Fiscal Year 2014 Budget
To view the FY14 Budget summary, please click here.
Results from April 1, 2013 Election
The Town's Annual Election was held on April 1, 2013. To view the winners of the election races, please
Results of June 10, 2013 Annual & Special Town Meeting
Results of May 18, 2013 Special Election
To view the result summary of the May 18, 2013 Special Election, please click here.
Results of June 25, 2013 Election
To view the results of the June 25, 2013 Special Election, please click here.
Upcoming Election Dates for 2013
Dec 09, 2013
Lakeville Development Corporation 6:30 PM
Old Colony Budget Subcommittee 5:00 PM
Dec 10, 2013
Conservation Commision 7:00 PM
Old Colony Negotiating Subcomm. 4:30 PM
Dec 11, 2013
Old Colony School District Comm. 6:00 PM
Dec 16, 2013
Board of Selectmen 7:00 PM
Dec 17, 2013
Rent Control Board 7:00 PM
Dec 18, 2013
Old Colony Future Planning Subcomm 4:00 PM
Dec 19, 2013
Zoning Board of Appeals 7:00 PM
Dec 24, 2013
TOWN OFFICES CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS EVE
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.
TRANSFER STATION HOLIDAY HOURS
The Lakeville Transfer Station will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 and Wednesday, December 25, 2013. The Transfer Station will reopen normal business hours on Thursday, December 26, 2013.
Also, the Transfer Station will be closed on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 and Wednesday, January 1, 2014. The Transfer Station will reopen normal business hours on Thursday, January 2, 2014.
Residents should take note of these operation changes and plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
VACANCY ON ENERGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Due to the recent resignation of a member, there is a vacancy on the Energy Advisory Committee. The Energy Advisory Committee helps educate the Town of Lakeville on clean energy options and measures that can be implemented to reduce energy use, conserve resources and reduce emissions; to assist in the development of cost effective projects on municipal facilities to reduce energy and resource use and develop renewable energy resources; and to promote awareness of new technologies and their potential impact on energy use and resource conservation. Interested residents should send a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen by email at email@example.com.
HISTORICAL COMMISSION ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS
The Lakeville Historical Commission will be holding events in November and December. Please click here to view the event schedule.
LAKEVILLE ARTS COUNCIL THANKS EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED THE ARTS FESTIVAL
Thanks to the citizens of Lakeville and the surrounding communities who attended Lakeville’s ninth annual Arts & Music Festival held Saturday, October 5. The Lakeville Arts Council and the 2013 Festival Organizing Committee would like to thank everyone who volunteered, sponsored, and helped in any way to make this year’s event successful!
For anyone who attended the Festival and would like to share a moment, a photo or simply would like to share an idea with the 2013 Festival Organizing Committee, please write us via email at LakevilleFestival@hotmail.com or write us via USPS at Lakeville Arts & Music Festival Committee, c/o Town Offices, 346 Bedford Street, Lakeville, 02347. Any input would help organizers make improvements for next year. We hope to see everyone again in 2014!
BOARD OF HEALTH ANNOUNCES YEARLY ANIMAL INSPECTIONS
The Board of Health would like to inform Town Residents that the "Yearly Animal Inspections" will be proceeding and will be conducted by the Lakeville Animal Inspector from now until the end of the year.
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.
SOUTH COAST RAIL CORRIDOR PLAN
To view a copy of the South Coast Rail Corridor Plan Five Year Update of Community Priority Areas for the Town of Lakeville, please click here.
This year Lakeville’s Litter Lifters is picking up litter the same Saturdays as Middleborough’s Mess Movers. Together, yet separately, we plan to clean up the two neighboring towns and at the same time see who picks up the most each month. There are two official contests scheduled. Our first official contest was in June. Lakeville WON! The next official contest is the next pick up date scheduled for September 21. Regardless which town picks up the most litter…both towns win with less road side litter!!
However, if you can’t join us on either of the last 2 dates and you would like to be a part of the effort, we urge you to work on your own, perhaps with a friend or neighbor. We would like to hear from anyone who has chosen to do go out on their own, just to know we are not out there working alone and neither are YOU! Then email us about your experience at LakevilleLitter-Lifters@hotmail.com.
Join us to help clean up Lakeville and meet some new friends on the Saturday of your choice!!!!
LAKE CAM WEB PAGE
To view the LakeCam webpage, please click here.
POLICY ON BRUSH REMOVAL
The Board of Selectmen would like to remind residents that they should not be leaving brush from their properties at the roadside, as the Town is not picking up the brush. Residents can obtain a burning permit from the Fire Department and or bring the brush to the Transfer Station for a fee of $5.00 per truckload or trailerful. Burning season will end on April 30, 2013.
2013 DOG LICENSES ARE NOW DUE
The Town Clerk would like to remind residents that 2013 Dog Licenses are now available. Dogs are required to be licensed by April 30, 2013. 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.
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.
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 generous donations from residents and businesses. 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.