Memorial Day Observance May 29, 2022

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Townsend's Memorial Day Observance on Sunday, May 29, starts with a 10 am church service followed in the afternoon by...

The word WELCOME on confetti.

Townsend welcomes Town Administrator and Administrative Assistant. »

On Monday, May 16, Townsend welcomes R. Eric Slagle, Town Administrator.Eric Slagle has worked in the field of...

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Thank you to all who participated in Annual Town Meeting on Tuesday, May 3 »

The Town's balanced FY23 budget voted at Town Meeting can be found...

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Need help with your Mortgage and property tax due to Covid-related circumstances? »

The Massachusetts Homeowner Assistance Fund (MASS HAF) is available for homeowners who are behind on their mortgage...

Town Hall Hours

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Beginning the week of April 11, Town Hall is open on Friday afternoon. Hours will be as follows: ...

Featured Town Projects:

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA):
The Town has received the following funds through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA):
Funding:
Townsend's Non-entitlement Unit (NEU) allocation is a total of $994,979 distributed at the rate of 50% each Fiscal Year as follows:
FY22: $497,489.50.
FY23: $497,489.50  

Townsend's County Redistribution Amount is $1,846,429, also distributed at a rate of 50% per Fiscal Year.
FY22: $923,214.50
FY23: $923,214.50 

Total funds allocated each FY: $1,420,644
All funds must be committed by Dec 31, 2024 and expended by December 31, 2026.

Workshops were held in the Fall of 2021 with Department Heads and Boards to determine the ways in which these funds would be expended per the guidance provided from the Federal Government.
The firm Capital Strategic Solutions has been hired by the Town to consult on projects for allowability under the guidance and to do the reporting required by the Federal Government.
Town of Townsend’s ARPA projects.

Nashua-Squannacook-Nissitisset Wild&Scenic Stewardship Grants:
In May 2021, the Town of Townsend Cemetery and Parks Department received a grant from the N-S-N Wild&Scenic Stewardship Counsel to prevent erosion along the Squannacook River at the Adams Dam area.  Work is now complete.
Take a walk and enjoy this lovely area in the center of Townsend.
Report on Phase 1 of the Adams Dam Project.

Rail Trail
Squannacook River Rail Trail updates
Squannacook River Rail Trail on facebook
 

Shared Streets & Spaces Grant Information 
Wayfinding signage - the original plan; some signage and placements have been adjusted.
Bike Lanes and One-Way Streets

Community Supports:
Do you need Mortgage and Rental Assistance?.  It is still available.   For information:  Rental Assistance 
The Heating Season is coming!  For Fuel Assistance information, click here:  Fuel Assistance
Funding for Internet Access is available.  Learn more:  Read about it here,  and watch a video here.

Vaccination Information From the Board of Health:
The Latest on the COVID Booster - 

The State is reviewing the actions by Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) last Friday recommending a third dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine for some individuals with compromised immune systems including individuals who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

We are urging Townsend residents who have questions about whether a third dose of vaccine is recommended for them to contact their medical provider to discuss these recommendations.

Click to read the CDC Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Authorized in the United States:
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/clinical-considerations/covid-19-vaccines-us.html

Thank you for your support and patience. Townsend Board of Health

Vaccinations:
To find a Covid-19 vaccination site, click here:  https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine

From the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, click here: Vaccination 3rd Dose Information

Quarantine and Isolation:

Click here for updated information on when to quarantine or isolate.

Mask Policy in Town Hall:

Please wear a mask in Town Hall if you are not vaccinated

The North Middlesex Regional School District serves the Massachusetts towns of Ashby, Pepperell and Townsend. North Middlesex Regional School District provides students with the highest quality educational opportunities in a safe and secure environment. We strive to foster individual academic success and social growth through a partnership with students, staff, families and community.

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