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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 ldrane@lakevillema.org or by mail at 346 Bedford Street, Lakeville, MA  02347. 

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Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

To view the final FY18 Budget, please click here.

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Results from April 2, 2018 Election

The Town's Annual Election was held on April 2, 2018.  To view the winners of the election races, please
click here.

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Results of June 4, 2018 Annual & Special Town Meeting

To view the result summary of the June 4, 2018 Annual Town Meeting, please click here.   To view the result summary of the June 12, 2017 Special Town Meeting, please click here. 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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VACANCIES ON TOWN COMMITTEES AND BOARDS

The Lakeville Selectmen are looking for residents who would be interested in serving on the Board of Registrars to fill a full Democrat Member position and two Associate positions (one Democrat and one Republican).  The Board of Registrars assist the Town Clerk’s office in promoting voter registration, maintaining the Voter Lists, being present at all Voter registration sessions, certifying the signatures on all nomination and petition papers, certifying absentee voter applications, conducting recounts and assisting in the preparation of the annual street list. 

There are also vacancies on the Open Space Committee; a vacancy on the Rent Control Board, a vacancy on the Finance Committee and on the Cable TV Advisory Committee. 

If you are interested in serving on any of these Committees or Boards, please forward a letter of interest to the Selectmen’s Office, 346 Bedford Street, Lakeville, MA  02347 or by email to tcraig-mcgee@lakevillema.org.

STATE PRIMARY - SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 VOTER REGISTRATION

Town Clerk Lillian M. Drane would like to announce that voter registration in Lakeville has never been easier than it is today!   All residents of Lakeville (18 years of age and over) who are not already registered voters must be registered to vote by Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm is the final date and time to be registered for the upcoming State Primary Election which will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

In Person:  You may visit the Town Clerk’s Office in Lakeville located at 346 Bedford Street and complete a voter registration form in person.

 Mail-In Voter Registration:  Mail-in voter registration forms are available at the Lakeville Town Clerk’s Office, Post Office and the Public Library.  Mail-in voter registration forms may also be obtained by calling the State Elections Division at (800) 462-VOTE.  In addition, the state registries of motor vehicles, social services agencies and military recruitment offices provide voter registration services.

Online Voter Registration:  You may also register using the NEW Online Voter Registration System at www.RegisterToVoteMA.com.  To submit an online application, you must have a valid driver’s license, learner’s permit, or non-driver ID issued by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RVM).  You must also have a signature on file with the RMV.  If you do not have an RMV ID, you may still use the online system to create an application.  PRINT and sign the completed form, and then mail or bring it to your local election official.  The online system will allow you to: apply to register to vote in Massachusetts, change your name or address for voter registration purposes, enroll in a political party, change your party enrollment, or unenroll from a party.

Registered Voters:  Voters are required to return the Census form annually to retain their “Active” status on the voter list.  If you are a registered voter and do not respond to the census, the Board of Registrars is required by law to move you to the “INACTIVE VOTER LIST”. You will still be eligible to vote in Lakeville, but only after completing an “Affirmation of Current & Continuous Residence” form and showing evidence (i.e. driver’s license or other acceptable documentation) when you go to the polls.

Hours of Polls:  The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

STATE PRIMARY - SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 ABSENTEE VOTING

Town Clerk Lillian M. Drane, would like to announce that the absentee ballots for the upcoming State Primary Election to be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 have arrived in her office.

If you are NOT going to be in town between the hours of 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., you may wish to vote in absentia.  There are two ways in which you can do this.  You may go to her office between the hours of 8:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. Tuesday through Thursday, Mondays 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. and Fridays 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. and vote over-the-counter or you may request, in writing, that a ballot be mailed to you.  Direct relatives may also file a form to request a ballot for a family member.

Absentee Voting applies to:

  • A registered voter who is absent from the voter’s city or town during normal polling hours;
  • A registered voter with a physical disability
  • Religious belief
  • A non-registered voter who is absent from the state
  • An active member of the armed forces or merchant marines, their spouses or dependent; or
  • A person confined in a correctional or a jail, except if by reason of felony conviction.

Absentee voting over the counter will end on Friday, August 31st at 5:00 P.M.  Please call the Town Clerk’s office at (508) 946-8800 if you have any questions or ldrane@lakevillema.org

To view ballot specimens, please visit the Secretary of State's Website by clicking here.

PRELIMINARY REAL ESTATE TAX BILLS MAILED

Lakeville Tax Collector, Debra A. Kenney, has announced that Preliminary tax bills for Fiscal  2019  Personal Property and Real Estate were mailed on June 29, 2018 and will be due and payable in two parts.  The first bill will be due on or before August 1, 2018 and the second bill will be due on or before November 1, 2018.  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.  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.   A copy of your bill may also be printed from the Lakeville website.

Office hours are 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Tuesday through Thursday and 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Friday.   

It is important that taxpayers who have recently sold their property send the bill to the new owner for timely payment.

For your convenience, we have included two addressed envelopes with your tax bills for your payments to be sent directly to our lock box.

Please call the Tax Collector’s office at 508-946-8801 if there are any questions.

CLEAR POND OPENING - JUNE 23, 2018

The Lakeville Park Commission would like to announce that Clear Pond will be opening on Saturday, June 23, 2018. 

To view the fees and information on Clear Pond, please click here. 

For information on swimming lessons, please click here.  Registration is at Clear Pond and you can pay by cash or check. 

YES IT'S THAT TIME TO PLAN THE 2018 LAKEVILLE ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 29! That will be the date for this year’s annual Arts & Music Festival between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.  What a great way to celebrate the cultural life of our Town and the region, as well as an effective way to share information with the rest of the community.

The Organizing Committee will always welcome new participants in the planning process. Please consider joining us for one or two meetings. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, August 21st at 7:00 PM at the Lakeville Police Station.  Anyone with questions can contact the committee at LakevilleFestival@hotmail.com.

Check out the Lakeville Arts Council (sponsor of the event) on FACEBOOK at https://www.facebook.com/LakevilleArtsCouncil.MA  and the website for information: https://www.LakevilleArtsCouncilMA.org

If you are a crafter, please click here for an application or a non-profit organization, please click here for an applicaiton.  Also, please click here for the Rules & Regulations.

INCREASE IN CEMETERY PRICES

The Cemetery Commission would like to announce that effective May 1, 2018, all cemetery prices will increase.  There has not been an increase in fees in over 10 years.  Anyone interested in purchasing a lot or other services may do so at current prices prior to May 1, 2018.  Please click here for the new pricing sheet. 

To purchase grave lots or if you have any questions, please contact Cemetery Commisioners Ken Upham at (508) 763-3008 or Joan Morton at (508) 947-3190. 


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