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Selectboard Agenda - Monday, October 22, 2018 - 6PM

posted Oct 17, 2018, 5:01 PM by Goshen Webmaster   [ updated Oct 18, 2018, 1:50 AM ]

The Goshen Selectboard will meet at the Goshen Town Offices on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 6 p.m.

The agenda for the meeting is included below:

Early Voting Dates Announced

posted Oct 11, 2018, 10:36 AM by Goshen Webmaster   [ updated Oct 11, 2018, 10:37 AM ]

Take advantage of Goshen’s early voting dates and times!

On Saturday, October 27th from 9am- Noon, and Monday, October 29th from 9am-3pm and 6-8pm, registered voters may come to the John James Memorial Hall at 42 Main Street to cast their ballots for the state election. Unlike absentee voting, no application is needed! However, if absentee voting is what you seek, applications are available in the town clerk’s office and on the state website: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/2018-Short-Form-Absentee-Ballot-Application.pdf.

Please contact town clerk Kristen Estelle with any questions: 413-268-8236 x107 orclerk@goshen-ma.us.

Introducing Our Very First Town Administrator

posted Oct 9, 2018, 6:14 PM by Goshen Webmaster

It is with great pleasure the Selectboard announces the appointment of Ira Brezinsky to the position of Goshen Town Administrator. We are very much looking forward to working with Ira as we work to improve opportunities for all of Goshen’s stakeholders. Please feel free to call or email him or simply stop in to the office and say “hi”.

 

His contact information is:

Email: ibrezinsky@gmail.com

Work phone: 413-268-8236

Cell phone: 413-219-5577

 

The following is a brief background that Ira has provided:

 

I am thrilled and honored to begin my service as Goshen’s first Town Administrator effective October 3, 2018. In the coming weeks and months, I look forward to meeting many of the folks in town and quickly learn about the values, issues, challenges, and aspirations that are important to all community members.

 

I am a life-long Massachusetts resident. Born and raised in the Boston area, I moved to western Massachusetts to attend the University of Massachusetts where I earned a bachelor’s degree. While at UMass, I met my wife, Shelly, and we have lived in the same house in South Hadley since 1978. We have four adult children and two grandchildren, all currently living in greater Boston. In my spare time I love to play tennis, music, hike and ski.

 

I have been a business owner and manager in the consumer electronics industry for the past 38 years and retired from that business earlier this summer. Along with my business background, I have a good deal of municipal government experience in South Hadley in a wide range of appointed and elected positions, including Select Board, School Committee, Appropriations Committee, Capital Planning, among others.

 

As Goshen’s Town Administrator, I pledge to work diligently, creatively, and collaboratively in support of residents, businesses, town officials and staff, and the regional schools. I am excited to be working with such wonderful people in this idyllic place and look forward to assisting in every way possible as together we strive to capitalize on Goshen’s incredible natural beauty and long, proud history.


Ira

Voter Registration Deadline - October 17th

posted Oct 3, 2018, 9:58 AM by Goshen Webmaster   [ updated Oct 3, 2018, 9:58 AM ]

Town Clerk Kristen Estelle would like to remind residents that Wednesday, October 17th is the last day to register to vote for the state election. She will be in the office that day from 2pm-4pm and 7-8pm, as well as her usual Monday hours of 9am-3pm and 6pm-8pm.

Special Town Election Results - 10/02/2018

posted Oct 3, 2018, 9:56 AM by Goshen Webmaster   [ updated Oct 3, 2018, 9:57 AM ]

By a vote of 79 (yes) to 9 (no), the ballot measure to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to fund the repair of the Landfill cap, as ordered by Mass DEP has passed.

This is the final vote needed to implement funding from the Special Town Meeting of 9/17/2018 which altered the financing options for the Transfer Station Cap Repair and the purchase of the Plow/Dump Truck.

Special Town Election - Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 4PM to 8PM

posted Sep 23, 2018, 11:59 AM by Goshen Webmaster   [ updated Sep 23, 2018, 12:00 PM ]

The town of Goshen will hold a SPECIAL TOWN ELECTION on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the John James Memorial Hall (42 Main Street) in Goshen, MA, to cast their votes for the following question:

"Shall the Town of Goshen be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to fund the repair of the Landfill cap, as ordered by Mass DEP?"

Additional information about the Landfill cap project is available here.


Informational Town Meeting Announced

posted Sep 13, 2018, 11:04 AM by Goshen Webmaster   [ updated Sep 13, 2018, 11:10 AM ]

In preparation for the Special Town Meeting on September 17th at 7pm, the Finance Committee will hold an informational presentation for an hour this Saturday, September 15th starting at 11AM and again on Sunday, September 16th from 5 to 6PM.  Both meetings will be held in the Town Hall. All are encouraged to attend one of the sessions to learn about the important revised recommendations for financing the landfill cap repair project, the purchase of a new dump truck and temporary repairs to the school roof at New Hingham.  Monday night's Special Town Meeting has articles related to these projects that voters will be asked to approve.

A flyer with basic information on the updates will be available at the transfer station on Saturday.

Click on the files below for more detailed information which better explains the actions the Town is asking voters to consider.

Special Town Meeting - Monday, September 17, 2018

posted Sep 3, 2018, 6:17 PM by Goshen Webmaster

The Goshen Selectboard has scheduled a Special Town Meeting for Monday September 17th.  The meeting will be held in the Goshen Town Hall located at 42 Main Street and will begin at 7PM.

The warrant consists of 8 articles which can be seen by clicking on the file below.

Warrant for State Primary on Tuesday, Sept. 4th

posted Aug 21, 2018, 10:34 AM by Goshen Webmaster

The warrant for the State primary has now been posted and is available by clicking on the file below.

A reminder that the polls will be open on 9/4 from 7AM to 8PM at the John James Memorial Hall (Town Hall) located at 42 Main Street in Goshen.

Voter Registration Deadline - August 15th

posted Aug 1, 2018, 9:33 AM by Goshen Webmaster

Town Clerk Kristen Estelle would like to remind residents that Wednesday, August 15th is the last day to register to vote for the state primary. She will be in the office that day from 11am-4pm and 7-8pm, as well as her usual Monday hours of 9am-3pm and 6pm-8pm. Additionally, absentee voting is now available for residents who will not be in town on the day of the state primary (September 4th), or cannot vote in person due to physical disability or religious belief. Absentee voting applications are in the town clerk’s office, as well as online at www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleabsentee/absidx.htm. Kristen can be reached at 413-268-8236 x107 or clerk@goshen-ma.us.

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