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Silvio O. Conte Refuge Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan

The Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge released a draft comprehensive conservation plan.  The draft can be found at http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Silvio_O_Conte/what_we_do/conservation.html. (There are underscores "_" where the blanks appear.)  There is also one printed copy available in the Select Board Office.  The plan, when final, will guide management of the refuge for a period of 15 years.  It is available for public review and comment through November 16, 2015.   There is a formal public hearing for the plan scheduled on November 9, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Regional Office located at 300 Westgate Center Drive in Hadley, MA  01035.

The Refuge is proposing to acquire and protect an additional 7,000 acres in Chesterfield which would greatly impact the Town's tax revenue.

The public may submit comments on the draft plan by one of the following methods:

  • Electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal:  http://regulations.gov.  In the "Search" box, commenters will enter the docket number for this project (FWS-R5-NWRS-2015-0036).  Comments can be submitted by clicking on "Comment Now!".
  • By hard copy via U.S. mail or hand-delivered to :  Public Comments Processing, Attn:  FWS-R5-NWRS-2015-0036; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; MS: BPHC; 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA  22041-3803.
  • Via oral public testimony at one of the public hearings.


Download this file (Select Board Letter RE Silvio O Conte Plan.pdf)Select Board Letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife[Select Board Letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife]17/11/15 11:59

Chesterfield Haunted House

The Chesterfield Recreation Commission will provide tours of the "Chesterfield Haunted House" on October 23 & 24, 2015 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM.  The Haunted House event will be at the Chesterfield Town Hall located at 403 Main Road (corner of Route 143 and South Street). There is a $2 suggested donation.



Tax Classification Hearing


The Chesterfield Select Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 19, 2015 for the purpose of determining the Fiscal Year 2016 tax allocation among the five classes of taxable property: Residential, Open Space, Commercial, Industrial and Personal Property. The hearing will be held at the Davenport Town Office building at 422 Main Rd in Chesterfield at 7:00 p.m.



Proposed Property Values for 2016

The Town of Chesterfield Board of Assessors announces that they have received Preliminary Certification the Fiscal 2016 property values. These proposed values are pending Final Certification by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. This public disclosure is part of the Revaluation and Re-Certification of values that is required by statute every three years.

Values were calculated at "Full and Fair Cash Value" using sales data between 1/1/2013 and 12/31/2014. The valuation date for Fiscal Year 2016 is January 1, 2015. The Revaluation resulted in small percent increases in value for most properties except for those properties located on Damon Pond where the values increased significantly.

The Assessors completed the revaluation project with the assistance of Consultants from pk Valuation Group of South Hadley, Massachusetts.

The public disclosure period where the proposed values will be available for review will commence 8/31/2015 and continue through 9/15/2015.

As part of the Public Disclosure process, inquiries can be made at the Town Offices (Monday – Thursday, 9:00 - 3:00), by telephone (413-296-4010), or by searching your property record on the Assessor’s page of this website.



Donations in Honor of Bill Jolly

The Chesterfield community was shocked and saddened by the unexpected passing of Town resident Bill Jolly.  Bill served as Town Moderator, Chair of the Zoning Board of Appeals, member of the Conservation Commission, Cemetery Superintendent, and on many ad-hoc committees.  Bill's passing is a great loss to our community and to all who knew him.  People have asked how to make donations in Bill's memory.  Below are listed three ways to donate:

At the Family's Request:

Bill's family requested that contributions in Bill's name be made to either the Town of Chesterfield for Cemetery improvements or to the Congregation B'Nai Israel Tzedakah Fund.  Donations for Cemetery improvements should be mailed to Town of Chesterfield PO Box 299 Chesterfield, MA  01012.

Bill Jolly Tree Fund:

Bill was a great outdoorsman and enjoyed hiking. Town resident Kessie Warlow-Harry is spearheading a campaign to plant trees in Bill's memory.  She has established a fund at Florence Savings bank, The Bill Jolly Tree Fund, to accept donations in Bill's memory and hopes to plant up to three trees in Town (more if funds allow).  Kessie is working with the Tree Warden and the Select Board to identify locations for the trees.

To donate to the Tree Fund fund, checks can be deposited directly into Florence Savings Bank's Bill Jolly Tree Fund - account number 198 262 3423.  Checks can also be mailed to Kester Warlow-Harry PO Box 553 Chesterfield, MA  01012 and the deposit will be made for you.



WiredWest Debt Exclusion Vote

The Debt Exclusion Vote was held on Monday, September 21, 2015 from Noon to 8:00 PM in the Town Office Building.  The voters approved funding the construction of the regional broadband fiber optic network with 187 Yes votes and 53 No votes.  The voter turnout was 27% of the Town's 888 registered voters.



Cultural Council Survey 2015

The Chesterfield Cultural Council is collecting opinions to help set funding priorities over the next three years.  Please complete the attached survey by June 30, 2015 and drop it off at the Town Office, drop it in the Cultural Council Survey box at the Post Office, or mail it to: Cultural Council Survey PO Box 299 Chesterfield, MA  01012.  Your ideas, input, and participation are very important.

Download this file (Cultural Council Survey 2015.pdf)Cultural Council Survey 2015[ ]22/06/15 13:46
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