Municipal Center
29 Depot Street
Douglas, MA 01516

508-476-4000

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday:
8:30 AM-1:00 PM
1:30 PM-4:00 PM

Tuesdays: Open Until 6:00 PM

Summer Hours for
Selectmen's Office and
Community Development Office
Memorial Day to Labor Day

Open Mon, Wed, Thur until 5:00 pm
Tues until 6:00 pm
CLOSED Friday



State and Federal Holidays and 1/2 Day Christmas Eve: CLOSED


Check Individual Department Pages as Hours May Be Different.



ONLINE PAYMENTS

MA Congressional Delegation

TELEPHONE DIRECTORY

STATEMENT REGARDING CEDAR STREET

Please disregard any private signs in the vicinity of Cedar Street indicating that the street is (or will be) closed.  This matter was recently in litigation. The court recently ruled that Cedar Street is a public way and therefore will remain open for public travel.  Anyone having questions or concerns regarding this matter should contact the Board of Selectmen’s Office.  Thank you.

The Soldiers Monument, located at the Town Common, was dedicated in 1908 to the memory of Unknown Soldiers and Sailors that were lost during the American Revolution, The Civil War and the Spanish American War. The Town Monuments and Memorials Committee rededicated the 3 inch Griffin Rifles that flank the monument on Veterans Day in 2014 with funding from a matching MA Department of Veterans Services grant. For more information see the Veteran Directors FY14 Annual Report.

News and Announcements

SNOW BLOWER ATTACHMENT - INVITATION FOR BIDS

INVITATION FOR BIDS

PURCHASE OF SNOW BLOWER ATTACHMENT
FOR FRONT END LOADER

July 11, 2017

For more information see the Highway Department Page under "Invitation for Bids"

NORTH STREET BRIDGE WORK - INVITATION TO BID

TOWN OF DOUGLAS
INVITATION TO BID

REHABILITATION OF RETAINING WALL ADJACENT TO BRIDGE D-09-001(1BB)
NORTH STREET, DOUGLAS, MA

The Town of Douglas is hereby soliciting sealed bids for the Reconstruction for the North Street Retaining wall adjacent to the Mumford River.  Bids will be open at the Office of the Board of Selectmen at the Douglas Town Hall on July 26, 2017 at 2 P.M.  Bids received after such time will not be accepted.  Sealed envelopes containing bids must be clearly marked in accordance with the Bidding Contract Requirements.  Each Bid must be accompanied by a bid security consisting of a BID BOND, CASH, or, CERTIFIED CHECK issued by a responsible bank or trust company in the amount of 5% of the bid price.

Bid documents may be obtained in electronic format at any time after July 5, 2017 by registering online at http://www.Tinyurl.com/NorthStreetWall or during normal business hours at the Douglas Community Development Department (CDD), 29 Depot Street, Douglas, MA 01516; office phone 508-476-4000 ext. 108, or by e-mail (wcundiff@douglasma.org).  A hard copy of the plans and specifications may be reviewed at the Douglas CCD on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, and Tuesday from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.  Closed on Fridays.  All bidders must be prequalified by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation – Highway Division for Highway Construction.

BARN & ANIMAL INSPECTOR OPENING

The Town of Douglas is looking for a Barn & Animal Inspector.  This is a part-time position on an “as-needed” basis.  Knowledge in husbandry and handling and care of domestic animals needed, experience with collection of common “urban wildlife” is preferred. Monthly Stipend:  $242.75 plus mileage.  Click here for more information.

Please submit application, cover letter, resume to:

David McCallum, Douglas Board of Health
29 Depot Street
Douglas, MA 01516

FY16 ANNUAL REPORT

The FY16 Annual Report is now available ON-LINE

ALSO AVAILABLE in the Municipal Center, Simon Fairfield Public Library, and the Douglas Senior Center, while supplies last.

ROAD WORK - Route 16 (Webster Street)

MassDOT has hired Lynch Comanies to do major resurfacing and related work along Route 16 from the Webster Line to Main Street.  The work is expected to start Monday, February 27, 2017 and will conclude in November of 2017. Please expect delays.

This project is being funded by a Federal Highway Grant and overseen by Mass DOT.

SELLING SECOND HAND VEHICLES

The Town has received inquiries about used cars for sale around town.  Vehicles for sale can only be displayed on property that is licensed with a Class II license unless the vehicle is owned by the land owner or the land owner has an agreement in which he receives compensation.  The Zoning Bylaw also limits the number of un-registered cars allowed on property in town.  For more information, please see Class II – Selling Second Hand Vehicles on the Selectmen’s page. 

MAIN STREET FLAG FUND

The Main Street Flag fund is used to purchase United States flags for Douglas Main Street from Memorial Day through Veteran’s Day.
Check donations can be made to “Main Street Flag Fund”, and mailed to the Selectmen’s Office, 29 Depot Street, Douglas, MA 01516.

All supporters names will be listed in the Town’s Annual Report.

MA COMMUNITY ELECTRICITY AGGREGATION PROGRAM

For ConEdison Solutions customer service, call 855-788-9885, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, or by email at aggregation@conedsolutions.com.

You can also contact MA Clean Energy Aggregation at 844-627-7232, or visit their website at masscea.com for information on rate details.

NO ONE WILL BE CALLING OR VISITING YOUR HOME REGARDING THIS PROGRAM.

TRANSFER STATION PERMITS AVAILABLE

See the Board Of Health page for more information.

BOARD / COMMITTEE OPENINGS

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Meeting Calendar & Agendas

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Videos

Upcoming Meetings

Friday, July 21
6:30 PM, Board of Selectmen

Tuesday, July 25
7:00 PM, Cemetery Commission
7:00 PM, Library Board of Trustees

Wednesday, July 26
7:00 PM, School Committee

Tuesday, August 1
7:00 PM, Board of Selectmen
7:00 PM, Economic Dev. Com.
7:00 PM, Water/Sewer Com.

Thursday, August 3
6:00 PM, Board of Assessors

Monday, August 7
7:00 PM, Conservation Commission

Tuesday, August 8
7:00 PM, Planning Board

Wednesday, August 9
7:00 PM, Zoning Board of Appeals

Monday, August 14
7:00 PM, Cable Advisory Com.

Meetings crossed out were previously scheduled and have since been cancelled