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The Building Department will be closed on Monday, July 29th.

Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday, July 31st  from 1:30pm – 5:30pm.

 

The permalink above goes directly to the sub menu Transfer Station page under the Board of Health page.

 

 

 

 

The permalink above goes directly to the sub menu fireworks page under the Police Department page.

 

 

See below for the latest updates or go to the Town Collector’s Web Page for complete information.


The Collector’s office has recently completed a software upgrade as of June 20, 2024.  While we strive to make sure our data is accurate please contact us if you notice any errors at either the email address or phone number to the left of this message.


Online Payments

Online bill payments for Q1 of FY25 Real Estate and FY25 Personal Property will be available on or about July 1.  Online payments for FY24 Excise Taxes should be available on June 24, 2024.  For Real Estate and Personal Property prior to FY25 and Excise taxes prior to FY24, online payments aren’t available.  Please contact our office for payment amounts.

Online balances are not directly linked to our database.  Updating your online account is a manual process and is only done quarterly. If you make an online payment and the funds have been deducted from your account, your account is considered paid.

To make an online bill payment click on Goshen Online Tax Payments.

Change of Address

Please email BOTH the assesssors@goshen-ma.us and the collector@goshen-ma.us with your new mailing address.


The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has a web page with Extreme Heat Safety Tips that provides information on the following:

  • Introduction

  • Watches and Warnings

  • How to prepare for Extreme Heat

  • What to do During Extreme Heat

  • Types of Heat-related Illnesses

The  day-use area beach will be open after we conduct our first water quality test on May 20, 2024 and get the results back on the May 22, 2024. The beach will be unguarded until June 15, 2024 when our lifeguards come on duty and roping is in place.  The official swimming season typically ends around Labor Day weekend.

Note that the beaches at DAR State Forest are NOT monitored or maintained by the Town of Goshen.  These are owned, operated and monitored through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).

Water quality at both the Upper Highland Lake Campers and Upper Highland Lake Day Use beaches are monitored and tested by Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH).  The Interactive Beach Water Quality Dashboard is updated at 9:30am and 12:30pm every day (including weekends) during the swimming season.  if the water is considered unsafe, notices will be posted at the two beaches by state officials.  You may also call the DAR Headquarters at (413) 268 7098, or, email the headquarters at dar.forest@state.ma.us

Massachusetts has a web page with FAQs on Beach Water Quality & Testing that provides information on the following:

  • Why are beaches tested?
  • What are indicator organisms?
  • Are all beaches in Massachusetts monitored?
  • How do bacteria get in beach water?
  • What are the risks associated with bacteria in beach water?
  • How is beach water tested?
  • How often is beach water tested?
  • Why do beaches close?
  • When will the beach re-open?
  • How do I know if it is safe to swim?
  • Can I still go to the beach if it is posted closed to swimming?
  • If I accidentally swam at a closed beach, and now feel sick, what should I do?
  • How can I keep beaches clean?

If you wish to see historical data on contamination at particular beaches go to the Water quality at Massachusetts swimming beaches web page and you can view data from 2010 to the year before the current swimming season.  Note that Goshen beaches are on the Freshwater beach report.

For more information about the DAR State Forest go to their website at DAR State Forest website.  The website will have information on the following areas:

  • Download a trail map
  • Reserve a campsite:  First night of camping at the DAR is May 16, 2024 this year.  All campers must have a reservation to camp.  Reservations can be made through the Reserve America web site or by calling 1-877-422-6762.
  • Self-guided opportunities
  • DCR Trip Tip family self-guided adventures
  • Hours
  • Parking and fees:  Daily parking fees begin on Saturday May 25, 2024 and remain in place through the Monday of Labor Day weekend.
  • Activities
  • Facilities
  • Accessibility
  • Restrictions

We had 19% voter turnout on this beautiful day.

