Fiscal Year 2014 Budget
To view the FY14 Budget summary, 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 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 2014
April 7, 2014 - Annual Town Election
Apr 16, 2014
Gateway Health Group 9:30 AM
Historical Commission 7:30 PM
Apponequet School Council 5:00 PM
Apr 17, 2014
Zoning Board of Appeals 7:00 PM
Apr 19, 2014
Planning Board 8:00 AM
Apr 21, 2014
TOWN OFFICES CLOSED FOR PATRIOTS DAY
Apr 22, 2014
Lakeville Arts & Music Festival Comm. 7:00 PM
Conservation Commission 7:00 PM
Apr 28, 2014
Old Colony Negotiating Subcomm. 4:00 PM
Board of Selectmen 6:00 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.
EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA - APRIL 19, 2014 -10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Bring your Easter Basket and join us for the Easter Eggstravaganza to be held on April 19, 2014 at Betty's Neck, 57 Long Point Road. Nature walks will be offered at 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM. The Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 12:00 PM for kids ages 2 through 10. Refreshments will be available and the Visitor's Center will be open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. If you would like to volunteer for the event or have any questions, please call Nancy Yeatts at (508) 498-4347. We hope to see you all there!
VACANCY ON OLD COLONY REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL COMMITTEE
The Board of Selectmen would like to announce to Lakeville residents that there is a vacancy on the Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School Committee. Any resident interested in serving on the School Committee are asked to submit letters of interest by 5:00 PM on April 15, 2014 to the Selectmen by mail (346 Bedford Street) or by email to email@example.com.
JOIN LAKEVILLE LITTER LIFTERS MAY THROUGH OCTOBER
Lakeville's Earth Day Clean Up may be over; however our task to rid the Town of litter has just begun for 2014. Please consider joining Lakeville Litter Lifters on one or more of the following Saturdays: May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, and October 18.
We meet at 9:00 AM at the Town House (the white building at the corners of Bedford and Precinct Streets) on the dates listed above. We then decide on an area in Town in need of a clean-up and work on it for an hour or so. When we're done, the roadside looks nice, sometimes passersby holler their thanks and we even once in a while discover a surprising wild thing.
Do something different once a month this spring, summer and fall help us to clean up Lakeville and meet some new friends in the process! For any questions, email us at LakevilleLitter-Lifters@hotmail.com.
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE STATE TAX LIEN SCAM
Caution, communications are being sent to taxpayers with outstanding tax liens from those who may have criminal intent. Although these notices show amounts from actual tax liens, they are not from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. Any notice from the MA Department of Revenue would be clearly marked as being issued by the agency and would not suggest a settlement amount, as many of these questionable notices do.
Taxpayers have alerted DOR, the Attorney General’s Office and the Office of Consumer Affairs about the issue. The liens mentioned in the letters are real but the letters are not from the Department of Revenue or any other government agency.
We have posted a warning on the DOR website with samples of some of the notices we received from taxpayers. If a client receives a similar notice, please tell them to call DOR at 617-887-MDOR (6367) and learn the facts about what is owed and the options for resolving the situation. Please pass this notice along to your colleagues and professional organizations for posting.
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.
BURNING PERMITS AVAILABLE FROM FIRE DEPARTMENT JANUARY 6, 2014
The Fire Department would like to let residents know that burning permits will be available beginning on January 6, 2014. The cost is $10.00 for residential and $20.00 for agricultural burning. For the regulations on burning, please click here. Burning season ends on May 1, 2014. If you have any questions, please call the Fire Department at (508) 947-4121.
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.
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.