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FY 17 BUDGET PRESENTATION

The Board of Selectmen held a FY17 Budget Presentation on March 19, 2016.  If you were unable to attend, please click here to view the Budget Information.

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Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

To view the FY16 Budget passed at the Town Meeting on June 15, 2015, please click here.

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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
click here.

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Results of June 6, 2016 Annual & Special Town Meeting

To view the result summary of the June 6, 2016 Annual Town Meeting, please click here.   To view the result summary of the June 6, 2016 Special Town Meeting, please click here. 

DATES TO NOTE: 

State Primary - September 8, 2016

Presidential Election - November 8, 2016


 

 

 

 

 

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ROADWAY CONSTRUCTION ALERT

Roadway work is expected to begin in the area of Pantheon Road or Lakeville Business Park on or around August 1, 2016. Times of construction are anticipated to take place Monday thru Friday, from 7 AM and 5 PM, however work may be required to take place outside of this time.  Please click here for the details. 

Roadway work is expected to begin in the area of Rush Pond Road on or around August 1, 2016. Times of construction are anticipated to take place Monday thru Friday, from 7 AM and 5 PM, however work may be required to take place outside of this time.  Please click here for the details. 

ONLINE PUBLIC AUCTION - HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT

The Town is holding an online public auction of Highway Department Equipment.  To view the page, please click here.  The auction will end on August 1, 2016. 

PRELIMINARY FISCAL 2017 PERSONAL PROPERTY AND REAL ESTATE TAXES

Lakeville Tax Collector, Debra A. Kenney, has announced that Preliminary tax bills for Fiscal  2017  Personal Property and Real Estate were mailed on June 30, 2016 and will be due and payable in two parts.  The first bill will be due on or before August 1, 2016 and the second bill will be due on or before November 1, 2016.  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.  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 or have questions may contact the Tax Collector’s Office at 508 946-8801.   The Tax Collector’s Office hours are 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Tuesday through Thursday and 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Friday.   A copy of your bill may also be printed from the Lakeville website.

It is important that taxpayers who have recently sold their property send the bill to the new owner for timely payment.  For your convenience, we have included two addressed envelopes with your tax bills for your payments to be sent directly to our lock box.

LAKEVILLE ARTS COUNCIL ANNOUNCES FREE SUMMER CONCERTS

It’s time to plan an evening under the stars in Lakeville!  So dust off your blankets and your lounge chairs to bring to the last of the Tuesday evenings FREE musical entertainment on Center Stage.

The concerts will end on July 26 when you’ll listen to a blend of pop music and Americana in the folk-rock tradition of The Accidental Band sponsored in part by the Lakeville Arts Council, Alliance for Community Media-Northeast, and LakeCAM.

The time is 6 and 8 PM. These are rain or shine events. The entertainment will move inside the Library’s Meeting Room if it does rain.  For additional information please visit www.LakevilleArts.com and our FACEBOOK page!

EEE FOUND IN MIDDLEBOROUGH

BOSTON – Friday, July 15, 2016 – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus has been detected in a mosquito in Massachusetts for the first time this year. Testing was completed at the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory.

The mosquito samples were collected on July 12 in the town of Middleborough in Plymouth County. This single finding does not indicate elevated risk from EEE at this time; but personal protection from mosquitoes remains a high priority. Mosquito trapping and testing will continue in the area to monitor risk.

“We were fortunate last year not to have much evidence of EEE activity. The identification of mosquitoes carrying EEE virus in mid-July is a more typical finding.” said State Public Health Veterinarian Dr. Catherine Brown. “Residents need to take steps to protect themselves against mosquito bites: use insect repellant, cover up, and consider reducing outdoor activities at dusk and after nightfall when mosquitoes are at their most active.”

There have been no human cases of EEE so far this year. There were no cases of EEE acquired by a Massachusetts resident in 2015.

EEE is a rare but serious and potentially fatal disease that can affect people of all ages. EEE is generally spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. People have an important role to play in protecting themselves and their loved ones from illnesses caused by mosquitoes.

Avoid Mosquito Bites

Apply Insect Repellent when Outdoors. Use a repellent with DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-methane 3, 8-diol (PMD)] or IR3535 according to the instructions on the product label. DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentrations of 30% or less on older children. Oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under three years of age.