You can view the unofficial election results here: ATE 6.1.24 Unofficial Results

I’d like to thank our dedicated election workers:

Evelyn Kellogg-Culver, Warden

Kit Rock, Clerk

Nick Cockoros, Constable

Henrietta Munroe

Roxanne Cunningham

Roger Culver

Melanie Kourbage

Paula Pedersen

Marya Zilberberg

I also thank my assistant, Gina Papineau, for all her help, and custodian Ron Loven and his wife, Joanie, for setting up and taking down the election booths, tables, etc.

Even small-town elections require many hands on deck to make things run smoothly from start to finish.

Do you have any interest in being an election worker? Please contact Town Clerk Kristen Estelle if you do: clerk@goshen-ma.us, 413-268-8236 x107.


Continuation of Public Hearing on Proposed Earth Removal Bylaw
June 3, 2024 at 6:00 pm in the Goshen Town Hall

The Planning Board will meet for the purpose of continuing the public hearing originally commenced on May 6, 2024, that was continued to the time and date certain of May 20, 2024 on the proposed Earth Removal Bylaw.  On May 20, 2024, the properly noticed public hearing on this matter was continued to the time and date certain of June 3, 2024 at 6:00 pm.

All interested persons should attend.  Copies of the proposed bylaws are available for review at the office of the Town Clerk and at the link below.  They are also available in the documents section at the bottom of the Planning Board page:

Earth Moving Bylaw with additional proposed changes by the Planning Board from the Hearing on May 20, 2024

Agenda

6:00 pm Call to Order
6:05 pm Re-opening of Public Hearing
Closing of Public Hearing
Adjournment

 

 


 

Massachusetts State House

Representative Lindsay Sabadosa and Senator Paul Mark will deliver a legislative briefing followed by a question and answer period in the auditorium at Goshen town hall on June 8 at 1:00 PM.  All are welcome to attend.


  Lindsay Sabadosa photo                        Paul Mark photo


 

 

Follow this link to view, print or download the Annual Report 2023 at the bottom of the Select Board page.

Annual Town Reports for 2016-2023 are also in the documents section at the bottom of the Select Board Page.

 

The Annual Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, May18, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. in John James Memorial Town Hall.

Click here to view, download or print the Annual Town Meeting Warrant 2024-05-18  You may also find the warrant on the Select Board page in the “Select Board Documents” section.

A Finance Committee informational session with questions & answers will be held on Thursday, May16, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. in John James Memorial Town Hall.  Click on this link to view, print, or download the Finance Committee Report & Budget Recommendations For The Annual Town Meeting May 18, 2024.  You may also find the Finance Committee Report in the documents section on the Finance Committee page.

Copies of the Finance Committee Report will be available in at the Town Offices on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

 

 


Continuation of Public Hearing on Proposed Earth Removal Bylaw
May 20, 2024 at 6:00 pm in the Goshen Town Hall

The Planning Board will meet for the purpose of continuing the public hearing originally commenced on May 6, 2024 on the proposed Earth Removal Bylaw.  On May 6, 2024, the properly noticed public hearing on this matter was continued to the time and date certain of May 20, 2024 at 6:00 pm.

All interested persons should attend.  Copies of the proposed bylaws are available for review at the office of the Town Clerk and at the link below.  They are also available in the documents section at the bottom of the Planning Board page:

Earth Moving Bylaw additional proposed changes by the Planning Board – May 2024

Agenda

6:00 pm Call to Order
6:05 pm Re-opening of Public Hearing
Closing of Public Hearing
Adjournment


 

Town Clerk Kristen Estelle reminds residents that the late fee for dog licenses goes into effect June 1st, 2024. The late fee is $25 per dog on top of the license fee.

To obtain a 2024 dog license, you can:

  1. Stop by during office hours (Monday 8:30-2:30 & 6-8) and bring cash or check, valid rabies certificate, and spaying/neutering certificate, or
  2. Mail the dog license form, fee(s) and certificate(s) along with a stamped self-addressed envelope for the return of the license(s) and tag(s) to: Goshen Town Clerk, 40 Main Street, Goshen, MA 01032or
  3. Drop the paperwork described in option B in the town clerk drop box, located to the left of the door to the town offices.

