NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Last Day to Register to Vote: Wednesday, February 10 from 9 AM - 8 PM is the last day to register to vote or make any party changes for the Presidential Primary to be held March 1, 2016.
Monday, February 15, 2016:
Town Hall closed in observance of Presidents' Day
Basic Freshwater Fly Tying Courses:
Feb. 25 and Mar. 1 and Mar. 17 and Mar. 22 from 7 PM - 9 PM at Fay Mountain Farm. Pre-Registration Mandatory. Download flyer
ELECTION WORKERS NEEDED:
Election workers needed for the March 1, 2016 Presidential Primary and the November 8, 2016 Presidential Election. Elections are held at the Heritage School. Polling hours are 7:00am – 8:00pm. Pay is $10 per hour. Interested parties please stop by the Town Clerk’s Office during regular business hours to fill out a brief questionnaire. Any questions, contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 508-248-2249.
Planning Board Notice: Revised Zoning By-Law Now Available
Accessibility Project Photos
Open Burning Permit:
Open burning reference number may be obtained beginning January 15, 2016. The last day to obtain an open burning reference number is April 30, 2016. Visit the Fire Department webpage
for more information.
Town Elections will be held Saturday, May 7, 2016. Nomination papers now availabe in the Town Clerk's Office. Click here for open seats and deadlines.
2016 Dog License are Now Available!
- Stafford Street: The Mass Pike bridge on Stafford Street will be reduced to one lane to accommodate repairs. A traffic light has been erected and will only allow one lane to travel in either direction at a time. Expect delays through the winter.
- Guelphwood Road: January 4, 2016 - Guelphwood Road will be closed from Denfield Road to the Southbridge line until further notice. Please seek alternate routes.
A late fee of $10.00 will be added to license fees if you fail to license by March 1. Any dog owner failing to obtain a dog license is subject to a $50 fine by Animal Control. Please notify the Town Clerk’s Office if: your dog has died, you no longer own your dog, you have moved out of town/state. 2016 Dog Licenses
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
– On Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Charlton Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (D.E.A.) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Charlton Police Department at 85 Masonic Home Road, Charlton, MA. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Download info here.
The Town of Charlton is offering kitchen composting bins for the discounted price of $24.99. To obtain a discounted compost bin, you may contact the Recycling Committee
by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or calling Roland Jackson at 508-248-2095 or stop by the Town Hall Selectmen’s Office. Supplies are limited! Download the flyer.
Government Study Committee:
The May 2015 Town Meeting authorized the Board of Selectmen to form a Government Study Committee. This committee’s charge is to review the current form of government and make a recommendation at the next annual town meeting as to whether or not there should be a change in our current form of government.
In order to make that decision we need to hear from as many people as possible on the challenges they may face with our current form of government. Any residents that would like to comment on our form of government or make any recommendations is encouraged to email the committee at email@example.com
The Charlton Fire Department would like to ensure that your House Number is clearly visible from the street. Click here for info.
The FY 2016 tax rate for the Town of Charlton is $13.78 per thousand