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 email@example.com or by mail at 346 Bedford Street, Lakeville, MA 02347.
Fiscal Year 2018 Budget
To view the proposed FY18 Budget, please click here.
Results from April 3, 2017 Election
The Town's Annual Election was held on April 3, 2017. To view the winners of the election races, please
Results from June 6, 2017 Special Election
The Town held an Election for the ballot question regarding the proposed Police Station. To view the results, please click here.
Results of June 12, 2017 Annual & Special Town Meeting
Sep 25, 2017
F/L Middle School Council 2:45 PM
Sep 26, 2017
Master Plan Implementation Committee 7:00 PM
Community Development Committee 6:45 PM
Conservation Commission 7:00 PM
Sep 27, 2017
Board of Selectmen 7:30 PM
Sep 28, 2017
Old Colony Negotiating Subcomm. 5:00 PM
Oct 04, 2017
Council on Aging 10:00 AM
**Lakeville Assessors' Building for Sale**
LATE FINES FOR DOG LICENSES TO INCREASE TO $100 AFTER SEPTEMBER 30TH
The Town Clerk would like to remind dog owners that if you have not registered your dog by September 30th, the late fee will increase from $50.00 to $100.00. Please come in and license your dog before September 30th to avoid paying double the late fee.
NOTICE FROM BOARD OF HEALTH REGARDING WEST NILE VIRUS FOUND IN LAKEVILLE
The Lakeville Board of Health has received notification from MA DPH that mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus have been found in Lakeville. Please click here to view the letter from DPH. Other towns with positive mosquito samples include Dartmouth, Freetown, Norton and Quincy. Please note that the risk of human WNV transmission is highest in September. The Lakeville Board of Health believes that following the CDC’s advice in preventing mosquito bites and mosquito proofing your home are excellent methods to protect yourself. This can be accomplished by practicing the 5 D’s of mosquito control.
Stay indoors at Dusk to Dawn when mosquitoes are most prevalent.
Use insect repellent that contains DEET (age appropriate).
Dress in long sleeves and pants and spray insect repellent on the clothes.
Drain standing water on your property so mosquitoes won’t breed.
The Lakeville Board of Health will continue to monitor the situation through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and will advise the public of any increased risk of either WNV or EEE. For additional information or should you have any questions, please contact the Lakeville Board of Health at (508) 946-3473 or visit the CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.hov/westnite/indec.html
ROAD CONSTRUCTION NOTICE - SOUTHWORTH STREET, CAPTAIN'S WAY AND NORTH PRECINCT STREET
Jeremy Peck, Superintendent of Streets, would like to notify residents of upcoming road construction. To view the construction notice, please click here.
FREETOWN-LAKEVILLE COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
Do you have the skills to help your community if disaster strikes? Recent events in our country have placed an emphasis on the importance of resilience in our communities. Imagine if even one person in each neighborhood of our community had specialized training giving them the skills to help their neighbors prepare for and cope with a disaster?
The Freetown-Lakeville Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is designed as a “force multiplier” to assist our emergency response agencies during major events such as natural disasters. Trained volunteer responders develop countless skills they can use within their communities to aid in an emergency incident. After a disaster, first responder agencies and other government service providers will be overwhelmed. Factors such as the number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages may prevent people in need from immediately accessing emergency services. Experience has shown that in a disaster setting, ordinary citizens make over 80 percent of successful rescues as they respond to the emergency in their community. The purpose of CERT is to provide citizens like you with the skills, equipment, and knowledge to assist others in your workplace or neighborhood for the first 72 hours of a major incident where professional responders may not be available to help. CERT members are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. During more routine incidents, CERT members may be utilized to provide support to first responder agencies such as operating first aid tents at community events or providing rehab services at structure fires.
If you would like to be part of a team working to enhance the safety of your community, please contact the Lakeville Fire Department to firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-947-4121. Dates for CERT classes will be announced in the near future.
4H SURVEY - LAKEVILLE AGRICULTURAL COMMISSION
Is your son or daughter interested in becoming a member of 4H? The Lakeville Agricultural Commission has compiled a short survey to judge interest in a 4H program for Lakeville. Please click here to take the survey.
UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE LAKEVILLE SENIOR CENTER
The Lakeville Council on Aging will be holding several events in the upcoming weeks. See below for a list of the events:
Flu Clinic on October 12th starting at 10AM. Anyone can participate, signups are preferred but walk-ins are welcome, so feel free to come by the Senior Center for this vaccine.
REAL ESTATE TAX BILLS MAILED OUT JUNE 30, 2017
Lakeville Tax Collector, Debra A. Kenney, has announced that Preliminary tax bills for Fiscal 2018 Personal Property and Real Estate were mailed on June 30, 2017 and will be due and payable in two parts. The first bill will be due on or before August 1, 2017 and the second bill will be due on or before November 1, 2017.
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. For your convenience, we have included two addressed envelopes with your tax bills for your payments to be sent directly to our lock box. 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. A Copy of your bill may also be printed from the Lakeville website. The office hours are 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Mondays, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays and 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Fridays.
It is important that taxpayers who have recently sold their property send the bill to the new owner for timely payment.
Please call the Tax Collector’s office at 508-946-8801 if there are any questions.
LAKEVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM OPEN JUNE THROUGH SEPTEMBER
The Lakeville Historical Society Museum is open to the public June through September on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and Sundays from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
2017 DOG LICENSING
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.
If you no longer have a dog please notify us at 508-946-8800 as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation.
YES, IT’S TIME AGAIN TO PLAN THE 13th ANNUAL LAKEVILLE ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL!
Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 30! That will be the date for this year’s annual Arts & Music Festival between 10 AM and 4 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 one or two meetings. The first meeting will be held Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Lakeville Town Offices, 346 Bedford Street, Lakeville. Anyone with questions can contact the Committee at LakevilleFestival@hotmail.com.
Check out the Lakeville Arts Council (sponsor of the event) on Facebook and the website for information: www.LakevilleArts.com.
If you are a crafter or a non-profit organization interested in an application, please click here for the CRAFTER application or please click here for the NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION application. The Rules & Regulations are available by clicking here.
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
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.