Additional dog licensing forms can be found here: www.goshen-ma.us/dog-licenses/

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

The Annual Town Election will be held on Saturday, June 1st from 9am-1pm in the John James Memorial Hall, located at 42 Main Street. A sample ballot can be found here: SAMPLE Goshen ATE 2024 Ballot

In addition to in person voting on election day, Vote by Mail is a permanent option for all Massachusetts voters. You can register to do so in the following ways:

  1. Submit a signed application via email, mail or fax to the town clerk’s office: Massachusetts Vote by Mail Application (state.ma.us)                                                                                                                               It must include a signature that can be compared to your handwritten signature. Electronic signatures, scanned applications, and photos of applications are acceptable.
  2. Use the State’s Mail-in Ballot Application System, found here: Mail-In Ballot Registration Status : Search (state.ma.us)

Any mail-in ballot must be requested in writing by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 24th. Your application can only be accepted if it has reached the town clerk’s office by the deadline. Apply as early as possible, especially if your ballot will need to be mailed out of town. The U.S. Postal Service recommends allowing up to 7 days for mail delivery. To ensure you receive your ballot with enough time to mail it back, you should apply 2-3 weeks before Election Day. The last day to register to vote in time to participate in the Annual Town Election is Wednesday, May 22nd , 9-11am and 3-5pm in the town clerk’s office.

The Annual Town Meeting will be held a few weeks before the election on Saturday, May 18th at 9:30am in the John James Memorial Hall at 42 Main Street. The last day to register to vote in time to participate in the Annual Town Meeting is Wednesday, May 8th, 9-11am and 3-5pm, in the town clerk’s office.

Please contact Town Clerk Kristen Estelle with any questions or concerns: clerk@goshen-ma.us, 413-268-8236 x107.

The Planning Board for the Town of Goshen will hold a public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the Zoning Bylaw on Monday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m. in the Goshen Town Hall, 42 Main Street, Goshen, MA.

The Planning Board will present and discuss a proposal to amend the current Excavation section and replace it with an Earth Moving section.

All interested persons should attend.  Copies of the proposed bylaws are available for review at the office of the Town Clerk and at the link below.  They are also available in the documents section at the bottom of the Planning Board page:

Earth Moving Bylaw proposed by the Planning Board – April 2024

 

 

Town Caucus

The 2024 Town Caucus will be held on Monday, April 8th at 7pm in the town hall. All registered voters are invited to participate. Any registered voter may be nominated for any of the positions below. Please consider joining us so we make our quorum of 25 voters. Once a quorum is met, the meeting is generally over in less than 15 minutes.

Here is a list of the positions up for nomination and the individuals who currently occupy the seats: 2024 Town Caucus Call  The individuals with a “NO” next to their name want to step down; the others have expressed an interest in continuing, except for the one with a question mark next to it. I did not hear back from that individual. Here is a document that briefly describes the positions up for election this year: Elected Position Descriptions

The Annual Town Election for the attached offices will be held on Saturday, June 1st, 2024.

The Annual Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 18th, 2024.

Please contact Town Clerk Kristen Estelle with any questions: clerk@goshen-ma.us, 413-268-8236 x107.

Here is the Notice of Filing, Public Hearing and Request for Comments issued by the Department of Public Utilities in the above-captioned proceeding:  D.P.U. 23-155_Notice (3.5.24)

Here is the Notice of Filing, Public Hearing and Request for Comments issued by the Department of Public Utilities in the above-captioned proceeding: D.P.U. 23-154_Notice 3.5.24

Temperature changes and heavy rain have resulted in difficult and damaging conditions on multiple Town roads, especially unpaved surfaces.  Ball road is particularly difficult due to muddy conditions and has been closed to nonresident traffic & to prevent large vehicles from creating further damage.  Residents who must use Ball Road, should approach with extreme caution. The Highway Department is continuing to address the situation as weather and conditions allow and is prioritizing the most severely impacted roads.

The unofficial state election results from our town today can be found here: Goshen Pres. Primary 3.5.24 Unofficial Results .   We had 35% voter turnout.

