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The Official Town of Chesterfield Massachusetts Website

Annual Town Election May 4, 2015

The 2015 Annual Town Elections will take place on Monday, May 4th, from Noon to 8:00 PM in the Meeting Room of the Town Office Building at 422 Main Road.

2015 positions up for election and current official filling the position:

Selectman-  Roger Fuller, 3 yr.
Assessor - Crystal Ames, 3 yr.
Board of Health - John Chandler III, 3 yr.
Chesterfield/Goshen School Committee - Janice Gibeau, 3 yr.
Hampshire Regional School Committee - David Marshall, 2 yr.
Constable - Gary Wickland, 3 yr.
Library Trustee - Rita Harris, 3 yr.
Planning Board - Mark Klitzke - 3 yr.
Planning Board - George Sturtevant, 3 yr.
Moderator - William Jolly, 3 yrs.

Note:  The Annual Town Meeting will be May 11th at 7:00 PM.

 

High Speed Internet in Chesterfield

 

Join the Campaign to Bring Broadband to Chesterfield

WiredWest is a cooperative of small towns in western Massachusetts dedicated to bringing affordable, reliable, high-speed Internet to those of us who have been without it. Chesterfield and 31 other towns are working together to build and operate a regional state-of-the-art fiber-optic network that will bring broadband Internet, digital phone, TV and more to our homes and businesses.

It’s up to us to make this happen. If we want to become a “Fiber Town” and be part of the WiredWest network, there are two things we have to do:

  1. 40% of the households in our Town must sign a conditional commitment for service and make a $49 deposit, to be applied to a customer’s first month’s bill.

  2. The cost to build the network in these towns is an estimated $79 million. The State is contributing up to 40% of the funds, but the towns must provide the rest. A 2/3rd majority vote in a town meeting is needed to approve borrowing the funds each town must contribute as its portion of costs.

We must act together, now, to get broadband. Sign up here to help our town reach its 40% goal and become a Fiber Town: https://register.wiredwest.net/

You can also get more information about this project here: http://wiredwest.net/faqs/

or by contacting Mark Klitzke at (413) 296-4486. Please sign-up today.

 

Prepare Before the Storm

The following information was made available by the American Red Cross:

"It's always easier to make a plan and gather resources before a storm hits which is why the American Red Cross always encourages preparedness," said Tim Pitoniak, Chief Disaster Officer. “Now is the time to get ready and prepare before the storm starts.”

Some of the most important things to do in order to be prepared to shelter in place before a winter storm include:

  • Food and Water—have at least a 3-day supply; one gallon of water per person per day is recommended;
  • Flashlights with batteries;
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio and extra batteries;
  • First aid kit as well as medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane);
  • Fully charge cell phones and laptops prior to the storm;
  • Warm coats, gloves or mittens, hats, boots and extra blankets and warm clothing for all household members; and
  • Ample alternate heating methods such as fireplaces or wood- or coal-burning stoves.

Other tools available include the Red Cross Shelter Finder App to find a place to stay if displaced. Visit http://www.redcross.org/mobile-apps/shelter-finder-app for more information.

For a comprehensive winter storm safety check, available in several different languages visit: http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4240231_WinterStorms.pdf

 

Broadband Fiber Network Plan is Moving Forward

WiredWest and the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) are building a fiber network to bring high-speed internet and much more to people in small towns in western Mass.  The State is providing $40 million to partially fund the project.  For a town to qualify as a "Fiber Town" and be included in the network, 40% of its households must pre-sign up for service with a small deposit, and a town meeting must authorize its share of the funding.  Watch for more information in the mail this month.  Let's make Chesterfield a Fiber Town!
Chesterfield's WiredWest representative is Mark Klitzke and our alternate is Carol Rhine.

 

Green Community Designation

The Town of Chesterfield has been designated a “Green Community”. Chesterfield was one of 12 Massachusetts communities to be named a “Green Community” by the Patrick-Murray Administration on December 21, 2011. The Town met the five clean energy benchmarks required by the state and is now eligible for $140,000 in funding. This designation is quite an achievement and reflects the hard work and tireless efforts of the Energy and Green Community Committees.

 

State Election Results November 4, 2014

Chesterfield had a 61% voter turnout with 549 out of 897 registered voters casting ballots in this year's State Election.  The Election results are attached below.

Attachments:
Download this file (State Election Results 2014.pdf)State Election Results 2014[ ]05/11/14 09:24
 
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