The Town of Pelham
Link to MVP meeting December 12 2017 Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 6:30PM will be the next regular Select Board meeting and it will be held at the Rhodes Building.
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The town Calendar /Notice Board is no longer functioning.

Until further notice all meetings will be listed here as links.

Simply Click on the link and it will bring you to an agenda page for

Link to Housing Committee Meeting December 12 2017

Link to Cemetery Commission meeting December 12 2017

Link to Joint meeting of Union 26 and Amherst -Pelham Regional

School Committee December 12 2017

Link to MVP Meeting December 12 2017

Link to Community Garden Committee Meeting

December 13 2017

Link to Capital Planning Meeting December 18 2017

Link to Select Board Meeting December 20 2017

Link to Joint Board of Selectmen & Finance Committee meeting

January 3 2018

Link to 2018 Schedule for Manufactured Home Commission

Link to Town Clerk Hours for December

 

CRAM A CRUISER

On Sunday, December 17th from 10am-2pm

At the Pelham Police & Fire Complex, 2 South Valley Road

Bring a toy to help fill up a police cruiser and fire truck

Toys donated to Shriners Childrens Hospital and

Local Children's Shelters

Meet Police Officers & Firefighters while

getting to sit in the cruisers and fire trucks!

Families & Friends Welcome.

 

*NEW JOB POSTING*

Please click on the link for Collector/Treasurer position:

Collector/Treasurer Job Description

 

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: Hours vary but generally Monday Tuesday and Friday  

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

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

Collector/Treasurer: Mon - Fri 8 AM - 4 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 Law 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 below

LINK TO PELHAM PUBLIC RECORDS ACCESS

GUIDELINES

LINK TO PUBLIC RECORDS ACCESS FORM

 

PLEASE COME  to a Planning Board meeting to learn

the latest by-law changes proposed for the Village Center that

will be brought to our May 2018 Town Meeting.

We particularly want to hear from neighborsliving in

and around the proposed Village Center,

and to understand any concerns that you might have.

 When:  December 11, 2017 ant 7 PM

Where:  Ramsdell Room at Library   

 Questions???  Contact  Abbie Jenks  Planning Board Chair at

  gandhi0324@gmail.com     or  413-256-6386

 

For a copy of the

VILLAGE CENTER REPORT click below:

Pelham Village Center Report 2010

 

Pelham will be celebrating its 275th

Anniversary in 2018!

Please send any ideas for events or suggestions of what you

would like to see that celebrates Pelham to

pelhamadministrator@comcast.net

Thank you!

 

2017/2018 dates for Recycling in Pelham:

Saturday, December 2nd

Saturday, January 6th

Held 9:00am - 12:00pm in Elementary School parking lot

 

Check out this JOB POSTING:

Conservation Agent Job Description

Any questions, please call Chair of Conservation Commission,

Dana MacDonald 253-9362

 

From the Assessors Office:

Below are links for the Public Disclosure Letter and the

Old to New Valuations for FY17 and FY18.

Public Disclosure Letter

Values for Pelham, MA

 

The next Slate Newsletter will be sent out in January.

If you have an article to submit, please send to pelhamadministrator@comcast.net by December 1.

 

The Selectmen's Office is looking for Pictures of Pelham to possibly use in upcoming Town information/web site. Please send them to pelhamadministrator@comcast.net or townofpelham@comcast.net

 

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

 

LINK TO PVTA SERVICE CHANGES

 

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 October 6, 2017

ARE AT THE TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE.

Since August 1, 2013 your postings (with date, time, meeting place and agenda) must be sent via email to pelhamtownclerk@comcast.net

at least 72 hours in advance not including Saturdays and Sundays 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 or payments that must be submitted to the Town Clerk.

Vehicles for Veterans information

 

 

The Following

BOARDS & COMMISSIONS

Have Vacancies:

CABLE ADVISORY BOARD COMMUNITY HALL COMMITTEE

CONSERVATION COMMISSION COUNCIL ON AGING

ENERGY COMMITTEE HISTORICAL COMMISSION

HOUSING COMMITTEE 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.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

The Calendar listed below has stopped automatically updating and

the Notice Board has also stopped functioning.

Reasons for these errors are the website software is 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 the links for meeting agenda's and dates at

the top of the page. Thank you.

 

This part of the web site is no longer functioning Look for New web site which should be available the End of December

Quick Facts

Settled 1739
Incorporated 1743
Location Connecticut Valley
Area 24.782 Sq. Miles
Population 1321
FY2018 Tax Rate $20.87
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

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

new hours
Mondays, Tuesday & Fridays 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM HOURS VARY so Check the TownofPelham.org 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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