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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at 346 Bedford Street, Lakeville, MA 02347.
Fiscal Year 2017 Budget
To view the FY17 Budget passed at the Town Meeting on June 6, 2016, please click here.
Results from April 4, 2016 Election
The Town's Annual Election was held on April 4, 2016. To view the winners of the election races, please
Results of June 6, 2016 Annual & Special Town Meeting
Feb 20, 2017
TOWN BUILDINGS CLOSED FOR PRESIDENTS DAY
Feb 21, 2017
Board of Selectmen 5:00 PM
Old Colony Policy Subcommittee 5:00 PM
F/L Regional School Committee 5:00 PM
Feb 27, 2017
Board of Selectmen 6:30 PM
Mar 01, 2017
Old Colony Budget Subcommittee 5:30 PM
Mar 09, 2017
Energy Advisory Committee 7:00 PM
WEDDING & EVENT EXPO OPEN HOUSE - FEBRUARY 19, 2017
The Loon Pond Lodge at Ted Williams Camp will be hosting a Wedding & Event Expo Open House on Sunday, February 19th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
This event will have free admission to the public. This is a great opportunity for anyone considering having an event or wedding in the next couple years to walk through our facility at your own pace. There will also be some party vendors there such as catering, entertainment, event planners and more, with great ideas to make your next party at any space a success.
The Loon Pond Lodge offers affordable event space for weddings, birthday parties, Sweet 16’s, showers, business events, fundraisers, retirements and much more. It’s operated by the Lakeville Park Commission.
The event takes place at the Loon Pond Lodge, 28 Precinct Street, Lakeville inside the Ted Williams Camp or you can enter through the Route 18 entrance to the Camp.
For more information visit the Loon Pond Lodge at Ted Williams Camp’s Facebook page, call 508-947-1100 or email email@example.com
ROOF COLLAPSE AND SNOW REMOVAL INFORMATION
The Lakeville Fire Department and Massachusetts Emergency Management Association would like to remind residents about the dangers of snow accumulation and roof collapse. Please click here for helpful tips and information on snow removal safety.
LETTERS OF INTEREST SOUGHT FOR VACANCY ON LAKEVILLE PARK COMMISSION
The Lakeville Board of Selectmen are looking for residents interested in serving on the Park Commission to fill a vacancy created due to the resignation of a member. The term of the appointment would be through April 1, 2018. Interested residents should submit a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen either by mail or email to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact the Selectmen’s Office at (508) 946-8803 or by email to the previous address.
UPCOMING VACANCY ON CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Due to the upcoming resignation of a Conservation Commission Member, the Commission will have a vacancy. The Selectmen are looking for letters of interest from residents who are interested in serving on the Commission. Letters of interest are due by March 1, 2017 and can be emailed to email@example.com.
LakeCAM PSA Day - March 10, 2017
Do you have an organizations or an event that you would like to promote?
Make an appointment to come to the Lakeville Library on Friday, March 10th to shoot a short video to help create awareness. LakeCAM will take care of the rest! We will edit your video and upload it to our video sharing platform, as well as broadcast it on our 3 channels. You can even share the link on your own social media platform.
This is a free service open to all organizations that benefit non-profits of Lakeville and Freetown.
If interested in creating a PSA for your organization please email Studio@LakeCAM.tv or call 774-213-9594.
PSA's should be 30 to 60 seconds long. Be passionate and have fun!
Click here for the application with helpful hints to make your Public Service Announcement successful.
REAL ESTATE TAX BILLS SENT OUT
Lakeville Tax Collector, Debra A. Kenney, has announced that tax bills for Fiscal 2017 assessment for Personal Property and Real Estate were mailed on December 31, 2016 and will be due and payable in two parts. The first bill will be due on or before February 2, 2017 and the second bill will be due on or before May 1, 2017. Taxpayers are reminded that both the February and May bills were mailed in the same envelope.
Taxpayers have the option of paying both amounts in February 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 at 508-946-8801. 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.
It is important that taxpayers who have recently sold their property send the bill to the new owner for timely payment.
The deadline for the filing of abatement applications is February 2, 2017 as printed on the bill. For information regarding qualifications for exemptions and abatements, you may call the Assessor’s office at 508-946-8809 during regular business hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Fridays. Tax bills must be paid on time to avoid penalties even if an abatement application is pending.
2017 DOG LICENSING BEGINS
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.
A reminder to license dogs has been included on the 2017 Annual Town Census form. Residents may complete the mail-in form and submit payment through the mail or stop by the town clerk’s office on Monday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 AM to 4:30 AM and Friday 8:00 AM to noon.
If you no longer have a dog please notify us at 508-946-8800 as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation.
2017 CENSUS FORMS HAVE BEEN MAILED
The 2017 Census Forms were mailed to each household the first of January and residents are urged to review, update, sign and return them as soon as possible if they have not already done so. Even if there were no changes, we still need them to be returned. All occupants, including children, should be listed, although information obtained for residents under age 17 remains confidential.
Forms can be mailed to Town Clerk, 346 Bedford Street or put into the drop box outside the Town Office Building. Any resident who did not receive a census form, or who might need another one, should call Town Clerk’s office 946-8800.
Town census is important for many reasons. First and foremost, it establishes legal residence for voting privileges and town benefits. It is also the vehicle by which annual street lists are printed for distribution to police, fire and medical personnel. It is the census figures that are used to determine grants or to receive state and federal reimbursements and aide. School enrollments are also based on town census. Please make sure you and your families are counted.
150th ANNIVERSARY EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OF THE LAKEVILLE HISTORICAL COMMISISON
The Lakeville Historical Commission invites you to apply for this year’s scholarship. The scholarship provides $250 to an individual who plans to complete a project in something related to history, historic preservation, a focused study on Lakeville preservation, history, architecture or other similar topic related to Lakeville or Southeastern Massachusetts.
Interested applicants should complete the Application Form (click here) or it can be obtained at the Town Clerk’s office at the Town Office Building.
Applications need to be submitted to the Town Clerk’s Office. Applications will be reviewed by the Lakeville Historical Commission. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kathleen Barrack at 774-259-1320.
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
AFFORDABLE HOUSING LOTTERY - WATER STREET
The Middleborough Housing Authority is holding a lottery for Affordable Rental Units in Water Street Crossing, 7 Water Street, Lakeville, MA. For information on income requirements and application, please click here.
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.