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

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

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT - TEMPORARY HELP

THE DOUGLAS HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT IS SEEKING TO FILL A POSITION FOR A SUMMER LABORER, STARTING ON OR ABOUT JULY 12th.   THIS POSITION WILL LAST APPROXIMATELY 2-3 MONTHS. APPLICANTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.  APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOUGLAS HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT, 56 MAIN STREET AND THE SELECTMEN’S OFFICE, 29 DEPOT STREET, AND ARE DUE BY 4:00 PM, JUNE 5, 2017.  

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Sunday, May 28, 2017

10:00 AM 

Parade Route and Program

MUNICIPAL CENTER WINDOWS PROJECT

The Town of Douglas is soliciting Bids for the Municipal Center First Floor Windows Replacement Project.  If you would like to register as a bidder, and download the available Plans and Specifications, you may do so by going to http://tinyurl.com/douglaswindows

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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

Monday, May 29
08:30 AM, TOWN HALL CLOSED

Thursday, June 1
6:00 PM, Board of Assessors

Monday, June 5
5:45 PM, Town Admin. Screening Com.
6:00 PM, Town Admin. Screening Com.
7:00 PM, Conservation Commission

Tuesday, June 6
7:00 PM, Board of Selectmen
7:00 PM, Economic Dev. Com.
7:00 PM, Water/Sewer Com.

Wednesday, June 7
7:00 PM, Zoning Board of Appeals

Thursday, June 8
5:45 PM, Town Admin. Screening Com.

Monday, June 12
7:00 PM, Cable Advisory Com.

Tuesday, June 13
7:00 PM, Planning Board

Wednesday, June 14
7:00 PM, Building & Facility Const. Com.

Thursday, June 15
6:00 PM, BVT School Committee