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.
Fiscal Year 2016 Budget
To view the FY16 Budget passed at the Town Meeting on June 15, 2015, 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
DATES TO NOTE:
Presidential Election - November 8, 2016
Oct 24, 2016
Board of Selectmen 6:30 PM
Park Commission 6:30 PM
F/L Middle School Council 2:45 PM
Oct 25, 2016
Special Ed PAC 6:00 PM
Oct 26, 2016
Board of Registrars 9:30 AM
Oct 27, 2016
Assawompset School Council 8:15 AM
Greater Attleboro/Taunton HOME Consortium 8:30 AM
Nov 01, 2016
Board of Selectmen 6:30 PM
LAKECAM OPEN HOUSE - OCTOBER 21, 2016
Residents and businesses of Lakeville are invited to LakeCAM's 1st OPEN HOUSE on October 21, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Lakeville Public Library. Learn what the meaning of community access is all about. See the studio, meet the staff, volunteers, and community producers. Sign up for free training on the latest video editing software and cameras. We will be showing short videos and providing a light dinner. Space is limited, so please let us know is you are coming by calling 774-213-9594 or emailing Studio @ LakeCAM.tv.
Also on October 21st, LakeCAM will be conducting another Public Service Announcement Day until 5:00 PM by appointment only. We will have the LakeCAM cameras and screen still set up for you to check out and sign-ups for the next available PSA Day. Visitors are welcome to stay for the LakeCAM Advisory Board Meeting following the Open House.
ELECTION BALLOT - NOVEMBER 8, 2016 ELECTION
To view the election ballot for the November 8, 2016 election, please click here.
TOWN CLERK ANNOUCES EARLY VOTING FOR NOVEMBER 8TH ELECTION
Lillian Drane, Town Clerk, would like to notify Lakeville residents that Early Voting will be occurring for the November 8, 2016 Election from October 24th to November 4th at the Lakeville Town Office Building Conference Room. Please click here for the voting hours and more information. To view a FAQ sheet regarding Early Voting, please click here.
SECOND QUARTER REAL ESTATE TAX BILLS DUE NOVEMBER 1, 2016
Debra A. Kenney, Lakeville Tax Collector, states that the first and second quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills were mailed on June 30, 2016.The second quarter bill was attached to the first quarter bill at the time of mailing and is due and payable on November 1, 2016.
If you cannot locate your bill, please call our office at 508-946-8801. You also have the option of paying online through the town’s website, www.lakevillema.org, at the “View or Pay your Bill” button on the town’s homepage. For your convenience, motor vehicle bills can now also be paid online.
The Lakeville Tax Collector’s 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.
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 YORK CITY SHOPPING TRIP - DECEMBER 10, 2016
Lakeville Arts and Crafts is hosting a New York City Shopping Trip on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Travel will be by bus and will depart at 6:30 AM and return to the Lakeville Senior Center at 11:00 PM. Once in the city, you are on your own to explore some of New York's famous stores and visit tourist attractions. The cost for the bus trip is $54.00 per person and is open to anyone. For more information, please contact Kelly Conway at (508) 947-7224.
NOTICE OF PAVING - KENNETH WELCH DRIVE
The Superintendent of Streets would like to notify residents that roadway pavement milling is expected to begin in the area of Kenneth Welch Drive on or around October 5, 2016 with paving taking place tentatively on October 25, 2016. Times of construction are anticipated to take place Monday thru Friday, from 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM, however work may be required to take place outside of this time.
To view the entire construction notice, please click here.
The Organizing Committee says Thank YOU!
Thank you to the citizens of Lakeville and surrounding communities who came out in some very disagreeable weather on Saturday, October 1 to attend Lakeville’s 12th annual Arts & Music Festival. By coming out to shop, watching the performers and eating at one of the two church food booths you showed support for the Festival and it is appreciated!
The Lakeville Arts Council and the 2016 Festival Organizing Committee would like to thank everyone who volunteered, sponsored, and helped in anyway to make this year’s event successful!
We would like to hear from anyone who attended the Festival and would like to share a moment, a comment, suggestion, or simply would like to share an idea or even a photo or 2 with the 2016 Festival Organizing Committee, please email at LakevilleFestival@hotmail.com or comment on our FACEBOOK page, or write us via USPS at Lakeville Arts & Music Festival Committee, c/o Town Offices, 346 Bedford Street, Lakeville, 02347. Any input would help the Committee make improvements for the 2016 Festival. We hope to see everyone again in 2016! Our first meeting will be in March 2107. New members are always welcomed!
VOTER INFORMATION FOR STATE ELECTION
The Town Clerk would like to provide residents with the link for information from the Secretary of State's Office regarding the upcoming State Election. Please click here to access this information.
MAKE A PLAN AND EMERGENCY KIT DURING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MONTH
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) urges families to ‘Make a Plan’ during Emergency Preparedness Month. To view information on making a Family Emergency Plan, please click here. To view information on making an Emergency Kit, please click here.
ANNUAL ANIMAL INSPECTIONS
The Board of Health would like to inform Town Residents that the “Yearly Animal Inspections” will be proceeding and will be conducted by the Lakeville Animal Inspector from now until the end of the year.
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.
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.
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.
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.