I’d like to thank our dedicated election workers:

Evelyn Kellogg-Culver, Warden

Shannon Wade, Warden

Kerry Normandin

Kit Rock

Charlie Amo

Nick Cockoros

Abby Kingman

Henrietta Munroe

Roxanne Cunningham

Paula Pedersen

Barbara LeBeau

Jenny Bisbee

Roger Culver

Marya Zilberberg

Melanie Dana

Jim Lyons

Tammy Lyons

 

I also thank my assistant, Gina Papineau, for all her help, and custodian Ron Loven and his wife, Joanie, for setting up the Town Hall.

Do you have any interest in being an election worker? Please contact me if you do. We could always use more help. 413-268-8236 x107, clerk@goshen-ma.us

Election season is upon us! The March 5th Presidential Primary is less than 5 weeks away.

The last day to register to vote for the Presidential Primary is Saturday, February 24th, 2024. There will be in person voter registration available in the Town Clerk’s Office, 40 Main Street, that day from 9am-11am and 3-5pm. You can also register to vote at: www.sec.state.ma.us/OVR/

There are three options for casting your vote for the Primary:

  1. Vote in person, on election day, March 5th, 7am-8pm in the John James Memorial Hall.
  2. Vote early in person, on Saturday, February 24th from 9am-1pm or Monday, February 26th  from 9am-1pm in the John James Memorial Hall.
  3. Vote by mail. Every registered voter should have received a prepaid post card from the Secretary of the State’s office, asking if you’d like to vote by mail. If you’d prefer to vote in person, just discard the post card. No action needed. If you do want to vote by mail, I must receive your application by Tuesday, February 27th  at 5pm in order to have your ballot mailed to you.

If you didn’t receive the vote by mail post card, you can request a ballot using the State portal: Mail-In Ballot Registration Status : Search (state.ma.us) or go to Massachusetts Vote by Mail Application (state.ma.us) to print out an application. Once filled out, it can be emailed, mailed or dropped off at my office. You may also request a vote by mail ballot by writing a letter to the Town Clerk (40 Main St. Goshen, MA 01032). Be sure to include your name and address, the election(s) for which you are requesting a ballot, and your signature. If you need the ballot mailed somewhere other than your home, be sure to provide that address. Please allow ample mailing time for this application and for the ballot. The ballot must be returned to the Town Clerk’s Office by close of the polls on election day in order to be counted. Ballots that arrive after that time – even if they are postmarked on or before Election Day – will not be counted.

We had 46% voter turnout for the Primary in 2020. Let’s see if we can beat that!

In other news: Just a friendly reminder to please return the 2024 Annual Street Listings that were mailed to each household in early January. If you haven’t received one, you can find printable blank copies on the Town Clerk webpage at www.goshen-ma.us/annual-street-listing/ or contact me to receive another: clerk@goshen-ma.us. Please fill out info for everyone who lives in your house, sign and return to: 40 Main St. Goshen, MA 01032. Responding to the street listing will keep you on the active voting list if you are registered to vote.

Also, please register your dog(s) before licenses expire March 31st. Neutered/ spayed dogs cost $5 each to register; intact dogs are $10. Dog licensing forms were mailed with the street listings and can also be found here: www.goshen-ma.us/dog-licenses/

To register your dog(s), you can:

  1. Stop by during office hours (Monday 8:30-2:30 & 6-8) and bring cash or check, valid rabies certificate, and spaying/neutering certificate, or
  2. Mail the dog license form, fee(s) and certificate(s) along with a stamped self-addressed envelope for the return of the license(s) and tag(s) to: Goshen Town Clerk, 40 Main Street, Goshen, MA 01032.
  3. Drop the paperwork off in the town clerk drop box, located to the left of the door to the town offices.

Please contact Town Clerk Kristen Estelle with any questions or concerns: clerk@goshen-ma.us, 413-268-8236 x107.


There is now a Re-Imagine Goshen Center Project Page.  Currently, this page has the following information:

  • A link to the Re-Imagine Goshen Center Project donation page
  • Re-Imagine Goshen Center Project documents
  • Re-Imagine Goshen Center Project FAQs with info on the following items
    • The mission of the Re-imagine Goshen Center project
    • How this project will impact Goshen center
    • What are the proposed changes
    • What else will the newly enhanced town center offer
    • How is the project being funded
    • How do I volunteer to help with the Re-imagine Goshen Center project
    • Contact email address for the project

Alternatively, you may navigate to the Open Space Committee page and click on the Re-Imagine Goshen Center Project sub menu.

As new information on the project becomes available the project page will be updated and Town New and Announcements on the Home Page will also indicate updates.

For a complete list of current project updates click on Re-Imagine Goshen Center Project postings in Town News & Announcements.


 

Open Burning season is from January 15, 2024 – May 1, 2024.

Go to the Open Burning Permits page to learn all the town & state requirements, safety information and to apply for your required permit.

Just a reminder that the town has a bylaw against depositing snow on town roads that carries a fine.  The bylaw is below for your reference.  Go to the Police Department page on this website if you need to report this activity.

by-law against depositing snow on town roads

 

Happy New Year!

The 2024 Annual Street Listings have been mailed to each household in Goshen, and you should be receiving yours soon. If you haven’t received one, you can find printable blank copies on the Town Clerk webpage at www.goshen-ma.us/annual-street-listing/ or contact me to receive another: clerk@goshen-ma.us. Please fill out info for everyone who lives in your house, sign and return to: 40 Main St. Goshen, MA 01032. It is important that we keep an accurate count of residents as it determines state and federal funding for our town. Responding to the street listing will also keep you on the active voting list if you are registered to vote.

Additionally, the 2024 dog licenses are in! A dog licensing form was mailed with the street listing. Neutered/ spayed dogs cost $5 each to register; intact dogs are $10. To register your dog(s), you can:

  1. Stop by during office hours (Monday 8:30am-2:30pm & 6-8pm) and bring cash or check, valid rabies certificate, and spaying/neutering certificate.
  2. Mail the dog license form, fee(s) and certificate(s) along with a stamped self-addressed envelope for the return of the license(s) and tag(s) to: Goshen Town Clerk, 40 Main Street, Goshen, MA 01032.
  3. Drop the paperwork off in the town clerk drop box, located to the left of the door to the town offices.

Last year’s licenses expire on March 31st, 2024. Additional dog licensing forms can be found here: www.goshen-ma.us/dog-licenses/

 A big election year is upon us! Please mark the following on your calendar:

Tuesday, March 5th:        Presidential Primary

Saturday, June 1st:           Annual Town Election

Tuesday, Sept. 3rd:          State Primary

Tuesday, Nov. 5th:            Presidential/ State Election

Every registered voter in Massachusetts will be receiving a post card in the mail soon from the State asking if they would like to vote by mail for any or all of the above elections. If you do, please return the post card. If not, no action needed. Not sure if you are registered to vote? Find out here: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/OVR/

Please contact Town Clerk Kristen Estelle with any questions or concerns: clerk@goshen-ma.us, 413-268-8236 x107.

Here is the Notice of Filing and Public Hearings issued by the Department of Public Utilities in the above-captioned proceeding: D.P.U. 23-150 Notice of Filing and Public Hearings


To make a donation by check or credit card go to the Re-Imagine Goshen project donation page, fill out the form and select add to cart.

Alternatively, you may navigate to the Open Space Committee page and click on the Re-Imagine Goshen Center sub menu.


 


QUILT RAFFLE DRAWING WINNER

On December 11, 2023 a group of Goshen residents gathered in the town office for the quilt raffle drawing.  The full/queen size quilt with a log cabin pattern, was pieced and donated by Lorraine Brisson, and professionally quilted by Sue’s Quilt Studio, Chester, VT.  With much anticipation, the winning ticket was selected. Congratulations go to raffle winner, Kathy Heminway, of Ellington, CT.   Thank you to everyone who donated in support of this fundraiser.  We raised $1,291. The quilt pattern for Fall 2024 has been selected and we have begun piecing the quilt.  Stay tuned for more information at a later date.


QUILT RAFFLE

The Open Space Committee is pleased to announce a quilt raffle. This quilt is constructed of cotton fabric and fits a double/queen bed.  The blocks are sewn in a log cabin pattern of contrasting dark and light strips.  Surrounding the blocks are a piano border consisting of strips with a variety of prints and colors.  It is professionally quilted.  Click the quilt image to see what it will look like.

To obtain tickets, print the quilt raffle sheet.  The suggested donation amount is $5.00 per ticket.  You may purchase any number of tickets.

Make check payable to:  Town of Goshen

In the memo field write:  Re-imagine Goshen

Mail to:
Town of Goshen
Open Space Committee
40 Main Street
Goshen, MA  01032

Don’t forget to remove your stub.

Proceeds support the Re-imagine Goshen Center Project.  The winner will be selected on December 11.  You need not be present to win.

Email:  reimaginegoshen01032@gmail.com with questions or comments.

Good Luck and THANK YOU for your support!


 

Four free at home COVID-19 test kits are available per household from the U.S. government.

Click on Free COVID Test Kits  for more information on how to get these mailed directly to your home.

If you need a COVID-⁠19 test now, please see other testing resources for testing locations in your area.

For a complete list of COVID-19 updates go to  COVID-19 postings in Town News & Announcements.

 

 

Request for Proposals for MVP 2.0 Vendor

Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness

Communities throughout Massachusetts are identifying climate vulnerabilities and investing in community resilience.  The Town of Goshen is seeking proposals from qualified individuals or firms to work with the community to manage and facilitate the MVP 2.0 process and to expand the bandwidth, skill sets and capacity of the community to benefit the process.

The MVP 2.0 program is run by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and expands on the climate resilience work communities have done to date by supporting new methods, tools, and resources for building climate resilience.

MVP 2.0 is a way for grantees such as the Town of Goshen to revisit their community resilience priorities with a focus on equity and community engagement and to translate those priorities into action through project development and implementation.

A complete RFP may be obtained, without charge, by contacting the Town Administrator via email at Selectboard@goshen-ma.us or at 413-268-8236, extension 301 or on the web at  MVP 2.0 RFP Goshen 2023-09-06.  Documents will be available after September 28, 2023 through the submission deadline on October 19, 2023 at 5 pm. Vendors shall submit their proposals in electronic form via email to be sent to Selectboard@goshen-ma.us.  It is recommended that respondents to this request thoroughly review the vendor qualifications in the download of the MVP 2.0 Process Guide.

 

 

The Planning Board for the Town of Goshen will hold two public hearings regarding proposed amendments to the Zoning Bylaw on August 10, 2023 at the Goshen Town Hall, 42 Main Street, Goshen, MA.

  1. Beginning at 7 pm, a hearing on a proposal to add a Floodplain section, as required by FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) and as proposed by the Planning Board.
  2. Beginning at 7:15 pm, a hearing on a proposal to amend the current Excavation section and replace with an Earth Removal section, as proposed by the Planning Board.

All interested persons should attend.  Copies of the proposed bylaws are available for review at the office of the Town Clerk and at the links below.  They are also available in the documents section at the bottom of the Planning Board page:

Earth Removal Bylaw DRAFT REVISED 2023-08-08 – revisions highlighted in yellow on pages 3 & 4

Floodplain District Bylaw DRAFT

FEMA Floodplain Insurance map for Goshen MA

The Town of Goshen Board of Health and Select Board have agreed to the below updated COVID-19 policy.

