Given the most current information received by the Governor’s Office, the MA Department of Public Health and in consultation with Chairman Colby, our Health Agent Deb Rogers, and Emergency Management Director/Police Chief Michael Reilly, we have decided to extend the closing of the municipal facilities to the public commencing Monday, March 16th and now lasting Until Further Notice.
This closure includes the Town Hall, Library and the Council on Aging. We will continue to re-evaluate the closures at the expiration period and will provide updates as soon as they are available. This decision comes after significant discussion and consideration of how this may impact our residents. Our priority at this time is to protect both the public and our workforce during this unprecedented emergency. These deliberate, proactive steps are taken as a preventive measure in an effort to slow the transmission of COVID-19. Here's everything you Need to Know About COVID-19
In addition to the closures, we are asking that all public meetings be cancelled, postponed, or continued during this office closure time frame, as we hope to reduce the risk of exposure in our community.
We’re working hard to minimize disruptions in municipal services and wanted to remind residents of some convenient, online payment options; including purchasing dog licenses, parking permits, paying real estate, personal property, boat and motor vehicle excise taxes and parking tickets. Building and Waterway Permits may also be obtained online, and town employees will still be available via email and telephone.
We thank our residents for their patience as we work to limit the potential exposure to coronavirus and encourage them to stay informed through our website or the MA Department of Public Health website which can be found at www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus.