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
Mar 24, 2017
Board of Registrars 8:00 AM
Mar 27, 2017
Board of Selectmen 6:30 PM
F/L Middle School Council 2:45 PM
Park Commission 7:00 PM
Mar 28, 2017
Old Colony Policy Subcommittee 5:00 PM
F/L Regional Finance Committee 6:30 PM
Conservation Commission 7:00 PM
Mar 29, 2017
Old Colony District School Committee 6:00 PM
Apr 05, 2017
Council on Aging 10:00 AM
Apr 10, 2017
Board of Selectmen 6:30 PM
RABIES CLINIC - MARCH 25, 2017
The Lakeville Board of Health will be holding a Rabies Clinic for dogs and cats on March 25, 2017 at the Lakeville Highway Barn at 6 Montgomery Street. Dogs will be from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM and Cats are from 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM. All dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in a safety carrier. Your pet must be at least 3 months old to receive the vaccination. Dog owners will be able to get their dog licenses for 2017. Please click here to view the flyer.
ANNUAL ELECTION - APRIL 3, 2017
The Annual Election will be held on April 3, 2017 at the Loon Pond Lodge at Ted Williams Camp, 28 Precinct Street, Lakeville, MA. The hours for the election are 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Please click here to view the election ballot.
You must be registered to vote in the Annual Election. If you have any questions about your voting status, please contact the Town Clerk's Office at (508) 946-8800.
EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA - APRIL 8, 2017 - BETTY'S NECK
Bring your family and their Easter Baskets for an Easter Egg Hunt at Betty's Neck on April 8, 2017 (rain/snow date of April 9, 2017). At 11:00 AM the Easter Egg Hunt will begin for children ages 2-5. At 12:00 PM, the Easter Egg Hunt will begin for children ages 6-10. There will be a coloring contest inside of the Visitor's Center. The Easter Bunny will be there for children to have their pictures taken. Refreshments will also be available for sale.
APPONEQUET ATHLETIC BOOSTERS CLUB EASTER FLOWER SALE-APRIL 14 & 15, 2017
On Friday, April 14, 2017 and Saturday, April 15, 2017, the Apponequet Athletic Boosters Club will be holding an Easter Flower Sale at the Town House (corner of Bedford and Precinct Streets). Tulips, Daffodils, Easter Lillies, Hyacinths, Cineraria and hanging Pansies will be available for sale. Prices are $20.00 and under. All proceeds benefit Apponequet Athletic Boosters Club fundraising.
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.