  • Masks are no longer required to be worn in Town facilities
  • Anyone who wishes to wear a mask should be supported for that choice
  • Masks should be available for anyone who chooses to wear one
  • Reasonable COVID precautions should be followed such as individuals taking the initiative to self test and quarantine as necessary to protect the safety of others.  Go to the COVID-19 Information page for additional links
  • COVID tests are available by contacting the Board of Health at healthboard@goshen-ma.us with the subject line of COVID TEST KIT REQUEST.  Be sure to include your name, address, contact information (phone, text, email) and the number of test kits requested.  Also include any time constraints or special circumstances and any other relevant information.
  • Our public health nurse is also available for consultation by contacting the Foothills Health District at foothills@burgy.org
  • We reserve the right to modify this policy in the event of a surge in COVID cases

If you need a COVID-⁠19 test now, please see other testing resources for testing locations in your area.

For a complete list of COVID-19 updates go to  COVID-19 postings in Town News & Announcements.

To go to the COVID-19 Information page for additional information.  You can also find this page as a sub menu on the Board of Health page.

 

The Open Space Committee has completed their work on the Re-Imagine Goshen Center Project Plan.

You may view, download or print it at:  Re-Imagine Goshen Center Project Plan

Or, you may go directly to the Open Space Committee page and find it in the documents section.

 

Here is the Notice of Filing and Request for Comments issued by the Department of Public Utilities in the above-captioned proceeding: D.P.U. 23 54 Notice Of Public Hearing (6.23.23)

The results of the annual town election can be found here: Annual Town Election Results 6.3.2023. We had 10% voter turnout.

I’d like to thank our dedicated election workers:

Shannon Wade, Warden

Kit Rock, Clerk

Charlie Amo, Constable

Henrietta Munroe

Roxanne Cunningham

Jenny Bisbee

Roger Culver

Evelyn Kellogg-Culver

Kerry Normandin

I also thank my assistant, Gina Papineau, for all her help, and custodian Ron Loven and his wife, Joanie, for setting up and taking down the election booths, tables, etc.

Even small town elections require many hands on deck to make things run smoothly from start to finish.

Do you have any interest in being an election worker? Please contact Town Clerk Kristen Estelle if you do: clerk@goshen-ma.us, 413-268-8236 x107.

Go to Annual Town Meeting Minutes 2023-05-20 to view, download or print this document  You may also find it in the documents section of the Town Meeting Minutes subpage on the Town Clerk page.

 

The Annual Town Election will be held on Saturday, June 3rd from 9am-1pm in the John James Memorial Hall, located at 42 Main Street.

Here is a sample ballot: Goshen ATE 2023 SAMPLE Ballot

We invite you to take a few minutes that day to participate in your local government! Our election workers devote a good part of their Saturday to this endeavor and will be happy to see you.

Please contact Town Clerk Kristen Estelle with any questions or concerns: clerk@goshen-ma.us, 413-268-8236 x107.

 

Follow this link to view, print or download the Annual Town Report 2022 at the bottom of the Select Board page.

Annual Town Reports for 2016-2022 are also in the documents section at the bottom of the Select Board Page.

 

Town Clerk Kristen Estelle reminds residents that the late fee for dog licenses goes into effect June 1st, 2023. The late fee is $25 per dog on top of the license fee.

To obtain a 2023 dog license, you can:

  1. Stop by during office hours (Monday 8:30-2:30 & 6-8) and bring cash or check, valid rabies certificate, and spaying/neutering certificate, or
  2. Mail the dog license form, fee(s) and certificate(s) along with a stamped self-addressed envelope for the return of the license(s) and tag(s) to: Goshen Town Clerk, 40 Main Street, Goshen, MA 01032or
  3. Drop the paperwork described in option B in the town clerk drop box, located to the left of the door to the town offices.

Additional dog licensing forms can be found here: www.goshen-ma.us/dog-licenses/

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

The Annual Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. in the John James Memorial Town Hall.

Click here to view, download or print the Annual Town Meeting Warrant 2023-05-20  You may also find the warrant on the Select Board page in the “Select Board Documents” section.

Click on this link to view, print, or download the Finance Committee Report & Budget Recommendations For The Annual Town Meeting May 20, 2023.  You may also find the Finance Committee Report in the documents section on the Finance Committee page.

Copies of the Finance Committee Report will be available in at the Town Offices on Monday, May 15, 2023.

 

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