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

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.

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR SEARCH COMMITTEE - CITIZEN AT LARGE

The Board of Selectmen is looking for a Douglas citizen to serve on the Town Administrator Search Committee.  The committee has been charged with advertising for a Town Administrator, collecting and reviewing resumes, interviewing candidates, and recommending viable candidates for the Selectmen’s consideration.  Interested residents should fill out a Board/Committee Application form and return it to the Selectmen’s Office before Thursday, February 16th at noon.  Completed applications can be emailed to skane@douglasma.org.

PROPERTY SALE - OLD GRAMMAR SCHOOL - GLEASON COURT

The Town of Douglas, acting through its Board of Selectmen, and pursuant to MGL Chapter 30B, is requesting proposals for the sale and development of certain real property located at 11 Gleason Court in the Town of Douglas (Assessors Map 163 Parcel 110), and, as may be necessary, Assessors Map 163 Parcel 109, and a portion of 17 Gleason Court (Assessors Map 164 Parcel 13) which is more commonly referred to as the Old Douglas Grammar School and surrounding property, as may be appropriate. Sealed proposals will be received at the: Selectmen's Office Municipal Center 29 Depot Street Douglas, MA 01516 until March 8, 2017 at Noon, at which time and place they will be publicly opened. Copies of the Request for Proposals (RFPs) may be obtained at the Selectmen's Office, Municipal Center between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. They may also be downloaded by going to http://tinyurl.com/BuildingSale All p.roposals require a deposit in the form of a certified check made payable to the "Town of Douglas" in the amount of 10% of the proposed purchase price, or $1,000, whichever is greater. All proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope or package and submitted to the above address. All proposals must be complete and in compliance with the submission requirements outlined in the Request for Proposals (RFP) document. The sale of this property is subject to Town Meeting Approval. Interested proposers are invited to a walk-through of the property on February 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM.  Interested parties are advised that any contents of the building which are evident at the time of viewing may not remain at the time of conveyance. In the event that a potential proposer is not able to attend this site visit or requires additional inspection of the site, other arrangements may be made with the Town Administrator. The Town of Douglas reserves the right to reject any and all proposals that do not meet the requirements set forth in the RFP or that are not in the best interests of the Town.

METER READING

Starts Wednesday, February 1, 2016
Please keep all meters clear for reading.
Thank You! - Water Department

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.

CONSERVATION COMMISSION OPENINGS

There are currently THREE openings on the Conservation Commission.

Please see the Openings - Boards/Committees on the Board of Seletmen's Page for more information

Meeting Calendar & Agendas

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Videos

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, February 20
08:30 AM, TOWN HALL CLOSED

Tuesday, February 21
7:00 PM, Board of Selectmen
7:00 PM, Economic Dev. Com.

Tuesday, February 28
6:00 PM, BVT School Council
7:00 PM, Library Board of Trustees
7:00 PM, Planning Board

Wednesday, March 1
7:00 PM, Zoning Board of Appeals

Thursday, March 2
6:00 PM, Board of Assessors

Monday, March 6
7:00 PM, Conservation Commission

Tuesday, March 7
7:00 PM, Board of Selectmen
7:00 PM, Economic Dev. Com.
7:00 PM, Water/Sewer Com.
8:00 PM, Building & Facility Const. Com.

Thursday, March 9
5:00 PM, BVT Budget Subcommittee
6:00 PM, BVT School Committee

Monday, March 13
7:00 PM, Cable Advisory Com.

Tuesday, March 14
7:00 PM, Planning Board

Wednesday, March 15
7:00 PM, Building & Facility Const. Com.