Fiscal Year 2016 Budget
To view the FY16 Budget passed at the Town Meeting on June 15, 2015, please click here.
Results from April 6, 2015 Election
The Town's Annual Election was held on April 6, 2015. To view the winners of the election races, please
Results of June 15, 2015 Annual & Special Town Meeting
DATES TO NOTE:
Jul 06, 2015
Board of Selectmen 9:00 AM
Board of LibraryTrustees 6:00 PM
Board of Assessors 9:00 AM
Planning Board 7:30 PM
Jul 07, 2015
Board of Selectmen 6:00 PM
Cemetery Commission 9:00 AM
Jul 09, 2015
Lakeville Arts & Music Festival Comm. 7:00 PM
Jul 13, 2015
Board of Assessors 5:00 PM
Jul 14, 2015
Board of Selectmen 9:00 AM
Jul 16, 2015
Zoning Board of Appeals 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.
HILL STREET PAVING ON MONDAY, JUNE 29TH
Jeremy Peck, Superintendent of Streets, would like to advise residents that Hill Street will be paved on Monday, June 29th beginning at 7:00 AM. Residents are advised to please seek alternate routes.
TRANSFER STATION CLOSED JULY 4, 2015
The Lakeville Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday, July 4, 2015. The Transfer Station will be open regular hours on Friday, July 3, 2015.
CLEAR POND IS NOW OPEN
Clear Pond is now open seven days a week from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The season will end on August 22, 2015. Pond passes can be purchased at Clear Pond. Daily passes are $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under 16 years. Family season passes can be purchased for $100.00 for Lakeville residents (id required). This pass covers two adults and children living in the same house). Non-residents can purchase a season pass for $130.00, which covers two adults and children living in the same house. Lakeville Senior Citizens 60 years and older are free. For more information, please call 508 947-1100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE
Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin is pleased to announce that online voter registration is available in the Commonwealth through the portal launched by his office. This important advancement will make registration easier and more convenient as well as cut costs relating to the printing of voter registration forms.
Massachusetts citizens can apply online by visiting Secretary Galvin’s website at www.sec.state.ma.us and clicking the “Massachusetts Register to Vote Online” button to access the online application system. Any Massachusetts citizen who has a valid identification card issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles will be able to use the online system to apply to register to vote, update their address or change their party enrollment. Massachusetts citizens who do not have identification issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles can still complete an application online which they can print, sign and mail or hand-deliver to their local election official.
With the Presidential Primary only 8 months away on March 1, 2016, now is the time to visit Secretary Galvin’s website to check your voter registration status and make any updates as necessary.
GET RID OF A FRIDGE AND COLLECT A BOUNTY!
Lakeville residents who have Middleborough Gas and Electric can now turn in a spare, working fridge or freezer and collect a $30.00 bounty in return. For information on the program, please click here.
VACANCIES ON TOWN BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
The Selectmen would like to announce that there is currently a vacancy on the Town's Finance Committee. There are also vacancies on the Rent Control Board; Cable TV Advisory Board and Town Forest Committee. Interested candidates should send in a letter of interest to the Selectmen by email to email@example.com or by mail to the Selectmen's Office, 346 Bedford Street, Lakeville, MA 02347.
YES, IT'S TIME AGAIN TO PLAN THE LAKEVILLE ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL!
The annual Arts & Music Festival will be held this year on Saturday, October 3, 2015 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 will always welcome new participants to the planning process. Please consider joining us one or two meetings. The next meeting will be held Thursday, July 9, 2015 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!!
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.
LAKEVILLE LITTER LIFTERS MONTHLY PICKUP
Lakeville's Earth Day Clean Up may be over, however, our task to rid the town of litter has just begun for 2015.
Please consider joining Lakeville Litter Lifters on one or more of the following Saturdays: May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, and October 17.
We meet at 9:00 AM at the Old Town Hall (the white building at the corners of Bedford and Precinct Streets) on the dates listed above. We then decide on an area in town in need of a clean-up and work on it for an hour or so. When we're done, the roadside looks nice, sometimes passersby may holler their thanks and we may even discover a surprisingly beautiful or fascinating wild thing.
Do something different once a month for an hour to make your town shine this spring, summer, and fall--- help us to clean up Lakeville and meet some new friends in the process!
For any questions, email us at LakevilleLitter-Lifters@hotmail.com or check us out on Facebook!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.