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 final 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
RESULTS OF NOVEMBER 13, 2017
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
To view the results from the Special Town Meeting held on November 13, 2017, please click here.
Mar 20, 2018
Police Station Building Committee 7:00 PM
Cable Advisory Committee 6:00 PM
Mar 21, 2018
Apponequet School Council 5:00 PM
Old Colony Insurance Advisory Subcom. 4:30 PM
Old Colony District School Committee 6:00 PM
Old Colony District School Council 3:00 PM
Historical Commission 7:30 PM
Mar 22, 2018
Board of Assessors 4:00 PM
HOME Consortium 8:30 AM
Mar 26, 2018
F/L Middle School Council 2:45 PM
SELECTMEN AND FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING LOCATION CHANGE
The meeting of the Board of Selectmen/Finance Committee will be held at the Selectmen's Office at the Town Office Building since there is no electricity at the Senior Center.
RABIES CLINIC - MARCH 24, 2018
The Board of Health will be holding the annual Rabies Clinic on March 24, 2018 at the Lakeville Highway Barn, 6 Montgomery Street. Dogs will be from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM and cats from 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM. The fee is $10.00 per animal. For more information please click here.
VACANCIES ON BOARD OF REGISTRARS
The Lakeville Selectmen are looking for residents who would be interested in serving on the Board of Registrars to fill a full Democrat Member position and two Associate positions (one Democrat and one Republican). The Board of Registrars assist the Town Clerk’s office in promoting voter registration, maintaining the Voter Lists, being present at all Voter registration sessions, certifying the signatures on all nomination and petition papers, certifying absentee voter applications, conducting recounts and assisting in the preparation of the annual street list.
If you are interested in serving on the Board of Registrars, please forward a letter of interest to the Selectmen’s Office, 346 Bedford Street, Lakeville, MA 02347 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE - MARCH 30, 2018
The Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at Morton Hospital on Friday, March 30, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The drive will take place at the Margaret Stone Conference Room at the Hospital, 88 Washington Street, Taunton, MA 02780. You can call 1 800 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter MortonHospital to schedule an appointment.
NEW DRIVER'S LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
MassDOT is reminding the public that after March 26, 2018 you will need to show documentation of U.S> Citizenship or lawful presence in order to get or renew and driver's license, ID card, or learner's permit. Also, after March 26, 2018, they will be offering REAL ID. For more information, please click here.
IT'S TIME TO LICENSE YOUR DOG FOR 2018
2018 Dog licenses are available at the Town Clerk’s Office. The registration period is January 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018. In order to license a dog, owners will need to provide a copy of a valid rabies certificate and certificate of spaying/neutering; a fee of $16 per dog if the dog has not been spayed or neutered; or a fee of $10 per dog for a spayed or neutered dog. 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.
A reminder to license dogs has been included on the 2018 Annual Town Census form. Residents may complete the Mail-In form and submit payment through the mail or stop by the Town Clerk’s Office on Monday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM and Friday 8:00 AM to noon.
ONLINE: If your dog’s rabies vaccination has not expired, consider renewing online. Go to: www.lakevillema.org.
ANNUAL RABIES CLINIC is usually held late March or early April. Please check our website for approximate date (www.lakevillema.org).
If you no longer have a dog please notify us at 508-946-8800 as soon as possible.
LOOKING FOR PRIVATE SNOW PLOW CONTRACTORS FOR HIRE
The Town of Lakeville Highway Department is looking for private snow plow drivers that have the following equipment: 4 or 6 wheel trucks with 10,000-17,999 GVW and a 9' minimum plow and vehicles with a 20,000-35,000 GVW with an 11' plow. If interested, please contact Jennifer Jewell at the Highway Department at (508) 947-9521.
COLLEGE STUDENT INTERNSHIPS - MASS DOT
Are you a college student interested in an opportunity to gain hands-on transportation experience? The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced a series of Summer Internship opportunities for incoming and current college students. These are full-time, paid interships for incoming or current college students who will be enrolled in the fall of 2018. For more information, please click here.
F/L REGIONAL SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETINGS
The Town Clerk would like to advise residents that the F/L Regional School Committee Meetings (and any other subcommittees) will not longer be posted on the Town's website. Their meetings are being posted on the Region's website at www.freelake.org.
LAKEVILLE REAL ESTATE TAXES FISCAL 18
Lakeville Tax Collector, Debra A. Kenney, has announced that tax bills for Fiscal 2018 assessment for Personal Property and Real Estate were mailed on December 28, 2017 and will be due and payable in two parts. The first bill will be due on or before February 1, 2018 and the second bill will be due on or before May 1, 2018. Taxpayers are reminded that both the February and May bills were mailed in the same envelope. Taxpayers have the option of paying both amounts in February 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 may contact the Tax Collector’s office at 508-946-8801. 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.
It is important that taxpayers who have recently sold their property send the bill to the new owner for timely payment.
The deadline for the filing of abatement applications is February 1, 2018 as printed on the bill. For information regarding qualifications for exemptions and abatements, you may call the Assessor’s office at 508-946-8809 during regular business hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Fridays.
Tax bills must be paid on time to avoid penalties even if an abatement application is pending.
2018 CENSUS HAS BEEN MAILED OUT
The 2018 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. An envelope was provided this year for your convenience.
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.
The census forms DOES NOT register you as a voter. Voters are required to return the form annually to retain their “Active” status on the voter list. If you are a registered voter and do not respond to the census, the Board of Registrars is required by law to move you to the “Inactive Voter” list. You will still be eligible to vote in Lakeville, but only after completing an Affirmation of Current & Continuous Residence form and showing evidence (i.e. driver’s license or other acceptable documentation) when you to the polls or Town Meeting.
Please make sure you and your families are counted!