News and Announcements
The Treasurers and Tax Collectors Office will be closed on
Wednesday, November 14th so that staff may attend annual training.
The office will re-open on Thursday, November 15th at 8:30 am.
If you would like to make a payment, you may do so online at https://www.douglasma.org
or place your payment in the black municipal drop box located at the bottom of the ramp in front of the town hall.
The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 at 7: 05 pm in the Municipal Center Resource Room, 29 Depot Street, Douglas, MA, in accordance with Chapter 369 of the Acts of 1982 for the purpose of receiving public input into the determination of the tax rate for each class of property for the Fiscal Year 2019. All interested citizens are urged to attend and offer comment.
Town Clerk’s Office
Monday through Thursday open, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm.
Tuesday open until 6:00 pm.
ENDS Thursday, November 1, 2018
508-476-4000 ext. 255
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
High School Auditorium
Special Town Meeting Warrant (pdf)
Finance Committee Information Flyer (pdf)
If you have a high resolution photo of Douglas, portrait works best, email it to [email protected] by January 31, 2019. The Board of Selectmen will select a photo for the cover, and all others will be used inside the report.
Photo ideas include, but are not limited to, a scenic landscape in Douglas, architectural features in Douglas, a Douglas monument, or a Douglas event. Please, no photos of individual people.
September 20, 2018 – Dear Residents,
As the result of a negotiated resolution of a contract claim by Public Power, LLC, the electric supplier for the Community Electricity Aggregation Program, the price paid by participants in the Program for electric supply will increase from 10.122 cents per kWh to 10.430 cents per kWh effective with meter reads after September 15, 2018. This new price will remain fixed through the remainder of the term of the Electric Services Agreement, ending January 2021.
Further Information: Please go to your community’s dedicated webpage at MASSCEA.com/douglas for a rate comparison chart and information about the program. If you have any questions regarding the price increase or your options, please call 844-MASSCEA (627-7232).
Community Electricity Aggregation Program Rate Increase Letter to Residents
Town Administrator Matthew J. Wojcik’s contributions to The Yankee Xpress can be found on the Administration Page.
The Town of Douglas has created a Safety Exchange Zone in front of the Police Station. These 2 reserved parking spots will enable people to meet for property exchanges without the fear of being robbed or assaulted. The area will be monitored 24 hours a day by the Police Department and all activity in the parking lot will be video recorded. Special thanks to John and Adam Furno for erecting the signs and painting the parking spots.
The following appointed boards / committees have opening:
• Board of Health
• Building & Facilities Construction Committee (2)
• Cable Advisory Committee
• Capital Improvement Committee (2 At-Large)
• Conservation Commission (4)
• Cultural Council (Local)
• Finance Committee
• Octoberfest Committee
• Open Space Committee
• Personnel Board (2)
• Planning Board – Associate Member
Please see “Openings – Boards / Committee” on the Selectmen’s Page.
See the Board Of Health page for more information.