Public Records Access Officer
Per the Act to Improve Public Records, signed into law on June 3, 2016, the Super Records Access Officer for the Town of Lakeville is Lillian Drane, Town Clerk. To request copies of public records, you can reach Ms. Drane at the Town Clerk's Office by telephone at (508) 946-8800, by email at email@example.com or by mail at 346 Bedford Street, Lakeville, MA 02347.
Fiscal Year 2018 Budget
To view the proposed FY18 Budget, please click here.
Results from April 3, 2017 Election
The Town's Annual Election was held on April 3, 2017. To view the winners of the election races, please
Results from June 6, 2017 Special Election
The Town held an Election for the ballot question regarding the proposed Police Station. To view the results, please click here.
Results of June 12, 2017 Annual & Special Town Meeting
Oct 23, 2017
Old Colony Negotiating Subcomm. 5:00 PM
Park Commission 7:00 PM
Oct 24, 2017
F/L Regional Negotiation Subcom. 6:30 PM CANC
Conservation Commission 7:00 PM
Master Plan Implementation Committee 7:00 PM
Oct 25, 2017
Board of Library Trustees 11:00 AM
Oct 30, 2017
F/L Middle School Council 2:45 PM
Nov 01, 2017
Board of Selectmen 6:30 PM
Council on Aging 10:00 AM
Nov 07, 2017
Old Colony Negotiating Subcomm. 5:00 PM
HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY - OCTOBER 28, 2017
On Saturday, October 28, 2017 a Household Hazardous Waste Day will be held at the Lakeville Transfer Station at 100 Kenneth Welch Drive from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. To view the information on items that will be acceptable, please click here.
REAL ESTATE TAXES DUE NOVEMBER 1, 2017
Debra A. Kenney, Lakeville Tax Collector, states that the first and second quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills were mailed on June 30, 2017. The second quarter bill was attached to the first quarter bill at the time of mailing and is due and payable on November 1, 2017.
If you cannot locate your bill, please call our office at 508-946-8801. You also have the option of paying online through the town’s website, www.lakevillema.org, at the “View or Pay your Bill” button on the town’s homepage. For your convenience, motor vehicle bills can now also be paid online.
The Lakeville Tax Collector’s office hours are Monday, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday through Thursday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM and Friday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
VOTER REGISTRATION FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
The Town Clerk will be holding voter registration at her office on November 3, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM for residents who would like to vote at the Special Town Meeting to be held on November 13, 2017. If you have any questions, please call the Town Clerk's office at (508) 946-8800.
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING - NOVEMBER 13, 2017
There will be a Special Town Meeting held on November 13th at 7:00 PM at Apponequet Regional High School. To view the warrant, please click here. Please note, Page 5 has not been prepared yet; it is usually finalized right before Town Meeting and will be available that night.
The Organizing Committee says Thank YOU!
Thank you to the citizens of Lakeville and surrounding communities who came out in some very disagreeable weather on Saturday, September 30 to attend Lakeville’s 13th annual Arts & Music Festival. By coming out to shop, watching the performers and eating at one of the two church food booths you showed support for the Festival and it is appreciated!
The Lakeville Arts Council and the 2017 Festival Organizing Committee would like to thank everyone who volunteered, sponsored, and helped in anyway to make this year’s event successful!
We would like to hear from anyone who attended the Festival and would like to share a moment, a comment, suggestion, or simply would like to share an idea or even a photo or 2 with the 2017 Festival Organizing Committee, please email at LakevilleFestival@hotmail.com or comment on our FACEBOOK page; https://www.facebook.com/LakevilleArtsCouncil.MA/ , or write us via USPS at Lakeville Arts & Music Festival Committee, c/o Town Offices, 346 Bedford Street, Lakeville, 02347. Any input would help the Committee make improvements for the 2018 Festival. We hope to see everyone again in 2018! Our first meeting will be in April 2108. New members are always welcomed!
LATE FINES FOR DOG LICENSES TO INCREASE TO $100 AFTER SEPTEMBER 30TH
The Town Clerk would like to remind dog owners that if you have not registered your dog by September 30th, the late fee will increase from $50.00 to $100.00. Please come in and license your dog before September 30th to avoid paying double the late fee.
ANNUAL ANIMAL INSPECTIONS
The Town of Lakeville 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.
NOTICE FROM BOARD OF HEALTH REGARDING WEST NILE VIRUS FOUND IN LAKEVILLE
The Lakeville Board of Health has received notification from MA DPH that mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus have been found in Lakeville. Please click here to view the letter from DPH. Other towns with positive mosquito samples include Dartmouth, Freetown, Norton and Quincy. Please note that the risk of human WNV transmission is highest in September. The Lakeville Board of Health believes that following the CDC’s advice in preventing mosquito bites and mosquito proofing your home are excellent methods to protect yourself. This can be accomplished by practicing the 5 D’s of mosquito control.
