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

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  • 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

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING

There will be a Special Town Meeting on Monday, August 31st at 7PM in the Goshen Town Hall.

The warrant for the meeting consists of two articles that will be presented to residents.  The first article relates to the much-needed repairs on the Goshen Town Hall while the other seeks to create a Capital Improvements Planning Committee.

Here is the wording for the two articles:

ARTICLE 1: To see if the Town will vote to approve a transfer not to exceed $370,000, as recommended by the Community Preservation Committee (CPC), for the purpose of funding the rehabilitation of the exterior building envelope of the Goshen Town Hall or take any other action thereto.

NOTE: The project will be split into two phases. Phase 1, includes roof repairs and replacement along with the restoration of parapets. This part of the project is not to exceed $170,000 of which $46,400 will come from the CPA Historic Reserve Fund and the balance will come from the Community Preservation Act (CPA) Fund Balance account. Phase 2 consists of the rehabilitation of the exterior building envelope, including front facade, stairs, columns, side walls, and lead removal, not to exceed $200,000, and will come from the CPA Fund Balance account. Such funds are to be placed into the Town Hall Rehabilitation Account - Phases 1 and 2. Said funds to be expended under the direction of the Goshen Select Board and the CPC.

This project is to proceed in accordance with the plan outlined in the grant application from the Goshen Select Board to the CPC dated July 20, 2015.

After three years from the date of appropriation, unless extended for cause by approval of the Goshen Select Board and the CPC unexpended funds shall be returned to the CPA accounts from which they were appropriated. 

ARTICLE 2: To see if the town will vote to approve the dissolution of any previous capital planning committee and allow the Select Board to modify, and maintain appointments to the Capital Improvements Planning Committee or take any other action in relation thereto.



 

SELECT BOARD HOURS:

The Select Board will meet in the Select Board Office, 40 Main St., Goshen, at 6:30 pm on the following dates: 
     Monday, August 3, 2015
     Monday, August 17, 2015