Municipal Center
29 Depot Street
Douglas, MA 01516

508-476-4000

ONLINE PAYMENTS

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday:
8:30 AM-1:00 PM
1:30 PM-4:00 PM

Tuesdays: Open Until 6:00 PM

Administration and Community Development Only
Fridays: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

State and Federal Holidays and 1/2 Day Christmas Eve: CLOSED

Check Individual Department Pages as Hours May Be Different.

Veterans Services
Carl Bradshaw
Uxbridge Town Hall
21 Main St.
Uxbridge, MA 01569
508-278-8600
ext. 2037 or ext. 2017


MA Congressional Delegation

TELEPHONE DIRECTORY

EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

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

TREASURER & TAX COLLECTOR CLOSED NOVEMBER 14th

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 http://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.

FY2019 TAX CLASSIFICATION PUBLIC HEARING

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. 

EARLY VOTING

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

 

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
High School Auditorium
7:00 PM

Special Town Meeting Warrant (pdf)

Finance Committee Information Flyer (pdf)

ANNUAL REPORT COVER PHOTO WANTED

If you have a high resolution photo of Douglas, portrait works best, email it to skane@douglasma.org 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.
 

COMMUNITY ELECTRICITY AGGREGATION PROGRAM - NEW RATE

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 HALL HIGHLIGHTS AVAILABLE

Town Administrator Matthew J. Wojcik's contributions to The Yankee Xpress can be found on the Administration Page.

DOUGLAS SAFETY EXCHANGE ZONE

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.

BOARD / COMMITTEE OPENINGS

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.

TRANSFER STATION PERMITS AVAILABLE

See the Board Of Health page for more information.

Meeting Calendar & Agendas

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Videos

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, November 20
6:30 PM, Cultural Council
7:00 PM, Board of Assessors
7:00 PM, Board of Selectmen
7:00 PM, School Committee

Wednesday, November 21
7:00 PM, Building & Facility Const. Com.

Thursday, November 22
07:00 AM, TOWN HALL CLOSED

Tuesday, November 27
7:00 PM, Finance Committee
7:00 PM, Library Board of Trustees

Monday, December 3
6:00 PM, Board of Health
7:00 PM, Conservation Commission

Tuesday, December 4
7:00 PM, Board of Selectmen
7:00 PM, Water/Sewer Com.

Thursday, December 6
6:00 PM, Board of Assessors
7:00 PM, Economic Dev. Com.

Monday, December 10
7:00 PM, Cable Advisory Com.

Tuesday, December 11
7:00 PM, Finance Committee
7:00 PM, Planning Board

Wednesday, December 12
7:00 PM, Cemetery Commission
7:00 PM, Whitins Res. Watershed District
7:00 PM, Zoning Board of Appeals