MA 01002

 

Any questions pertaining to this should be directed to the Selectmen’s Administrative Assistant Susannah Carey at

(413) 253-7129.

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

CENSUS FORMS WERE MAILED

INCLUDED IS NOTE FROM TOWN CLERK

ELECTION INFORMATION

COA QUESTIONNAIRE

PLEASE FILL OUT FROMS AND RETURN TO TOWN OFFICE ASAP

The Community Garden Committee has new information about their program. You can find it on the Committees page.

Road closing:

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

 

The Board of Selectmen made the Annual Appointments in June for service beginning July 1, 2015. Everyone that was appointed must be sworn in prior to your next meetings or cannot vote or count in the quorum and YES even if it was a relatively short time since your committee was first appointed and/or you were sworn in. Please contact the Town Clerk to be sworn in asap

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

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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

 

NOTICE TO PELHAM SENIORS

CHECK THE COUNCIL OF AGING WEB PAGE FOR MORE INFO

 

$50.00 Fine for NON LICENSING of Dogs now in effect per 2012 State Law. This supercedes our town bylaws

 

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 :

Council on Aging

Historical Commission

Community Hall Committee

Conservation Commission

Cultural Council.

Community Garden 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.

 

 

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Monday, February 22, 2016

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Saturday, March 5, 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:

Town Temporary Selectmen's Assistant
Susannah Carey
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM , Thursday 9:30am - 2:30pm Friday 9:30 AM - 2:30 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
Edna Holloway
Mon-Thurs 8 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
PHONE: 413-253-2267
FAX: 413-256-8927
pelhamcollector@comcast.net


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