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


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

NORTH STREET BRIDGE CLOSING

The North Street Bridge over the Mumford River will be closed on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM to perform temporary repairs.  Detours will be set up, but your assistance in avoiding this location is appreciated.

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

ANNUAL & SPECIAL TOWN MEETING

Monday, May 1, 2017

7:00 PM

High School Auditorium

Click here to view the Finance Committee Information Flyer.   Information Flyers will be mailed to all Douglas Households the week prior to the Meeting.  An archive of information flyers can be found on the Finance Committee's Page.

Click Here for Warrants and "Citizen's Guide to Town Meeting"

 

WATER BILLS DUE

MONDAY, APRIL 10TH

 

Accepting Applications for Town Administator

The Town of Douglas (pop. 8,779) is seeking resumes from qualified persons with proven administrative ability and at least five years municipal management experience for the position of Town Administrator.  Responsible for day-to-day operations of town government as outlined in the Town Administrator Special Act; hiring of personnel; preparation of capital planning, economic development, procurement, oversight of town departments, collective bargaining, functions and other duties as assigned by the Board of Selectmen.  FY17 operating budget is $26.5 million.  Strengths must be in budget development and finance.  The Town Administrator will be responsible for preparing and presenting a balanced annual budget.  Candidates must possess excellent verbal and writing skills, proficient with Word, and Excel, and have a strong, pro-active, and effective leadership style.  Must have a proven track record of analytical, organizational, and planning skills, at the highest level of professional integrity.  Minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required; MPA, MBA or equivalent experience preferred.  Salary range: $105,000 - $115,000.  Compensation, including benefits, is commensurate with experience and will be subject to negotiations with the Board of Selectmen.  Reply by 4:00 PM on Monday, May 1st.  Candidates should submit resume, cover letter and three professional references to: Town Administrator Screening Committee, c/o Suzanne Kane, 29 Depot Street, Douglas, MA 01516, or via email to skane@douglasma.org.

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TOWN ADMINISTRATOR AND A MUNICIPAL FINANCE DEPARTMENT IN THE TOWN OF DOUGLAS

 

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.

NATURAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN

Hazard mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of natural disasters.  Mitigation is not disaster response; its goal is to reduce hazard impacts before a disaster occurs.  A mitigation plan identifies natural hazards and the risks they pose to residents, infrastructure, property, and natural resources, and it prioritizes projects, policies, education and procedures for reducing these risks, now and in the future.  Click here for more information.

OPEN BURNING

Starts 1/15/17

For information call 508-476-2267

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.

COMMUNITY ELECTRICTY AGGREGATION - Update

Good Energy, the aggregation consultant for the Southeastern Regional Planning & Economic Development District (SRPEDD), has produced a video, updating participants about the program.  Click 2016 Update to view the video.

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.

Community Aggregation Press Release from November 2015

PLEASE NOTE: No one will be calling or visiting your home regarding this program.  If you have any questions, please call Suzanne Kane, Administrative Assistant, at 508-476-4000 ext. 100.

TRANSFER STATION PERMITS AVAILABLE

See the Board Of Health page for more information.

Meeting Calendar & Agendas

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Videos

Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, April 27
2:00 PM, Water/Sewer Com.
7:00 PM, Old Grammar School Disp. Committee

Monday, May 1
6:00 PM, Board of Selectmen
6:30 PM, Finance Committee
7:00 PM, ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
7:00 PM, Conservation Commission

Tuesday, May 2
7:00 PM, Board of Selectmen
7:00 PM, Economic Dev. Com.
7:00 PM, Water/Sewer Com.

Wednesday, May 3
7:00 PM, School Committee
7:00 PM, Zoning Board of Appeals

Thursday, May 4
6:00 PM, Board of Assessors

Monday, May 8
6:00 PM, Board of Health
7:00 PM, Cable Advisory Com.
7:00 PM, Octoberfest Comm.

Tuesday, May 9
08:00 AM, ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION
6:00 PM, Town Admin. Screening Com.

Wednesday, May 10
7:00 PM, Planning Board

Thursday, May 11
6:00 PM, Town Admin. Screening Com.

Monday, May 15
7:00 PM, Conservation Commission

Tuesday, May 16
7:00 PM, Board of Selectmen
7:00 PM, Economic Dev. Com.

Wednesday, May 17
7:00 PM, Building & Facility Const. Com.

Thursday, May 18
6:00 PM, BVT School Committee

Meetings crossed out were previously scheduled and have since been cancelled