Stay indoors at Dusk to Dawn when mosquitoes are most prevalent.
Use insect repellent that contains DEET (age appropriate).
Dress in long sleeves and pants and spray insect repellent on the clothes.
Drain standing water on your property so mosquitoes won’t breed.
The Lakeville Board of Health will continue to monitor the situation through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and will advise the public of any increased risk of either WNV or EEE. For additional information or should you have any questions, please contact the Lakeville Board of Health at (508) 946-3473 or visit the CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.hov/westnite/indec.html
FREETOWN-LAKEVILLE COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
Do you have the skills to help your community if disaster strikes? Recent events in our country have placed an emphasis on the importance of resilience in our communities. Imagine if even one person in each neighborhood of our community had specialized training giving them the skills to help their neighbors prepare for and cope with a disaster?
The Freetown-Lakeville Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is designed as a “force multiplier” to assist our emergency response agencies during major events such as natural disasters. Trained volunteer responders develop countless skills they can use within their communities to aid in an emergency incident. After a disaster, first responder agencies and other government service providers will be overwhelmed. Factors such as the number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages may prevent people in need from immediately accessing emergency services. Experience has shown that in a disaster setting, ordinary citizens make over 80 percent of successful rescues as they respond to the emergency in their community. The purpose of CERT is to provide citizens like you with the skills, equipment, and knowledge to assist others in your workplace or neighborhood for the first 72 hours of a major incident where professional responders may not be available to help. CERT members are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. During more routine incidents, CERT members may be utilized to provide support to first responder agencies such as operating first aid tents at community events or providing rehab services at structure fires.
If you would like to be part of a team working to enhance the safety of your community, please contact the Lakeville Fire Department to firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-947-4121. Dates for CERT classes will be announced in the near future.
4H SURVEY - LAKEVILLE AGRICULTURAL COMMISSION
Is your son or daughter interested in becoming a member of 4H? The Lakeville Agricultural Commission has compiled a short survey to judge interest in a 4H program for Lakeville. Please click here to take the survey.
REAL ESTATE TAX BILLS MAILED OUT JUNE 30, 2017
Lakeville Tax Collector, Debra A. Kenney, has announced that Preliminary tax bills for Fiscal 2018 Personal Property and Real Estate were mailed on June 30, 2017 and will be due and payable in two parts. The first bill will be due on or before August 1, 2017 and the second bill will be due on or before November 1, 2017.
Taxpayers are reminded that both the August and November bills were mailed in the same envelope. Taxpayers have the option of paying both amounts in August or making the two payments as indicated on the bill. For your convenience, we have included two addressed envelopes with your tax bills for your payments to be sent directly to our lock box. Bills not paid on time will be subject to a 14% interest charge figured from the due date of each bill.
Property owners who have not received a tax bill in the mail may contact the Tax Collector’s office at 508 946-8801. A Copy of your bill may also be printed from the Lakeville website. The office hours are 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Mondays, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays and 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Fridays.
It is important that taxpayers who have recently sold their property send the bill to the new owner for timely payment.
Please call the Tax Collector’s office at 508-946-8801 if there are any questions.
2017 DOG LICENSING
2017 Dog licenses are available at the Town Clerk’s Office. The registration period is January 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017. In order to license a dog, owners will need to provide a copy of a valid rabies certificate and certificate of spaying/neutering. The fee is $16 per dog if the dog has not been spayed or neutered or $10 per dog if your dog has been spayed or neutered. Dogs licensed after April 30th will be assessed a late fee of $50.00 in addition to the license fee; after September 30th the late fee increases to $100.00. Non-payment could result with a court summons to Fourth District Court in Wareham, MA.
If you no longer have a dog please notify us at 508-946-8800 as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation.
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.
STATE HOSPITAL AND ROUTE 105 REDEVELOPMENT STUDY
NEW VETERANS CEMETERY
The Cemetery Commission would like to announce that a Veterans Cemetery is now available to any veteran who enlisted while living in Lakeville, came back to Lakeville after serving or resides in Lakeville is eligible to be buried there. The Veterans Cemetery will be located in Thompson Hill Cemetery. The fees would be $1.00 for the cemetery plot and $300 for perpetual care. For information on the Veterans Cemetery, please contact Cemetery Commissioner Kenneth Upham at (508) 763-3008.