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
DATES TO NOTE:
Special and Annual Town Meeting on June 15, 2015
Upcoming Election Dates
April 6, 2015 - Annual Town Election
12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ted Williams Camp
Mar 31, 2015
Board of Assessors 5:00 PM
Apr 01, 2015
Open Space Committee 7:00 PM
Library Gallery Arts Committee 10:00 AM
Council on Aging 10:00 AM
Apr 02, 2015
Finance Committee 7:00 PM
Apr 07, 2015
Board of Selectmen 7:00 PM
Apr 08, 2015
Old Colony Evaluation Subcommittee 5 PM
Apr 16, 2015
Zoning Board of Appeals 7:00 PM
Apr 27, 2015
Board of Selectmen 7:00 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.
INCREASE IN TRANSFER STATION PERMIT PRICES
Please be advised that as of April 1, 2015, the price of the Transfer Station Permits will increase from $40.00 to $50.00. The price of additional stickers in a household will remain at $10.00.
Stickers for the upcoming year (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016) will be available for sale beginning on April 1, 2015.
ANNUAL ELECTION - APRIL 6, 2015
The Town's Annual Election will be held on April 6, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Ted Williams Camp, 28 Precinct Street. To view the election ballot, please click here.
Acting Town Clerk, Lillian M. Drane, would like to announce that the absentee ballots for the upcoming Annual Town Election to be held on April 6, 2015 have arrived in her office. If you are not going to be in town between the hours of 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on April 6, 2015, you may wish to vote in absentia. There are two ways in which you can do this. You may go to the Town Clerk’s office and vote over the counter between the hours of 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Mondays, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. 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 over the counter will end on Friday, April 3rd at 5:00 p.m. Please call the Town Clerk’s office at 508-946-8800 if you have any questions.
2015 EARTH DAY CLEAN-UP
The snow is finally melting. Time to clean up the LITTER! Please consider joining Lakeville Litter Lifters to Celebrate 2015 Earth Day with a Lakeville Clean-Up!
Saturday, April 11 is scheduled as Lakeville’s Earth Day! Lakeville Litter Lifters have organized a town clean-up and would like everyone in Lakeville to consider participating in the celebration of the Earth by joining us between 9:00 AM and 11:45 AM to pick up litter on any Lakeville roadside of your choice!
Please click here for the rules.
LOOKING FOR AT LARGE MEMBER TO SERVE ON ZONING ADVISORY BYLAW COMMITTEE
The Board of Selectmen are looking for a resident of Lakeville to serve as an at-large member of the newly formed Zoning Advisory Bylaw Committee. This Committee will be reviewing the existing Zoning By-Law in an effort to update and clarify it, as well as, to consider additional zoning changes that may become evident within the review process. If you are interested in serving on this Committee, please submit a letter of interest to the Selectmen by email to email@example.com or by mail to the Selectmen's Office at 346 Bedford Street, Lakeville, MA 02347. Letters of interest are requested by March 31, 2015.
TIME TO LICENSE YOUR DOG
Lillian Drane, Acting Town Clerk, would like to notify residents that new dog licenses will be issued starting January 2, 2015. To obtain a Dog License by mail or at the Town Clerk's Office, you must have the following:
1) Proof of current rabies vaccination,
2) Spay or neuter certificate, (if not on file already),
3) Payment in the amount of $10.00 for an altered dog or $16.00 for dogs that aren’t.
Checks are to be made out to: Town of Lakeville. If you request it by mail - please complete Mail-In form (click here for the form) and include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and mail it to: Town of Lakeville, Town Clerk’s Office, 346 Bedford Street, Lakeville, MA 02347. Failure to license by April 30, 2015 is subject to a $10.00 late fee.
If you no longer have a dog please notify us at 508-946-8800 as soon as possible. Any questions? Please call us, or drop by Monday 8:00 am. - 7:00 pm. Tuesday-Thursday 8:00 am.-4:30pm, and Friday 8:00 am – Noon Town Clerk’s Office, 346 Bedford Street, Lakeville, MA 02347.
Licenses will be processed and mailed as received. All rabies and other papers will be returned to you along with your new license and tag.
ANNUAL CENSUS FORMS MAILED
The 2015 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.