Town of Goshen, MA 01032
Welcome to the official website for the Town of Goshen.  A town of 1,054 residents located in the foothills of the Berkshires, Goshen was a part of the town of Chesterfield until it became a town in its own right by an act of incorporation passed May 14, 1781, and signed by Governor John Hancock. This Town-owned website is maintained by the Goshen Website Committee.

Recent Announcements

  • Click on any of the links below for more information on each post.
  • 2015 Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events HRMC announces regional HHW Events including the annual HRMC HHW Collection on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 9 a.m. until noon.  Once a year, the HRMC holds a Household ...
    Posted Jun 7, 2015, 5:40 PM by Goshen Webmaster
  • DOG LICENSE GRACE PERIOD This is a reminder that the dog license grace period ends 6/1/15. The fine will be applied on 6/2/15.
    Posted May 29, 2015, 1:46 PM by Goshen Webmaster
  • Green Community Award and $141,400 Grant On December 3, Goshen was designated a Green Community in a State House ceremony hosted by Governor Deval Patrick, and attended by Dave Christopolis, Energy Committee Chair, and Selectman Joe ...
    Posted May 29, 2015, 1:37 PM by Goshen Webmaster
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Special Announcements

WIRED WEST

A Special Town Meeting (STM) has been scheduled for Monday, June 29th (7PM) at the Goshen Town Hall.  One of the articles on the town meeting warrant is the vote that would authorize our Town Treasurer to borrow up to $1.4M towards Goshen's share of the costs to build a regional broadband network.  The wording of the article is as follows:

"To see if the Town of Goshen will vote to appropriate the sum of $1,400,000 for the Town’s share of the costs of the construction, installation and start-up of a regional broadband network, including the payment of all costs incidental or related thereto, such project to be carried out by the Town’s Municipal Light Plant acting as a member of a cooperative of such Plants formed under Chapter 164, Section 47C of the General Laws; that to meet this appropriation the Treasurer with the approval of the Board of Selectmen is authorized to borrow $1,400,000 under Chapter 44, Section 8(8) of the General Laws or any other enabling authority; that the Board of Selectmen and any other Town official  is authorized to take any other action necessary or convenient to carry out this project; provided, however, that this vote shall not take effect unless and until the voters of the Town agree by vote to exempt from the limitation on total taxes imposed by G.L. c.59, §21C (Proposition 2½) amounts required to pay the principal of and interest on the borrowing authorized by this vote; or to take any other action relative thereto."

In order to pass, 2/3rds of the voters attending the STM have to vote in favor of the article.  Any Goshen resident can attend the STM, however, only those who are registered voters can actually vote on the article.

A copy of the voter registration form can be found here.  Once the form is filled out, it can be sent to the Town Clerk's office (40 Main Street, Goshen MA 01032).  This form will need to be submitted to the Town Clerk no later than June 9th in order to be eligible to vote at the STM.

If this article passes, a debt exclusion vote will then be scheduled for a Saturday in July.  Once again, only registered voters can vote during this ballot election.

Click here for more information on the project including frequently asked questions and their answers.

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING WARRANT - JUNE 29, 2015 - GOSHEN TOWN HALL (7PM):

 

DATES TO REMEMBER:

Monday, June 15 - Informational Town Meeting on the regional broadband project, 7PM, Town Hall
Monday, June 29 - Special Town Meeting, 7PM, Town Hall
Saturday, July 25 - Debt exclusion referendum 9AM-2PM (tentative)


SELECT BOARD HOURS:

The Selectboard will meet in the Selectboard Office, 40 Main St., Goshen, at 6:30 pm on the following dates: 
     Monday, June 8, 2015
     Monday, June 22, 2015