Fiscal Year 2015 Budget
To view the FY15 Budget passed at the Town Meeting on June 9, 2014, please click here.
Results from April 7, 2014 Election
The Town's Annual Election was held on April 7, 2014. To view the winners of the election races, please
Results of June 9, 2014 Annual & Special Town Meeting
DATES TO NOTE:
Third Quarter Real Estate Taxes Due February 2, 2015.
Upcoming Election Dates
April 6, 2015 - Annual Town Election
12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ted Williams Camp
Jan 29, 2015
Old Colony Evaluation Subcommittee 5 PM
Feb 02, 2015
Board of Assessors 5:00 PM
F/L Middle School Council 2:45 PM
Board of Selectmen 1:00 PM
Regional Finance Subcommittee 6:00 PM
Feb 03, 2015
Economic Development Committee 6:30 PM
Community Development Committee 6:30 PM
Feb 04, 2015
Open Space Committee 7:30 PM
Board of Health 6:00 PM
Special Ed. PAC 4:30 PM
Welcome to the Official Web Site for Lakeville, Massachusetts.
The goal of this website is to provide residents with basic information on Town government, forms and applications for licenses, information on monthly meetings and news/public announcements. We welcome any comments or suggestions that residents might have.
The Town of Lakeville will be opening an Emergency Shelter at the George R. Austin Intermediate School as of 9:00 PM this evening. Pets are welcome, but must be in a crate. If any residents are worried about their safety, you can go to the shelter. If you have any questions, please call the Fire Department at (508) 947-4121 or 947-4422. Also, if you lose power, in this instance only, please call 911 and report it to the dispatcher. The Town will report it to the appropriate electric company.
TRAVEL BAN - STATE OF EMERGENCY
The Governor has declared a State of Emergency and has banned non-essential motor vehicle travel. For a list of vehicles allowed to be on the road, please click here.
NOMINATION PAPERS FOR ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION
Nomination papers for the April 6, 2015 Annual Town Election are available at the Town Clerk’s Office. The last day to obtain papers is February 12, 2015 and the deadline to return them is February 17, 2015. To view a list of available positions, please click here.
Papers can be pulled from the Town Clerk’s Office on normal business days from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM. on Monday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Tuesday through Thursday and 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Friday. For more information, call the Town Clerk’s Office at (508) 946-8800.
REAL ESTATE TAXES DUE
Debra Kenney, Treasurer/Tax Collector, would like to remind residents that the third quarter real estate taxes are due on February 2, 2015. If you have any questions regarding your tax bill, please contact her office at (508) 946-8801.
TIME TO LICENSE YOUR DOG
Lillian Drane, Acting Town Clerk, would like to notify residents that new dog licenses will be issued starting January 2, 2015. To obtain a Dog License by mail or at the Town Clerk's Office, you must have the following:
1) Proof of current rabies vaccination,
2) Spay or neuter certificate, (if not on file already),
3) Payment in the amount of $10.00 for an altered dog or $16.00 for dogs that aren’t.
Checks are to be made out to: Town of Lakeville. If you request it by mail - please complete Mail-In form (click here for the form) and include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and mail it to: Town of Lakeville, Town Clerk’s Office, 346 Bedford Street, Lakeville, MA 02347. Failure to license by April 30, 2015 is subject to a $10.00 late fee.
If you no longer have a dog please notify us at 508-946-8800 as soon as possible. Any questions? Please call us, or drop by Monday 8:00 am. - 7:00 pm. Tuesday-Thursday 8:00 am.-4:30pm, and Friday 8:00 am – Noon Town Clerk’s Office, 346 Bedford Street, Lakeville, MA 02347.
Licenses will be processed and mailed as received. All rabies and other papers will be returned to you along with your new license and tag.
ANNUAL CENSUS FORMS MAILED
The 2015 Census Forms were mailed to each household the first of January and residents are urged to review, update, sign and return them as soon as possible if they have not already done so. Even if there were no changes, we still need them to be returned. All occupants, including children, should be listed, although information obtained for residents under age 17 remains confidential. Forms can be mailed to Town Clerk, 346 Bedford Street or put into the drop box outside the Town Office Building. Any resident who did not receive a census form, or who might need another one, should call Town Clerk’s office 946-8800.
Town census is important for many reasons. First and foremost, it establishes legal residence for voting privileges and town benefits. It is also the vehicle by which annual street lists are printed for distribution to police, fire and medical personnel. It is the census figures that are used to determine grants or to receive state and federal reimbursements and aide. School enrollments are also based on town census. Please make sure you and your families are counted.
BUY A BRICK FOR VETERANS WALKWAY
The Lakeville Historical Commission and Preserve Our Local Landmarks (POLL) are sponsoring a Brick Fundraiser to create a Veterans Walkway at the Historic Town House to recognize veterans and their families. The walkway will be built on the pathway adjacent to the Veterans Honor Roll. To view more information, please click here. To fill out an order form, please click here.
VACANCY ON CABLE TV ADVISORY COMMISSION
The Board of Selectmen is looking for three residents to serve on the Cable TV Advisory Committee. This Committee is responsible for cable tv matters in Lakeville. However, you don't have to subscribe to cable tv to serve on this Committee. If you are interested in serving on the Cable TV Advisory Committee, please forward a letter of interest to the Selectmen's Office by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to 346 Bedford Street, Lakeville, MA 02347.
VACANCY ON THE RENT CONTROL BOARD
The Board of Selectmen is looking for a candidate to fill a vacancy on the Rent Control Board. Interested residents should submit a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen. Letters can be mailed to Board of Selectmen, Lakeville Town Office Building, 346 Bedford Street, Lakeville, MA 02347 or emailed to email@example.com
DONATIONS FOR BEAUTIFICATION PROJECTS
If you have driven through the Route 105/18 intersection, you may have noticed the plantings that have occurred there, making for a pretty view. The Selectmen would like to announce that these improvements were made possible by the members of the Lakeville Lions who donated their time and labor. The Town Office Building has also had new plantings with whiskey barrels being put in place with plantings. These barrels can be"adopted" by residents or businesses, allowing for new plantings to be put in place seasonally.
If you would like to make a donation to the beautification projects, please contact the Selectmen's office at (508) 946-8803.
RESULTS FROM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SURVEY
The Economic Development Committee has released the results of the Economic Development Resident Survey. To view the results, please click here.
2014 DOG LICENSES ARE NOW DUE
The Town Clerk would like to remind residents that 2014 Dog Licenses are now available. Dogs are required to be licensed by April 30, 2014. A valid rabies certification is needed. The fee is $10.00 for spayed or neutered dog or $16.00 for a non-neutered or spayed dog. To print a dog license application, please click here.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AWARENESS
The Department of Public Health has designated September as Emergency Preparedness Month. They have requested that residents review their emergency preparedness and have provided materials to assist you. You can access these materials and information safe and secure.
LAKE CAM WEB PAGE
To view the LakeCam webpage, please click here.
Opportunity to become a Volunteer Observer-Middleborough/Lakeville Herring Fishery Commission
The Selectmen would like to make Lakeville residents aware of the opportunity to serve on the Middleborough/Lakeville Herring Fishery Commission as a Volunteer Observer. For information on the duties, please click here. Any residents that would like to be considered for appointment should submit a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen. Letters can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Selectmen's Office at 346 Bedford Street, Lakeville, MA 02347.