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
Upcoming Election Dates for 2014
State Primary - September 9, 2014
Sep 30, 2014
Community Development Committee 6:30 PM
Park Commission 6:30 PM
Open Space Committee 7:30 PM
Oct 01, 2014
Lakeville Historical Commission 7:00 PM
Council on Aging 10:00 AM
Old Colony District School Comm. 6:00 PM
Board of Selectmen 1:30 PM
Board of Selectmen 6:30 PM
F/L Regional School District Comm. 6:30 PM
Regional School District Com-Goals Subcom 5:30 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.
LAKEVILLE COUNCIL ON AGING TO HOST SENIOR WELLNESS FAIR
The Lakeville Council on Aging in conjunction with Representative Keiko Orrall will be hosting a Senior Wellness Fair at the Council on Aging Center at 1 Dear Crossing in Lakeville on Tuesday, September 30 from 10 AM to 2 PM for this free event. Coffee and muffins will be served from 10-11 AM and a free hot dog lunch served from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. There will be many vendor tables ranging from Old Colony Elder Services, SHINE, GATRA and much more.
South Coast Hospital Groups health care van will be on site from 10-2 for free health screenings including cancer, blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screenings and general health education services.
Complete listing of the demonstrations and the times are below:
10:30 Fire Department Presentation (Fire Extinguishers)
11:15 Police Department Presentation (Crime Prevention Tips)
12:00 Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph McDonald ~ Senior Programs
1:00 Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz ~ Senior Scams
2:00 Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office K9 Demonstration
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Walgreens Drug Flu Shot Clinic
Tour of GATRA Van & Rides will be available on the hour
Please call the senior center at 508-947-7224 if you have any questions.
FEMA to Hold Open House for Bristol & Plymouth County Communities regarding Flood Maps
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the U.S. Geological Survey will hold an open house to allow residents and business owners in the following communities to view new preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps, also known as flood hazard maps. In Plymouth County: Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Lakeville, Middleborough, and Rochester. In Bristol County: Acushnet, Attleboro, Berkley, Dighton, Freetown, Mansfield, North Attleborough, Norton, Raynham, Seekonk, and Taunton.
The meeting will allow residents to view the new maps, understand how their properties may be affected and learn more about financial steps that they may need to take to protect their investment. Staff from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will be available to answer questions at this meeting.
The new flood maps will not impact everyone, but could have flood insurance implications for some property owners who have federally-backed-mortgages. Some property owners may find that their property is no longer shown to be in a high-risk flood zone. The key is for residents to be aware what there flood risk is so they can make informed decisions to protect their properties.
Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps Open House
Tuesday Sept 30, 2014 5:00-8:00 pm
George R. Austin Intermediate School
112 Howland Rd
Lakeville, MA 02347
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.
BLOOD DRIVE - SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive on September 30, 2014 at the Lakeville Public Library at 4 Precinct Street from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. If you have questions, please calll Doreen Greene at 1 (617) 699-3806.
THE TENTH ANNUAL LAKEVILLE ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL IS ALMOST HERE!
Celebrate the cultural life of our town and the region on Saturday, October 4 between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. The festival is a fun way to see and hear the abundance of talent found within the communities of southeastern Massachusetts.
So be sure to mark your calendar NOW to join us for a day of sharing our talents, our art, our culture and the missions of several non profits with the community.
Anyone with questions can contact the Organizing Committee at LakevilleFestival@hotmail.com.
Check us (Lakeville Arts & Music Festival) out on FACEBOOK!!
Visit LakevilleArts.com for details about the day!
BETTY'S NECK COLUMBUS DAY EXTRAVAGANZA
Come join us for the Betty's Neck Extravaganza on Columbus Day Weekend. This year the event will take place on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The pumpkin carving contest for all ages will take place on October 11th. Bring your own pumpkin or you can buy one at Betty's Neck. Judging will take place at 2:00 PM sharp. On October 12th, there will be Family Day from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. There will be hayrides around the property all day and Marla Isaac will be there at 12:00 PM with her Birds of Prey Show. Come meet her new snowy owl Nanook. Refreshments will be available for purchase and there will be a drawing for a handmade nature afghan at 4:00 PM.
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.
LOOKING FOR A VOLUNTEER TO SERVE ON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
The Board of Selectmen are looking for a volunteer to serve as an Associate Member on the Community Development Committee. Letters of interest can be emailed to the Selectmen at email@example.com. For more information, please call the Selectmen's Office at (508) 946-8803.
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
DOG LICENSING - DOGS THAT ARE DECEASED
The Animal Control Officer and Town Clerk are requesting that if you own a dog that has passed away, please notify the Town Clerk's Office at (508) 946-8800 so that we can remove your name from the Dog Licensing list. Thank you for your assistance with keeping our records current.
LAKEVILLE BUSINESS SURVEY
The Economic Development Committee would like Lakeville businesses to take a brief survey on your business needs. Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HVZZLB9 to submit your survey.
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.
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.
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.