Be Aware of Peak Mosquito Hours. The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many mosquitoes. Consider rescheduling outdoor activities that occur during evening or early morning.

Clothing Can Help Reduce Mosquito Bites. Wearing long-sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors will help keep mosquitoes away from your skin.

Mosquito-Proof Your Home

Drain Standing Water. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by either draining or discarding items that hold water. Check rain gutters and drains. Empty any unused flowerpots and wading pools, and change water in birdbaths frequently.

Install or Repair Screens. Keep mosquitoes outside by having tightly-fitting screens on all of your windows and doors.

Protect Your Animals

Water troughs and buckets provide excellent mosquito breeding habitats and should be flushed out at least once a week during the summer months to reduce mosquitoes near paddock areas. Horse, llama and alpaca owners should keep animals in indoor stalls at night to reduce their risk of exposure to mosquitoes. Owners should also speak with their veterinarian about mosquito repellents approved for use in animals and vaccinations to prevent WNV and EEE. If an animal is suspected of having WNV or EEE, owners are required to report to DAR, Division of Animal Health by calling 617-626-1795 and to the Department of Public Health (DPH) by calling 617-983-6800.

 More information, including all WNV and EEE positive results, can be found on the Arbovirus Surveillance Information web page at www.mass.gov/dph/mosquito or by calling the DPH Epidemiology Program at 617-983-6800.

CLEAR POND OPENING - JUNE 18, 2016

The Park Commission would like to announce that Clear Pond will be opening on June 18, 2016.  For information regarding prices and hours, please click here.

Swimming lessons will be offered again this year at Clear Pond.  For information regarding the swimming lessons, please click here

MASS AUDUBON GREAT OUTDOORS PHOTO CONTEST

If you have photographs taken in Massachusetts (or at Mass Audubon's Wildwood camp in New Hampshire) that show off everything from wildlife to scenic landscapes to people enjoying the wonders of nature, we want to see them!  The contest runs through September 30, 2016. Click here to view Mass Audubon's webpage and to enter the contest. 

MOSQUITO SPRAYING NOTICE

The Plymouth County Mosquito Control has announced that Truck Mounted Spraying for Mosquitoes will begin at the end of May and continue through September. The purpose of their adulticiding program is to control nuisance and/or disease carrying adult mosquitoes.  Please note that their program does NOT control the nuisance of TICKS.

The control material being used will be Duet ULV (EPA Reg. #1021-1795-8329) applied in ultra low volume sprayers at a rate of .62 oz per acre.

Their office is open Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For spraying requests and to obtain further information please call: 781-585-5450.  The following number 617-582-6219 should not be used to request spraying.  It is furnished on a 24-hour basis from June 1, 2016 through October 31, 2016 to allow residents access to schedules and locations of adulticiding a day in advance to applications.

For information regarding Arbovirus in Massachusetts, please access the following link:

http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/id/epidemiology/providers/public-health-cdc-arbovirus-info.html

DOG LICENSES DUE

The Town Clerk would like to remind residents that all dogs 6 months and older must be registered by April 30, 2016.  Proof of valid rabies vaccinations must be on file or presented at licensing.  If you are unsure if your dog is licensed, please contact the Town Clerk's Office at (508) 946-8800. 

FY 17 BUDGET PRESENTATION

The Board of Selectmen held a FY17 Budget Presentation on March 19, 2016.  If you were unable to attend, please click here to view the Budget Information. 

MASTER PLAN SURVEY

The Lakeville Master Plan Implementation Committee is conducting a resident survey to understand the Town residents’ vision of their community and to assist the Committee in designing Lakeville’s future. 

The survey can be filled out online by clicking here.   Paper copies of the survey are available at the Office of the Town Clerk or the Treasurer/Collector.   Thank you for contributing to make Lakeville a better place to live.

YES IT'S TIME TO PLAN THE 12TH ANNUAL LAKEVILLE ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL

The annual Arts & Music Festival will be held this year on Saturday, October 1 between 10:00 AM and 4:00 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 always welcome new participants in the planning process. Please consider joining us for one or more meetings. The next meeting will be held Wednesday, July 20th 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 us (Lakeville Arts & Music Festival) out on FACEBOOK!!

If you are a crafter, please click here for the application and Rules & Regulations.  If you are a a non-profit organization, please click here for the application and Rules & Regulations. 

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. 

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. 

 


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